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Olomouc
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(Olmütz) is a city on the middle reach of the March river (Morava; Czech Republic) with 106,000 inhabitants (1989). First mentioned in records in 1055, Olomouc developed from a settlement at the foot of the Fürstenberg, subsequently in the center of the city. The cathedral of St. Wenceslas was erected on the site of an old castle complex between 1107 and 1131, rebuilt in the 13th and 14th centuries, and again between 1883 and 1890. As a bishop’s seat from 1063 (until 1344 under Mainz, and from 1344 to 1421 under Prague), and an archbishop’s seat from 1777 (with suf-fragans in …

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Hauptmann, Peter, “Olomouc”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 15 December 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_024241>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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