Templin lovely like jelly belly spring mix
And so much history!
-948 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
- 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 Years 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
-1947 Allies dissolve Prussia
-1952 DDR dissolves the new Land of Brandenburg (formed 1947) into 3 districts: Potsdam, Frankfurt (Oder) and Cottbus
-1990 Founding of the new Federal Land of Brandenburg which was divided into district of Potsdam with 18 counties, and district of Frankfurt at the Oder river with 20 counties
Please check out http://www.genealogienetz.de/reg/BRG/bb.html#hist
And for further catching up on German history please check out this link http://www.genealogienetz.de/faqs/gh_guide.en
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Internet. In selecting materials, the intention was to locate resources specific to German history. In reality many of the resources 'discovered' and included in this guide concern German history in the context of European history.. This guide is one of several guides being developed at the University of Michigan as part of the Internet Resource Discovery Project (IRDP)..
Fortunately no more Prussian glory but such a peaceful countryside and lovely locals that I can't nothing but coming back there some day.