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Brandenburg

Contents:


General Information

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Present Political Structure (As of 31.12.1997)

Past Political Structure (Pre-1945, includes eastern Brandenburg now Poland)

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Present Church Structure

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History

948 
1034
1157
1165
1180
1237/1244
1248
1256
1273
1304
1323
1367/70
1415
1506
1539
1548
1618-48
1635
1636
1675
1685
1701
1714
1740-86
1807-1814
1815
1848/49
1871
1918/20
1920
1945
1947
1952
     
1990
- Founding of the Bishoprics of Brandenburg and Havelberg by King Otto I.
- Saxon Wettiner dynasty gains control of the Lausitz
- Albrecht the Bear becomes the first Markgraf von Brandenburg
- The foundation is laid for the Brandenburger Cathdral
- The Cloister Lehnin is founded
- Cölln and Berlin were mentioned for the first time
- Wittstock is chartered according to Magdeburg Law
- Neuruppin is chartered according to Magdeburg Law
- The Chorin Cloister is founded
- The Lausitz becomes part of Brandenburg
- Wittelsbach dynasty gains control of Brandenburg
- The Lausitz falls to Bohemia and becomes a Markgrafschaft
- Friedrich I. von Hohenzollern is created Elector of Brandenburg
- Founding of the University of Frankfurt (Oder)
- Reformation in Brandenburg
- The first book in the Sorbisch language is published
- The Thirty Yeasr War; Elector of Brandenburg inherits the Duchy of Prussia in 1618
- Electorate of Saxony acquires the Lower Lausitz
- Before the gates of Wittstock, Sweden defeats the Imperial-Saxon troops
- Friedrich Wilhelm, the Great Elector, defeats Sweden by Fehrbellin
- Edict of Potsdam: The Great Elector invites Hugenotts to Brandenburg 
- Kingdom of Brandenburg-Prussia is created under King Friedrich I.
- Under Friedrich Wilhelm I., Prussia's Soldier-King, begins directing the development of the region
- Friedrich The Great enlarges Prussia
- Prussian Reforms; Founding of the University of Berlin
- Creation of the province of Brandenburg, Lower Lausitz becomes part of Prussia
- March Revolution of 1848 in Germany
- Prussia's King Wilhelm I. is created Emperor of Germany
- Abdication of the Hohenzollerns; Prussia is a free state
- The province of "Greater-Berlin" is created, Potsdam becomes Brandeburgs capital
- Potsdam Conference, expulsions and ethnic cleansing of eastern Brandenburg and Prussia begin 
- Allies dissolve Prussia 
- DDR dissolves the new Land of Brandenburg (formed 1947) into 3 districts: Potsdam, Frankfurt (Oder) and Cottbus
- Founding of the new Federal Land of Brandenburg

Brandenburg in the 1700s(10 KB GIF file)
Brandenburg in 1920 (3 KB GIF file)


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Clubs and Societies

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Genealogical and Historical Records

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Location Indexes and Maps

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Bibliography and Literature

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Archives and Libraries

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Landschaften and Historical States

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Miscellaneous

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Other Internet Resources

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Last Updated: 23.09.07
Special Thanks: Adalbert Goertz.
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