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facts in brief

Part of Braun and Hogenberg map II-26
Part of Braun and Hogenberg map II-26

Facts in brief:

Located along Spaarne river; by 12th cen. had become fortified town & residence of counts of Holland; badly damaged in mid-14th cen. in civil wars in Holland; was very prosperous in 17th cen., serving as refuge for Huguenots & important artistic center.

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