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Memmingen



Introduction of Memmingen
City in Bavaria, 42 mi SW of Augsburg. First mentionedin a.d. 1010, this Swabian town became a freeimperial city in 1286. It took part in the TetrapolitanConfession. During the Peasants' War the TwelveArticles of the Peasantry, demand ing an end to serfdomand certain freedoms from ecclesiastical control,were drawn up here in 1525. Nearby in 1800 theAustrians were defeated by General Moreau duringthe Napoleonic Wars. Parts of the city's 15th-centurywalls and gates remain.City in Bavaria, 42 mi SW of Augsburg. First mentionedin a.d. 1010, this Swabian town became a freeimperial city in 1286. It took part in the TetrapolitanConfession. During the Peasants' War the TwelveArticles of the Peasantry, demand ing an end to serfdomand certain freedoms from ecclesiastical control,were drawn up here in 1525. Nearby in 1800 theAustrians were defeated by General Moreau duringthe Napoleonic Wars. Parts of the city's 15th-centurywalls and gates remain.

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