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BERN    BERNE (the French spelling remains the normal English one as well).    Imperial Free City; Canton (BE). In west central Switzerland. Now the capital of Switzerland, the city, protected by a great loop in the River Aare, was founded … Continue reading

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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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