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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. Silesia - Wikipedia

    Silesia has a diverse culture, including architecture, costumes, cuisine, traditions, and the Silesian language (minority in Upper Silesia). The largest city of the region is Wrocław . Silesia is along the Oder River, with the Sudeten Mountains extending across the southern border.

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

    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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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).

  7. Silesia, Polish Śląsk, Czech Slezsko, German Schlesien, 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Duchy of Bernstadt - Wikiwand

    The Duchy of Bernstadt was a Silesian duchy centred on the city of Bernstadt in Lower Silesia and formed by separation from the Duchy of Oels . It was first ruled by the Silesian Piasts dynasty, until its extinction in 1492.