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Prussia may refer to several related areas:

  • The German theocratic state of the Teutonic Order on the southeastern coast of the Baltic Sea, from 1525 a secularized Duchy under Grand Master Albert von Hohenzollern and his successors.
  • The Kingdom of Prussia, as it became from January 1701, continued its rule by the German Hohenzollern dynasty, at first including Prussia and Brandenburg, a principality with Berlin as its capital. Initially a part of the Holy Roman Empire, Prussia gradually expanded in size, eventually becoming the dominant part of the German Empire, with the Prussian King also being the German Emperor.

External links


  • The Evolution of Prussia by Sir J. A. R. Marriott, M.A., and Sir Charles Grant Robertson, C.V.O., LL.D., M.A., Revised edition, Clarendon Press, Oxford U.K. 1946.