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  2. Duchy of Bernstadt - Wikipedia

    The Duchy of Bernstadt (German: Herzogtum Bernstadt, Polish: Księstwo bierutowskie, Czech: Bernštatské knížectví) was a Silesian duchy centred on the city of Bernstadt (present-day Bierutów) in Lower Silesia (now in Poland) and formed by separation from the Duchy of Oels (Oleśnica).

  3. Province of Silesia - Wikipedia

    History Prussian Silesia, 1740–1815 The coronation of Maria Theresa as queen regnant of the Kingdom of Bohemia immediately triggered an invasion of the region of Silesia by King Frederick the Great of Prussia, thereby starting the War of the Austrian Succession (1740–1748).

  4. History of Silesia - Wikipedia

    The Prussian Province of Silesia within Germany was divided into the Provinces of Lower Silesia and Upper Silesia. Austrian Silesia (officially: Duchy of Upper and Lower Silesia; almost identical with modern-day Czech Silesia), the small portion of Silesia retained by Austria after the Silesian Wars, became part of the new Czechoslovakia.

  5. Silesia (Schlesien), Prussia, German Empire Genealogy

    Middle Silesia, in Poland. The Prussian Province of Silesia (German: Provinz Schlesien) was a province of Prussia from 1815 to 1919. The Silesia region was part of the Prussian realm since 1740 and established as an official province in 1815. It became part of the German Empire in 1871.

  6. Silesia, historical region that is now in southwestern Poland. Silesia was originally a Polish province, which became a possession of the Bohemian crown in 1335, passed with that crown to the Austrian Habsburgs in 1526, and was taken by Prussia in 1742. In 1945, at the end of World War II, Silesia

  7. Silesia - Wikipedia

    Its area is approximately 40,000 km (15,400 sq mi), and the population is estimated at around 8,000,000. Silesia is split into two main subregions, in the west and Upper Silesia in the east. Silesia has a diverse culture, including architecture, , traditions, and the Silesian language (minority in Upper Silesia).

  8. Kingdom of Prussia - Wikipedia

    Province of Silesia; Province of West Prussia (outside of German Confederation) Province of Westphalia; In 1822 the provinces of Jülich-Cleves-Berg and the Lower Rhine were merged to form the Rhine Province. In 1829, the provinces of East and West Prussia merged to form the Province of Prussia, but the

  9. Prussia, in European history, any of three historical areas of eastern and central Europe. It is most often associated with the kingdom ruled by the German Hohenzollern dynasty, which claimed much of northern Germany and western Poland in the 18th and 19th centuries and united Germany under its leadership in 1871.

  10. Silesia: A Brief Overview - Princeton University

    Silesia entered the historical record as a province of the kingdom of Poland, in the 11th and 12th centuries. As the Polish monarchy and the seniorate had fallen apart by the early 13th century, Silesia (Lower Silesia) and Opole (Upper Silesia) became independent duchies.

  11. Maximilian von Prittwitz - Wikipedia

    Bernstadt, Province of Silesia, Kingdom of Prussia now Bierutów, Lower Silesian Voivodeship, Poland: Died: 29 March 1917 (aged 68) Berlin, Kingdom of Prussia, German Empire: Allegiance Prussia German Empire: Service/ branch: Prussian Army Imperial German Army: Years of service: 1866–1914: Rank: Generaloberst: Commands held: 8th Division XVI ...