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In early modern times, there was an elite that existed in many of the larger cities of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania (GDL) and Europe, who have been given various names in historiography, including the patriciate, the elite, and the ruling class, among others.
Lost Vilnius, a fragment of a house in the Vokiečių street, 1913
Lost Vilnius, a fragment of a house in the Vokiečių street, 1913
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