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facts in brief

Part of Braun and Hogenberg II-41 map
Part of Braun and Hogenberg II-41 map

Facts in brief:

Located on Bodensee (Lake Constance) where Rhein river exits; was site of Roman fort; taken by Alemanni in 3rd cen. AD; prospered in linen trade from 13th cen.; headed confederacy of towns; joined Protestant Schmalkaldic League 1531, Catholic again 1547.

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