• S. H. Steinberg
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Modern Polish history begins with the three partitions of the elective kingdom between Russia, Austria and Prussia in 1772, 1793 and 1795. After the creation by Napoleon I of a semi-independent ‘Grand-Duchy of Warsaw’ under the King of Saxony (1807–13), the country was again partitioned at the Congress of Vienna in 1815. Thereby the old kingdom of Poland was distributed as follows: Russia, 178,000 sq. miles; Austria, 30,000 sq. miles; Prussia, 29,000 sq. miles; the ‘Kingdom of Poland’, in personal union with Russia, 47,000 sq. miles; and the free city of Cracow.

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