Lions supporting lis above arms.Keerzijde:
|Unieke productcode (UPC)||551|
Lions supporting lis above arms.
|Referentie||KM. 306; Davenport 5842.|
At the time, Strassburg was a free city in the Holy Roman Empire. The Free City of Strasbourg remained neutral during the ‘Thirty Years' War. In September 1681 it was annexed by King Louis XIV of France, whose unprovoked annexation was recognized by the Treaty of Ryswick (1697). The official policy of religious intole-rance which drove many Protestants from France after the revocation of the Edict of Nantes (1598) by the Edict of Fontainebleau (1685) was not applied in Stras-bourg and in Alsace. Strasbourg Cathedral, however, was restored from the Lu-therans to the Catholics. The German Lutheran university persisted until the French Revolution. Famous students were Goethe and Herder." Source: Coinfactswiki and Wikipedia