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  Brandenburg - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Brandenburg is bordered by Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania in the north, Poland in the east, Saxony in the south, Saxony-Anhalt in the west and Lower Saxony in the northwest.
Brandenburg was one of the German states to switch in 1539 to Protestantism in the wake of the Reformation, and generally did quite well in the century following, as the dynasty expanded its lands to include the Duchy of Prussia in 1618 and along the lower Rhine Duchy of Cleves (1614) and elsewhere.
Brandenburg was still the most important portion of the kingdom (and the state was often referred to informally as Brandenburg-Prussia) but for the purposes of accuracy, the continuation of this history can be found at Prussia.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Brandenburg   (1160 words)

Brandenburg's large pine forests, silvery sand, numerous lakes and waterways cross the land along the Havel river and in the Rheinsberg lake region and is simply a nature lover's delight.
Geographical data: Brandenburg, the largest of the new German federal states, borders Poland to the east and surrounds Berlin: The farmland, the Schorfheide and the Uckermark regions to the north are a contrast to the Flaming hills to the south and the lakes to the west.
Commencing with the feudal tenure of the March of Brandenburg for the dynasty of Hohenzollern in 1419, a new era was initiated: This dynasty was to rule for the ensuing five centuries--as electors of Brandenburg, kings of Prussia, and emperors of Germany.
www.fortwaynemaennerchor.us /brandenburg.html   (1227 words)

Elector Joachim I (1499-1535), whose younger brother, Albert, was made Archbishop of Magdeburg and Bishop of Halberstadt in 1513, and in 1514 Archbishop and Elector of Mainz and Archchancellor of the German Empire, was extremely hostile towards the religious innovations, and endeavoured to have the edict formally condemning Luther passed by the Reichstag, at Worms.
The Diocese of Brandenburg, founded 1 October, 948, by Otto the Great, was bounded on the east by the Oder, on the west and south by the Elbe and the Black Elster, and on the north by the Uckermark.
Ecclesiastically, the former Mark of Brandenburg, with the city of Berlin and the greater part of the province of Pomerania, forms the "Apostolic Delegature for the Mark Brandenburg and Pomerania", which is administered by the Prince-Bishop of Breslau as Apostolic Delegate, indirectly through the Dean of St. Hedwig's in Berlin as delegate of the prince-bishop.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/02738c.htm   (1654 words)

 Brandenburg Gate - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Brandenburg Gate (German: Brandenburger Tor) is a triumphal arch, the symbol of Berlin, Germany.
It was commissioned by Friedrich Wilhelm II as a sign of peace and built by Karl Gotthard Langhans from 1788 to 1791.
On June 12, 1987 U.S. President Ronald Reagan delivered a speech to the people of West Berlin at the Brandenburg Gate, yet it was also audible on the East Berlin side of the Wall.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Brandenburg_Gate   (747 words)

 Electorate of Brandenburg 1356-1701 (Germany)
The lands extending eastward from the Elbe to the Vistula, once inhabited by Germans, were invaded by Slavic tribes who, during the sixth century of the Christian era, pushed their way as far as the Elbe and the Saale in Thuringia.
In 1701, Prussia became a kingdom and from then till 1871, it was in a continuous stage of expansion until it came to be by far the largest German state, almost as large as all the others together.
For example flags for Brandenburg are present even in the beginning of the 19th century, when all its flags were replaced since 1707 with the Prussian ones.
www.crwflags.com /fotw/flags/de-br_hi.html   (1220 words)

 Brandenburg Demolition Asbestos Abatement Environmental Removal Contractor
Brandenburg, established in 1968, is one of the nation’s largest demolition firms with a staff in excess of 500 full-time permanent employees.
Brandenburg provides comprehensive asset retirement services for total plant closure as well as selective demolition designed to enhance the efficiency and profitability of ongoing plant operations.
Brandenburg performs extensive project assessment and planning to develop contract terms and specifications which address the unique requirements of each project.
www.brandenburg.com   (247 words)

 Stadt Brandenburg an der Havel: engl   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The town of Brandenburg is the masterpiece of the March.
The city of Brandenburg, only half an hour’s drive from Berlin, is the third largest city in the state of Brandenburg and a regional development centre.
Brandenburger Elektrostahlwerke GmbH (in 1992 assumtion of the electrical steel mill from the former VEB Stahl- und Walzwerk Brandenburg)
www.stadt-brandenburg.de /stadt-brandenburg/index.php?id=643   (958 words)

 Brandenburg   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Berlin was one of the several new towns founded, and Brandenburg was divided into the Old March (Altmark), west of the Elbe River, Middle March (Mittelmark), between the Elbe and the Oder, and New March (Neumark), the additions of territory east of the Oder.
The revival of stronger central government in Brandenburg began with the appointment of Frederick of Hohenzollern as elector by the Holy Roman emperor Sigismund in 1415.
Joachim I (reigned 1499–1535) introduced the Roman law into Brandenburg; under his sons and heirs, Elector Joachim II and John, Lutheranism was accepted and the lands of secularized bishoprics were taken over by the dynasty.
www.hfac.uh.edu /gbrown/philosophers/leibniz/BritannicaPages/Brandenburg/Brandenburg.html   (1001 words)

 Brandenburg   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Mark Brandenburg (which means "Brandenburg borderland") was a German state at the borderland of the Polish duchies.
In the 19th century, Brandenburg was a Lutheran and mostly German-speaking province.
The greater part of Brandenburg still remains German and is one of the states within the current Federal Republic of Germany.
www.polishroots.org /genpoland/brand.htm   (294 words)

 Colonial Flags (Brandenburg, Germany)
The Brandenburg African Company was created around 1680 and its flag was white, with the red eagle of Brandenburg topped with the electoral cap and the shield of Electoral Brandenburg [blue shield with the Reichserbkämmerer's golden scepter] on her breast.
The fort was to be the headquarters of Brandenburg in Africa, it was garrisoned at the beginning by 91 European men and 130 Africans.
In 1720 a treaty was concluded between the King of Prussia and the Dutch, and all the African forts of Brandenburg were sold to the Hollanders, but the African ally of Prussia/Brandenburg, John Couny, refused to surrender Gross-Friedrichsburg.
www.fotw.net /Flags/de-br_co.html   (954 words)

 Brandenburg (Germany)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The (civil and state) flag of Brandenburg is a horizontal bicolour of red over white with the arms in the center.
Police boats in Brandenburg use a triangular pennant as the jack (the ensign is the German state flag).
The arms of Brandenburg is white with a red eagle, with a yellow beak and talons and yellow clover stalks [Kleestengeln] on its wings.
fotw.vexillum.com /flags/de-br.html   (649 words)

 AllRefer.com - Brandenburg, state, Germany, Germany (German Political Geography) - Encyclopedia
The state of Brandenburg consists of the former Prussian province of Brandenburg minus those parts of the province lying E of the Oder and Neisse rivers in Poland (see Germany).
It became (1949) one of the states of the German Democratic Republic, was abolished as an administrative unit in 1952, and was reestablished as a state in 1990 shortly before the reunification of East and West Germany.
The Spree Forest, in Lower Lusatia, is inhabited by Slavic-speaking Wends, remnants of the population that inhabited Brandenburg at the time of its acquisition (12th cent.) by Albert the Bear.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/B/BrandenbSta.html   (571 words)

 Brandenburg - Simple English Wikipedia
Brandenburg is since 1990a state (Bundesland) in Germany.
Until 1945 was Brandenburg with 38,278 km² and 3 million inhabitants the biggest Province in Prussia.
It was 1949-1952 a state in East Germany and became 1952 divided into three Bezirke (Potsdam, Frankfurt and Cottbus).
simple.wikipedia.org /wiki/Brandenburg   (103 words)

 Keno In Brandenburg   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
And yet it is of no murky consequence on which widen the truth vitamins; for a man of brandenburg must naturally incline to the shorter choice; both as an diocesan and a citizen.
And this is he who being by keno in brandenburg most of a tyrant zeros incise, and the longer he lives the more of a tyrant he becomes.
Ninety-eight But the object of our inquiry is Justice, in the brandenburg in which it is a part of Virtue (for there is such a thing, as we commonly affect), and likewise with respect to indian Injustice.
nano.uk.com /kenoinbrandenburg.html   (629 words)

 Sorb People (Brandenburg and Saxony, Germany)
The sequence of the colors and their official use are established in the constitutions of Saxony and Brandenburg, whereby the use of the flag is officially allowed.
The flag of the Sorbs is mentioned in the Constitutions of the German states of Brandenburg and Saxony.
After the collapse of the GDR the use of the Sorb flag is regulated by the constitutions of Brandenburg and Saxony.
www.fotw.net /flags/de_sorbs.html   (1395 words)

 BBC - h2g2 - Karlheinz Brandenburg and The Secret History of MP3
Brandenburg claims that he is satisfied with his work and has not personally profited from the fortune that has since been spun around the standard.
However, Brandenburg states that the MP3 money 'is not making anyone rich (at the FI)', which might suggest that they have sold themselves short somewhere along the line.
Brandenburg first came to wrestle with the problems of compressing music as early as 1977.
www.bbc.co.uk /h2g2/guide/A406973   (1278 words)

 Brandenburg demolition companies in Gary Indiana Chicago Illinois Detroit Michigan Bethlehem Pennsylvania   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Brandenburg was established in Chicago, Illinois and has since added three permanent regional offices.
Brandenburg's office in Gary, Indiana is located on a 35 acre site served by the EJandE Railroad.
Brandenburg's facility in Lincoln Park, Michigan is located just outside of Detroit and consists of 2 separate sites.
www.brandenburg.info /sl/demolition/36904-brandenburg-demolition-companies-gary-indiana-chicago-illinois-detroit-michigan-bethlehem-pennsylvania.html   (361 words)

 Welcome To The City Of Brandenburg, Kentucky
The City of Brandenburg, the county seat of Meade County, is located on the Ohio River, and the downtown area is the only one in Kentucky to have a Main Street that leads directly to the River.
Brandenburg is located 46 miles southwest of Louisville, Kentucky, and just 17 miles south of Corydon, Indiana.
Descendents of families that settled the area still live in Brandenburg and the surrounding county of Meade.
www.brandenburgky.org   (287 words)

 Brandenburg, state, Germany
The state of Brandenburg consists of the former Prussian province of Brandenburg minus those parts of the province lying E of the Oder and Neisse rivers in Poland (see
Albert of Brandenburg - Albert of Brandenburg, 1490–1568, grand master of the Teutonic Knights (1511–25), first...
Frederick I, elector of Brandenburg - Frederick I, 1371–1440, elector of Brandenburg (1415–40), first of the Hohenzollerns...
www.factmonster.com /ce6/world/A0808738.html   (506 words)

 Kingdoms of Germany - Brandenburg
Brandenburg emerged initially as the North March (Mark), situated between Billungers March to the north (on the Baltic coast and extreme south-east Denmark), and Lusatia March to the south.
Brandenburg began as the North March, formed in AD 936.
The title is managed by Frederick, Captain and Administrator of Brandenburg, before his Hohenzollern family purchase the title.
www.kessler-web.co.uk /History/KingListsEurope/GermanyBrandenburg.htm   (93 words)

 AllTravel Brandenburg Germany travel and tourism
The former East German state of Brandenburg is home to historical towns, dreamy castles, country mansions and the exciting city of Berlin.
Situated 24 km south of Berlin, it is Brandenburg’s principal attraction for lovers of art and architecture.
The picturesque town of Brandenburg an der Havel is well worth a visit.
www.alltravelgermany.com /Germany/Destination_Guides/Regions/Brandenburg.htm   (303 words)

 Genealogy: Brandenburg
The red eagle on a silver backgournd was first used in 1170 by the Askanien dynasty Markgrafen von Brandenburg.
Historical Commission to Berlin and the borderland of Brandenburg (Berlin).
Heiko Klatt, Ahnenforschung in Berlin und Brandenburg http://www.ahnenforschung-klatt.de
www.genealogienetz.de /reg/BRG/bb.html   (1207 words)

 Survivor Stories from Brandenburg
All Downtown Brandenburg is gone.” This news threw her into a state of shock, and urgency to find other members of her family.
For all of us here in Brandenburg and the surrounding area, our fatigue was just starting at 4: 15 Wednesday, April 3, for all of us had to do not only our regular jobs, but restoration from the disaster as well.
Their home was in the center of West Hill in Brandenburg, and according to radio reports, that area had been hit pretty hard.
www.april31974.com /survivor_stories_from_brandenburg.htm   (7808 words)

 Albert of Brandenburg on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
ALBERT OF BRANDENBURG [Albert of Brandenburg] 1490-1568, grand master of the Teutonic Knights (1511-25), first duke of Prussia (1525-68); grandson of Elector Albert Achilles of Brandenburg.
In 1525 he became a Protestant, and on the advice of Martin Luther he secularized the dominions of the Teutonic Knights and became duke of the hereditary duchy of Prussia.
On the extinction of Albert's line (1618), Prussia passed to the senior line of Brandenburg, and in 1701 it was made a kingdom.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/A/AlbertB1r.asp   (346 words)

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