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facts in brief

Part of Homann's Heirs map, 1750
Part of Homann's Heirs map, 1750

Facts in brief:

Fortified settlement existed on site from late 1st mill. BC; town flourished by 12th cen. AD; captured by Danes in 1219, new fortress built on Toompea hill; ruled by Teutonic Knights from 1346, by Sweden from 1561, & by Russia from 1710.

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