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Part of Braun and Hogenberg map III-36
Part of Braun and Hogenberg map III-36

Facts in brief:

Originally a settlement in ca. 1085, ramparts were built around it in ca. 1200. It was granted a charter n 1417, and the as a university town in the 16th and 17th centuries, it was the cultural and scientific center of the province. The university, founded in 1585, once a stronghold of Friesian Calvinism, was closed in 1843.

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