Russians invade Livonia in a war of succession (51 words)

Historical Context Note

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  • The Literary Encyclopedia. Volume 1.3.1: The Writing and Culture of the Baltic States.


A Russian force invades Livonia (a historic region along the eastern coast of the Baltic, in present-day Latvia and Estonia). This opens a war of succession to the Baltic lands of the German knights which rages until 1571, and draws in conflicting claims to the territories from Poland, Russia, Sweden and Denmark.

Editors. "Russians invade Livonia in a war of succession". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 February 2011
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