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Encyclopedia > Greater Poland Uprisings

The Greater Poland Uprisings (Polish: powstania wielkopolskie) were a series of 5 military insurections of the Polish people in the Greater Poland region (also called the Grand Duchy of Poznań) against the occupying Prussian and German forces, after the partitions of Poland (1772-1795). Greater Poland (also Great Poland; Polish: Wielkopolska, German: Grosspolen, Latin: Polonia Maior) is one of the historical regions of Poland. ... Grand Duchy of Poznań (Polish: Wielkie Księstwo Poznańskie, German: Grossherzogtum Posen) was province of Prussia in the Polish lands commonly known as Great Poland between the years 1815-1918. ... The national name Prussia (in Prussian: Prusa, German: Preußen, Polish: Prusy, Lithuanian Prusai, Latin: Prussia or Borussia) was used by a wide variety of political factions during the 2nd millennium. ... The Partitions of Poland ( Polish Rozbiór or Rozbiory Polski) happened in the 18th century and ended the existence of a sovereign state of Poland (or more correctly the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth). ... 1772 was a leap year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... 1795 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ...

See Also: History of Poland Greater Poland Uprising of 1794 (Polish: powstanie wielkopolskie 1794 roku) was a military insurection of the Polish people in the Greater Poland region against the occupying Prussian forces after the Second partition of Poland (1793). ... The Kościuszko Uprising took place in Poland in 1794. ... Greater Poland Uprising of 1806 (Polish: powstanie wielkopolskie 1806 roku) was a military insurrection of the Polish people in the Greater Poland region against the occupying Prussian forces after the Partitions of Poland (1772-1793). ... For other uses, see Napoleon (disambiguation). ... Location Official languages Polish Established church Roman Catholic Capital Warsaw Largest City Warsaw Head of state Duke of Warsaw Area about 158,000 km² Population about 3 million Existed 1807 - 1814 The Duchy of Warsaw (Polish: Księstwo Warszawskie, Latin: Ducatus Varsoviae, French: Duche de Varsovie) was a Polish state established... Greater Poland Uprising of 1846 (Polish: powstanie wielkopolskie 1846 roku) was a planned military insurrection of the Polish people in the Greater Poland region against the occupying Prussian forces, designed to be a part of the all-Polish uprising in the 3 partitions of Poland, against the Russians, Austrians and... Greater Poland Uprising of 1848 (Polish: powstanie wielkopolskie 1848 roku) was a military insurrection of the Polish people in the Grand Duchy of Poznań (or the Greater Poland region) against the occupying Prussian forces, during the Spring of Nations period. ... —Alexis de Tocqueville, Recollections The European Revolutions of 1848, in some countries known as the Spring of Nations, were the bloody consequences of a variety of changes that had been taking place in Europe in the first half of the 19th century. ... Soldiers of Greatpolish Army Greater Poland Uprising of 1918-1919 (Polish: powstanie wielkopolskie 1918-19 roku) was a military insurrection of the Polish people in the Greater Poland region (also called the Grand Duchy of Poznań) against the German/Prussian forces. ... Ypres, 1917, in the vicinity of the Battle of Passchendaele. ... History of Poland is filled with the struggle to get, keep, and regain freedom—the main value and priode of Poles. ...


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