Event Stories

  • The Livonia-Moscow War (1501-1503)

    This was the last armed conflict where the Livonian Order and the rest of Old-Livonia somewhat succeeded. The most important event to the Livonians in this two-year war was the victory in Smolino battle, but in reality this conflict did not change the developed power balance: the Grand Duchy of … Continue reading

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  • The Republic of Estonia in 1918-1940

    1918-1940 was the period of first sovereignty for Estonia. It begun with the announcement of the Republic of Estonia on February 24, 1918; ended due to the German occupation, but continued already in November of the same year and ended in 1940, when the Soviet Union occupied and annexed Estonia. … Continue reading

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  • Polish rule in Estonia

    The rule of Poland, or rather Lithuania at first and Rzeczpospolita later, in Southern Estonia lasted for a bit longer than 60 years: from the beginning of the Livonian War in 1562, until Sweden captured the town of Tartu in 1625. The Polish era is mainly remembered as the era of recatholicism and … Continue reading

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  • Narva battle 1700

    Narva battle was one of the largest military encounters in the Northern War which postponed the invasion of the Russian troops to Estonia and Livonia for some years and forced to start with its extensive reforms in Russia more eagerly than Peter … Continue reading

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