Lauenburg

Lauenburg

(lou`ənbo͝orkh), former duchy, NE central Germany, on the right bank of the lower Elbe. The duchy belonged to a branch of the house of Saxony from the 12th to the late 17th cent., when it passed to the house of Hanover. Lauenburg was occupied by France from 1803 to 1813. The Congress of Vienna awarded (1815) it to Prussia and made it a member state of the German Confederation, but Prussia ceded it to the Danish crown in exchange for W Pomerania. In the Danish War of 1864 the duchy was seized by Prussia and Austria, and Austria soon afterward ceded its rights to Prussia. Lauenburg was incorporated into the province of Schleswig-Holstein in 1876 and ceased to be a duchy in 1918.
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Tankers Torvanger and Lauenburg seen here berthed at Teesport on March 26, 1984
000 soldats sont engages en Saxe-Anhalt pour renforcer des digues, tandis que le Schleswig-Holstein se preparait, notamment a Lauenburg (40 km au sud-est de Hambourg), oE l'Elbe doit atteindre son plus haut niveau jeudi.
5 meters (31 feet) overnight in the threatened town of Lauenburg, 40 kilometers (25 miles) Southeast of Hamburg, still almost twice as high as normal.
And in Schleswig-Holstein in the north, fears focused on the town of Lauenburg, 40 kilometres (25 miles) southeast of Hamburg, where the Elbe was expected to peak on Thursday.
Further downstream, towns including Lauenburg and the village of Hitzacker in Lower Saxony were preparing for the peak to hit in coming days.
Schleswig-Holstein and Lauenburg, wrested from Denmark in 1864
In order to illustrate this, he compared two German provinces: Herzogtum Lauenburg and the Demnin.
Lauenburg, the town of his birth, was also fought over in this way, except that everyone wanted to claim it while no nation wanted Lipczinski.
Dr Paul Loffler, missiologist and ecumenical pioneer, died at the age of 79 on 26 September 2010 in Lauenburg, Germany.
The 5-km study region includes parts of two counties, Lauenburg to the north and Harburg to the south.