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The History of Colmar in 20 key dates


823   The Carolingian domain, “Columbarium” was first mentioned in a charter of the emperor, Louis the Pious

1226  Colmar appears in a text as a town in its own right (civitatis).

1278  Rodolphe of Habsburg grants the town franchise under the Franchise Charter.

1354  Colmar participates in the creation of the Décapole, federation of the 10 imperial towns of Alsace.

1360  Colmar is endowed with a new constitution by the emperor, Charles IV, which was a huge victory of the bourgeoisie over the nobility.

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