Name of the Dynasty. The dynasty is known by two names, Pomerania, after their primary fief, and Griffin, after their coat of arms, which had featured a griffin since the late 12th century: the first verifiable use of the griffin as the dynasty's heraldic emblem occurred in a seal of Casimir II, Duke of Pomerania, which showed the imaginary beast within a shield, and was attached to a document ...
Pomerelia, also known as Eastern Pomerania, Vistula Pomerania, prior to World War II also known as Polish Pomerania, a historical sub-region of Pomerania on the southern shore of the Baltic Sea. The designation of Gdańsk Pomerania , [d] is largely coextensive with Pomerelia, but does not cover the Chełmno Land (including the Michałów Land ).
02/07/2015 · The title "Duke of Saxony" or "Duke of the Saxons" is first noted in documentation from the early 11th century. The choice of Lothar von Süpplingenburg to succeed as duke of Saxony after the extinction of the Billung family in the male line in 1106 marked a turning point in Saxon history (see Chapter 4).
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