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  Palatinate. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
The Rhenish Palatinate extends from the left bank of the Rhine and borders in the S on France and in the W on the Saarland and Luxembourg.
The name of the two regions came from the office known as count palatine, a title used in the Holy Roman Empire to denote the secular prince who ruled a region in the absence of the Holy Roman Emperor; the title was used in other European countries during the medieval and early modern periods.
The Rhenish Palatinate flourished in the 15th and 16th cent., and its capital, Heidelberg, was a center of the German Renaissance and Reformation.
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 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Rhenish Palatinate
In the Carlovingian period the count palatine was merely the representative of the king in the high court of justice.
Otto the Great in 937 appointed a count palatine for Bavaria–and subsequently for other duchies also–who also had supervision of the crown lands situated in the duchy, as well as of the imperial revenues payable there, and had to see that the duke did not extend his powers at the king's expense.
For the Palatinate little was gained by the war, which lasted until 1505; only the city of Neuburg on the Danube with its environs was ceded to the sons of Rupprecht, who had fallen in battle, as the "New Palatinate", while the rest was given to Upper Bavaria.
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 Rhineland-Palatinate - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Further south there is the Hunsrück mountain chain, which is continued by the Taunus mountains on the opposite side of the Rhine.
The hilly lands in the very south of the state are called the Palatine Forest (Pfälzerwald).
These mountain chains are separated from each other by the tributaries of the Rhine: the Moselle (Mosel), the Lahn and the Nahe.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Rhineland-Palatinate   (497 words)

  
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 Thirty Years War on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The war continued in the Palatinate, and severe repression began in Bohemia.
The Palatinate was taken by Tilly; he won at Wimpfen and Höchst (1622).
Frederick's lands were confiscated by the emperor, and the Upper Palatinate and the electorate were conferred on Maximilian of Bavaria.
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 Rhenish Palatinate: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The wittelsbach family were the ruling dynasty of the german duchy of bavaria from 1180 to 1918 and of the rhine palatinate from 1214 until 1805;...
It became part of the state of Rhineland-Palatinate in 1946.
A palatinate is an area administered by a count palatine, originally the direct representative of the sovereign but later the hereditary ruler of the territory...
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/r/rh/rhenish_palatinate.htm   (425 words)

  
 Rhineland-Palatinate at opensource encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The hilly lands in the south of the state are called the Palatine Forest (Pfälzerwald).
Furthermore there are twelve independent towns, which don't belong to any district:
The state of Rhineland-Palatinate was established in 1946 by merging the Rhenish Palatinate with the southern parts of the Prussian Rhine Province and the parts of former Hesse on the western banks of the Rhine.
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