The Cirksena are a noble East Frisian family descended from a line of East Frisian chieftains from Greetsiel. == The Cirksena in East Frisia == In 1439 in the wake of clashes between different lines of chieftains, the town of Emden was first placed by Hamburg under direct rule and then, in 1453, finally given to the Cirksenas. The family administe...
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