Introduction of Viborg
City and capital of Viborg county, in N central Jutland , 37 mi NW of Arhus. Originally a pagan religious center, it later became an early capital of Jutland and in 1065 an episcopal see. The first Danish coins were struck here in the 11th century. The largest town in Jutland from the 15th to 17th centuries, it declined with the growing importance of Copenhagen.