- a former duchy on the Baltic: later, a province of Russia and, in 1918, incorporated into Latvia.
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The dear Prince of Courland was in this case, to my great disappointment.The Memoires of Casanova, Complete
Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
Anne of Courland accepted the conditions and came to Moscow.The Story of Russia
R. Van Bergen, M.A.
The name of his mother was Kettler; she was born in Courland.The Life and Adventures of Baron Trenck
The dukedom of Courland will serve him as a stepping stone to the throne.
Before him lies the regent, Duke Biron of Courland, with his wife by his side.The Daughter of an Empress
- a region of Latvia, between the Gulf of Riga and the Lithuanian borderLatvian name: Kurzeme