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Die Belagerung und Ubergabe der Statt Trier, durch die Waffen der Bundesgenossen, im Jahr 1675.

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Article ID EUD4346
Artist Luyken
Title Die Belagerung und Ubergabe der Statt Trier, durch die Waffen der Bundesgenossen, im Jahr 1675.
Year ca. 1680
Description View of the besieged city of Trier in Rhineland-Palatinate in 1675, Germany.
Triers is a city in Germany on the banks of the Moselle. The city of Trier derives its name from the later Latin locative in Trēverīs for earlier Augusta Treverorum. In the years from 1581 to 1593, the Trier witch trials were held, perhaps the largest witch trial in European history. It was certainly one of the four largest witch trials in Germany alongside the Fulda witch trials, the Würzburg witch trial, and the Bamberg witch trials. In the 17th and 18th centuries, Trier was sought after by France, who invaded during the Thirty Years' War, the War of the Grand Alliance, the War of the Spanish Succession, and the War of the Polish Succession. France succeeded in finally claiming Trier in 1794 during the French Revolutionary Wars, and the electoral archbishopric was dissolved. After the Napoleonic Wars ended in 1815, Trier passed to the Kingdom of Prussia. The German philosopher and one of the founders of Marxism, Karl Marx was born in the city in 1818. As part of the Prussian Rhineland, Trier developed economically during the 19th century. The city rose in revolt during the revolutions of 1848 in the German states, although the rebels were forced to concede. It became part of the German Empire in 1871.
Place of Publication Amsterdam
Dimensions (cm)26,5 x 32,5 cm
ConditionPerfect condition
Coloringcolored
TechniqueCopper print

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