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  CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: The Kingdom of Bavaria
Bavaria from the south are the Iller, a stream rich in fish, the Lech, the Isar, and the Inn; from the north its tributaries are the Wörnitz, the Altmühl, the Regen, and the Vils.
Bavaria varies according to the province in question; the races that now live peacefully together under the rule of the Wittelsbach dynasty were once constantly engaged in bloody feuds.
Bavaria no longer had native-born rulers but Saxons, Franconians, and members of the Welf family who ruled as vassals of the king with the title of duke.
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  Bavaria. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
The largest state of Germany, Bavaria is bordered by the Czech Republic on the east, by Austria on the southeast and south, by Baden-Württemberg on the west, by Hesse on the northwest, and by Thuringia and Saxony on the north.
Bavaria is divided into seven administrative districts: Upper and Lower Bavaria; Upper, Middle, and Lower Franconia; Swabia; and the Upper Palatinate.
Bavaria was overrun by foreign armies, notably in the War of the Spanish Succession, the War of the Austrian Succession, the War of the Bavarian Succession (1778, by which Bavaria lost the Inn Quarter to Austria), and the French Revolutionary Wars.
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 BAVARIA - LoveToKnow Article on BAVARIA   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The title of the sovereign is king of Bavaria, that of his presumptive heir is crown-prince of Bavaria, and during the minority or incapacity of the sovereign a regency is declared, which is vested in the nearest male agnate capable of ascending the throne.
Bavaria, which was the centre of the East Frankish kingdom, passed in 899 to Louis the Child, during whose reign it was constantly ravaged by the Hungarians.
Bavaria accordingly opposed the Prussian proposals for the reorganization of the Confederation, and one of the last acts of King Maximilian was to take a conspicuous part in the assembly of princes summoned to Frankfort in 1863 by the emperor Francis Joseph (see GERMANY).
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Bavaria is bounded on the west by the Länder of Baden-Württemberg and Hessen, on the north by the Länder of Thuringia and Saxony, on the east by the Czech Republic, and on the south and southeast by Austria.
In 1850 Louis' son and successor, Maximilian II (reigned 1848–64), brought Bavaria into an alliance with Saxony, Hanover, and Wurttemberg in accordance with the aim of establishing the medium-sized states in Germany—of which Bavaria was the largest—as a third force to counter the preponderance of Austria and Prussia.
On the eastern edge of Bavaria, adjoining the Czech Republic, is the Bohemian Forest and in the north the Franconian Forest.
www.hfac.uh.edu /gbrown/philosophers/leibniz/BritannicaPages/Bavaria/Bavaria.html   (1964 words)

  
 Bavaria - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
When Henry the Lion was deposed as duke of Saxony and Bavaria by his cousin, Frederick I, Holy Roman Emperor, in 1180, Bavaria was awarded as fief to the Wittelsbach family, which ruled from 1180 to 1918.
Bavaria became a kingdom in 1806, and in 1815 the Rhenish Palatinate was annexed to it.
Bavaria managed to preserve its independence by playing off the rivalries of Prussia and Austria, but defeat in the 1866 Austro-Prussian War led to its incorporation into the German Empire in 1871.
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 Bavaria - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Bavaria
Bavaria comprises the Danube and Main basins, and approximately one-third of the state is woodland, the principal forests being the Frankenwald in the north and the Bavarian Forest, or Bohemian Forest (Böhmerwald), in the northeast.
During the Thirty Years' War, Bavaria, under the strong leadership of Maximilian I, was the scene of fierce fighting between Protestant and Catholic forces; during Maximilian's reign, Bavaria gained control of the area known as the Upper Palatinate.
Bavaria remained a firm ally of Napoleon until 1813, when an adroit late change of allegiance after the Battle of the Nations ensured that it was permitted to retain all its territorial gains under Napoleon, and additionally regain the Rhineland Palatinate, by the powers of the Fourth Alliance at the Congress of Vienna (1815).
encyclopedia.farlex.com /Bavaria   (1957 words)

  
 www.bavaria.de
The aim of Bavarian government policy is a Bavaria with strong political institutions and healthy economy, living in social harmony and conscious of its responsibilities to Germany and its obligations to Europe.
Cornerstones of this policy are the democratic state under the rule of law, the parliamentary system, the social market economy and the federal structure of reunited Germany.
Since the Alps had never formed an impassable barrier, Bavaria was open from an early time to the influences of Mediterranean culture.
www.bayern.de /English   (175 words)

  
 History of the Bavaria region of Germany
In 1850 Louis' son and successor, Maximilian II (reigned 1848-64), brought Bavaria into an alliance with Saxony, Hanover, and Wurttemberg in accordance with the aim of establishing the medium-sized states in Germany—of which Bavaria was the largest—as a third force to counter the preponderance of Austria and Prussia.
On the eastern edge of Bavaria, adjoining the Czech Republic, is the Bohemian Forest and in the north the Franconian Forest.
Bavaria's share of the Alps consists of wooded heights of several thousand feet, behind which rise steep ridges and high plateaus (in the west, the Allgäuer Alps; in the east, the Alps of Berchtesgaden).
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 Bavaria   (Site not responding. Last check: )
With an area of 70,553 km² and 11.6 million inhabitants, Bavaria (German Bayern or Freistaat Bayern) forms the southernmost of the 16 Bundesländer of Germany.
Bavaria shares international borders with Austria and the Czech Republic.
Bavaria is also the name of the statue standing at the Theresienwiese in Munich.
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 Bavaria - Simple English Wikipedia
Bavaria (German - Bayern) is the biggest part of Germany.
Bavaria has seven parts: Oberbayern (Upper Bavaria), Niederbayern (Lower Bavaria), Schwaben (Swebia), Mittelfranken (Middle Franconia), Unterfranken (Lower Franconia), Oberfranken (Upper Franconia) and Oberpfalz (Upper Palatinate).
Bavaria has 71 smaller parts and 25 free cities.
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 Bavaria Film GmbH: Firmenprofil
Bavaria Film GmbH is one of the biggest media companies in Europe and one of the most rich in tradition.
Filmstadt Geiselgasteig, to the south of Munich and for over 80 years the head office of Bavaria Film, is the centre of an international network of subsidiaries and co-operation partners.
Developed from the tradition of a studio company founded in 1919, Bavaria Film, with more than 30 subsidiaries and shareholding companies in important media locations in the German speaking part of the world, has developed into a worldwide operating production and service group encompassing all sectors of the audio-visual industry.
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 fUSION Anomaly. Bavaria
Bavaria is the largest German state, with an area of 70,546 sq km (27,238 sq mi).
Bavaria has a cabinet government headed by a minister-president who is responsible to a legislature.
Bavaria was ruled successively by the Romans, various Germanic tribes, the Carolingian dynasty, and the Bavarian family of Wittelsbach.
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 Bavaria
Louis II (of Bavaria), in German, Ludwig II (1845-86), king of Bavaria (1864-86), son and successor of king Maximilian II, born in Nymphenburg.
The legal heir to Bavaria became Charles Theodore (1724-99), head of the elder branch of the house of Wittelsbach.
Austria refused to withdraw from Bavaria despite these protests, and in July 1778, Frederick the Great and Henry, prince of Saxony, invaded the Habsburg kingdom of Bohemia; the Austrian forces under Joseph II held strong positions along the boundary between Silesia and Austrian lands.
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 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for Bavaria   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The largest state of Germany, Bavaria is bordered by the Czech Republic on the east, by Austria on the southeast and south, by Baden-Württemberg on the west, by Hesse on the northwest, and by...
17,690), Bavaria, SW Germany, a port at the confluence of the Donau (Danube) and Wörnitz rivers.
It is bounded in the east by Upper Bavaria, in the west by France, and in the south by Switzerland and Austria.
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 The Carolingian Empire   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Bavaria is a case of war within the realm.
The duke of Bavaria nominally owed allegiance to the king of the Franks, but in reality the Bavarian dukes had long gone their own way and obeyed no one.
Bavaria had been serving as a buffer between the Christians in the West and a fierce, pagan tribe of horsemen known as the Avars.
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 Ludwig II of Bavaria Info - Encyclopedia WikiWhat.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Ludwig Friedrich Wilhelm von Wittelsbach or Ludwig II of Bavaria, also known as Ludwig the Mad (August 25, 1845 - June 13, 1886) was king of Bavaria from 1864 to 1886.
Born in Nymphenburg palace, near Munich, he was the son of Maximilian II of Bavaria and Princess Marie of Prussia.
Ludwig was engaged to Princess Sophie of Bavaria who was his cousin and sister of Elisabeth of Austria ("Sissi").
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 Decorations of the Kingdom of Bavaria
In 1180, the Holy Roman Emperor Friedrich II bestowed the Duchy of Bavaria on Otto von Wittelsbach.
During the numerous European wars that followed the Thirty Years War, Bavaria was a frequent battleground and was overrun by many foreign armies in, among other conflicts, the War of the Spanish Succession (1701—14), the War of the Austrian Succession (1740—48), the War of the Bavarian Succession (1778), and the French Revolutionary Wars (1789-1815).
Bavaria was elevated to a kingdom and Elector Maximilian IV Joseph was proclaimed King of Bavaria as Maximilian I. The Bavarian Army joined Napoleon in his disastrous invasion of Russia and thousands of Bavarian soldiers died in the march on and retreat from Moscow.
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 King Ludwig II of Bavaria
Bavaria was to have its own army, which would fall under Prussian command only in times of war.
Succeeding years in Bavaria were marked by continuing political turmoil, in part turning on ecclesiastical disputes and, in particular, Pope Pius IX's mid-1870 declaration of papal infallibility.
Ludwig contributed substantially to Wagner's vast undertaking, including a 100,000-gulden loan (Bavaria was at this time in the process of converting its currency, the gulden, to the Prussian mark) which was not repaid until long after Ludwig and Wagner were both dead.
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 Bavaria travel guide
Beyond Munich, capital of Bavaria counting 1.3 mio souls though often called a "big village", and its sprawling suburbs: the Alps - home of many famous mountain resorts.
Bavaria is the land of Lederhosen and wood carvers, of giant stoneware mugs called Maß filled with Starkbier (dark bock beer) and houses painted with colorful frescoes.
However, Bavaria is the most fancied state in Germany for purposes of vacationing and tourism.
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 Bavaria   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Bavaria offers unspoilt countryside with a varied landscape, invigorating country air, cultural riches, a wide range of year-round sports and leisure facilities in conjunction with a great selection of hotels and restaurants for every taste and pocketbook.
Bavaria´s granary, the Gäuboden, is a flat and extensive stretch of land.
Southern Lower Bavaria stretches from the Blue Danube in the north to the river Inn in the south.
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 Bavaria - southern Germany
Bavaria is the largest land of the federal republic of germany with 27,.239 squaremiles.
In Munich is the seat of the bavarian government.Situated in the south of germany, bavaria has several neighbours: Austria, Switzerland and the Czech Republic.The German border regions are Baden-Wuerttemberg,Hesse, Thuringia and Saxonia.The biggest towns are Munich, Nürnberg, Augsburg, Würzburg and Regensburg.
Bavaria is one of the oldest states in Europe.
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Bavaria Revolution came to Bavaria in March 1848 in the form of widespread popular demands for reforms of all kinds.
In Bavaria, unlike Prussia, a national parliament based on estates dated from 1818 and in 1848, with no changes in its make-up, began to debate the reforms agreed to in principle by both Ludwig and Maximilian.
In summer 1848 this parliament passed a wide-ranging series of laws providing for abolition of most the older restrictions on landowning and dues owed to noble landlords, reform of the court system, freedom of the press, a new and liberal electoral law and ministerial responsibility for the cabinet.
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 Bavaria Genealogy
Bavaria is known as Bayern in the Germany.
Bavaria is a State (Bundesland) within the Federal Republic of Germany, but it actually calls itself a Free State (Freistaat) based on its history.
Bavaria today is divided into 7 relatively large districts (Regierungsbezirke - see maps):
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