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Nijmegen



Introduction of Nijmegen
Town on the Waal River, 10 mi S of Arnhem, in theE Netherland s. An old Roman town and an importantresidence of Charlemagne and the Carolingianemperors in the ninth century a.d., it was charteredin 1184 and later joined the Hanseatic League.Loyal to Spain during the Dutch struggle for independencein the 16th century, it was captured in 1591 byPrince Maurice of Nassau. A series of treaties wassigned here in 1678 and 1679, ending the Dutch Warsof Louis XIV of 1672 to 1678 and leaving France ina supreme political position. In September 1944, duringWorld War II, the U.S. 82nd Airborne droppedtroops here. They took the town but were unable torescue the ground troops surrounded in Arnhemnearby. The city suffered heavy damage at this time.A medieval church and the ruins of an eighth-centurypalace built by Charlemagne are here.Town on the Waal River, 10 mi S of Arnhem, in theE Netherland s. An old Roman town and an importantresidence of Charlemagne and the Carolingianemperors in the ninth century a.d., it was charteredin 1184 and later joined the Hanseatic League.Loyal to Spain during the Dutch struggle for independencein the 16th century, it was captured in 1591 byPrince Maurice of Nassau. A series of treaties wassigned here in 1678 and 1679, ending the Dutch Warsof Louis XIV of 1672 to 1678 and leaving France ina supreme political position. In September 1944, duringWorld War II, the U.S. 82nd Airborne droppedtroops here. They took the town but were unable torescue the ground troops surrounded in Arnhemnearby. The city suffered heavy damage at this time.A medieval church and the ruins of an eighth-centurypalace built by Charlemagne are here.

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