Place:Estonia, Russia

Alt namesEstlandsource: FHLC
Revalsource: FHLC
Ėstli︠a︡ndii︠a︡source: FHLC
TypeHistorical Province
Located inRussia
See alsoEstoniaCurrently This
Contained Places
Historical district
source: Family History Library Catalog
source: Family History Library Catalog

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The Governorate of Estonia (also Esthonia; ; ) or Duchy of Estonia, also known as the Government of Estonia, was a governorate of the Russian Empire in what is now northern Estonia. It bordered the Livonian Governorate to the south.

The Governorate was gained by the Russian Empire from Sweden during the Great Northern War in 1721. The Russian Tsars held the title Duke of Estonia (Knyaz' Estlyandskii), during the Imperial Russian era in English sometimes also referred to as Prince of Estonia.

Until the late 19th century the governorate was administered independently by the local Baltic German nobility through a feudal Regional Council.

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