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

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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.

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