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Pińsk
Pinsk
Pinsk
(Belarusian: Пі́нск, Pinsk; Russian: Пи́нск; Ukrainian: Пи́нськ, Pyns'k; Polish: Pińsk; Yiddish/Hebrew: פינסק‎, Lithuanian: Pinskas) is a city in Belarus, in the Polesia
Polesia
region, traversed by the river Pina, at the confluence of the Pina and Pripyat rivers. The region was known as the Marsh of Pinsk. It lies south-west of Minsk. The population is about 138,202. The historic city has a restored city centre full of two-story buildings dating from the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century
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German Empire
The German Empire
German Empire
(German: Deutsches Kaiserreich, officially Deutsches Reich),[5][6][7][8] also known as Imperial Germany,[9] was the German nation state[10] that existed from the Unification of Germany
Unification of Germany
in 1871 until the abdication of Kaiser Wilhelm II
Wilhelm II
in 1918. It was founded in 1871 when the south German states joined the North German Confederation. On January 1st, the new constitution came into force that changed the name of the federal state and introduced the title of emperor for Wilhelm I, King of Prussia
King of Prussia
from the Hohenzollern dynasty.[11] Berlin
Berlin
remained its capital. Otto von Bismarck
Otto von Bismarck
remained Chancellor, the head of government
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Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth
The Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth, formally the Crown of the Kingdom of Poland
Poland
and the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, after 1791 the Commonwealth of Poland, was a dualistic state, a bi-confederation of Poland
Poland
and Lithuania
Lithuania
ruled by a common monarch, who was both the King of Poland
Poland
and the Grand Duke
Duke
of Lithuania. It was one of the largest[2][3] and most populous countries of 16th- and 17th-century Europe
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Mongol Invasion Of Rus
As part of the Mongol
Mongol
invasion of Europe, the Mongol Empire
Mongol Empire
invaded Kievan Rus'
Kievan Rus'
in the 13th century, destroying numerous cities, including Ryazan, Kolomna, Moscow, Vladimir and Kiev.[4][5] The campaign was heralded by the Battle of the Kalka River
Battle of the Kalka River
in May 1223, which resulted in a Mongol
Mongol
victory over the forces of several Rus' principalities. The Mongols nevertheless retreated. A full-scale invasion of Rus' by Batu Khan
Batu Khan
followed, from 1237 to 1240. The invasion was ended by the Mongol
Mongol
succession process upon the death of Ögedei Khan
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Navahrudak
Navahrudak
Navahrudak
(Belarusian: Навагрудак), more commonly known by its Russian name Novogrudok (Новогрудок) (Lithuanian: Naugardukas; Polish: Nowogródek; Yiddish: נאָווהאַרדאָק‎ Novhardok) is a city in the Grodno Region of Belarus. In the 14th century it was an episcopal see of the Metropolitanate of Lithuania. It is a possible first capital of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, with Trakai
Trakai
also noted as a possibility
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Halych-Volynia
The Kingdom or Principality of Galicia–Volhynia[1] (Old East Slavic: Галицко-Волинскоє князство, Ukrainian: Галицько-Волинське князівство, Russian: Галицко-Волынское княжество, Polish: Królestwo Galicji-Wołyn, Slovak: Kráľovstvo Halíčsko-Volinské, Latin: Regnum Galiciae et Lodomeriae), also known as the Kingdom of Ruthenia (Old East Slavic: Королѣвство Русь, Ukrainian: Королівство Русі, Latin: Regnum Russiae) since 1253, was a state in the regions of Galicia and Volhynia, of present-day western Ukraine, which was formed after the conquest of Galicia by the Prince of Volhynia
Volhynia
Roman the Great, with the help of Leszek the White of Poland
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Vaišvilkas
Vaišelga or Vaišvilkas
Vaišvilkas
(also spelled as Vojszalak, Vojšalk, Vaišalgas,;[1] killed on December 9, 1268) was the Grand Duke of Lithuania (1264–1267). He was son of Mindaugas, the first and only King of Lithuania. Nothing is known about the youth of Vaišvilkas
Vaišvilkas
as he entered historical sources only in 1254 when he made a treaty, in the name of his father King Mindaugas, with Daniel of Halych-Volhynia. In the treaty, Halych-Volhynia
Halych-Volhynia
transfers Black Ruthenia with center in Navahrudak
Navahrudak
to Lithuania. To solidify the treaty, Daniel's son Shvarn was married to Vaišvilkas' sister.[2] Vaišvilkas
Vaišvilkas
was appointed as duke of some of these lands
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Grand Duchy Of Lithuania
The Grand Duchy of Lithuania
Lithuania
was a European state from the 13th century[1] until 1795,[2] when the territory was partitioned among the Russian Empire, the Kingdom of Prussia, and Austria. The state was founded by the Lithuanians, one of the polytheistic Baltic tribes
Baltic tribes
from Aukštaitija.[3][4][5] The Grand Duchy later expanded to include large portions of the former Kievan Rus'
Kievan Rus'
and other Slavic lands, including territory of present-day Belarus, parts of Ukraine, Poland
Poland
and Russia
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Gedimin
Gediminas
Gediminas
(c. 1275 – December 1341) was Grand Duke
Grand Duke
of Lithuania from 1315 or 1316[1][2] until his death
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Narymunt
Narimantas
Narimantas
or Narymunt (baptized Gleb, born in 1277 or just before 1300 (according to Wasilewski 1992) – 2 February 1348) was the second eldest son of Gediminas, Grand Duke of Lithuania. During various periods of his life, he ruled Pinsk
Pinsk
and Polatsk. In 1333 he was invited by Novgorod's nobles to rule and protect territories in the north, Ladoga, Oreshek
Oreshek
and Korela.[1] He started the tradition of Lithuanian mercenary service north of Novgorod
Novgorod
on the Swedish border that lasted until Novgorod's fall to Moscow in 1477.[2] About 1338, the Golden Horde
Golden Horde
took him as prisoner
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Magdeburg Rights
Magdeburg
Magdeburg
rights (German: Magdeburger Recht; also called Magdeburg Law) were a set of town privileges first developed by Otto I, Holy Roman Emperor (936–973) and based on the Flemish law,[1] which regulated the degree of internal autonomy within cities and villages, granted by the local ruler
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Crown Of The Polish Kingdom
The Crown
The Crown
of the Kingdom of Poland
Poland
(Polish: Korona Królestwa Polskiego, Latin: Corona Regni Poloniae), or simply the Polish Crown or just the Crown, is the common name for the historic (but unconsolidated) Late Middle Ages
Middle Ages
territorial possessions of the King of Poland, including Poland
Poland
proper
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Brest, Belarus
Brest (Belarusian: Берасьце Bieraście, Russian: Брест Brest, Yiddish: בריסק‎ Brisk), formerly Brest-Litoŭsk (Belarusian: Брэст-Лiтоўск) (Brest-on-the-Bug Polish: Brześć nad Bugiem, and Berestia Ukrainian: Берестя), is a city (population 340,141 in 2016) in Belarus
Belarus
at the border with Poland opposite the Polish city of Terespol, where the Bug and Mukhavets rivers meet. It is the capital city of the Brest Region. The city of Brest is a historic site of many cultures. It was the location of important historical events such as the Union of Brest and Treaty of Brest-Litovsk
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Bohdan Khmelnytsky
Zynoviy Bohdan Khmelnytsky
Bohdan Khmelnytsky
(Ruthenian language: Ѕѣнові Богдан Хмелнiцкiи;[1] modern Ukrainian: Богдан Зиновій Михайлович Хмельницький, translit. Bohdan Zynoviy Mykhailovych Khmelnytsky; Polish: Bohdan Zenobi Chmielnicki; c. 1595 – 6 August 1657) was a Polish–Lithuanian-born Hetman
Hetman
of the Zaporozhian Host of the Crown of the Kingdom of Poland in the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth
Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth
(now part of Ukraine). He led an uprising against the Commonwealth and its magnates (1648–1654) that resulted in the creation of a state led by the Cossacks
Cossacks
of Ukraine
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Principality Of Turov And Pinsk
The Principality of Turov, also called Duchy of Turov and Pinsk (Belarusian: Турава-Пінскае княства, Ukrainian: Турово-Пінське князівство) by East Slavic scholars, was a medieval principality and important subdivision of Kievan Rus since the 10th century on the territory of modern southern Belarus and northern Ukraine. Princes of Turov often served as the Grand Princes of Rus early in 10th-11th centuries. The principality's capital was Turov (now called Turaŭ) and other important cities were Pinsk, Mazyr, Slutsk, Lutsk, Berestia, and Volodymyr. Until the 12th century the principality was very closely associated with the principalities of Kiev and Volhynia. Later for a short period time until the Mongol invasion it enjoyed a wide degree of autonomy when it was annexed to the Kingdom of Rus
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John II Casimir
John II Casimir (Polish: Jan II Kazimierz Waza; German: Johann II. Kasimir Wasa; Lithuanian: Jonas Kazimieras Vaza; 22 March 1609 – 16 December 1672) was King of Poland
King of Poland
and Grand Duke of Lithuania[1] during the era of the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth, Duke of Opole
Opole
in Upper Silesia, and titular King of Sweden 1648–1660. In Poland, he is known and commonly referred as Jan Kazimierz. His parents were Sigismund III Vasa
Sigismund III Vasa
(1566–1632) and Constance of Austria
Constance of Austria
(1588–1631)
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