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Esslingen

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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 Template:Coor dm. 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, Seine-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 Liudolf, Duke of Swabia
1229 
Esslingen receives the city rights
1298 
Esslingen was first mentioned as a imperial city
1526 
First protestant priest employed in Esslingen
1803 
Esslingen loses its independence as an imperial city and becomes part of the duchy Württemberg

External links

Official website of the city (http://www.esslingen.de) (German)de:Esslingen am Neckar fr:Esslingen nl:Esslingen sv:Esslingen am Neckar

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