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Leuven

facts in brief


Part of Braun and Hogeneberg I-18 map
Part of Braun and Hogeneberg I-18 map







Facts in brief:

Located on Dyle river; fortress here was built by German emperor to halt advancing Normans; was residence of counts of Louvain (11th cen.) & of Brabant (from 1190); was one of largest cities in Europe in 14th cen., declined after citizens' revolt in 1379.

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