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Pribina, Ban of Croatia

Pribina was a Croatian nobleman and politician who is the first historically attested Ban of Croatia, having served under kings Miroslav and Michael Kresimir II of Croatia. Pribina is known to have killed king Miroslav during a civil war in the k ...

Krsto Ungnad

Krsto Ungnad or Kristof Ungnad was a baron and Croatian ban, whose father was named Ivan. In 1557 Ungnad, as a captain in the Croatian army, defeated the Turks in Koprivnica. Before becoming ban he was mayor of Varazdin. He assumed the role of ba ...

Svetoslav Suronja

Svetoslav Suronja, was King of Croatia from 997 to 1000. A member of the Trpimirovic dynasty, he reigned with the help of his ban, Varda. John the Deacon called him "Surinja", adopted in Croatian historiography as "Suronja", meaning "dark man" or ...

Trpimirovic dynasty

Trpimirovic dynasty was a native Croatian dynasty that ruled in the Duchy and later the Kingdom of Croatia, with interruptions by the Domagojevic dynasty from 845 until 1091. It was named after Trpimir I, the first member and founder. The most pr ...

Ljubljana Bank

Its liquidation in the early 1990s, after Slovenia declared independence, caused significant damage to the relations between Slovenia and Croatia. In 1994, the Nova Ljubljanska banka was formed with its assets, but not its liabilities. This left ...

Military history of Croatia

The military history of Croatia encompasses wars, battles and all military actions fought on the territory of modern Croatia and the military history of the Croat people regardless of political geography.

Croatia during World War I

The Triune Kingdom was part of Austria-Hungary during World War I. Its territory was administratively divided between the Austrian and Hungarian parts of the empire; Medimurje and Baranja were in the Hungarian part, the Kingdom of Croatia-Slavoni ...

Lora (Split)

Lora is a harbor in the northwestern part of Split, Croatia, in the Bay of Kastela. It is currently used as a naval base of the Croatian Navy. Located right next to the Brodosplit shipyard, it has been an important naval base of Yugoslav Navy and ...

Mirna-class patrol boat

The Mirna class is a class of eleven patrol boats built for the Yugoslav Navy by the Titos Kraljevica Shipyard. Intended as a replacement for the earlier Type 131 boats, the new class was completed during the early 1980s and commissioned in the J ...

Silba-class landing ship-minelayer

The Silba class is a class of three landing ships, also used as minelayers, built for the Yugoslav and Croatian Navy during the 1980s and 1990s. The ships were built at the Brodogradiliste specijalnih objekata shipyard in Split with slight differ ...

Una-class submarine

The Una -class submarine was a class of six midget submarines built for the Yugoslav Navy at the Brodogradiliste specijalnih objekata during the 1980s. They were designed with the purpose of laying small minefields and transporting naval special ...

Croatian submarine Velebit

Velebit was a modified Una -class midget submarine and the only submarine to see service with the Croatian Navy. It was built for the Yugoslav Navy during the 1980s where it was named Soca. At the outbreak of the Croatian War of Independence Soca ...

Croatian military ranks

Labels ranks for members of the Croatian Ground Army and Croatian Air Force and Defense are identical, except that the ranks of the Ground Army are gold and of the Air Force and Defense are silver. Insignia for officers of the army, Navy and air ...

Admiral flote

Admiral flote is the fifth and highest Admiral of the Croatian Navy. This officer is referred to as, and is considered the equivalent of, a five-star Fleet Admiral. The insignia for a Croatian Senior Admiral is two thick rank stripes on both the ...

Stozerni general

Stozerni general is the highest rank in the Croatian Army and the Croatian Air Force branches of the Republic of Croatia Armed Forces. It corresponds to Admiral flote rank used in the Croatian Navy. Stozerni general corresponds to other five-star ...

Alejandro sniper rifle

The Alejandro sniper rifle is a bolt-action rifle which was designed and manufactured in Cuba by the Union de Industrias Militares. It was named after the code name used by Fidel Castro in the Sierra Maestra, which was also his middle name.

Mambi AMR

The Mambi AMR is a semi-automatic anti-material rifle designed and manufactured in Cuba. It was named after the Mambises, who were rebel soldiers that fought against the Kingdom of Spain during the Cuban War of Independence.

Military history of Cuba

The Military history of Cuba begins with the islands conquest by the Spanish and its battles afterward to gain its independence. Since the Communist takeover by Fidel Castro in 1959, Cuba has been involved with many major conflicts of the Cold Wa ...

Fidel Castro in the Cuban Revolution

The Cuban communist revolutionary and politician Fidel Castro took part in the Cuban Revolution from 1953 to 1959. Following on from his early life, Castro decided to fight for the overthrow of Fulgencio Batistas military junta by founding a para ...

Cyprus Navy

The Cyprus Naval Command is the armed sea wing of the Cyprus National Guard. This force does not possess any capital ships or other major warships, but is equipped with patrol boats, landing craft, surface-to-surface missile systems and integrate ...

2018 Czech Social Democratic Party government referendum

From 21 May 2018 to 14 June 2018 the Czech Social Democratic Party held a referendum to determine whether it should join the minority government of Andrej Babis with potential confidence and supply from the Communist Party. 17.683 party members w ...

601st Special Forces Group

The 601st Special Forces Group of General Moravec or 601 SFG is a special forces unit of the Czech Armed Forces. It was officially created in 2003, the product of reorganizations in the Military of the Czech Republic in that year. However, it has ...

Czech Afghanistan Contingent

The Czech Afghanistan Contingent or Kontingent specialnich sil is a joint military force of the Czech Armed Forces deployed mainly in the southern region of Afghanistan in Kandahar province, Nangarhar province and Helmand province. Czech combat f ...

Accra

Accra is the capital of Ghana covering an area of 225.67 km 2 with an estimated urban population of 2.27 million as of 2012. It is organized into 12 local government districts – 11 municipal districts and the Accra Metropolitan District, which is ...

Balasore district

Balasore District also known as Baleswar District or Baleshwar District, is an administrative district of Odisha state in eastern India. Balasore is one of the coastal Districts of Odisha. It lies on the northernmost part of the state. It was a p ...

Danish India

Danish India was the name given to the colonies of Denmark in India, forming part of the Danish colonial empire. Denmark–Norway held colonial possessions in India for more than 200 years, including the town of Tharangambadi in present-day Tamil N ...

Piltene

September 1234: Bishopric of Courland Bistum Kurland established formally declared on 11 February 1232, consisting of three separate enclaves after numerous distributions of the Couronian lands among the Bishops of Courland, and of Riga, and the ...

Saint Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands

Saint Thomas is one of the Virgin Islands in the Caribbean Sea and, together with Saint John, and Saint Croix, form a county and constituent district of the United States Virgin Islands, an unincorporated territory of the United States. Located o ...

Serampore

Serampore is a city of Hooghly district in the Indian state of West Bengal. It is the headquarter of the Srirampore subdivision. It is a part of the area covered by Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority. It is a pre-colonial city on the west ...

Sovereignty Act

The Sovereignty Act or the Absolute and Hereditary Monarchy Act refers to two similar constitutional acts that introduced absolute and hereditary monarchy in the Kingdom of Denmark and absolute monarchy in the Kingdom of Norway, which was already ...

Vestre Landsret

The Vestre Landsret is one of Denmarks two High Courts, along with the Ostre Landsret. Both High Courts function both as a civil and criminal court of first instance and a civil and criminal appellate court for cases from the subordinate courts. ...

Fighter Wing Skrydstrup

Fighter Wing Skrydstrup is an air base of the Royal Danish Air Force situated in southern Jutland. It is home to the 30 operative F-16 fighters of the RDAF along with a T-17 Saab Supporter, and a single search and rescue helicopter covering south ...

SPECTRA helmet

The SPECTRA helmet or CGF Gallet Combat Helmet is the PASGT-style ballistic helmet in use with the French military, and the armies of several other countries. Built by CGF Gallet, it weighs 1.4 kg, is available in three sizes, and is made from ul ...

Danish M1923 helmet

The M/23 helmet was a combat helmet issued to Danish troops during the interwar period and saw service in the Second World War. It was the first helmet to be issued to the Danish Army and Navy. The helmet was produced locally by the company A/S G ...

StanFlex

StanFlex is a modular mission payload system used by the Kongelige Danske Marine. Originally conceived during the 1980s as a way of replacing several classes of minor war vessel with a single class of multi-role ships the Flyvefisken class, the S ...

General War Commissioner

General War Commissioner was a military office in various German states as well as in Denmark-Norway. It was the military officer in charge of national conscription, collection of war contributions, equipment, provisioning, payroll and military d ...

Lundtoftbjerg

Lundtoftbjerg is an area 1 mile south of the small village Lundtoft in the southern part of Jutland, Denmark where the first fighting between Danish and German troops took place in 1940. At 4:50 in the morning of April 9, 1940, a Danish platoon o ...

Churchillparken

Churchillparken is a public park in Copenhagen, Denmark, occupying a tract of land between Kastellet, a 17th-century fortress, and the street Esplanaden. Located on the former esplanade which used to surround Kastellet, the area has a long histor ...

Garnisons Cemetery, Copenhagen

Garrison Cemetery is a cemetery in Copenhagen, Denmark. It was inaugurated in 1671 on a site just outside the Eastern City Gate, as a military cemetery complementing the naval Holmens Cemetery which had been inaugurated a few years earlier on a n ...

Memorial to Nordic Volunteers and Fallen

The Memorial to Nordic Volunteers and Fallen, located on Smedelinien, part of Kastellet, is a memorial to 28 Norwegian, Swedish and Finnish volunteers of the First and First Schleswig War. It was inaugurated in 1920 to design by Anders Bundgaard.

Melbylejren

Melbylejren is a former military installation and training ground situated at Liseleje in Halsnæs Municipality, North Zealand, some 60 km north of Copenhagen, Denmark. It was established in 1886 and decommissioned in 2003 and the buildings are no ...

List of Danish Military Installations

Naval Station Kongsore, Kongsore Naval Station Århus, Århus Naval Station Lyngsbæk, Lyngsbæk Naval Station Holmen, Copenhagen Naval Station Esbjerg, Esbjerg Naval Station Mon, Mon

Army Operational Command (Denmark)

Army Operational Command, short HOK ", was the Danish Armys top authority. It is a Level.II command authority, directly under the Defence Command. HOK was formed on 1 January 1991. The origin of HOK can be traced back to 1808, with the forming of ...

Ranks and insignia of Royal Danish Navy

The Royal Danish Navy ranks follows the NATO system of ranks and insignia, as does the rest of the Danish Defence. Outside this ranking system there are physicians, nurses and veterinarians, while priests and judicial personnel wear totally diffe ...

Eskadrille 723

The Danish Navy Air Squadron, was the aerial component of the Danish navy, from 1977 to December 31, 2010. Operationally it was directly under command of the Danish Naval Command, but maintenance of the eight Westland Lynx helicopters and trainin ...

Orlogsværftet

Orlogsværftet was a Danish naval shipyard under the Royal Danish Navy. Before 1924, it was an integral part of the naval base at Holmen in central Copenhagen, Denmark, with an independent management from 1692 when Olaus Judichær became the first ...

Charlotte Amalie Winge

Charlotte Amalie Winge was the royal mistress of King Frederick V of Denmark. She is known as Madam Winge and was, alongside Else Hansen, one of only two women known to have been long term lovers of the king.

Helena Guttormsdotter

Helena Guttormsdotter, floruit 1205, was a Swedish noble and landholder, known as the royal mistress of Valdemar II of Denmark. Helena was the daughter of the Swedish earl Guttorm jarl. She married the Danish noble Esbern Snare and became the mot ...

List of Purveyors to the Court of Denmark

Royal warrants of appointment in Denmark are historically differentiated between purveyors to the king or queen and purveyors to the royal Danish court.

Thiele (retail opticians)

The company was founded in 1817 when Frederik Anton Thiele 1792-1859 was granted a royal license to "manufacture and sell any kind of astronomic, mathematical, chemical, physical, optical, mineralogical and mechanical instrument or device". His s ...