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Pol. Mazowsze, historic region, central Poland. At the death (1138) of Boleslaus III, Mazovia became an independent duchy under the Piast dynasty. It became a suzerainty of Great Poland in 1351 and was finally united with it in 1526.
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In Greater and Lesser Poland, as well as in Masovia, Ruthenia, and Lithuania, Latin was also more convenient and easier to understand for merchants (Bogucka & Samsonowicz 1986: 267), who had to keep records and frequently belonged to the municipal elite (Bartoszewicz 1999: 11).
TVU, representing Tees Valley, works with regional authorities from Cheshire, Saxony-Anhalt, North Rhine Westphalia, Asturias, Masovia, Estonia, Novara, Limburg, Schleswig-Holstein and Usti region.
Although they had already reached the lands of the future Polish state by the eleventh century, the earliest written mention of their settlements in Silesia, Greater Poland, and Masovia date back to the thirteenth century.
Friedrich Gross was at about the same time arrested in Warsaw (then capital of the province of Masovia, voivodeship of Poland)--indicating he was not on his way to Denmark, but probably to the imperial court in Vienna, or to the Elector of Saxony in Dresden or Leipzig.
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