- Greater Poland Uprising (1848)
The Greater Poland Uprising of 1848 ( _pl. powstanie wielkopolskie 1848 roku) was an unsuccessful military
insurrectionof Polesin the Grand Duchy of Posen(or the Greater Polandregion) against occupying Prussian forces, during the Spring of Nationsperiod.
The uprising was held under the political leadership of the National Committee in
Poznań("Komitet Narodowy w Poznaniu"). After Polish victories in the battles of Miłosław and Sokołów, the leadership's left wing attempted to develop the guerrilla war into a people's war, while the right wing tried to negotiate more autonomy for the grand duchy. Ernst von Pfuelled the Prussian Armyagainst the uprising. The act of capitulation was signed on 9 May 1848. The Grand Duchy of Posen was subsequently replaced with the Province of Posen.
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