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  2. Prussia, German Preussen, Polish Prusy, in European history, any of certain areas of eastern and central Europe, respectively (1) the land of the Prussians on the southeastern coast of the Baltic Sea, which came under Polish and German rule in the Middle Ages, (2) the kingdom ruled from 1701 by the German Hohenzollern dynasty, including Prussia ...

  3. The kingdom from 1815 to 1918 - Encyclopedia Britannica

    William I of Prussia. The Franco-German War of 1870–71 established Prussia as the leading state in the imperial German Reich. William I of Prussia became German emperor on January 18, 1871. Subsequently, the Prussian army absorbed the other German armed forces, except the Bavarian army, which remained autonomous in peacetime. Bismarck ...

  4. Kingdom of Prussia - Wikipedia

    The Kingdom of Prussia ( German: Königreich Preußen, pronounced [ˈkøːnɪkʁaɪç ˈpʁɔʏsn̩] ⓘ) was a German kingdom that constituted the state of Prussia between 1701 and 1918. [5] It was the driving force behind the unification of Germany in 1866 and was the leading state of the German Empire until its dissolution in 1918. [5]

  5. Neoclassicism - Wikipedia

    Neoclassicism is a revival of the many styles and spirit of classic antiquity inspired directly from the classical period, [7] which coincided and reflected the developments in philosophy and other areas of the Age of Enlightenment, and was initially a reaction against the excesses of the preceding Rococo style. [8]

  6. French invasion of Russia - Wikipedia

    Background French invasion of Russia [Interactive fullscreen map + nearby articles] Prussian corps Napoleon Austrian corps The French Empire in 1812 From 1792 and onwards, France had been at a near constant state of war with the major European powers, a consequence of the French Revolution. Napoleon, who seized power in 1799 and ruled France as an autocrat, conducted several military campaigns ...

  7. Prussia - Wikipedia

    Prussia ( / ˈprʌʃə /; German: Preußen, pronounced [ˈpʁɔʏsn̩] ⓘ, Old Prussian: Prūsa or Prūsija) was a German state located on most of the North European Plain, also occupying southern and eastern regions. It formed the German Empire when it united the German states in 1871.

  8. The Creation of Prussia: History & Timeline -

    The Creation of Prussia. Accidents happen. Whether it's spilling a glass of milk or leaving the water running, accidents are a daily part of life. However, the bigger the stakes, the bigger the ...

  9. List of wars involving Albania - Wikipedia

    Forces loyal to Muhammad Ali (April 1803 – March 1811) Albanian bashi-bazouks Mamluks (April 1803 – February 1804) Mamluks loyal to al-Bardisi (February 1804 – March 1804) Militia of Cairo: Ottoman Empire Turkish bashi-bazouks; Ottoman army; Ottoman navy; Mamluks loyal to al-Alfi (February 1804) Mamluk beys (March 1804 – March 1811)

  10. Wrocław - Wikipediaław

    Wrocław (Polish pronunciation: [ˈvrɔt͡swaf] ⓘ; German: Breslau, [ˈbʁɛslaʊ] ⓘ; Silesian: Wrocłow; Lower Silesian: Brassel; Latin: Vratislavia) is a city in southwestern Poland and the largest city in the historical region of Silesia.

  11. Today-History-Sep22 - Powell River Peak

    Today in History for Sept. 22: In 1692, Giles Cory, one of nine witches executed at Salem, Mass., was the last to be "pressed" to death. The others were hanged. During the infamous witch trials, 13 women and seven men were executed, and more than 150 others were put in jail. In 1761, Britain's King ...