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Brieg

BRIEG   Duchy in Lower Silesia, named after a town, now called BRZEG, which stands on the Odra (Oder) below Opole and above Wroclaw, in southwestern Poland When Lower Silesia was partitioned in 1251, Brieg formed part of the Duchy of … Continue reading

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Breslau ~ Duchy

BRESLAU ~Duchy.   The city, now WROCŁAW, is the largest in Silesia, and stands on the River Odra/Oder. In 1251 the sons of Henry II, Prince of Poland and Duke of Lower Silesia, who had been killed resisting the Mongols in … Continue reading

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Breslau ~ Bishopric

BRESLAU ~ Bishopric. See also BRESLAU ~ Duchy   Bishopric in Silesia. The city of WROCŁAW, Polish since 1945, is on the River Oder, at a place where the river divides into several channels. Silesia was originally part of Poland, but the … Continue reading

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