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Basle ~ Bishopric

BASLE ~ Bishopric (For city/canton see BASEL) Diocese, which in the middle ages belonged to the province of Besançon.   Its teritory now lies in Switzerland, France and Germany. The see was established in the 4th century at Augusta Rauracorum (now Augst), … Continue reading

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Basel

BASEL    Bâle (Fr); Basle (Eng); Basilia (Lat). Bishopric (see separate  Basle ~ Bishopric entry) Imperial Free City; Northwestern Canton of the Swiss Confederation, now divided into two Half-Cantons. The city stands at the point where the westward-flowing Rhine swings north, the … Continue reading

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