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Lübeck

 
Lübeck was first settled in Neolithic times (10,000 BC) and grew steadily, until a marked expansion around 700 AD with the movement of Slavic people. In the 9th century the king of the Franks, Charles I (r. 768-814), better known as Charlemagne, expelled the Saxons from the area in an attempt to Christianise the population. He then brought in Polabian Slavs to populate the area. In the 10th century it became an important settlement and resulted in the construction of a castle. This and the entire settlement was destroyed in 1128 by the Slav tribe of the Rani. READ MORE



 

 

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