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Braunschweig
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I. Definition – II. History – III. Present

I. Definition

Henry the Lion (1129/1130–1188) made the town of Braunschweig (Brunswick) the center of his Saxon duchy. He promoted its improvement, chartered it as a city in 1166, and saw to the building of the church in which he was buried. When his heirs partitioned the duchy in 1267, the city remained the common possession of the Guelph. As a result it was able to become all but indepen…

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Müller, Gerhard, “Braunschweig”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 11 July 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_COM_02340>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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