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  History of Bavaria
Bavaria (German Bayern), a state in southeastern Germany, is bounded on the north by the states of Thuringia and Saxony, on the northeast by the Czech Republic, on the southeast and south by Austria, and on the west by the states of Baden-Württemberg and Hesse.
Bavaria was conquered by the Romans in the 1st century BC and resettled by Germanic tribes in the 5th and 6th centuries.
The fertile soil and strategic position of the region made it a highly prized possession, and it was frequently invaded by foreign armies in the 17th and 18th centuries.
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  History of Bavaria - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The history of Bavaria for the ensuing century intertwines with that of the Carolingian empire.
The events of 1812 followed; in 1813 Bavaria was summoned to join the alliance against Napoleon, the demand being passionately backed by the crown prince Louis and by Marshal Wrede; on 8 October was signed the treaty of Ried, by which Bavaria threw in her lot with the Allies.
Bavaria accordingly opposed the Prussian proposals for the reorganisation 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 Frankfurt in 1863 by the emperor Francis Joseph.
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 Bavaria -> History on Encyclopedia.com 2002   (Site not responding. Last check: )
From 817 to 911, Bavaria was ruled by the Carolingians Louis the German, Carloman (d.
Frederick II restored (1156) Bavaria to Henry the Lion but in 1180 deposed the rebellious Guelph and bestowed the duchy (from which he detached considerable territory in what is now Austria) on Otto of Wittelsbach.
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 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Free State of Bavaria (German: Bayern or Freistaat Bayern), with an area of 70,553 km² (27,241 square miles) and 12.4 million inhabitants, forms the southernmost of the 16 states of Germany.
Bavaria has long been a bastion of conservative politics in Germany, with the Christian Social Union having almost a stranglehold on power since its inception in 1946.
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.
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 Bavaria - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Bavaria has long been a bastion of conservative politics in Germany, with the CSU having almost a stranglehold on power since its inception in 1946.
Bavaria resisted the Protestant Reformation, and remains strongly Roman Catholic.
It became a kingdom in 1806, and in 1815 the Rhenish Palatinate was annexed to it.
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 History of Bavaria - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The earliest known inhabitants that are mentioned in written sources were a people, probably of Celtic extraction, participating in the widespread La Tene culture, whom the Romans subdued just before the opening of the Christian era, founding colonies among them and including their land in the provinces of Raetia and Noricum.
When Otto of Wittelsbach gained Bavaria at Altenburg in September 1180 the duchy's borders comprised the, the Inn, the Alps and the Lech; and the duke exercised practical power only over his extensive private domains around Wittelsbach, Kelheim and Straubing.
Munich University, where was professor, became the centre of the opposition to the new dogma, and the Old Catholics were protected by the king and the government.
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 Bavaria. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05   (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 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.
Upper Bavaria, with Munich as its capital, rises to the Bavarian Alps, along the Austrian border, and culminates in the Zugspitze, Germany’s highest peak.
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 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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 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: The Kingdom of Bavaria
Its tributaries in 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.
Farming in lower Bavaria and cattle-breeding in Swabia, Upper Bavaria, and Middle Franconia are the chief occupations, while the wines of Franconia and the Palatinate and the fruit and vegetables of Bamberg have a high reputation.
The early history of 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.
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 Bavaria Germany history maps oktoberfest munich   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Armed with computers, astronomy and statistics he proves the history of humankind to be both dramatically different and drastically shorter than generally presumed.
Bavaria has a vast number of breweries, large and small and it is worth trying as many different types as possible.
In 1255 it was chosen as the residence of the Wittelsbach family, the dukes of Bavaria and later became (1506) the capital of the dukedom.
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 WHKMLA : History of Bavaria, 1799-1815
In 1799-1800 Bavaria partially was occupied by the French, partially by the Austrians; in fall 1800, Bavaria opened negotiations with France and withdrew her troops from the Imperial army.
Bavaria gained the Princebishoprics of Augsburg, Bamberg, Eichstätt, Freising and Würzburg; the Stifts of Ebrach, Elchingen, Kaisheim, Kempten, Ottobeuren, Roggenburg, St. Ulrich and Afra, Ursberg, Waldsassen, Wengen near Ulm and Wettenhausen; the hitherto immediate cities of Dinkelsbühl, Kempten, Kaufbeuren, Leutkirch, Memmingen, Nördlingen, Ravensburg, Rothenburg, Schweinfurt, Ulm, Wangen, Weissenburg and Windsheim.
Bavaria further acquired the Margraviates of Ansbach, Burgau and parts of the former Princebishopric of Passau; the Wittelsbach Dynasty in return formally ceded Jülich and Berg.
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 Bavaria Information   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Bavaria has long been a bastion of conservative politics in Germany, with the Christian Social UnionCSU having almost a stranglehold on power since its inception in 1946.
Bavaria resisted the Protestant Reformation, and remains strongly Roman Catholic ChurchRoman Catholic.
It became a King of Bavariakingdom in 1806, and in 1815 the Rhenish Palatinate was annexed to it.
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 The Ultimate Bavaria - American History Information Guide and Reference
Bavaria has long been a bastion of conservative politics in Germany, with the CSU having almost a stranglehold on power since its inception in 1946.
Bavaria resisted the Protestant Reformation, and remains strongly Roman Catholic.
It became a kingdom in 1806, and in 1815 the Rhenish Palatinate was annexed to it.
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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.
Ludwig II of Bavaria (1845 - 1886) reigned as King of Bavaria from 1864 to 1886.
Bavaria is also the name of the statue standing at the Oktoberfest in Munich.
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 Bavarian Soviet Republic - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
After Bavaria overthrew its monarch on 7 November 1918, Kurt Eisner of the Independent Socialist Party declared Bavaria a "socialist republic", but he distanced himself from the Russian Bolsheviks, declaring that his government would protect property rights.
On 21 February 1919,, a fanatic rightist student, shot the USPD Bavarian Minister-President, Kurt Eisner, while he was on his way to hand in his resignation.
This assassination caused unrest and lawlessness in Bavaria, and the news of a Soviet revolution in Hungary encouraged communists and anarchists to seize power.
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 Bavaria Beer: Let It Flow: Brewer of Bavaria, Hollandia and Tilburg's Dutch Brown Ale
Bavaria barely managed to meet the enormous demand and pulled out all the stops in order to make Bavaria available to everyone.
Bavaria was, partly owing to the large success of Bavaria Malt, becoming so large that it decided to end its advertising campaign entitled: gebrouwen in ons eigen Brabant", or "brewed in our own Brabant".
Bavaria is close to the people, and this was easy to see during the past years.
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 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Bamberg
The Archdiocese of Bamberg, in the kingdom of Bavaria, embraces almost the whole of the presidency of Upper Franconia, the northern part of Middle Franconia (in particular the cities of Nuremberg, Furth, Ansbach, and Erlangen), parts of Lower Franconia, of the Upper Palatinate, and of the Duchy of Saxe-Coburg.
In the early centuries the region afterwards included in the Diocese of Bamberg was inhabited for the most part by Slavs; the knowledge of Christianity was brought to these people chiefly by the monks of the Benedictine Abbey of Fulda, and the land was under the spiritual authority of the Diocese of Würzburg.
He had only just returned, in 1802, when Bavaria seized his prince-bishopric; and in 1803 the delegates of the empire formally enacted the secularization of Bamberg, and allotted it to be a possession of the Elector of Bavaria.
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 WHKMLA : History of Bavaria, 1745-1777
Bavaria just had utterly failed with her policy to secure the Imperial crown.
In 1748 the War of Austrian Succession formally was ended; in 1750 Bavaria renewed her subsidy treaty with Austria, the Dutch Republik and the United Kingdom.
Bavaria reluctantly contributed her contingent, which was withdrawn already in 1758.
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 Travels Through Germany - Bavaria
Bavaria is the most popular holiday center in the Federal Republic of Germany.
Bavaria is the most fancied state in Germany for purposes of vacationing and tourism.
Unique in its diversity, Bavaria offers a wide variety of scenic beauty with air that is healthy and nature-intact, a cultural wealth of European standing, exclusive opportunities for sports in every season of the year, famous health resorts and spas, a wealth of cultural monuments.
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 Bavaria Sausage : History
The first Bavaria chalet was opened in 1961, that's when Fred Voll introduced the "first Bratwurst" in Madison, to his customers.
By 1978, the second generation of Bavaria Sausage "wurstmachers", Fred and Käthe's daughter & son-in-law, Judy and Steve, were totally involved in the family business.
They have successfully worked their way into every aspect of the business and are handling the future of the business with innovative ideas and the old-fashioned values that the business was originally based on.
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 History of Bavaria Yachtbau GmbH   (Site not responding. Last check: )
While new to North America, Bavaria Yachts are certainly not new in Europe.
A quality production builder for over two decades, Bavaria Yachts are now producing close to 1700 yachts per year, incorporating the best of German craftsmanship and state-of-the-art construction methodology.
Bavaria's are built in one of the most modern and technologically advanced yards in the world.
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 Bavarian Gazetteer
Bavaria is known as Bayern in the German language.
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 has 71 Landkreise (like our United States counties - see maps).
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 Sicily 's History & Biographies - Best of Sicily - Sicilian History, Timeline, Nature, Culture, Society
More articles about history, people, places, culture, art and society are presented in the Magazine, a great page to visit if you don't find a certain topic in the main history section --kings, queens, artists, musicians, wildlife, personalities, legends and much more.
The locality pages link to histories of particular cities and towns.
The Trinacria is quite similar to the three-legged heraldic symbol of the Isle of Man, another medieval Norman dominion.
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 HISTORY BAVARIA POLICE   (Site not responding. Last check: )
in Bavaria disbanded all units of the gendarmerie and police oth the 3rd reich (nazi germany)
152 Cities in bavaria have their own city-police.
Between 01.01.1953 and 01.Oct.1975 all city-polices of bavaria become part of the
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 STV Bavaria History and Description   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Since that first time, "Bavaria" has brought back home to Cleveland 7 gold medal awards and various other honors displaying their expertise in their gift of dance.
Through years of friendship with the plattlers from our neighboring state of Pensnsylvania, we were very pleased when we were asked by the Alpen Schuhplattler und Trachtenverein, Pittsburg to sponsor them at their flag dediction in 1982 as their Patenverein.
The Bavaria group to this day is comprised of a young children's group and a teen-age through adult dancer group.
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