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Encyclopedia > County of Hoya

The County of Hoya (German: Grafschaft Hoya) was a state of the Holy Roman Empire in present Germany (Lower Saxony). It was centered on the town of Hoya, between Bremen and Nienburg; the area now belongs to the districts of Nienburg and Diepholz. The largest city of the of the county was Nienburg. The Holy Roman Empire and from the 16th century on also The Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation was a political conglomeration of lands in Central Europe in the Middle Ages and the early modern period. ... With an area of 47,618 km and nearly eight million inhabitants, Lower Saxony (German Niedersachsen) lies in north-western Germany and is second in area and fourth in population among the countrys sixteen Bundesl nder (federal states). ... Bremen may mean: Bremen (city), the city in Germany itself Bremen Airport Bremen (state), which comprises the cities of Bremen and Bremerhaven Archbishopric of Bremen, a historical state to the north of the city Duchy of Bremen, a historical state created on the secularization of the archbishopric in 1648 Bremen... Nienburg is a town in Lower Saxony, Germany, capital of the district Nienburg. ... Nienburg is a district in Lower Saxony, Germany. ... Diepholz is a district in Lower Saxony, Germany. ...


After the last count of Hoya died without sons in 1582, the territory was divided between the Lüneburg line of the Duchy of Brunswick-Lüneburg, the Calenberg line of the same duchy, and the Landgraviate of Hesse-Cassel. The dukes of Brunswick-Lüneburg had been recognized as liege lords of Hoya since 1512. The Principality of Lüneburg was a subdivision of the Duchy of Brunswick-Lüneburg in the Holy Roman Empire. ... Brunswick-Lüneburg was an historical state within the Holy Roman Empire. ... Hanover (German: Hannover) is an historical territory in todays Germany. ... Hesse-Kassel (Hessen-Kassel) was a German principality that came into existence when the Landgraviate of Hesse was divided in 1568 upon the death of Landgrave Philip of Hesse and his eldest son Wilhelm IV inherited the northern portion and established his capital in Kassel. ... Roland pledges his fealty to Charlemagne; from a manuscript of a chanson de geste. ...


As of 1582, Hoya was bordered by (from the north, clockwise): The City of Bremen, the Archbishopric of Bremen, the Bishopric of Verden, the Lüneburg subdivision of the Duchy of Brunswick-Lüneburg, the Calenberg subdivision of Brunswick-Lüneburg, the Bishopric of Minden, the County of Diepholz, the Bishopric of Münster, and the County of Oldenburg. The river Weser flows through Bremen to the estuary at Bremerhaven. ... The Archbishopric of Bremen was an ecclesiastical state in the Holy Roman Empire. ... Verden (Aller), or Verden (IPA: ), is a city in Lower Saxony, Germany, on the River Aller. ... The Principality of Lüneburg was a subdivision of the Duchy of Brunswick-Lüneburg in the Holy Roman Empire. ... Brunswick-Lüneburg was an historical state within the Holy Roman Empire. ... Capital Hanover Head of State King of Hanover Hanover (German: Hannover) is a historical territory in todays Germany. ... Diepholz is a town in Lower Saxony, Germany, capital of the district of Diepholz. ... The Bishopric of Münster was an ecclesiastical principality in the Holy Roman Empire, located in the northern part of todays North Rhine-Westphalia and western Lower Saxony. ...


 
 

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