Duchy of Cieszyn

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Duchy of Cieszyn (Polish Księstwo cieszyńskie) was an independent duchy in the area of Cieszyn Silesia.

It shared history of Silesia and after the feudal division of Poland in 1138 was ruled by Piast dukes from Silesian line. Since 1343, when Poland acknowledged Bohemian rule over Silesia, it shared history of Bohemian Silesia. Since 1625 it came under Austrian rule (from 1766 a direct one). At the end of World War I local self-governments were established and divided the region basing on ethnic composition.

See History of Cieszyn and Tesin for more details

Dukes of Cieszyn

in 1653 Duchy of Cieszyn transferred to the Habsburg domains

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Coat of Arms

Cieszyn | Olza | Česk Těn
Zaolzie | Duchy of Cieszyn | Silesia | Upper Silesia | Cieszyn Silesia
pl:Księstwo Cieszyńskie
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