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ID: 7024274
 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 51 00 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 51.0000  decimal degrees
Long: 011 00 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 11.0000  decimal degrees

Note: Located in modern Germany; settled by Germanic Thuringians ca. 350 CE; invaded by Huns 5th cen.; formed independent kingdom ca. 500; conquered by Franks 6th cen.; ruled by Charlemagne after 804; landgraves were princes of Holy Roman Empire; was often linked to Sachsen; divided in 15th cen.; partially united under Weimar Republic in 1920; see also modern region of Thüringen, re-established just prior to re-unification of Germany.

Names:
Thüringen (preferred,C,V,German-P,U,N)
Thuringia (H,O,S,English-P,U,N)  ............ named after Germanic Thuringian peoples
Thuringian (C,O,English,U,A)

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

Additional Parents:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Europe (continent)  ....  Europe (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Germany (nation)  ........  Germany (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Thuringia (historical region)  ............  Thuringia (historical region) (P,H)

Place Types:
historical region (preferred, C)  ............  reunited with BRD, 1990
kingdom (H)  ............  of the Thuringians, established by 500 AD
march (H)  ............  founded by Charlemagne in 804 as buffer against Slavs; siezed by Otto, duke of Saxony, in 933

Related geographic places:
distinguished from ....  Thuringia .......... (state)
..................................  (World, Europe, Germany) [7003689]

Sources and Contributors:
Thüringen..........  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP Preferred]
....................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
....................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Thuringia..........  [GRLPSC, VP]
....................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 931
....................  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (1994-2002) accessed 04/15/99
....................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
....................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 1210
Thuringian..........  [VP]
.......................  OED2 on CD-ROM (1994)
Subject: .....  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP]
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 931
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (1994-2002) accessed 04/15/99
..................  OED2 on CD-ROM (1994)
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 1210
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1985)

 

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