An aerea of nearly 40 000 km² - between the river Weichsel, baltic sea, the coast of Samland in the west, a narrow area north of the river Memel, the Rominter Heide in the east and Masuren in the south and southwest.
800 Years ago the knights of the German Order conquered in long and bloody battles the region and settled german craftsmen and fammers there. This Aerea gave the name to the ducal Prussia. In 1701 first time was crowned a prussian King. Since the foundation of the „Deutsches Reich“ 1871 Eastprussia was the most eastern part of Germany.
To understand however what makes Eastprussia unique, its history and why it is still significant, and why it is impotant to save its history you have to look back into the past.
You have to look for the "Prußen", a westbaltic tribe, that lived here since the year 500 A.C.
With the beginning of new age, the reformation und foundation of Ducal Prussia a lively, intellectual life developed in Eastprussia. As well in science of nature, as in arts, literature and philosophy there were celebtratet publik characters, which are wellknown over the borders of Eastprussia. They are famous all over the world.
The most famous son of Eastprussia without any doubt is Immanuel Kant.
His critical philosophy influenced not only other philosophers but also the whole world of culture and even politics. A pioneering natural scientist was Nicolaus Copernicus living in the Ermland. Famous classical authors were E.T.A. Hoffmann, Agnes Miegel, and Siegfried Lenz. The accademy of arts in Königsberg generates a lot of important artists. Käthe Kollwitz ist he most important artist of Eastprussia.
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