A territory around the River Oder with the Baltic to the north. Its name derives from a Slav tribe that settled there in the 5th century. From 1062 to 1637 it enjoyed much independence, ruled by its dukes, but after the Peace of Westphalia in 1648 it was divided between Sweden and Brandenburg. In 1720 Prussia acquired most of Swedish Pomerania.
Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).