Freiburg, Hotel de Ville. Photo: TES.

The City Hall of Fribourg

The Eidgenossen of Swiss Confederates were defeated in Italy by France in 1515  (Marignano, near Milan).

The peace-treaty was signed in the Hotel de Ville/Rathaus in bilingual Fribourg/Freiburg on 29 November 1516. The eternal Peace (la Paix éternelle, der ewige Friede), lasted until the French invasion in 1798.

The Great storm came a few years later: the Reformation. Fribourg remained Catholic and a dogmatic Catholic bastion, but remained an ally of Protestant Bern until 1798.