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BRUNSWICK, Duchy and Land.   BRAUNSCHWEIG. A County in early medieval Germany and a Duchy from 1235;  the city of Brunswick is north of the Harz Mountains, ESE of Hanover, and stands on the River Oker, a tributary of the Aller … Continue reading

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ARGENGAU Medieval district to the north and northeast of the eastern end of Lake Constance (Bodensee), named after the River Argen.   The great family of Welf were powerful in this region in the 10th -12th centuries.

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ALTDORF The one-time capital of the Welf lands in Swabia stands near Lake Constance (Bodensee) and belongs to the Ravensburg Landkreis in  Baden-Württemberg in southwestern Germany.  It is now part of the town of Weingarten, which grew up beside the … Continue reading

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