A more formal look at the History of Galicia and the Jews

An overview of the territory given the name "Galicia"

Pre history
Spread of Lusation culture
Prior 500 A D
Development of the Wiskabue Tribe/Lugian Union
500 - 700
Domination by Croats
700 - 880
Expansion of the Wislanian Territorial State
880 - 910
Overlordship by Moravia
966
Poland founded and converted to Christianity by Mieszko I
990
The Wislanie annexed to the new Polish State
1000 - 1241
Regionalism, as the Kingdom of Little Poland, and Palatinate Sandomir, the Polish capital, moved to Krakow.
1241 - 1288
Three Mongolian invasions by the armies of the Ghengis Khan and his successors
1288 - 1330
Galicia as the Polish frontier and main area for eastward expansion
1330 - 1370
The reign of King Casimir the Great. The annexation of Halychyna and Volhynia. Border rivalry with Lithuania.
1330 - 1570
Jagiellonian Poland. Establishment of Galician towns and the spread of Magdeburgian town law.
1502 - 1510
Invasion by the Turks from the East
1500 - 1700
The imposition of serfdom
1600 - 1650
Tartar incursions
1650 - 1660
The Swedish Deluge
1667
Mielnitza established as town
1700 - 1702
The Northern War
1700 - 1772
The dissolution of the State
1768 - 1772
Confederation of Bar: From 1768 - 1772, an anti-Russian rising known as the "Confederation of Bar" was crushed by the Russians. Over 5000 captured "szlachta" were sent to Siberia. Among the few who escaped was Kazimierz Pulaski who was to play an important role in the United States' struggle for independence.
1772
Occupation by the Austro-Hungarian Empire, the First Partition
1781 - 1849
The struggle against serfdom
1786
The land Katester
Earliest records/documents of our families. Our maternal ggg/father Rachmiel Lieb REITER, 1791-1861, wife Sarah unknown.
1793 - 1795
The Kosciuszko War for Independence
1805 - 1812
Impact of Napoleonic hegemony
Birth of our paternal gg/father, Moshe Juda BLIZER, 1810-1880, wife Sosie WASSER or WALZER
1831
Asiatic Cholera epidemic
1846
The Galician Peasant Uprising
1847
Typhus and Cholera outbreaks
1848 - 1849
The emancipation of the Galician peasants (Hungarian revolt)
1853 - 1855
The great famine. The "Great Cholera", 1854, "Little Cholera", 1873
1850 - 1900
The struggle for democracy and overpopulation effects
1880 - 1914
The breaking up of the estates
1905
Year of Strikes
1914 -1921
World War I. The passing of the Eastern Front through Galicia several times. The collapse of Austria. The Polish - Russian War.(4)

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