from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A historical region and former kingdom of north-central Europe including present-day northern Germany and Poland. Its ancient inhabitants, of Baltic stock, were conquered by the Teutonic Knights in the 13th century. West Prussia was ceded to Poland in 1466, and East Prussia became a Polish fief that passed to Brandenburg in 1618. The kingdom of Prussia was proclaimed in 1701 and was greatly expanded and fortified by Emperor Frederick II (reigned 1740-1786). Prussia was instrumental in the unification of Germany, and in 1871 its king was declared Emperor William I of Germany. The state became a republic in 1918 and was formally abolished after World War II.
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- proper n. A geographical area on the Baltic coast of northeastern Europe.
- proper n. A Baltic country located in this area, conquered by the Teutonic Order and ultimately absorbed into Germany.
- proper n. A German province which was originally located in this area but later greatly expanded, and which was the predecessor to and a member of the German Empire; abolished as an administrative unit at the end of the Second World War.
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- n. a former kingdom in north-central Europe including present-day northern Germany and northern Poland
The decline of tuberculosis in Prussia is very pronounced.
He was born in Prussia and became a doctor in 1933.
"Succini Prussici" by Phillip Jacob Hartmann, and the ancient laws which governed the gathering of amber in Prussia, and the punishments for stealing it.
Modern forced schooling started in Prussia in 1819 with a clear vision of what centralized schools could deliver:
Universal suffrage was not enacted in Prussia and England until well late in the 19th century, perhaps even later.
Our Sports Medicine and Performance Center, located in King of Prussia, is the first program in the region to utilize an interdisciplinary approach to sports injuries and fitness issues.
A English diplomat in Prussia, in 1809, performs the titular action and disappears.
By July 27, the Ministry of War had granted Harte permission to visit all prison camps in Prussia, to establish
Kennard found that POWs from the Stammlager at Soltau in Prussia had been sent to fifty different branch labor camps.
Hoffman to visit all POW camps and hospitals in Prussia; converse freely and unhampered with Allied prisoners, without a German interpreter or official; and to take notes and photographs of the POWs and camp equipment.
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