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  • 13th century

    • 1232: In one or both qualities the cadet or Laufenburg line, to which the family estates in the Forest districts round the Lake of Lucerne had fallen on the division of the inheritance in 1232, seem to have exercised their legal rights in a harsh manner. - Switzerland, 1911encyclopedia.
    • 1240: But in 1240 the free community of Schwyz obtained from the emperor Frederick II. - Switzerland, 1911encyclopedia.
    • 1240: The free men of Schwyz obtained protection from the emperor, and in 1244 we hear of the castle of New Habsburg, built by the Habsburgs on a promontory jutting out into the lake not far The League P y 1 g of 1291. from Lucerne, with the object of enforcing their real or pretended rights. - Switzerland, 1911encyclopedia.
    • 1245: At the Council of Lyons in 1245, the head of the cadet line of Habsburg sided with the pope, some of the men of the Forest districts should rally round the emperor. - Switzerland, 1911encyclopedia.
    • April 16, 1291: On the 16th of April 1291 Rudolph bought from the abbey of Murbach in Alsace (of which he was " advocate ") all its rights over the town of Lucerne and the abbey estates in Unterwalden. - Switzerland, 1911encyclopedia.
    • 1291: In the struggle for the Empire, which extended over the years following the conclusion of the League of 1291, we find that the Confederates supported without exception the anti-Habsburg candidate. - Switzerland, 1911encyclopedia.
  • 14th century

    • 1304: In Unterwalden we find that in 1304 the two valleys were joined together under a common administrator (the local deputy of the count) - a great step forward to permanent union. - Switzerland, 1911encyclopedia.
    • October 12, 1315: On the 16th of October 12 9 1 Uri and Schwyz allied themselves 1315. with Zurich, and joined the general rising in Swabia against Albert, the new head of the house of Habsburg. - Switzerland, 1911encyclopedia.
    • November 15, 1315: On the 15th of November 1315, Leopold with from 15,000 to 20,000 men moved forward along the shore of the Lake of Aegeri, intending to assail the town of Schwyz by climbing the slopes of Morgarten above the south-eastern end of the lake. - Switzerland, 1911encyclopedia.
    • December 9, 1315: On the 9th of December 1315 representatives of the victorious highlanders met at Brunnen, on the Lake of Lucerne, not far from Schwyz, and renewed the Everlasting League of 1291. - Switzerland, 1911encyclopedia.
    • 1351: Though technically within her rights according to the terms on which she had joined the League in 1351, this act of Zurich caused the greatest irritation in the Confederation, and civil war at once broke out, especially when the Habsburg emperor had been solemnly received and acknowledged in Zurich. - Switzerland, 1911encyclopedia.
    • 1352: The immediate occasion of the union of these two districts was the war begun by the Austrian duke against Zurich, which was ended by the Brandenburg peace of 1352, by which Glarus and Zug were to be restored to the Habsburgs, who also regained their rights over Lucerne. - Switzerland, 1911encyclopedia.
    • 1353: By 1353 the three original cantons had joined with the cantons of Glarus and Zug and the Lucerne, Zürich and Bern city states to form the "Old Confederacy" of eight states that existed until the end of the 15th century. - Switzerland, Wikipedia.
    • 1356: These temporary losses and the treaty made by Brun of Zurich with Austria in 1356 were, however, far outweighed by the entrance into the League in 1353 of the famous town of Bern, which, founded in 1191 by Berthold V. - Switzerland, 1911encyclopedia.
  • 15th century

    • 1403: Already in 1403 Uri and Obwalden had taken advantage of a quarrel with the duke of Milan as to custom dues at the market of Varese to occupy the long narrow upper Ticino valley on the south of the pass called the Val Leventina; in 1411 the men of the same two lands, exasperated by the insults of the local lords, called on the other members of the League, and all jointly (except Bern) occupied the Val d'Ossola, on the south side of the Simplon Pass. - Switzerland, 1911encyclopedia.
    • 1443: The Zurich troops were completely defeated at St Jakob on the Sihl, close under the walls of the city, Stussi himself being slain. - Switzerland, 1911encyclopedia.
    • 1450: The first and third of these became allied in 1450, but the formal union of the three dates only from 1524, as documentary proof is wanting of the alleged meeting at Vazerol in 1471, though practically before 1524 they had very much in common. - Switzerland, 1911encyclopedia.
    • 1461: Hence in 1461 Sigismund had to give up his claims on those lands and renew the peace for fifteen years, while in 1467 he sold Wintherthur to Zurich. - Switzerland, 1911encyclopedia.
    • August 13, 1470: Anxious to secure their neutrality in case of his war with Charles, he made a treaty with them on the 13th of August 1470 to this effect. - Switzerland, 1911encyclopedia.
    • January 5, 1477: Charles tried in vain to raise a third army; Rene recovered Lorraine, and on the 5th of January 1477, under the walls of Nancy, Charles's wide-reaching plans were ended by his defeat and death, many Swiss being with Rene's troops. - Switzerland, 1911encyclopedia.
    • 1495: In his attempt to reorganize the Empire, erected in 1495 at Worms an imperial chamber which had jurisdiction in all disputes between members of the Empire, the Confederates were very unwilling to obey it - partly because they could maintain peace at home by their own authority, and partly because it interfered with their practical independence. - Switzerland, 1911encyclopedia.
    • 1499: The Swiss had practically renounced their allegiance to the emperor, the temporal chief of the world according to medieval theory; and in the 6th century a great number of them did the same by the world's spiritual u chief, the pope. - Switzerland, 1911encyclopedia.
    • 1499: The Swiss victory in the Swabian War against the Swabian League of Emperor Maximilian I in 1499 amounted to de facto independence within the Holy Roman Empire. - Switzerland, Wikipedia.
    • September 22, 1499: But, both sides being exhausted, peace was made at Basel on the 22nd of September 1499. - Switzerland, 1911encyclopedia.
  • 16th century

    • 1512: He bitterly opposed the French alliance and the pension and mercenary system, for he had seen its evils with his own eyes when serving as chaplain with the troops in the Milanese in 1512 and 1515. - Switzerland, 1911encyclopedia.
    • 1528: Bern joined the union formed in December 1527 in favour of religious freedom by Zurich and Constance (Cliristliches Burgrecht), and her example was followed by Schaffhausen, St Gall, Basel, Bienne and Muhlhausen (1528-1529). - Switzerland, 1911encyclopedia.
    • February, 1529: This attempt virtually to break up the League was met in February 1529 by the offensive and defensive alliance made with King Ferdinand of Hungary (brother of the emperor) by the three Forest districts, with Lucerne and Zug, followed (April 1529) by the " Christliche Vereinigung," or union between these five members of the League. - Switzerland, 1911encyclopedia.
    • October, 1529: He tried to make an alliance with the Protestants in Germany, but failed at the meeting at Marburg (October 1529) to come to an agreement with Luther on the subject of the Eucharist, and the division between the Swiss and the German Reformations was stereotyped. - Switzerland, 1911encyclopedia.
    • October 11, 1531: Near Kappel, on the 11th of October 1531, the Zurich vanguard under Goldli was (perhaps owing to his treachery) surprised, and despite reinforcements the men of Zurich were beaten, among the slain being Zwingli himself. - Switzerland, 1911encyclopedia.
    • 1535: The first Protestant French translation of the Bible was issued at Neuchatel in 1535, its principal authors being Pierre Robert (nicknamed Olivetan) and Pierre de Vingle. - Switzerland, 1911encyclopedia.
    • 1570: 1570) who wrote the Chroniques de Geneve that extend down to 1530 and were continued to 1562 by Michel Roset (d. - Switzerland, 1911encyclopedia.
  • 17th century

    • 1649: It was only in 1649 and 1652 that the Austrian rights in the Prattigau were finally bought up by the League of the Ten Jurisdictions, which thus gained its freedom. - Switzerland, 1911encyclopedia.
  • 18th century

    • 1790: The Helvetian Club, E the French founded at Paris in 1790 by several exiled Vaudois and Fribourgers, was the centre from which the new ideas were spread in the western part of the Confederation, and risings directed or stirred up. - Switzerland, 1911encyclopedia.
    • 1798: This system was a modified revival of the state of things that had prevailed from 1798 to 1803, and was an imitation of the political changes that had taken place in the cantonal constitutions after 1830. - Switzerland, 1911encyclopedia.
  • 19th century

    • 1800s

      • 1803: Napoleon organised a meeting of the leading Swiss politicians from both sides in Paris. - Switzerland, Wikipedia.
      • 1805: The cities at once secured for themselves in the cantonal great councils an overwhelming representation over the neighbouring country districts, and the agreement of 1805 as to migration from one canton to another was Re f orm. - Switzerland, 1911encyclopedia.
      • 1806: The principality of Neuchatel was given to Marshal Berthier; Tessin was occupied by French troops from 1810 to 1813, and in 1810 the Valais was made into the department of the Simplon, so as to secure that pass. - Switzerland, 1911encyclopedia.
    • 1810s

      • December, 1813: Despite the personal wishes of the tsar (a pupil of Laharpe's), the Austrians, supported by the reactionary party in Switzerland, and without any real resistance on the part of the Diet, as well as the Russians troops, crossed the frontier on the 21st of December 1813, and on the 29th of December the Diet was induced to declare the abolition of the 1803 constitution, guaranteed, like Swiss neutrality, by Napoleon. - Switzerland, 1911encyclopedia.
      • 1815: This was flatly opposed to the pact of 1815, which the Diet by a small majority decided must be upheld (April 1841), though after many discussions it determined (Aug. - Switzerland, 1911encyclopedia.
      • 1815: Hence the German branch is by far the more important and more national, while the French branch is not really Swiss till after 1815, when these regions took full rank as cantons. - Switzerland, 1911encyclopedia.
      • August 7, 1815: On the 7th of August 1815 the new constitution was sworn to by all the cantons save Nidwalden, the consent of which was only obtained (Aug. - Switzerland, 1911encyclopedia.
      • 1816: The chief literary organ of the Suisse Romande is the Bibliotheque universelle, which in 1816 took that title in lieu of Bibliotheque britannique (founded in 1796), and in 1861 added that of Revue suisse, which it then absorbed. - Switzerland, 1911encyclopedia.
      • 1819: For some time there was little talk of reforms, but in 1819 the Helvetic Society definitely became a political society, and the foundation in 1824 of the Marksmen's Association enabled men from all cantons to meet together. - Switzerland, 1911encyclopedia.
    • 1830s

      • 1836: The first regular census took place in 1836 to 1838, but was therefore not synchronous, while it was also not very systematic - the number was put at 2,190,258. - Switzerland, 1911encyclopedia.
      • 1836: The first regular census took place in 1836 to 1838, but was therefore not synchronous, while it was also not very systematic - the number was put at 2,190,258. - Switzerland, 1911encyclopedia.
      • February 26, 1839: He was born near Vevey in Switzerland on 26 February 1839, receiving his early education privately in Switzerland and Germany, and later and more formally at Trinity College, Dublin. - John Pentland Mahaffy, Wikipedia.
    • 1840s

      • October, 1844: Like the Radicals in former years the Romanists went too far and too fast, for in October 1844 the clerical party in Lucerne (in the majority since 1841, and favouring the reaction in the Valais) officially invited in the Jesuits and gave them high posts, an act which created all the more sensation because Lucerne was the " Vorort." Twice (December 1844 and March 1845) parties of free lances tried to capture the city. - Switzerland, 1911encyclopedia.
      • April, 1845: The Radicals carried Zurich in April 1845 and Bern in February 1846, but a majority could not be secured in the Diet till Geneva (Oct. - Switzerland, 1911encyclopedia.
      • December, 1845: The Sonderbund turned itself into an armed confederation, ready to appeal to war in defence of the rights of each canton. - Switzerland, 1911encyclopedia.
      • 1848: The Federal Constitution adopted in 1848 is the legal foundation of the modern federal state, the second oldest in the world. - Switzerland, Wikipedia.
      • 1848: The Neo-Latin name Confoederatio Helvetica was introduced at the formation of the federal state in 1848, harking back to the Napoleonic Helvetic Republic. - Switzerland, Wikipedia.
      • 1848: As regards Swiss citizens belonging to cantons other than that in which they reside, the Federal Constitution of 1848 (art. - Switzerland, 1911encyclopedia.
      • 1848: As regards Swiss citizens belonging to cantons other than that in which they reside, the Federal Constitution of 1848 (art. - Switzerland, 1911encyclopedia.
      • 1848: The carriage roads of Switzerland were much improved and increased in number after a strong Federal government was set up in 1848, for it largely subsidized cantonal undertakings. - Switzerland, 1911encyclopedia.
      • 1848: The carriage roads of Switzerland were much improved and increased in number after a strong Federal government was set up in 1848, for it largely subsidized cantonal undertakings. - Switzerland, 1911encyclopedia.
      • 1848: It was therefore only natural that attempts should be made to revise the federal constitution of 1848 in a democratic and centralizing sense, for it had been provided that the Federal Assembly, on its own initiative or on the written request of 50,000 Swiss electors, could submit the question of revision to a popular vote. - Switzerland, 1911encyclopedia.
      • November 28, 1848: Almost the first act of the Federal Assembly was to exercise the power given them of determining the home of the Federal authorities, and on the 28th of November 1848 Bern was chosen, though Zurich still ranks as the first canton in the Confederation. - Switzerland, 1911encyclopedia.
    • 1850s

      • 1850: A system of single weights and measures was introduced and in 1850 the Swiss franc became the Swiss single currency. - Switzerland, Wikipedia.
      • 1850: The strong attraction of the towns is shown by the facts that between 1850 and 1900 the population of the nineteen largest nearly tripled, while, in 1900, of the 187 " political districts " in Switzerland 41 showed a decrease, and they were all exclusively rural. - Switzerland, 1911encyclopedia.
      • 1852: But in 1852 the Federal Assembly decided to leave the construction of railways to private enterprise and so had to buy them up in 1903 at a vastly enhanced price. - Switzerland, 1911encyclopedia.
      • 1855: A forestry department was created in the polytechnic school in Zurich when it was opened in 1855. - Switzerland, 1911encyclopedia.
      • 1855: A forestry department was created in the polytechnic school in Zurich when it was opened in 1855. - Switzerland, 1911encyclopedia.
      • September, 1856: Finally, a royalist conspiracy in September 1856 to undo the work of 1848 caused great excitement and anger in Switzerland, and it was only by the mediation of Napoleon III. - Switzerland, 1911encyclopedia.
    • 1860s

    • 1870s

      • 1874: The Federal Constitution of 1874 guarantees full religious liberty and freedom of worship, not being contrary to morals and the public peace, as well as exemption from any compulsory church rates (arts. - Switzerland, 1911encyclopedia.
      • 1874: The Federal Constitution of 1874 guarantees full religious liberty and freedom of worship, not being contrary to morals and the public peace, as well as exemption from any compulsory church rates (arts. - Switzerland, 1911encyclopedia.
      • 1874: Thus the present system rests partly on the 1874 Constitution, and partly on the new military law, passed by the Federal parliament on the 12th of April 1907. - Switzerland, 1911encyclopedia.
      • 1874: Thus the present system rests partly on the 1874 Constitution, and partly on the new military law, passed by the Federal parliament on the 12th of April 1907. - Switzerland, 1911encyclopedia.
    • 1880s

      • 1888: The long-desired detachment of Ticino from the jurisdiction of the foreign dioceses of Como and Milan was effected in 1888 by the erection of a see at Lugano, but this event caused the Radicals to fear an increase of clerical influence. - Switzerland, 1911encyclopedia.
    • 1890s

      • 1890: So in 1890 the principle of compulsory universal insurance against sickness and accidents was accepted by a popular vote, in 1891 likewise that of a state or Federal bank, and in 1898 that of the unification of the cantonal laws, civil and criminal, into a set of Federal codes. - Switzerland, 1911encyclopedia.
      • 1891: The partial conduct of the Radical Federal commissioner was much blamed, but after a state trial at Zurich in 1891 the revolutionists were acquitted, although they loudly boasted of their share in this use of force in political matters. - Switzerland, 1911encyclopedia.
      • 1891: The right of compelling the legislature to consider a certain subject or bill) was not introduced into the Federal Constitution till 1891 (when it was given to 50,000 Swiss citizens) and then only as to a partial (not a total) revision of that constitution. - Switzerland, 1911encyclopedia.
      • 1894: It was proposed to distribute part of this new wealth in giving a bonus to the cantons at the rate of 2 francs per head of the population, but this extravagant proposal (nicknamed the " Beutezug ") was rejected, owing to the cool common sense of the Swiss people, by a majority of over two to one. - Switzerland, 1911encyclopedia.
      • 1895: An attempt made in 1895 to extend still further the sphere of action of the Confederation in military matters was rejected by a vote of the Swiss people. - Switzerland, 1911encyclopedia.
      • 1895: An attempt made in 1895 to extend still further the sphere of action of the Confederation in military matters was rejected by a vote of the Swiss people. - Switzerland, 1911encyclopedia.
      • 1897: The limitation mentioned above was struck out, so that the Confederation now has oversight of all forests within its territory, a law of 1902 regulating in detail the whole subject. - Switzerland, 1911encyclopedia.
      • 1897: The limitation mentioned above was struck out, so that the Confederation now has oversight of all forests within its territory, a law of 1902 regulating in detail the whole subject. - Switzerland, 1911encyclopedia.
  • 20th century

    • 1900: The relative importance of the Swiss industries concerned with the land is best shown by the census taken in 1900 as to the occupations of the inhabitants. - Switzerland, 1911encyclopedia.
    • 1900: The relative importance of the Swiss industries concerned with the land is best shown by the census taken in 1900 as to the occupations of the inhabitants. - Switzerland, 1911encyclopedia.
    • 1900: At the beginning of 1900 the suspicion felt as to the insurance proposals elaborated by the Federal authorities was so keen that a popular demand for a popular vote was signed by 117,000 Swiss citizens, the legal minimum being only 30,000: they were rejected (May 20, 1900) on a popular vote by a nearly two to one majority. - Switzerland, 1911encyclopedia.
    • 1902: By an amendment to the Federal Constitution adopted in 1902 the Confederation is empowered to make grants in aid in the case of primary schools, while a Federal law of 1903, regulating such grants to be appropriated solely to certain specified purposes, provides that the term " primary schools " shall include continuation schools ii attendance is compulsory. - Switzerland, 1911encyclopedia.
    • 1902: By an amendment to the Federal Constitution adopted in 1902 the Confederation is empowered to make grants in aid in the case of primary schools, while a Federal law of 1903, regulating such grants to be appropriated solely to certain specified purposes, provides that the term " primary schools " shall include continuation schools ii attendance is compulsory. - Switzerland, 1911encyclopedia.
    • 1903: By the law of 1903 the quota of the Federal subvention was fixed at sixpence per head of the resident population of each canton, but in the case of 62 cantons (the poorer ones) an extra twopence was added. - Switzerland, 1911encyclopedia.
    • 1903: By the law of 1903 the quota of the Federal subvention was fixed at sixpence per head of the resident population of each canton, but in the case of 62 cantons (the poorer ones) an extra twopence was added. - Switzerland, 1911encyclopedia.
    • 1907: The earliest known monument of this interesting survival was discovered in 1907, and consists of a few lines, in an early form of the Romonsch dialect, of interlinear translation (with the original Latin text) of a sermon attributed to St Augustine. - Switzerland, 1911encyclopedia.
    • December 10, 1907: Drafts carefully prepared by commissions of specialists were slowly considered during nearly two years by the two houses of the Federal parliament, which finally adopted the civil code on the 10th of December 1907, and it was expected that by 1912 both a complete Federal civil code and a complete Federal criminal code would come into operation. - Switzerland, 1911encyclopedia.
    • December 10, 1907: Drafts carefully prepared by commissions of specialists were slowly considered during nearly two years by the two houses of the Federal parliament, which finally adopted the civil code on the 10th of December 1907, and it was expected that by 1912 both a complete Federal civil code and a complete Federal criminal code would come into operation. - Switzerland, 1911encyclopedia.
    • December, 1907: The preparation of the Federal civil and criminal codes has progressed quietly, drafts being framed by experts and then submitted for criticism to special commissions and public opinion, but finally the civil code was adopted by the Federal Assembly in December 1907. - Switzerland, 1911encyclopedia.
    • September 19, 1921: After studying in Switzerland and Luxembourg, he was ordained to the priesthood on September 19, 1925. - José Clemente Maurer, Wikipedia.
    • 1942: Concessions reached a peak after a crucial rail link through Vichy France was severed in 1942, leaving Switzerland completely surrounded by the Axis. - Switzerland, Wikipedia.
    • September 7, 1980: It was recorded at Sunrise Studio in Kirchberg, Switzerland between 24 August and 7 September 1980, and was first released in 1981. - The World as It Is Today, Wikipedia.
    • September 29, 1986: September 29, 1986 Switzerland Public House - Zurich Switzerland - European Tour 1986, Wikipedia.
    • April 18, 1999: The Swiss population and the cantons voted in favour of a completely revised federal constitution. - Switzerland, Wikipedia.
  • 21st century







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