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  2. Königsberg - Wikipediaönigsberg

    Königsberg (German: [ˈkøːnɪçsbɛʁk] , lit. 'King's hill') was the historic German and Prussian name of the city that is now Kaliningrad , Russia . It was founded in 1255 on the site of the small Old Prussian settlement Twangste by the Teutonic Knights during the Baltic Crusades .

  3. Kaliningrad - Wikipedia

    Königsberg remained the coronation city of the Prussian monarchy, though the capital was moved to Berlin in 1701. From 1454 to 1455 the city under the name of Królewiec belonged to the Kingdom of Poland, and from 1466 to 1657 it was a Polish fief. Königsberg was the easternmost large city in Germany until World War II.

  4. Kaliningrad, formerly German (1255–1946) Königsberg, Polish Królewiec, city, seaport, and administrative centre of Kaliningrad oblast (region), Russia. Detached from the rest of the country, the city is an exclave of the Russian Federation.

  5. Königsberg (Preußen) – Wikipediaönigsberg_(Preußen)

    Königsberg (niederpreußisch Keenigsbarg) war die Hauptstadt der deutschen Provinz Ostpreußen. Ihre nahezu siebenhundertjährige Geschichte endete infolge des Zweiten Weltkriegs. Die Stadt wurde 1946 als fortan russische Stadt in Kaliningrad umbenannt.

  6. Commemorating the devastation of Königsberg - The Economist

    Königsberg, the capital of East Prussia, Germany’s easternmost region, was an oasis of peace for much of the second world war. Its destruction has been widely forgotten.

  7. Transforming German Königsberg into Soviet Kaliningrad

    Transforming German Königsberg into Soviet Kaliningrad. "What is peculiar about Kaliningrad is that it became part of the Soviet Union—part of the Russian Socialist Republic—but had never ...

  8. Kaliningrad (Russian: Калинингра́д; Lithuanian: Karaliaučius; German: Königsberg (help · info); Polish: Królewiec; briefly Russified as Russian: Кёнигсберг Kyonigsberg) is a seaport and the administrative center of Kaliningrad Oblast, the Russian exclave between Poland and Lithuania on the Baltic Sea. Kaliningrad is ...

  9. Kaliningrad – Wikipedia

    1255 (Königsberg) 1946 (Kaliningrad) Frühere Namen Twangste (bis 1255) Königsberg (1255–1946) Stadt seit 1286: Fläche: 223 km²: Bevölkerung 431.902 Einwohner (Stand: 14. Okt. 2010) Bevölkerungsdichte: 1937 Einwohner/km² Höhe des Zentrums 4,8 m: Zeitzone: UTC+2: Telefonvorwahl (+7) 4012 Postleitzahl: 236000–236042 Kfz-Kennzeichen ...

  10. Immanuel Kant | Biography, Philosophy, Books, & Facts ...

    Immanuel Kant, (born April 22, 1724, Königsberg, Prussia [now Kaliningrad, Russia]—died February 12, 1804, Königsberg), German philosopher whose comprehensive and systematic work in epistemology (the theory of knowledge), ethics, and aesthetics greatly influenced all subsequent philosophy, especially the various schools of Kantianism and ...

  11. Building a Soviet City: the Transformation of Königsberg

    Dr. Eaton, Assistant Professor of History at Boston College, is writing a book on politics, everyday life, and the German-Soviet encounter in Königsberg-Kaliningrad. See the discussion below on the broader context of German and Soviet occupations, postwar urban rebuilding, nationalities policies, and forced migrations.