The Danish visitors

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The Danish army arrived to Estonia in 1219 and their most important action was the starting of the construction of the stone stronghold in Tallinn.

Although the Danish period during the Middle Ages remained short a certain number of these could settle down in the manors of Tallinn and Northern Estonia, although most of the here vassals were still Germans.

The Danes still had no longer-term impact on Estonia, as in 1346 they sold their possessions in Estonia to the German order. Most of the Danes who had remained here Germanized.

On the photo: Tallinn Toompea castle


Ilmar Talve. Eesti kultuurilugu. Keskaja algusest Eesti iseseisvuseni. Ilmamaa: Tartu 2004

Pildiallikas: Vikipeedia

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