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Pokuttya or Pokuttia (Ukrainian: Покуття, Romanian: Pocuţia, Polish: Pokucie) is a historical area of Central Europe, between upper Prut and Cheremosh rivers, in modern Ukraine. Historically it was a culturally-distinct area inhabitated by Romanians and Ruthenians on the previously-unpopulated borderlands between the lands of Lviv and Halych. Although the historical centre of the area was Kolomyia, the name itself is derived from the name of the town of Kuty and literally means by Kuty ("Kut" by itself means "corner".) Regions of Europe Central Europe is the region lying between the variously and vaguely defined areas of Eastern and Western Europe. ... The Prut river (also known as Pruth) is 950 km long, originating in the Carpathian Mountains in Ukraine and flowing southeast to join the Danube river near Reni, east of Galaţi. ... Cheremosh (Ukrainian: , Romanian: CeremuÅŸ) is a river flows the borderline of Bukovina and Galicia, and tributary of Prut river. ... Ruthenian may refer to: Ruthenia, a name applied to various parts of Eastern Europe Ruthenians, the peoples of Ruthenia Ruthenian language, a name applied to several Slavic languages This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Lviv (Ukrainian: Львів, L’viv ; Polish: Lwów; Russian: Львов, Lvov; German: Lemberg; Yiddish: לעמבערג; Latin: Leopolis; see also Cities alternative names) is a city in western Ukraine, the capital city of the Lviv Oblast (province) and one of the main cultural centres of Ukraine. ... Jackdaw on the coat-of-arms of Galicia alludes to the name of Halych Halych (Russian and Ukrainian: ) is a historic town in Western Ukraine on the Dniester River. ... Kolomyia (Ukrainian: , Polish: , Russian: , German: ) is a town and a raion (district) centre in Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast (province) in Ukraine, at the Prut River. ... Kuty (Ukrainian: , German, Polish:Kuty) is a town in Ivano-Frankivsk oblast. People Edmund Charaszkiewicz Nearby Towns Kosiv, Galicia Vyzhnytsia, Bukovina Categories: Towns in Ukraine | Galicia (Central Europe) | Ukraine geography stubs ...


Initially a part of Kievan Rus' and one of its succesor states, Halych-Volhynia, the area was annexed in 1349 by Casimir the Great of Poland. In early 16th century this Polish control of the region was disputed by Moldavia. In 1530 it was conquered by Stephen III of Moldavia (Romanian Stefan cel Mare) (1433July 2, 1504) gospodar Romanian voivod of Moldavia, but the following year, after the Battle of Obertyn, it was recaptured by Poland's hetman Jan Tarnowski. Following the Partitions of Poland of 1772 it fell under the Austrian Empire. Map of the the extent of Kievan Rus through the 11th century. ... Halych-Volhynia, or Halych-Volodymyr, was a large state in Ruthenia (Rus ) which existed in the 13th and 14th centuries. ... // Events August 24 - Black Death outbreak in Elbing (modern-day Elblag in Poland) October 20 - Pope Clement VI publishes a papal bull that condemns the Flagellants The bubonic plague is spread to Norway when an English ship with everyone dead on board floats to Bergen Births September 9 - Duke Albert... Casimir the Great Casimir III or the Great (Kazimierz Wielki), (1310-1370), King of Poland , son of Władyslaw I Łokietek (Wladyslaw the Elbow High), 1305-1333 and Jadwiga. ... (15th century - 16th century - 17th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 16th century was that century which lasted from 1501 to 1600. ... Moldavia (Moldova in Romanian) was a Romanian principality, originally created in the Middle Ages, now divided between Romania, Moldovan Republic and Ukraine. ... Events June 25 - Augsburg confession presented to Charles V of Holy Roman Empire. ... Stephen the Great (Romanian icon) Stephen III of Moldavia, also called Stephen MuÅŸat III (BorzeÅŸti, 1433 – Suceava, 1504-07-02) was a voivod (prince) of Moldova (1457-1504), who won renown in Europe for his long resistance against the Ottoman Empire. ... Events Births June 23 - Francis II, Duke of Brittany Kettil Karlsson Vasa, later Regent of Sweden. ... July 2 is the 183rd day of the year (184th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 182 days remaining. ... 1504 was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Voivod or (more common) voivoda is a Slavic term initially denoting first in command of a military unit. ... Moldavia (Moldova in Romanian) was a Romanian principality, originally created in the Middle Ages, now divided between Romania, Moldovan Republic and Ukraine. ... The Battle of Obertyn (September 22, 1531) was fought between Moldavian Prince Petru RareÅŸ and the Polish King Zygmunt Stary, in the town of Obertyn, north of the Dniester River, now in Ukraine. ... Hetman (from Czech: hejtman, German: Hauptmann, Old Slavonic vatamman, Turkish: Ataman) was the title of the second highest military commander (after the monarch) used in 15th to 18th century Poland and Grand Duchy of Lithuania, known from 1569 to 1795 as the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. ... Noble Family Tarnowski Coat of Arms Leliwa Parents Jan Amor Tarnowski Barbara Zawisza z Różnowa Consorts Barbara Tęczyńska Zofia Szydłowiecka Children with Barbara Tęczyńska Jan Aleksander Tarnowski Jan Amor Tarnowski with Zofia Szydłowiecka Zofia Tarnowska Jan Krzysztof Tarnowski Date of Birth 1488 Place of Birth Tarnów, Poland Date of Death... The Partitions of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, commonly known as the Partitions of Poland (Polish: Rozbiór Polski or Rozbiory Polski; Lithuanian: Padalijimas) took place in the 18th century and ended the existence of the sovereign Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. ... 1772 was a leap year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Flag of the Habsburg Monarchy The Crown Austrian Emperor, formerly Crown Holy Roman Emperor The Austrian Empire is the name of Austria during the time from 1804 - 1867. ...

In the wake of the World War I and the fall of Austria-Hungary, it became disputed between Poland and a short-lived Western Ukrainian National Republic. However, during the Polish-Ukrainian War it was seized without fight by forces of Romania and handed over to Polish authorities. After the Polish-Soviet War it remained in Poland. Combatants Allies: • Serbia, • Russia, • France, • Romania, • Belgium, • British Empire and Dominions, • United States, • Italy, • ...and others Central Powers: • Germany, • Austria-Hungary, • Ottoman Empire, • Bulgaria Casualties 5 million military, 3 million civilian (full list) 3 million military, 3 million civilian (full list) World War I, also known as the First World... Austria-Hungary, also known as the Dual monarchy (or: the k. ... The West Ukrainian National Republic (Західно Українська Народна Республика, Zakhidno Ukrayinska Narodna Respublyka or ЗУНР, ZUNR) was a short-lived republic that existed in late 1918 and early 1919 in eastern Galicia, Bukovina and Transcarpathia and included the cities of Lviv, Kolomyya, and Stanislav. ... Orlęta, a 1926 painting by Wojciech Kossak The Polish-Ukrainian War of 1918 and 1919 was a conflict between the forces of Poland and Western-Ukrainian Peoples Republic for the control over the Eastern Galicia after the dissolution of Austria-Hungary. ... Combatants Russian Soviet Federated Socialist Republic Second Polish Republic Commanders Mikhail Tukhachevsky Józef PiÅ‚sudski Edward Rydz-ÅšmigÅ‚y Strength 800,000 738,000 Casualties 30,337 dead 51,374 missing 113,510 wounded Unknown, dead estimated at 60,000 {{{notes}}} The Polish-Soviet War was the war (February...

In the effect of the invasion and partition of Poland between Nazi Germany and Soviet Union the area was attached to Soviet Ukraine. It remains a part of modern Ukraine incorporated into several western Ukrainian oblasts (provinces). Nazi Germany, or the Third Reich, commonly refers to Germany in the years 1933–1945, when it was under the firm control of the totalitarian and fascist ideology of the Nazi Party, with the Führer Adolf Hitler as dictator. ... State motto: Пролетарі всіх країн, єднайтеся! Official language None. ... Oblast (Czech: oblast, Slovak: oblasÅ¥, Russian and Ukrainian: , Belarusian: , Bulgarian: о́бласт) refers to a subnational entity in some countries. ...

Important Places

  • Deliatyn (Deltyatyn)
  • Yaremcha
  • Vorokhta
  • Verkhovyna
  • Kosmach
  • Lanchyn Pechenizhyn
  • Kolomyia
  • Hody-Dobrovidka
  • Zabolotiv
  • Yabluniv
  • Kosiv
  • Kobaky
  • Kuty, Stari Kuty
  • Carpathian National Park

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Petru Rareş - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (849 words)
He had to content himself with Ciceu and Cetatea de Baltă, ruled by his father, and with the bishopric of Vad.
He then shifted his attention to Poland and in 1530 occupied Pokuttya.
The Polish general Jan Tarnowski soon reconquered it, but when Petru re-entered Pokuttya, he defeated Tarnowski through superior tactics at Obertyn on 22 August 1531.
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