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Fulda



Introduction of Fulda
City on the Fulda River, E Hesse, 54 mi NE of Frankfurt-am-Main. Founded as a monastery in a.d. 744with the support of St. Boniface, who is buried here,Fulda was seat of the primate of Germany. It becamean important ecclesiastical and cultural center in theMiddle Ages. Its abbots, made princes of the HolyRoman Empire in the 12th century and prince-bishopsin 1752, exercised great temporal rule until 1802,when the bishopric was secularized. The city thatgrew up around the abbey achieved self-governmentin the early 12th century. Assigned to Hesse-Kasselin 1816, it passed to Prussia in 1866. An agriculturalmarket and manufacturing center, in World War IIFulda fell to U.S. troops on April 4, 1945.City on the Fulda River, E Hesse, 54 mi NE of Frankfurt-am-Main. Founded as a monastery in a.d. 744with the support of St. Boniface, who is buried here,Fulda was seat of the primate of Germany. It becamean important ecclesiastical and cultural center in theMiddle Ages. Its abbots, made princes of the HolyRoman Empire in the 12th century and prince-bishopsin 1752, exercised great temporal rule until 1802,when the bishopric was secularized. The city thatgrew up around the abbey achieved self-governmentin the early 12th century. Assigned to Hesse-Kasselin 1816, it passed to Prussia in 1866. An agriculturalmarket and manufacturing center, in World War IIFulda fell to U.S. troops on April 4, 1945.

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