Meaning of BREMEN in English
Former duchy, Germany.
Lying between the lower Weser and lower Elbe rivers and northwest of the former duchy of Brunswick -Lüneburg, it covered an area of about 2,000 sq mi (5,200 sq km). It was made an archbishopric in the 13th century, and in 1648 became a duchy under the supremacy of Sweden. In 1715 it became part of the electorate of Hanover .
Britannica Concise Encyclopedia. Краткая энциклопедия Британика. 2012