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Basel

facts in brief


Part of Braun and Hogenberg II-40 map
Part of Braun and Hogenberg II-40 map








Facts in brief:

Originally was a Celtic settlement of the Rauraci tribe; site of a Roman fortification; bishop of Augusta Rarica moved his see here in 5th cen.; university established here by pope Pius II in 1460; became center of humanism & Reformation in 16th cen.

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