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    The Duchy of Clevesball was a Holy Roman Imperial duchyball.

    History

    Duchy of Clevesball started back when it was a 2ball, then they formed Germaniaball, then after the Romans collapsed, the Germans (Germanics) spread into Western Europe, then the Frankish Empireball came along, then forming the HREball.

    Rise to power

    King Sigismund of Germany raised Count Adolph I to the status of a duke and a Prince of the Holy Roman Empireball in 1417. The File:Cleves-Mark-icon.png Cleves-Markball territories became one of the most significant estates of the Lower Rhenish–Westphalian Circle in 1500, rivaled by the Prince-Bishopric of Münsterball.

    When John III succeeded his father as Duke of Cleves in 1521, the states of File:County of Jülich-icon.png Jülichball, Bergball, Clevesball, Markball and File:County of Ravensberg-icon.png Ravensbergball formed the United Duchies of Jülich-Cleves-Bergball. His daughter Anne of Cleves (1515–1557) even became Queen Consort of England for a few months in 1540, as her brother William, duke since 1539, quarreled with Emperor Charles V over the possession of Gueldersball and sought support from King Henry VIII.

    Decline

    When the last duke of Jülich-Cleves-Bergball died issueless in 1609, the War of the Jülich succession broke out and it was divided up. Clevesball was incorporated into the Margraviate of Brandenburgball. It was occupied by baguette forces during the Seven Years War, then French First Republicball during the French Revolutionary Wars and later First French Empireball, parts of it went to Grand Duchy of Bergball.

    It was finally re-annexed by Kingdom of Prussiaball and some parts went to the United Kingdom of the Netherlandsball.


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