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Prussia (Duchy)

LC control no.n 84115196
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Geographic headingPrussia (Duchy)
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Geographic subdivision usagePrussia (Duchy)
Variant(s)Preussen (Duchy)
See alsoBrandenburg (Electorate)
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Beginning date1525
Ending date1701
Found inMarwitz, U. Staatsra╠łson und Landesdefension, c1984: t.p. (Herzogtums Preussen)
LC manual auth. cd. (hdg.: Prussia (Duchy); est. 1525; since 1618 administered by the Electorate of Brandenburg; "in 1525, the Grand-Master of the Teutonic Knights, Albert of Brandenburg, converted their state into a Protesant hereditary realm, the Duchy of Prussia, for which he did homage to the King of Poland. In 1618, the Duchy of Prussia was united with the Electorate of Brandenburg and with it, became part of Prussia in 1701. It continued to be outside the bounds of the German Empire")
German Wikipedia, 18 Aug. 2020 (Brandenburg-Preussen; designates all the territories of the prince-electors of Brandenburg from the House of Hollenzollern in the period 1618-1701; the term is also used for the time after 1701 to emphasize the Brandenburg origins of the Prussian state)