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Sankt Gallen

facts in brief


Part of Braun and Hogenberg II-41 map
Part of Braun and Hogenberg II-41 map








Facts in brief:

Named after a Celtic abbey founded by St. Columbarus on the site of the hermitage of the missionary Irish monk, St. Gall; Benedictine abbey was founded here ca. 720; was important center of learning in Middle Ages; was ruled by abbot-princes.

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