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Bolsward

facts in brief


Part of Braun and Hogenberg map IV-17
Part of Braun and Hogenberg map IV-17




Facts in brief:

Established as a settlement in ca. 715 CE, and by 870 a residential tower was built. Important as a maritime center in the late Middle Ages, it was granted a charter in 1455. Emperor Sigismund made it a member of the Hanseatic League in 1422. Important center for cloth production.

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