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Esslingen

Esslingen is a city in Baden-Württemberg, Germany, capital of the district of Esslingen. Population 91,239 (2002), geographical location 48° 45' North, 9° 19' East. It is located at the river Neckar.

History

777
First mention of Ezelinga in the last will of Abbot Fulrad from Saint-Denis (near Paris, France), the chaplain of Pippin and Charlemagne. He bequeths the church sixth cell upon the river Neckar to his monastery Saint-Denis. He also brought the bones of Saint Vitalis[?] to Esslingen, which made it a target for pilgrimage and led to its growth.
around 800
Esslingen receives the market rights
866
The market rights are certified
949-953
Esslingen appears in the possession of Herzog Liutolfs von Schwaben
1229
Esslingen receives the city rights
1298
Esslingen was first mentioned as a imperial city

External links

Official website of the city (http://www.esslingen.de) (German)



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