Introduction of Saaremaa
Island in the E Baltic Sea, off the W coast of Estonia NW of the Gulf of Riga. Conquered by Teutonic Knights of the Sword in a.d. 1227, it was ruled by Livonian knights until 1560, when it passed to Denmark and then to Sweden in 1645. United with Russia when it became part of Livonia in 1721, it joined Estonia in 1918.

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