Facts in brief:
Located on important trade route by 6th cen.; was flourishing
commercial center specializing in woolens in Middle Ages; merchant
aristocracy was forced to share power with craftsmen after revolt in 1421;
ruled by Duke of Burgundy then Holy Roman Empire.
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