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Old photos of Cesvaine (Seßwegen)
Coat of Arms of Cesvaine

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History of city Cesvaine (Seßwegen) in photos

A small historical reference

Cesvaine - a city in the province Cesvaine Latvia, located in the north-east of the country, on the river Sula. In 1209 Cesvaine, together with other lands of central Latvia entered the Livonian bishopric. In 1211 the bishopric was divided, and Cesvaine ceded to the Order of the Sword. In 1213, the city was once again returned to the bishop. In 1420 a wooden fortress in Cesvaine was rebuilt on a stone. By the end of the XVI century, the city had a total of 18 houses.

During the Livonian War, Russian forces took the city and destroyed it. After the war, in 1582, Cesvaine ceded to the Commonwealth. In 1656 Russian troops recaptured the city and completely destroyed it. The new urban settlement was formed here only after the purchase of land around Cesvaine Baron Wolf, at the beginning of the XIX century.

Cesvaine. The Hospital
The Hospital
Cesvaine. Cavaliers house
Cavaliers house
Cesvaine. The mill
The mill
Cesvaine. The mill
The mill
Cesvaine. Panorama of city
Panorama of city
Cesvaine. Panorama of city
Panorama of city
Cesvaine. Panorama of city
Panorama of city
Cesvaine. Post office, 1924
Post office, 1924
Cesvaine. Buildings of castle
Buildings of castle
Cesvaine. Students of Middle school, 1920
Students of Middle school, 1920
Cesvaine. Alumni of Gymnasium, 1923
Alumni of Gymnasium, 1923
Cesvaine. The Castle
The Castle
Cesvaine. The Castle
The Castle
Cesvaine. The castle, stables
The castle, stables
Cesvaine. Railway station
Railway station
Cesvaine. Railway station
Railway station

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