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History of Hanover, Lower Saxony, Germany

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Hanover, Lower Saxony, Germany

Hanover or Hannover, on the river Leine, is the capital of the federal state of Lower Saxony.

Hanover was formed by the union of several dynastic divisions of the Duchy of Brunswick-Lüneburg, with the sole exception of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel. From 1714 to 1837, it was joined in a personal union with the United Kingdom, which terminated upon the accession in Britain of Queen Victoria as under the terms of Salic Law, a woman could not rule Hanover. Until 1803, when it was occupied by French and Prussian troops, Hanover was a constituent state of the Holy Roman Empire; when it regained independence in 1814, Hanover was raised to a kingdom, which lasted until 1866.

In the Austro-Prussian War of 1866, Hanover was annexed by Prussia and became the Province of Hanover.
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"Hanover, or Hannover, a province of Prussia, is bounded N. by the German Ocean, Holstein, and Lauenburg, from which it is separated by the Elbe, N.E. by Mecklen burg-Schwerin, E. by Prussian Saxony and Brunswick, S. by Prussian Saxony, Hesse-Nassau, and Rhenish Prussia, and W. by the Netherlands. It is of very irregular shape, and is divided into three distinct portions, the first, and by far the largest, forming Hanover proper, situated on the E., and tolerably compact; the second on the W., and separated from the former by Oldenburg and Rhenish Prussia, except where the continuity is maintained by a narrow tract not more than 6 miles wide; and the third in the S., completely isolated from the other two. Besides these three principal there are three minor portions, all in the S., and a range of sandy islands lining the coast. Within the territory are included part of Brunswick and the free town of Bremen. Area, 14,856 square miles...

As a whole, Hanover is very thinly peopled, and, in proportion to its extent of surface, has fewer towns of importance than any other region in Germany. The inhabitants are generally of Saxon origin, except in the W., where they have a common origin with the Dutch, or are of Frisian extraction. The educated classes use the ordinary written language of the country, but the lower orders generally speak Low German. The principal seat of learning is the University of Göttingen. The great majority of the inhabitants are Protestants..."

Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ...
Joseph Thomas
January 1, 1895
J.B. Lippincott



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  • 1895 - Hanover / Hannover
    Hanover, or Hannover, a province of Prussia, is bounded N. by the German Ocean, Holstein, and Lauenburg, from which it is separated by the Elbe, N.E. ...Read MORE...


  • 1916
    Hanover, a city of Prussia, capital of the province of Hanover, on the Leine, an affluent of the Weser, 83 miles S. by W. of Hamburg. Lat. 52° 22'...Read MORE...




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  • 1800 - Hannover was part of the Holy Roman Empire
  • 1895 - Hanover / Hannover
    Hanover, or Hannover, a province of Prussia, is bounded N. by the German Ocean, Holstein, and Lauenburg, from which it is separated by the Elbe, N.E. ... Read MORE...

  • 1916
    Hanover, a city of Prussia, capital of the province of Hanover, on the Leine, an affluent of the Weser, 83 miles S. by W. of Hamburg. Lat. 52° 22'... Read MORE...

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