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Geneva, France and the Swiss Confederation 1798-1815

Frédéric Dufaux (1852-1943), l’arrivée des Suisses au Port-Noir, 1880. Musée d’art et d’histoire, Genève. Photo : Wikipedia.

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The Prince-Bishopric of Basel after 1813

Basel, Münsterplatz und die Kathedrale. Foto/Photo: TES.

The Prince-Bishopric of Basel experienced two significant revolutions after 1500. The title of Prince-Bishopric is a consequence of the status of the Bishop in the Holy Roman Empire. The Bishop was a prince (Reichsfürst/Fürstbischof) of the Empire. The Reformation in the years 1527-1529 was a clear break. The Bishop moved to Porrentruy (Pruntrut in German, … Read more » “The Prince-Bishopric of Basel after 1813”

From Stagecoach to the Postauto

De poort van het Ursulinenklooster in Brig. Foto: TES.

Kaspar Stockalper (1609-1691), the entrepreneur, politician and diplomat from Brig (Canton of Valais), established professional postal services across the Simplon pass. The museum in the Stockalperschloss pays attention to this activity in the exhibition “Passage Simplon”. His successful (and lucrative) business delivered mail from Milan to Lyon in less than eight days. The couriers and … Read more » “From Stagecoach to the Postauto”