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The term ‘Swabia’ designates both the province of Bayrisch Schwaben centred on Augsburg (Bavarian Swabia, east of the river Lech), and the region of Upper Swabia to the west, but ...

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Renaissance

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2005

... or (German) Schwaben or (Latin) Suevia . . The term ‘Swabia’ designates both the province of Bayrisch Schwaben centred on Augsburg (Bavarian Swabia, east of the river Lech), and the region of Upper Swabia to the west, but the medieval duchy of Swabia and the Swabian Circle of the Holy Roman Empire established by Maximilian I in 1512 (which was almost conterminous with the duchy) covered a much larger area, which included territories held by the rulers of Württemberg, Hesse, Baden, and Tübingen and the counts of Hohenzollern...

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Swabia (Bavaria/Germany)   Quick reference

Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Place Names (6 ed.)

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2020

...Swabia ( Schwaben ) , Bavaria/Germany ( Alemannia ) A historic region that now encompasses part of Germany, France, and Switzerland. The present German element is a much smaller administrative district within Bavaria which takes its name from the Suebi, a Germanic people, whose name came from the Old German sweba ‘free’ or ‘independent’. Originally named after the Alemanni, the name was changed in the 11th century ....

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Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages

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2005
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... Swabia, a duchy that appeared in the 10th c., took its name from the Suebi, a people who occupied the region in the 1st century BC. Occupied by the Romans (province of Rhaetia), then by the alamanni from the 3rd c., it was called indifferently Suevia or Alamannia by 9th- and 10th-c. authors. This region had no geographical unity: the duchy of Swabia comprised the whole of the peoples who spoke Alemannic dialects, i.e. modern German Switzerland , Alsace , southern Baden-Wurtemburg, and the Bavarian plateau as far as the Lech. The comital family...

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages

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2010
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History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
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440 words

... ( Suabia ) Region in southwest *Germany . The native inhabitants were the Alemanni, who were joined by migrant Germanic kin-groups known as Suevi who moved into the area during the 4th century. By the 5th century the two cultures became integrated. *Clovis defeated them in 496 and suppressed subsequent uprisings into the early 6th century. Rather than submitting to Frankish dominance, the Swabians allied themselves with *Theodoric the Ostrogoth. Upon his defeat by the Byzantines, the Swabians ceded control to the Franks. The victors replaced the...

Philip of Swabia

Philip of Swabia (1177–1208)   Reference library

Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages

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...of Swabia ( 1177–1208 ) Philip of Swabia , king of the Romans, youngest son of Frederick I and Beatrice of Burgundy , was vowed to the clerical state and became a provost at Aachen , then in 1192 bishop of Würzburg . Laicized in 1193 , he accompanied his brother Henry VI to Italy and successively received the duchy of Tuscany , then that of Swabia . Frederick II being under age, Philip was elected king in March 1198 and found himself opposed by Otto of Brunswick , elected in June 1198 . He was crowned at Mainz on 8 Sept . The...

Conradin of Swabia

Conradin of Swabia (1252–1268)   Reference library

Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages

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2005
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...of Swabia ( 1252–1268 ) Orphan son of Conrad IV and heir to the kingdoms of Sicily and Jerusalem , Conradin was unable to impose his rights either in Germany or in southern Italy , where he was opposed first by the presence of his paternal uncle Manfred , then from 1263 by that of Charles of Anjou , invested with that kingdom by the Pope . Becoming on his uncle's death ( 1266 ) the sole focus of the Ghibellines in Italy , he went there in 1267 . Encountering the Angevins at Tagliacozzo, 23 Aug 1268 , he was forced to flee; captured...

Philip of Swabia

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Charles M. Brand

The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium

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...of Swabia , king of Germany ( 1198–1208 ); son of Frederick I Barbarossa ; born 1178 , died Bamberg 21 June 1208 . In 1197 , at the direction of his brother Henry VI , Philip married Irene , daughter of Isaac II and widow of Roger , son of Tancred of Lecce . The future Alexios IV escaped from Constantinople to Germany and spent the winter of 1201/2 at Philip's court in or near Hagenau (Alsace). With the evident support of Philip's ally Philip II of France ( M. Zaborov , VizVrem 6 [ 1953 ] 228–35), Boniface of Montferrat , leader of the...

Swabia, Duchy of

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Dynasties of the World (2 ed.)

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..., Duchy of Bertholding House 915–917 Erchanger (count palatine in the Neckar river region; proclaimed duke of Swabia 915 ) Hunfriding House 917–926 Burchard I Conradine House 926–949 Herman I House of Saxony 949–953 Liudolf (son of emperor Otto I ; deposed, died 957 ) Hunfriding House 954–973 Burchard II (son of Burchard I ) House of Saxony 973–982 Otto I (son of Liudolf ; duke of Bavaria 976 ) Conradine House 983–997 Conrad I (nephew of Herman I ) 997–1003 Herman II (son) 1003–1012 Herman III (son) House of Babenberg 1012–1015 Ernest I (son...

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New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary (2 ed.)

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... • Gambia , Zambia • Arabia , labia, Swabia • Libya , Namibia, tibia • euphorbia • agoraphobia , claustrophobia, homophobia, hydrophobia, phobia, technophobia, xenophobia, Zenobia • Nubia • rootbeer • cumbia • Colombia , Columbia • exurbia , Serbia, suburbia • Wiltshire • Flintshire • gaillardia , Nadia, tachycardia • steadier • compendia • Acadia , Arcadia, nadir, stadia • reindeer • acedia , encyclopedia, media, multimedia • Lydia , Numidia • India • belvedere • Claudia • Cambodia , odea, plasmodia, podia, roe-deer • Mafia ,...

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New Oxford American Dictionary (3 ed.)

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2015
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Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

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2015
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English Dictionaries and Thesauri
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Swabia

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The New Zealand Oxford Dictionary

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English Dictionary
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2005
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English Dictionaries and Thesauri
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31 words
Swabia

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Australian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

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2004
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English Dictionaries and Thesauri
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31 words
Swabia

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The Canadian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

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2005
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English Dictionaries and Thesauri
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30 words
Swabia

Swabia  

The term ‘Swabia’ designates both the province of Bayrisch Schwaben centred on Augsburg (Bavarian Swabia, east of the river Lech), and the region of Upper Swabia to the west, but ...
Philip of Swabia

Philip of Swabia  

(1177–1208)Philip of Swabia, king of the Romans, youngest son of Frederick I and Beatrice of Burgundy, was vowed to the clerical state and became a provost at Aachen, then ...
Staufen

Staufen  

The castle of Staufen, built by Duke Frederick of Swabia and then turned into a monastery, gave its name to one of the most important imperial dynasties. We know little ...
Rudolf of Rheinfelden, anti-king

Rudolf of Rheinfelden, anti-king  

(d. 1080)The duke of Swabia, related to the Salian dynasty, opposed Emperor Henry IV since the early 1070s, for uncertain reasons, and eventually was elected king by German opposition ...
Battle of Mellrichstadt

Battle of Mellrichstadt  

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In this battle, Emperor Henry IV prevented Rudolf of Swabia, the antiking, from combining his army in Saxony with rebel forces in Swabia. After a fierce action that saw both ...
Johannes von Winterthur

Johannes von Winterthur  

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(c.1300–1348/9) Franciscan historian, author of Chronicon a Friderico II Imperatore ad annum 1348 (‘Chronicle from Emperor Frederick II to the Year 1348’).It documents the history of Swabia and the ...

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