Place:Moravia, Austria

redirected from Place:Mähren, Austria
Alt namesMährensource: German
Moravasource: Czech
TypeFormer province, Historical region
Coordinates49.5°N 17°E
Located inAustria     (1867 - 1918)
Also located inAustria-Hungary, Europe     (1867 - 1918)
Czechoslovakia     (1918 - 1992)
Czech Republic     (1992 - )

This page refers to this place as it existed in 1900 when Moravia was one of 17 crown lands in Austria-Hungary, which existed from 1867 to 1918.

From 1918 to 1992 this area was located in Czechoslavakia.

From 1992 to present this area is located in the Czech Republic.


Historical background

the text in this section is copied from an article in Wikipedia

Moravia is a historical country in Central Europe in the east of the Czech Republic and one of the historical Czech lands, together with Bohemia and Czech Silesia. It was also one of the 17 former crown lands of the Cisleithanian part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire from 1867 to 1918 and one of the five lands of Czechoslovakia from 1918 to 1928.

It takes its name from the Morava river which rises in the northwest of the region. Moravia's largest city and former capital is Brno; before the Thirty Years' War, there were two capitals: Olomouc and Brno.

This page uses content from the English Wikipedia. The original content was at Moravia. The list of authors can be seen in the page history. As with WeRelate, the content of Wikipedia is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

Timeline for this geographic area

  • pre 1782 - Moravia is known as the Margaviate of Moravia.
  • From 1782 to 1850 - becomes "Moravia-Silesia", following a merge with Austrian Silesia
  • From 1804 to 1867 - located in Austrian Empire
  • From 1867 to 1918 - located in Austria-Hungary and is one of the crown lands
  • 1918 - located in Czechoslovakia and known as a "Land".
  • 1928 - becomes "Moravian-Silesian" Land (again), following a merge with Czech Silesia
  • 1938 - the southwestern and northern peripheries are annexed by Nazi Germany.
  • From 1939 to 1945 - the remnant of Moravia was an administrative unit within the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia during the German occupation of Czechoslovakia
  • 1945 - ...

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source: Family History Library Catalog