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facts in brief


Part of Braun and Hogenberg I-32 map
Part of Braun and Hogenberg I-32 map








Facts in brief:

Founded by duke Berthold V of Zhringen in 12th cen. on frontier between German-speaking Alemannians & French-speaking Burgundians; became free imperial city after 1218; site of important disputations between Catholics & reformers in 1528.

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