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ID: 7012456
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/tgn/7012456

 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Franken (historical region)  Franken (historical region)

Coordinates:
Lat: 50 00 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 50.0000  decimal degrees
Long: 090 00 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 90.0000  decimal degrees

Note: Franken was one of the five major dukedoms of early medieval Germany, occupying an area now divided among what is now Bavaria, Baden-W├╝rttemberg, Rheinland-Palatinate, and Hesse. It was named after the Germanic tribe of the Franks, who settled it in the early 6th century CE, Claimed by the Merovingian dynasty in the early 8th century, it became part of the Frankish kingdom of Austrasia in the 9th century. Franken's dukes founded the Franconian (or Salian) line of German emperors. By the 13th century, its fragmentation into smaller principalities began. The name of the old duchy survives in the northwest section of Bavaria, in the names of the districts of Upper, Middle, and Lower Franken.

Names:
Franken (preferred,C,V,German-P,U,N)
Franconia (C,O,English,U,N)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Europe (continent)  ....  Europe (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Germany (nation)  ........  Germany (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Franken (historical region)  ............  Franken (historical region) (P,H)

Place Types:
historical region (preferred, C)
duchy (H)

Sources and Contributors:
Franconia..........  [BHA, VP]
....................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 309
....................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 414
Franken..........  [BHA, VP Preferred]
.................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
.................  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-2014) Franconia, accessed 11 June 2004
.................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988)
Subject: .....  [BHA, VP]
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 309
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-2014) Franconia, accessed 11 June 2004
..................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 414
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Canby, Historic Places (1984) 1:309
..........  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-2014) Franconia, acessed 11 June 2004

 

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