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Bailiwick on the Adige
Ballei An Der Etsch
Arms-Teutonic-Order
c. 1260 - present

Capital
Circle
Bench
Bolzano
Austrian
Swabian Prelates until ?
Founded c. 1260
Abolished 1803

An der Etsch (English: On the Adige) was a bailiwick of the Teutonic Order, based in modern Trentino-Alto Adige in Italy. The bailiwick was founded in c. 1260 by invitation of the Bishop of Trent, and quickly gained lands from the restless vassals of the bishops. Their seat was in Bolzano. The Teutonic Order originally held a seat in the Imperial Diet through An der Etsch, but it was eventually lost as the Habsburgs eventually gained dominance over the bailiwick. It was refounded in the 19th Century.


Teutonic Order
Related Orders: Knights Hospitaller | Swordbrothers Order
Bailiwicks: on the Adige | Alsace and Burgundy | Austria | Biesen | Coblenz
Franconia | Hesse | Lorraine | Saxony | Thuringia | Utrecht | Westphalia


Austrian Circle
on the Adige | Austria (bailiwick) | Breisgau | Brixen | Carinthia | Carniola | Chur | Friuli
Further Austria | Gorizia | Lower Austria | Styria | Tarasp | Trent | Tyrol | Upper Austria

Earlier Members:
Austria (archduchy) | Gradisca | Gurk | Hardegg | Lavant | Losenstein | Rogendorf
Schaunberg | Seckau | Wolkenstein-Rodenegg

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