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Rue Saint-Malo

Rue Saint-Malo is a paved street in Brest, France. It is located in the Carpon valley, against the plateau des Capucins in the Recouvrance quarter. Only its lower half survives, as the oldest street in the city. It passes along the wall of the te ...

                                               

List of Captains, Lieutenants and Lords Deputies of English Calais

The town of Calais, now part of France, was in English hands from 1347 to 1558, and this page lists the commanders of Calais, holding office from the English Crown, called at different times Captain of Calais, Kings Lieutenant of Calais, or Lord ...

                                               

Academie des Sciences, Arts et Belles-Lettres de Dijon

The Academie de Dijon was founded by Hector-Bernard Pouffier, the most senior member of the Parlement de Bourgogne, in 1725. It received royal lettres patentes in 1740. In 1775, it became the "Academie des Sciences, Arts et Belles-Lettres de Dijo ...

                                               

Hospital General of Grenoble

The Hospital General of Grenoble was established in the late 16th century in Grenoble, France as a house of confinement and relief for paupers, beggars, the diseased, etc. Throughout centuries, the Hospital went through moments of success, and mo ...

                                               

List of bishops, prince-bishops and archbishops of Strasbourg

These persons were bishop, archbishop or prince-bishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Strasbourg:

                                               

History of Ile-de-France

Ile-de-France is a province of France encompassing the north-central departments of Val-d’Oise, Seine-et-Marne, Seine-Saint-Denis, Ville-de-Paris, Hauts-de-Seine, Val-de-Marne, Essonne, and Yvelines. It is bounded by the regions of Picardy to the ...

                                               

History of Avignon

The site of Avignon has been occupied since the Neolithic period as shown by excavations at Rocher des Doms and the Balance district. In 1960 and 1961 excavations in the Northern part of the cliffs of the Rocher des doms Directed by Sylvain Gagni ...

                                               

History of Provence

The historic French province of Provence, located in the southeast corner of France between the Alps, the Mediterranean, the Rhone River and the upper reaches of the Durance River, was inhabited by Ligures beginning in Neolithic times, by the Cel ...

                                               

Union of Aix

The Union of Aix, founded in 1382, was a confederation of cities of Provence. It supported the party of Charles of Durazzo against the Capetian Louis I, Duke of Anjou during the unrest that followed the capture and death of Queen Joanna I of Napl ...

                                               

Firle Place

Firle Place is a Manor house in Firle, East Sussex, United Kingdom and is the family seat of Nicolas Gage, 8th Viscount Gage, whose family the Viscounts Gage have owned the land at Firle since acquiring it from the Levett family in the 15th centu ...

                                               

Artvin

Artvin is a city in northeastern Turkey about 30 km inland from the Black Sea. It is located on a hill overlooking the Çoruh River near the Deriner Dam. It is a former bishopric and Armenian Catholic titular see and the home of Artvin Çoruh Unive ...

                                               

History of Cologne

The German city of Cologne was founded in the 1st century as the Roman Colonia Claudia Ara Agrippinensium. It was taken by the Franks in the 5th century and became an important city of Medieval Germany, the seat of an Archbishop and a Prince-Elec ...

                                               

Richerzeche

Richerzeche was founded in the 12th Century in the Free Imperial City of Cologne as a secular brotherhood or a corporation of all the wealthy patricians, which gradually absorbed in their hands the direction of the citys government. They lost the ...

                                               

Counts of Falkenstein (Rhineland-Palatinate)

The Grafen von Falkenstein was a dynasty of German nobility descending from the Ministeriales of Bolanden, who held land and a castle at Falkenstein in the Palatinate region. Phillip IV of Bolanden, a Treasurer of the Emperor and the Keeper of th ...

                                               

History of Hamburg

The history of Hamburg begins with its foundation in the 9th century as a mission settlement to convert the Saxons. Since the Middle Ages, Hamburg was an important trading center in Europe. The convenient location of the port and its independence ...

                                               

Grimm (Hamburg)

Grimm is a former island in the Alster river at Hamburg, Germany, east of Cremon. Today there is a street in the old town, the road is probably on the island. Adolf III, count of Schauenburg and Holstein brought settlers from Westphalia to coloni ...

                                               

Mogontiacum

                                               

History of Munich

The year 1158 is assumed to be the foundation date of Munich, which is only the earliest date the city is mentioned in a document. By that time the Guelph Henry the Lion, Duke of Saxony and Bavaria, built a bridge over the river Isar next to a se ...

                                               

Munchener Stadtanzeiger

                                               

History of Trier

Trier in Rhineland-Palatinate, whose history dates to the Roman Empire, is often claimed to be the oldest city in Germany. Traditionally it was known in English by its French name of Treves.

                                               

Weimar courtyard of the muses

The Weimar courtyard of the muses is a term, that had ermerged during the 19th century. It refers to an elite fellowship of people in Classical Weimar, that was made up of nobles and commoners, courtiers, civil servants, writers, artists and scie ...

                                               

Weimar. Lexikon zur Stadtgeschichte

Weimar. Lexikon zur Stadtgeschichte is the title of an Encyclopedia on the history of the German city of Weimar. The non-fiction book was first published in 1993 and improved in 1997 by Bohlau Verlag in a second edition. It was edited by Gitta Gu ...

                                               

Anhalt Castle

The castle is located in the eastern, lower part of the Harz mountain range Unterharz. The ruins stand on the GroSer Hausberg, a hill situated between the villages of Meisdorf and Magdesprung, above the Selke valley. The area is part of the Harz/ ...

                                               

Oberhof Ballenstedt

The Oberhof Ballenstedt is a stately home next to the town hall in Ballenstedt in the German state of Saxony-Anhalt. Today this castle, but originally the Oberhof was a fortified town castle Stadtburg, which was granted to the Flax family of buil ...

                                               

Electorate of Baden

The Electorate of Baden was a State of the Holy Roman Empire from 1803 to 1806. In 1803, Napoleon bestowed the office of Prince-elector to Charles Frederick, but in 1806, Francis II dissolved the Empire. Baden then achieved sovereignty, and Charl ...

                                               

Auricherland

The Auricherland was an historic region, in central East Frisia, which covered a large area around the town of Aurich in north Germany. In Auricherland is bordered on the West Brokmerland, North on Norderland and Harlingerland, in East Ostringen ...

                                               

Bay of Sielmonken

The Bay of Sielmonken or Bight of Sielmonken is a former bay on the territory of the present day municipality of Krummhorn in the west of East Frisia in Germany. The bight reached its greatest extent during the Carolingian transgression of 800 to ...

                                               

Brokmerland

The Brokmerland is a landscape and an historic territory, located in western East Frisia, which covers the area in and around the present-day communities of Brookmerland and Sudbrookmerland. The Brokmerland borders in the east on the Harlingerlan ...

                                               

East Frisian chieftains

The East Frisian chieftains assumed positions of power in East Frisia during the course of the 14th century, after the force of the old, egalitarian constitution from the time of Frisian Freedom had markedly waned.

                                               

Eala Frya Fresena

Eala Frya Fresena is the motto for the coat of arms of East Frisia in northern Germany. The motto is often mistranslated as "Hail, free Frisians!", but it was the reversal of the feudal prostration and is better translated as "Stand up, free Fris ...

                                               

Emden-Pewsum-Greetsiel Light Railway

The Emden-Pewsum-Greetsiel light railway was originally a private railway operated by the district of Emden in East Frisia in North Germany. In 1932 the district was absorbed into the district of Norden. The light gauge railway line meter long 23 ...

                                               

Emsigerland

The Emsigerland - sometimes Emderland - was a historic region, situated on the western edge of East Frisia by the Wadden Sea, which covered a wide area around the town of Emden. The Emsigerland borders in the north on the Federgau, in the northea ...

                                               

Federgo

The Federgo, also Federitga, was an historic region, situated on the northwestern edge of East Frisia, by the Wadden Sea, which roughly covered the present-day parish of Krummhorn. Before the breach of the Leybucht bay the parish of Norden also b ...

                                               

Frisian Way

The Frisian Way was a medieval trade route and imperial road in the northwest of Germany. It had a length of about 220 km and linked the town of Norden in East Frisia with Munster in Westphalia.

                                               

Hilgenried Bay

Hilgenried Bay is a bay on the German North Sea coast near Hilgenriedersiel, a village in the municipality of Hagermarsch in the Lower Saxon county of Aurich. It was probably formed during the Dunkirk transgression as a result of the washing out ...

                                               

Osterburg (Groothusen)

The Osterburg is a castle from the High Middle Ages in the village of Groothusen in the municipality of Krummhorn, in the district of Aurich in Lower Saxony, Germany.

                                               

History of Franconia

Franconia is a region that is not precisely defined, but which lies in the north of the Free State of Bavaria, parts of Baden-Wurttemberg and South Thuringia and Hesse in Germany. It is characterised by its own cultural and linguistic heritage. I ...

                                               

History of Hanover (region)

Hanover is a territory that was at various times a principality within the Holy Roman Empire, an Electorate within the same, an independent Kingdom, and a subordinate Province within the Kingdom of Prussia. The territory was named after its capit ...

                                               

Luneburg Prelates War

The Luneburg Prelates War was not a war in the true sense, but a relatively bloodless, albeit vitriolic, dispute between the council of the North German town of Luneburg and the clergy, the owners of the salt industry.

                                               

History of North Rhine-Westphalia

North Rhine-Westphalia was established by the British military administrations "Operation Marriage" on 23 August 1946 by merging the Rhine province with the province of Westphalia. On 21 January 1947, the former state of Lippe was merged with Nor ...

                                               

Internationale Bauausstellung Emscher Park

The Internationale Bauausstellung Emscher Park or International Architecture Exhibition Emscher Park was a programme for structural changes in the so-called German Ruhr region from 1989 to 1999 in order to show new concepts in terms of social, cu ...

                                               

History of Saxony-Anhalt

The history of Saxony-Anhalt began with Old Saxony, which was conquered by Charlemagne in 804 and transformed into the Duchy of Saxony within the Carolingian Empire. Saxony went on to become one of the so-called stem duchies of the German Kingdom ...

                                               

Lutherhaus Eisenach

The Lutherhaus in Eisenach is one of the oldest surviving half-timbered houses in Thuringia. Tradition holds that Martin Luther lived there with the Cotta family during his schooldays from 1498 to 1501. The Lutherhaus has been one of the most imp ...

                                               

Bielefeld Agreement

At the height of the conflict in the Ruhr, which had started due to the Kapp Putsch, the Ruhr Red Army was in control of the Ruhr area and the nearby areas. However, the differences among the participants were great. The central organ in Hagen wa ...

                                               

Battle of Nauplia

Battle of Nauplia or Siege of Nauplia can refer to one of the following military engagements that took place at or near the port city of Nauplia in Greece: Battle of Nauplia 1770, between the Russian and Ottoman fleets. Siege of Nauplia 1715 by t ...

                                               

History of Patras

The city of Patras has an important history of four thousand years. Patras has been inhabited since the prehistoric age and constituted an important centre of the Mycenean era. In the antiquity it was a leading member of the Achaean League. Patra ...

                                               

Leontio

Leontio is a mountain village and a former municipality in Achaea, West Greece, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Erymanthos, of which it is a municipal unit. The municipal unit has an area of 71.586 km ...

                                               

Yassi Ada

Yassi Ada is an island off the coast of Bodrum, Turkey. This area of the Mediterranean Sea is prone to strong winds, making a safe journey around the island difficult. The island could be called a ships graveyard, on account of the number of wrec ...

                                               

Lusius (river)

                                               

Araklovon Castle

Araklovon, rarely known with the variant Oreoklovon and in French as Bucelet and variants thereof, was a medieval castle of the Byzantine era located in the region of Skorta in the southwestern Peloponnese in Greece.

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