Partitions of Poland-Lithuania 1772, 1793 & 1795

 

       The Partitions of Poland[note 1] were three partitions of the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth that took place toward the end of the 18th century

    and ended the existence of the state,  resulting in  the elimination of  sovereign  Poland and  Lithuania for 123 years.  The partitions were conducted

    by Habsburg Austria, the Kingdom of Prussia, and the Russian Empire, which divided up the Commonwealth lands among themselves progressively

    in the process of territorial seizures and annexations.[1][2][3][4].  In English,  the term  "Partitions of Poland" is sometimes  used  geographically as 

    toponymy, to mean the three parts that the partitioning powers divided the Commonwealth into, namely: the Austrian Partition, the Prussian Partition

    and the Russian Partition.  In Polish,  there are two separate words for the two meanings. The consecutive acts of dividing and annexationof Poland

    are referred to as rozbiór (plural: rozbiory), while the term zabór (pl. zabory) means each part of the Commonwealth annexed in 1772–95 becoming

    part of Imperial Russia, Prussia, or Austria.

    Full article at Wikipedia here.

 

Generalnaia karta oblastei pod Skipetr Vserossiiskii v 1793 godu ot Pol'shii vozvrashchennykh i razdelennykh na

gubernii i okrugi s oznacheniem i chastei otdeliaemykh k sopredel'nym namestnichestvam

General Map of Regions Restored from Poland and under the Scepter of All-Russian Rule, Divided into Provinces and

Districts, with a Description of the Delineated Administrative Parts (1793) Ivan Mironov (Kiev)

 

An early map of the second Partition, 1793.

 

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Courtesy of Biblioteka Jagiellonska Cracow

Poland in 1772 after the first Partition (1837) Jan Marcin Bansemer

 

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Poland in 1793 after the second Partition (1837) Jan Marcin Bansemer

 

The first and second partitions are combined here in green.

 

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Poland in 1795 after the third Partition (1837) Jan Marcin Bansemer

 

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The First Partition of Poland 1772 (1831) A.H. Dufour, L. Chodzko

From the Atlas historique, politique et statistique de la Pologne ancienne et moderne indiquant ses divers

demembremens et partages: dediee a Joachiom Lelewel.

 

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The Second Partition of Poland 1793 (1831) A.H. Dufour, L. Chodzko

From the Atlas historique, politique et statistique de la Pologne ancienne et moderne indiquant ses divers

demembremens et partages: dediee a Joachiom Lelewel.

 

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The Third Partition of Poland 1795 (1831) A.H. Dufour, L. Chodzko

From the Atlas historique, politique et statistique de la Pologne ancienne et moderne indiquant ses divers

demembremens et partages: dediee a Joachiom Lelewel.

 

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Das ehemalige Konigreich Polen nach den grenzen von 1772 (1872) Carl Wolff

 

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Polska w dobie rozbiorow 1770-1795  (1928) Ksiaznica Atlas 

The Partitions of Poland during the years 1770-1795

 

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This map delineates the areas partitioned by the surrounding states and the original provincial divisions (woiwodztwa)

within the border of the pre-partition Commonwealth of 1772.

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POLSKA w okresie rozbiorow (1958) Zbigniew Rzepa

The Partitions of Poland

From the University of Wisconsin Madison Digital Ligrary

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