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I. City and Bishopric

1. City.

The site was settled even before the Romans. The original urban core grew out of the Roman castellumArgentorate; in the time of Augustus, it had 5,000/ 6,000 inhabitants. The Alemanni, who took the town from the Romans in 406, renamed it: Gregory of Tours (6th cent.) called it Stradeburg. Taken by Attila in 451, it continued to grow: 20,000 inhabitants in the late 13th century, 26,481 in 1697, 49,948 in 1789, and 272,975…

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Arnold, Matthieu, “Strasbourg”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 23 June 2021 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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