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Constance ~ Imperial Free City

CONSTANCE, Imperial Free City.   KONSTANZ. City of southern Germany, on the Rhine as it flows from Lake Constance (Bodensee) into the smaller lake, Untersee;  the old city is on the southern bank of the river. Constance was the seat of … Continue reading

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Constance ~ Bishopric

CONSTANCE, Bishopric.   KONSTANZ. From the early 7th century there was a Bishop in Constance, a city of southern Germany, which stands at the outlet to the lake of that name (Bodensee in German). The diocese was originally in the province … Continue reading

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BUCCHORN Imperial Free City in southwestern Germany, now the greater part of  the town of FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, which stands on the northern shores of Lake Constance (Bodensee) and  is the capital of Bodenseekreis in Baden-Württemberg. Bucchorn was the capital of a … Continue reading

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BREGENZ Medieval County in the Holy Roman Empire, named from the town, now in western Austria, on the eastern shores of Lake Constance (Bodensee). The County was held by a branch of the Udalrichinger, and when that line died out, … Continue reading

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ARGENGAU Medieval district to the north and northeast of the eastern end of Lake Constance (Bodensee), named after the River Argen.   The great family of Welf were powerful in this region in the 10th -12th centuries.

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ALTDORF The one-time capital of the Welf lands in Swabia stands near Lake Constance (Bodensee) and belongs to the Ravensburg Landkreis in  Baden-Württemberg in southwestern Germany.  It is now part of the town of Weingarten, which grew up beside the … Continue reading

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