Mecklenburg ( German pronunciation: [ˈmeːklənbʊʁk]; Low German: Mękel (n)borg [ˈmɛːkəl (n)bɔrx]) is a historical region in northern Germany comprising the western and larger part of the federal-state Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. The largest cities of the region are Rostock, Schwerin, Neubrandenburg, Wismar and Güstrow .
Mecklenburg-Schwerin Joins the North German Confederation, 1867. Following the Austro-Prussian War of 1866, the Grand Duchy of Mecklenburg-Schwerin joined the North German Confederation in 1867 when it was created as a federal state. Mecklenburg-Schwerin Joins the German Empire, 1871.
The Grand Duchy of Mecklenburg-Schwerin was a territory in Northern Germany held by the House of Mecklenburg residing at Schwerin. The Duchy of Mecklenburg-Schwerin was created in 1701, when Frederick William and Adolphus Frederick II divided the Duchy of Mecklenburg between Schwerin and Strelitz.
Schwerin Castle, Schwerin The Grand Duchy of Mecklenburg-Schwerin was a territory in Northern Germany held by the House of Mecklenburg residing at Schwerin. It was a sovereign member state of the German Confederation and became a federated state of the North German Confederation and finally of the German Empire in 1871. Geography [ edit]
The German king Charles IV in 1348 made the Mecklenburgs dukes and princes of the empire. Mecklenburg became Lutheran during the Protestant Reformation, and in the 16th and early 17th centuries the region was recurrently divided into two duchies, Mecklenburg-Schwerin (the west) and Mecklenburg-Güstrow (the east).
Mecklenburg–West Pomerania borders the Baltic Sea to the north, Poland to the east, and the German states of Brandenburg to the south, Lower Saxony to the southwest, and Schleswig-Holstein to the west. The capital is Schwerin. Area 8,947 square miles (23,173 square km). Pop. (2011) 1,609,982. Geography
Mecklenburg-Schwerin, German Empire Genealogy Church Records Church records (parish registers, church books) are an important source for genealogical research in Germany before civil registration began. They recorded details of baptisms, marriages, deaths and burials. The vast majority of the population was mentioned.
Schwerin is the state capital of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. Schwerin has about 91,600 residents. Mapcarta, the open map.
After Napoleon's defeat in Russia, the dukes of both Mecklenburgs were among the first to renounce the alliance with France.In the War of German Liberation which followed (1813-1815), Mecklenburg played a significant part in defeating Napoleonand liberating Germany from France.