History of Germany

Partitions of Poland
Rejtan at Sejm 1773 ©Jan Matejko
1772 Jan 1 - 1793

Partitions of Poland


During 1772 to 1795 Prussia instigated the partitions of Poland by occupying the western territories of the former Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth. Austria and Russia resolved to acquire the remaining lands with the effect that Poland ceased to exist as a sovereign state until 1918.

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