Duchy of Franconia

The Duchy of Franconia (German: Herzogtum Franken) was one of the five stem duchies of East Francia and the medieval Kingdom of Germany emerging in the early 10th century. The word Franconia, first used in a Latin charter of 1053, was applied like the words Francia, France, and Franken, to a portion of the land occupied by the Franks.[1]

Duchy of Franconia
Herzogtum Franken (German)
StatusStem duchy
Roman Catholic (official)
Germanic paganism
GovernmentFeudal Duchy
Succeeded by
Electoral Palatinate
Bishopric of Wurzburg
County of Nassau
County of Rieneck
Today part ofGermany
Western and Eastern Franconia, about 1000

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