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Encyclopedia > County of Ravensberg

The County of Ravensberg (German: Grafschaft Ravensberg) was a historical county of the Holy Roman Empire. Its territory was in present-day eastern Westphalia, Germany. A county is generally a sub-unit of regional self-government within a sovereign jurisdiction. ... The double-headed eagle A portrait of Charlemagne wearing the crown of the Holy Roman Empire (15th century painting by Albrecht Dürer) The Holy Roman Empire was a mainly Germanic conglomeration of lands in Central Europe during the Middle Ages and the early modern period. ... Westphalia (German: Westfalen) is a region in Germany, centred on the cities of Dortmund, Gelsenkirchen, Münster, Bielefeld, and Osnabrück and included in the states of North Rhine-Westphalia and Lower Saxony. ...

Ravensberg was first mentioned in the 12th century; its first capital was Burg Ravensburg. The Counts of Ravensberg then had Sparrenburg Castle built in Bielefeld ca. 1240-1250, which they made their seat. The county was later inherited by the House of Jülich-Cleves-Berg. During the Jülich-Cleves succession war, the County of Ravensberg came to the Margraviate of Brandenburg in the Treaty of Xanten in 1614. It was was later integrated into the Kingdom of Prussia. A castle in the German city of Bielefeld. ... Bielefeld is a city in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. ... Jülich-Cleves-Berg was a combination of states of the Holy Roman Empire. ... The Duchy of Jülich was a state of the Holy Roman Empire in present Germany (part of North Rhine-Westphalia) and the Netherlands (part of Limburg). ... The Duchy of Cleves (Herzogtum Kleve) was a state of the Holy Roman Empire in present Germany (part of North Rhine-Westphalia) and the Netherlands (parts of Limburg, Noord-Brabant and Gelderland). ... Coat of arms Capital Brandenburg Berlin (from 1417) Religion Roman Catholic Lutheran Calvinist Government Monarchy Margrave  - 1157–70 Albert I  - 1797–1806 Frederick William III History  - Margraviate established 3 October, 1157  - Electorate established 25 December 1356  - Brandenburg-Prussia 27 August 1618  - Kingdom of Prussia 1 January 1701  - Dissolution of the... Flag of Prussia (1894 - 1918) The Kingdom of Prussia existed from 1701 until 1918, and from 1871 was the leading kingdom of the German Empire, comprising in its last form almost two-thirds of the area of the Empire. ...



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