The Order, however, was soon defeated and, in reaction, Konrad called on the Pope for yet another crusade and for help from the Teutonic Knights.  In 1346, the Duchy of Estonia was sold by the King of Denmark for 19,000 Köln marks to the Teutonic Order. On 10 December 1525 at their session in Königsberg the Prussian estates established the Lutheran Church in Ducal Prussia by deciding the Church Order..  The Saxon Hanse cities urged Prussia to intervene, but Conrad of Jungingen was more worried about a Danish victory.  Thereafter referred to as Ducal Prussia (German language: Herzogliches Preußen, Preußen Herzoglichen Anteils; Polish language: Prusy Książęce  Early in 1224, Emperor Frederick II announced at Catania that Livonia, Prussia with Sambia, and a number of neighboring provinces were under Imperial immediacy (German language: Reichsfreiheit). King Casimir IV agreed and the War of the Cities or Thirteen Years' War broke out. So the members of the Hanseatic League did consider merchants from Prussian cities as their like, but also accepted the Grand Master of the Order as the sole territorial ruler ever at their Hanseatic Diets, representing Prussia. Although the order was compelled to give up only Samogitia and the Dobrzyń land (Treaty of Toruń, 1411), its military might was broken. He already enjoyed the confidence of the Hohenstaufen emperor Frederick II, whom he had served as a diplomat.  Most cities were prevailingly populated with immigrants from Middle Germany and Silesia, where many knights of the order had their homelands. 1291); (2) Marienburg, Prussia (modern Malbork, Pol. Heinrich von Plauen was elected vice-grand master and led the Teutonic Knights through the Siege of Marienburg in 1410. In 1402, the March of Brandenburg gave the New March in pawn to the Teutonic Order, which kept it until Brandenburg redeemed it again in 1454 and 1455, respectively, by the Treaties of Cölln and Mewe. The chances of reunification were dim, as the various branches of the Piast dynasty pursued their vested interests and further subdivided... Save 50% off a Britannica Premium subscription and gain access to exclusive content. The cathedral capitular canons of Culm, Pomesania and Samland were simultaneously members of the Teutonic Order since the 1280s, ensuring a strong influence by the Order. Formed in the year 1192 in Acre, in the Levant, the medieval order played an important role in Outremer (the general name for the Crusader states), controlling the port tolls of Acre. In 1233, led by the Landmeister (provincial leader) Hermann Balk and using an army of volunteer laymen recruited mainly from central Germany, the Teutonic Knights began the conquest of Prussia. The order was then granted extensive rights of autonomy; but the knights’ demands became so excessive that they were expelled from Hungary in 1225. In the late 17th century Louis XIV secularized its possessions in France. The assimilation of the Livonian Brothers of the Sword (established in Livonia in 1202) increased the Teutonic Order's lands with the addition of the territories known today as Latvia and Estonia.  Furthermore, the cities were not allowed due representation by the Teutonic Order. The western part of Teutonic Prussia was converted into Royal Prussia, which became a more integral part of Poland. As a result, several edicts called for crusades against the Old Prussians. The shift of sovereignty from Denmark to the Teutonic Order took place on 1 November 1346.. By that time, however, a new opportunity was opening: a Polish duke, Conrad of Mazovia, with lands on the lower reaches of the Vistula River, needed help against the pagan Prussians.  Besides Prussia, three more territorial partners, Henry II of Schauenburg and Holstein-Rendsburg, Albert II of Mecklenburg, and the latter's son Albert of Sweden, joined the alliance, attacking via land and sea, forcing Denmark to sign the Treaty of Stralsund in 1370. The Monastic State of the Teutonic Order. The word translates about as, Articles with German-language external links, Unclassified articles missing geocoordinate data, Articles incorporating text from Wikipedia, States and territories established in 1230, States and territories disestablished in 1525, Henry II of Schauenburg and Holstein-Rendsburg, Joachim II Hector, Elector of Brandenburg, Frederick William, Duke of Prussia and Prince-elector of Brandenburg, http://books.google.com/books?id=lVBB1a0rC70C&pg=PA69&dq=%22Livonian+order%22&ei=CORZSO-qNZyMjAH29rG1Cw&sig=19vohCih2OzYTuGz2x64UwHxopQ#PPA69,M1, http://books.google.com/books?id=EUFCkqua7dUC&dq, http://books.google.com/books?id=JQP2F2q9xDkC&pg=PA371&dq, Natalia Borzestowska and Waldemar Borzestowski, "Dlaczego zginął burmistrz", https://military.wikia.org/wiki/State_of_the_Teutonic_Order?oldid=4229777. The State of the Teutonic Order (German: Staat des Deutschen Ordens; Latin: Civitas Ordinis Theutonici), also called Deutschordensstaat or Ordensstaat in German, was a crusader state formed by the Teutonic Knights or Teutonic Order during the 13th century Northern Crusades along the Baltic Sea. https://www.britannica.com/topic/Teutonic-Order, CRW Flags - Flag of Teutonic Order, Germany. In 1225, Andrew II expelled the Teutonic Knights from Transylvania, and they had to transfer to the Baltic Sea. When the Habsburg empire collapsed in 1918, the last imperial grand master, Archduke Maximilian, gave way to a priest as grand master for the first time. All the following Grand Masters were priests.In 1929, that branch of the Teutonic knights was converted to a purely spiritual Roman Catholic religious order and renamed the Deutscher Orden (\"German Order\"). Encyclopaedia Britannica's editors oversee subject areas in which they have extensive knowledge, whether from years of experience gained by working on that content or via study for an advanced degree.... Poland: The arrival of the Teutonic Knights. The order retained the rest of Prussia, but its grand master became a vassal of the Polish king for that territory. ), remaining a Polish fief.