Duchy of Pomerania-Wolgast
(Teil-)Herzogtum Pommern-Wolgast (German)
Księstwo wołogoskie (Polish)
Ducatus Wolgastensis (Latin)
1295–1478
Coat of arms
Pomerania-Wologast in 1400.
StatusState of the Holy Roman Empire
CapitalWolgast
Religion
Roman Catholic
GovernmentFeudal duchy
Duke 
• 1295–1309 (first)
Bogislaw IV
• 1474–1478 (last)
Wartislaw X
Historical eraLate Middle Ages
• Partition of the Duchy of Pomerania
1295
• Partition of part of its territory into Pomerania-Stolp and Pomerania-Neustettin
25 May 1368
• Partition of part of its territory into Pomerania-Stargard
1377
• Unification of the Duchy of Pomerania
1478
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Duchy of Pomerania
Pomerania-Neustettin
Duchy of Pomerania
Pomerania-Stolp
Pomerania-Stargard
Pomerania-Barth
Pomerania-Neustettin
Today part ofPoland
Germany

The Duchy of Pomerania-Wolgast,[a] also known as the Duchy of Wolgast, and the Duchy of Wołogoszcz,[b] was a feudal duchy in Western Pomerania within the Holy Roman Empire. Its capital was Wolgast. It was ruled by the Griffin dynasty.[1] It existed in the Late Middle Ages era from 1295 to 1478.[1][2]

The state was formed in 1160, in the partition of the Duchy of Pomerania, with duke Bogislaw IV, as its first ruler.[1] In 1478, the state was incorporated into the re-unified Duchy of Pomerania, under the rule of duke Bogislaw X.[2] During its existence, part of its territory was partitioned into Pomerania-Stolp (1368), Pomerania-Neustettin (1368),[3] Pomerania-Barth (1376),[4] and Pomerania-Stargard (1377).[5][6][7]

Symbols

The coat of arms of the duchy was the escutcheon separated into two halves, with the upper half being red, and lower half, a blue and yellow (gold) checker. In the upper half is placed white (silver) upper half of a Griffin. It was originally the coat of arms of the Bernstein Land.[8]

List of rulers

Citations

Notes

  1. ^ German: (Teil-)Herzogtum Pommern-Wolgast
  2. ^ Polish: Księstwo wołogoskie; Latin: Ducatus Wolgastensis

References

  1. ^ a b c Edward Rymar, Rodowód książąt pomorskich, p. 170.
  2. ^ a b Zdzisław Machura, O Księżnych i Książętach znanych z historii miasta Słupska: publikacja wydana z okazji X Jubileuszowego Jarmarku Gryfitów.
  3. ^ Werner Buchholz, Pommern, Siedler, 1999, pp.143,146,147
  4. ^ Oliver Auge, Die pommerschen Greifen als Fürsten von Rügen und Herzöge von Barth, in: Melanie Ehler, Matthias Müller (eds.), Unter fürstlichem Regiment. Barth als Residenz der pommerschen Herzöge, pp. 13–30.
  5. ^ Źródła do kaszubsko-polskich aspektów Pomorza Zachodniego do roku 1945 by B. Wachowiak, Pomorze Zachodnie pod rządami książąt plemiennych i władców z dynastii Gryfitów. p 123.
  6. ^ Gryfici. Książęta Pomorza Zachodniego by K. Kozłowski and J. Podralski, p. 73.
  7. ^ Książęcy ród Gryfitów by J. W. Szymański. p. 114.
  8. ^ Encyklopedia Szczecina, vol. 1. A-O. p. 336.

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