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KUYAVIA (sometimes spelt Cuyavia; in German KUJAWIEN, in Polish KUJAVY) is a historical region of Poland, named after the pagan tribe of the Kujawier (name in German) still known there under that name in the tenth century AD. It is the northernmost part of Greater Poland, west of Masovia and east of Pomerania, and lies between the rivers Vistula to the east and Noteć to the west and between Noteć and Krówka river to the south. Masovia (Polish: Mazowsze) is a geographical and historical region situated in central Poland with its capital in Warsaw. ... Pomerania (Polish: Pomorze, German: Pommern and Pommerellen, Pomeranian (Kashubian): Pòmòrze and Pòmòrskô, Latin: Pomerania, Pomorania) is a geographical and historical region in northern Poland and Germany on the south coasts of the Baltic Sea between and on both sides of the Vistula and Oder (Odra) rivers, reaching the Reknitz river... Vistula river basin Vistula ( Polish Wisła, German Weichsel) is the longest river in Poland. ...


Initially, in early Middle Ages the region was limited mostly to the Land of Kruszwica and politically it was a part of Greater Poland. With time, in 12th century the political influence of local dukes was extended to large parts of Masovia. Because of fertile lands and plentiful rivers the region was developing rapidly and the population also grew. The Middle Ages formed the middle period in a traditional schematic division of European history into three ages: the classical civilization of Antiquity, the Middle Ages, and modern times, beginning with the Renaissance. ... Kruszwica is a town in central Poland. ... Greater Poland (also Great Poland; Polish: Wielkopolska, German: Grosspolen, Latin: Polonia Maior) is one of the historical regions of Poland. ... (11th century - 12th century - 13th century - other centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 12th century was that century which lasted from 1101 to 1200. ... Masovia (Polish: Mazowsze) is a geographical and historical region situated in central Poland with its capital in Warsaw. ...

  • The political history of Kuyavia is as complicated as the one of nearby Masovia. In 11th century there was a bishopry established in Kruszwica. It was soon abolished, but was reintroduced in 1123 or 1124 and the capital of the region was moved to Włocławek.

In 1186 the area was conquered by Mieszko III the Old, who established there a duchy for one of his sons, Bolesław. After the latter's death in 1195 it was again incorporated to Masovia. Around 1231 Duke Konrad I of Masovia re-established the duchy as a property of his son Kazimierz I of Masovia. Masovia (Polish: Mazowsze) is a geographical and historical region situated in central Poland with its capital in Warsaw. ... (10th century - 11th century - 12th century - other centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 11th century was that century which lasted from 1001 to 1100. ... Kruszwica is a town in central Poland. ... Events First Council of the Lateran confirms Concordat of Worms and demands that priests remain celibate End of the reign of Emperor Toba of Japan. ... Events March 26 - Henry I of Englands forces defeat Norman rebels at Bourgtheroulde. ... Włocławek (pronounce: [vȗoʦwavek]) is a town in central Poland on the Vistula river, with population of approximately 123 000. ... Events John the Chanter becomes Bishop of Exeter. ... Mieszko III Stary Mieszko III the Old was a duke of Greater Poland (1138-1202) and also a high-duke of all Poland (1173-1202, with interruptions), belonging to the Piast dynasty. ... Events Priory of St Marys, Bushmead, founded. ... Events Ardengus becomes bishop of Florence. ... Konrad I Mazowiecki Konrad of Mazovia (1187 - 1247, Polish: Konrad Mazowiecki) was Duke of Mazovia, son of Casimir II of Poland (the Just) and Helen, princess of Moravia. ...


After his death in 1267 the duchy was further divided onto two separate lands ruled by his successors, with capitals in Inowrocław and Brześć Kujawski. For broader historical context, see 1260s and 13th century. ... Inowrocław is a town in northern Poland. ... Brzesc Kujawski - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins/monobook/IE50Fixes. ...


Initially a part of the Masovian domain, between 1248 and 1352 it was also attached to the Land of Dobrzyń (formerly under the Order of Dobrin), which was lost to the Teutonic Order. Masovia (Polish: Mazowsze) is a geographical and historical region situated in central Poland with its capital in Warsaw. ... Domain has several meanings: some kind of territory, such as (for example) a demesne or a realm In New Zealand a Town Domain is typically a public sport area administered by a Domain Board. ... Events Louis IX of France departs on the Seventh Crusade for Egypt Kingdom of Castile captures city of Seville from Muslims Cologne cathedral: old cathedral burns down April 30; foundation stone to current cathedral laid August 15 Births Deaths January 4 - King Sancho II of Portugal, in exile in Toledo... Events June 4 - Glarus joins the Swiss Confederation. ... Golub-Dobrzyń is a town in central Poland, located on the both sides of the Drweca river. ... Teutonic Knights, charging into battle. ...

  • In 1287 Kuyavia became a separate duchy of its own domain. In 1332 the area of Kuyavia was conquered by the Teutons who controlled it until 1343. However, their control over these lands was found unlawful by the papal court and until 1364 the area was gradually reconquered by Poland.

As part of Poland, the area retained its traditional division into two separate parts, that was sanctioned by the administrative division onto Inowrocław Voivodship and Brześć Kujawski Voivodship, that shared the same Sejmik in Radziejów. Events December 14 -- Zuider Zee sea wall collapses, killing over 50,000 people End of the reign of Emperor Go-Uda of Japan Emperor Fushimi ascends to the throne of Japan The Theravada Buddhist kingdom at Pagan, Myanmar falls to the Mongols. ... Events November 7 - Lucerne joins the Swiss Confederation with Uri, Schwyz, and Unterwalden. ... -1... Centuries: 13th century - 14th century - 15th century Decades: 1310s 1320s 1330s 1340s 1350s - 1360s - 1370s 1380s 1390s 1400s 1410s Years: 1359 1360 1361 1362 1363 - 1364 - 1365 1366 1367 1368 1369 See also: 1364 state leaders Events Foundation of the Jagiellonian University in Krakow (Cracow) The Breton War of Succession... Inowrocław Voivodship (Polish: województwo inowrocławskie) was a unit of administrative division and local government in Poland from 14th century to the partitions of Poland in 1772-1795. ... Brześć Kujawski Voivodship (Polish: województwo brzesko-kujawskie) was a unit of administrative division and local government in Poland from 14th century to the partitions of Poland in 1772-1795. ... A sejmik (diminutive of the Polish sejm, or parliament) was a regional sejm in the pre-partition Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, and earlier in the Kingdom of Poland. ...

  • Following the first partition of Poland in 1772, the northern part of Kuyavia was annexed by Prussia. The annexation of the rest of the region followed in 1793, after which it was directly incorporated into a Prussian province of "New East Prussia".

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Kuyavia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (547 words)
In 1332 the area of Kuyavia was conquered by the Knights who controlled it until the Treaty of Kalisz of 1343.
Following the First Partition of Poland in 1772, the northern part of Kuyavia was annexed by the Kingdom of Prussia.
Between 1807 and 1815 Kuyavia was a part of the Duchy of Warsaw.
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