Württemberg #O99 (1881)

The Kingdom of Württemberg (Königreich Württemberg) was a German state that existed from 1805 to 1918, located within the area that is now Baden-Württemberg. The kingdom was a continuation of the Duchy of Württemberg, which existed from 1495 to 1805. Prior to 1495, Württemberg was a County in the former Duchy of Swabia, which had dissolved after the death of Duke Conradin in 1268. The borders of the Kingdom of Württemberg, as defined … Continue reading Württemberg #O99 (1881)

Baden [French Occupation] #5N12 (1947)

Baden [French Occupation] #5N12 (1947)

The Allied occupation by the four powers that defeated Nazi Germany resulted in the creation of four major post-war occupation zones in 1945 and the Saar Protectorate (Saarland) in 1947.  The French zone of occupation was not initially allocated by the victorious Allies following the end of World War II in consideration of the historical animosity between the French and Germans.  With the urging of … Continue reading Baden [French Occupation] #5N12 (1947)

Baden #4 (1851)

Baden #4 (1851)

The Grand Duchy of Baden (Großherzogtum Baden) was a state in the southwest of Germany on the east bank of the Rhine that came into existence in the 12th century as the Margraviate of Baden and subsequently split into different lines, which were unified in 1771. It then became the much-enlarged Grand Duchy of Baden through the dissolution of the Holy Roman Empire in 1803–06 and … Continue reading Baden #4 (1851)