Inflanty


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Inflanty

 

the Polish name of Livonia (Livland). Almost all of Livonia was under the rule of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth from 1561 to 1629. By the truce of Altmark in 1629, the greater part of Livonia passed to Sweden, and the territory that continued to be known as Inflanty was confined to the eastern part of modern Latvia; after 1677 the territory was called the Principality of Inflanty. The principality was annexed by Russia in 1772.

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According to the treaty, Latgale (Wojewodztwo inflanckie [the Inflanty Voivodeship]) was separated from Vidzeme which remained under the Swedish rule.
After that, this name disappeared for many centuries, and it was substituted by the name Inflanty Voivodeship as a province of the Polish-Lithuanian State.
In the period from 1900 to 1905, Latgale was mentioned exclusively in the context of considering the aspects of Latvia's historic development emphasizing the peculiar features of Latgale's (Inflanty's) development.