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may refer to either of the following regions or people:
- Wendland may refer to a region once inhabited by Wends
Wends is a historic name for West Slavs living near Germanic settlement areas. It does not refer to a homogeneous people, but to various peoples, tribes or groups depending on where and when it is used...
, an old Germanic term for Slavic tribes living in close proximity to the Germanic tribes:
- in the Middle Ages, Pomerania
Pomerania is a historical region on the south shore of the Baltic Sea. Divided between Germany and Poland, it stretches roughly from the Recknitz River near Stralsund in the West, via the Oder River delta near Szczecin, to the mouth of the Vistula River near Gdańsk in the East...
and the surrounding areas were called Wendland, Vendland, Vindland, Ventheland or .
- Hanoverian Wendland is both the historical and the contemporary term for the region Lüchow-Dannenberg
Lüchow-Dannenberg is a district in Lower Saxony, Germany which is usually referred to as Hannoversches Wendland or Wendland. It is bounded by the districts of Uelzen and Lüneburg and the states of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania , Brandenburg and Saxony-Anhalt Lüchow-Dannenberg is a district in...
in the German Land of Lower Saxony.
- according to the Finnish historian Matti Klinge, an earlier name for Finland
Finland , officially the Republic of Finland, is a Nordic country situated in the Fennoscandian region of Northern Europe. It is bordered by Sweden in the west, Norway in the north and Russia in the east, while Estonia lies to its south across the Gulf of Finland.Around 5.4 million people reside...
- Wendland may refer to the following people:
- Heinrich Wendland
Heinrich Ludolph Wendland was a botanist who authored a number of Acacia species....
, German botanist (H.L.Wendl.)
- Hermann Wendland
Hermann Wendland was a German botanist and gardener.He was a noted authority on the family Arecaceae , on which he published a major monograph which formed the basis for the modern classification of the family, including many of the generic names currently in use.The South American palm genus...
, German botanist (H.Wendl.)
- Johann Christoph Wendland
Johann Christoph Wendland was a German botanist and gardener who was a native of Petit-Landau, Alsace. His son- Heinrich Ludolph Wendland and his grandson- Hermann Wendland were also gardeners and botanists.As a young man he received an education in horticulture at the nursery of Karlsruhe Palace...
, German botanist (Wendl.)
- Paul Wendland
Paul Wendland was a German classical philologist.Born in Hohenstein, Province of Prussia, he taught as a professor at the Kiel University , Breslau University , Göttingen University .He died in Göttingen.-Literary works:* Philosophische Schrift über die Vorsehung, 1892* Beiträge zur...
, German philologist
- Ray Wendland
Dr. Ray Theodore Wendland was an American experimental petrochemist and academic.-Education:Wendland was born in Minneapolis, MN in July 1911, and educated at Carleton College in Northfield, MN, receiving a B.A. degree in Chemistry in 1933. From there, he matriculated to Iowa State University,...
, Ph.D., American petrochemist and educator
- Robert Wendland
In 2001, in the case Wendland v. Wendland, also known as the Robert Wendland case, the Supreme Court of California unanimously ruled that Rose Wendland, the wife of Robert Wendland, in absence of a durable power of attorney for health care , did not have the authority to refuse artificial nutrition...
, subject of an American court case concerning right to life
Right to life is a phrase that describes the belief that a human being has an essential right to live, particularly that a human being has the right not to be killed by another human being...
vs. right to die
The right to die is the ethical or institutional entitlement of the individual to commit suicide or to undergo voluntary euthanasia. Possession of this right is often understood to mean that a person with a terminal illness should be allowed to commit suicide or assisted suicide or to decline...
- Anna Veronika Wendland, German historian of the East Europe and Ukraine.