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Encyclopedia > Prussian Confederation

On February 21, 1440, a group made up of individuals from the Prussian cities, gentry and clergy, formed the Prussian Confederation (German Preussischer Bund, Polish: Związek Pruski), under the leadership of the big cities Gdansk, Elblag, and Torun. The cities and gentry of Prussia tried to obtain independence from the Teutonic Knights who, after the conquest of Prussia and Polish Pomerania, had ruled the area for two hundred years. (although their legal status was questioned by the Polish kings). February 21 is the 52nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... For alternative meanings, see number 1440. ... For alternative meanings of Gdańsk and Danzig, see Gdansk (disambiguation) and Danzig (disambiguation) Motto: Nec temere, nec timide (Neither rashly nor timidly) Voivodship Pomeranian Municipal government Rada miasta Gdańska Mayor Paweł Adamowicz Area 262 km² Population  - city  - urban  - density 461 400 (2003) Ranked 6th 1 035 000 1761/km² Founded... Motto: none Voivodship Warmia-Masuria Municipal government Rada Miejska w Elblągu Mayor Henryk Słonina Area 83,32 km² Population  - city  - urban  - density 130. ... Toruń (pronounce: [:tɔruɲ], Kashubian: Torń, German Thorn, see also other names) is a city in northern Poland, on the Vistula river. ... Teutonic Knights, charging into battle. ... The Prussian people, or (old) Prussians, were Indo-European Balts inhabiting the area around the Curonian and Vistula Lagoons (i. ... 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...

In February 1454 the Prussian Confederation rose against the Teutonic order's rule, accepting the protection of king Casimir IV (Polish: Kazimierz IV) of Poland in return for a guarantee of their continued city rights and privileges for gentry. The resulting Thirteen Years' War ended in the Order's defeat and its surrender to the Polish crown (Peace of Toruń 1466 on 19 October 1466) of its rights over western Prussia. Eastern Prussia remained under the Knights' rule, but under the overlordship of the Polish king. Events February 4 - In the Thirteen Years War, the Secret Council of the Prussian Confederacy sends a formal act of disobedience to the Grand Master. ... Reign From 1446 until June 7, 1492 Coronation On June 25, 1447 in the Wawel Cathedral, Kraków, Poland Royal House Jagiellon Parents Władyslaw II Jagiełło Zofia Holszańska Consorts Elżbieta Rakuszanka Children with Elżbieta Rakuszanka Władysław II Jagiellończyk Jadwiga Jagiellonka Kazimierz Swięty Jan I Olbracht Aleksander Jagiellończyk Zofia Elżbieta Zygmunt I... The Thirteen Years War (also called the War of the Cities) started out as an uprising by Prussian cities and the local nobility with the goal of gaining independence from the Teutonic Knights. ... Peace of ToruÅ„ 1466 or the Second Peace of ToruÅ„ was a peace treaty signed on 19 October 1466 in ToruÅ„ between Poland and the Teutonic Order ending the so called Thirteen Years War of 1454-1466. ... Events Chimú Empire conquered by troops of the Inca End of term for Regent of Sweden Jöns Bengtsson Oxenstierna. ...



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