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Leiden

facts in brief


Part of Braun and Hogenberg II-25 map, 1575
Part of Braun and Hogenberg II-25 map, 1575






Facts in brief:

Located at confluence of Oude Rijn & Nieuwe Rijn rivers; was a holding of Utrecht diocese in 10th cen.; city grew around 12th-cen. castle; ruled by count of Holland until 1420; was noted printing center (from 14th cen.) & textile center (from 16th cen.).

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