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Encyclopedia > Esslingen
Alternate use: Esslingen, Switzerland

Esslingen is a city in the Stuttgart Region of 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, 10 km from Stuttgart city center


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 Duke Liudolf of Swabia
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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Esslingen am Neckar - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (177 words)
Esslingen am Neckar is a city in the Stuttgart Region of Baden-Württemberg, Germany, capital of the District of Esslingen.
Esslingen appears in the possession of Liudolf, Duke of Swabia
Esslingen is occupied by U.S. soldiers, thereby being spared much of the damage caused by World War II.
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