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Berg



Introduction of Berg
Former duchy east of the Rhine River near Cologne,in North Rhine-Westphalia, with its chief city atDСЊsseldorf. Becoming a countship in 1180, it developedDСЊsseldorf as a Rhine port in the 13th centuryunder Count Adolf V. Berg, came under JСЊlich in1348 and was later made a duchy. The two duchieswere united in 1423. When the ducal line of Berg-JСЊlich died out in the 16th century, Berg came underKleve. After being embroiled in the Thirty Years'War, Berg passed to Palatine-Neuberg. Napoleonmade Berg a grand duchy in his Confederation ofthe Rhine in 1806. After the Napoleonic Wars theduchy became part of Prussia.Former duchy east of the Rhine River near Cologne,in North Rhine-Westphalia, with its chief city atDСЊsseldorf. Becoming a countship in 1180, it developedDСЊsseldorf as a Rhine port in the 13th centuryunder Count Adolf V. Berg, came under JСЊlich in1348 and was later made a duchy. The two duchieswere united in 1423. When the ducal line of Berg-JСЊlich died out in the 16th century, Berg came underKleve. After being embroiled in the Thirty Years'War, Berg passed to Palatine-Neuberg. Napoleonmade Berg a grand duchy in his Confederation ofthe Rhine in 1806. After the Napoleonic Wars theduchy became part of Prussia.