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  • The coadjutor conflict in Livonia (1556-1557)

    The last civil war in Livonia broke out in 1556, when the archbishop of Riga, Wilhelm (see image), tried to appoint the brother of Mecklenburg's duke as his coadjutor, even though about 10 years earlier it had been agreed that it was prohibited to appoint a coadjutor without the consent of other … Continue reading

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  • Administration: the story of the bishopric of Ösel-Wiek

    The bishopric was a state unit formed out of the islands and mainland of Western Estonia. It was created after Saaremaa Island (Ösel) had been conquered in either 1227 or 1228. During its existence, the bishopric saw numerous quarrels between the bishop and his vassals, but also among the two … 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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  • The civil war of Saare-Lääne (1532-1536)

    The conflict, also known as the civil war, took place in 1532-1536; battles were fought mainly in 1533 and 1534. The war erupted between the bishop of Ösel-Wiek Reinhold von Buxhoeveden and margrave Wilhelm, coadjutor of the archbishop of … Continue reading

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