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Bergen / Bjorgvin

facts in brief


Part of Braun and Hogenberg IV-37 map, 1588
Part of Braun and Hogenberg IV-37 map, 1588







Facts in brief:

Founded by king Olaf III; became important commercial & political center after castle was built in 1100; German Hanseatic merchants controlled trade 14th-18th cen.; was destroyed by fire several times, & rebuilt.

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