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Ravensberg, historical county in eastern Westphalia, Germany. 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. ...


The county of Ravensberg is known since the 12th century. Its capital was after the castle Ravensburg the city Bielefeld with its castle, the Sparrenburg. The county fall to the House of Julich-Cleve-Berg. During the succession wars of the Julich-Cleve, in 1614, the county of Ravensberg came to the Mark Brandenburg and was later integrated into Prussia. Bielefeld is a city in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. ... Brandenburg (Lower Sorbian: Bramborska; Upper Sorbian: Braniborska) is one of Germanys sixteen Bundesländer (federal states) and lies in the east of the country. ... Coat of Arms of the Kingdom of Prussia, 1701-1918 Prussia (German: ; Latin: Borussia, Prutenia; Lithuanian: ; Polish: ; Old Prussian: Prūsa) was, most recently, a historic state originating in East Prussia, an area which for centuries had substantial influence on German and European history. ...


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WHKMLA : History of Minden-Ravensberg, 1740-1815 (205 words)
In 1810 Westphalia ceded Minden and small parts of Ravensberg to France, but held on to the remainder.
In 1813, the region reverted to Prussian rule.
Map of Ravensberg 1789, posted by Thomas Hoeckmann; another map 1789, posted on The German Reigning Houses by Val Rozn
WHKMLA : History of Minden-Ravensberg, 1666-1740 (298 words)
In 1609 the Duke of Kleve, Julich and Berg, in dynastic union also count of Mark and Ravensberg, died.
His inheritance was claimed by his sons in law, the Count Palatine of Neuburg and the Duke-Elector of Brandenburg.
In 1719, Minden and Ravensberg were joined to form one territory.
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