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Rheinland-Pfalz

Speyer

facts in brief


Part of Braun and Hogenberg map I-34
Part of Braun and Hogenberg map I-34





Facts in brief:

Located on Rhine river; was major Celtic center; developed by Romans, but sacked by Huns ca. 450 AD; rebuilt in 7th cen.; ruled by powerful bishops from 10th cen.; major trading center by 11th cen.; destroyed by French in War of Grand Alliance in 1689.

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