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Riga

facts in brief


Part of Braun and Hogenberg map III-43, 1581
Part of Braun and Hogenberg map III-43, 1581





Facts in brief:

Inhabited by early Baltic tribes; settled by German merchants in 1158; Bishop Albert I of Livonia & Crusaders made it center of Livonian Brothers of the Sword; joined Hanseatic League 1282; later ruled by Sweden, Poland & Russia; badly damaged in WW II.

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