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ID: 7007280
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/tgn/7007280

 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Luzern (inhabited place)  Luzern (inhabited place)

Coordinates:
Lat: 47 05 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 47.0833  decimal degrees
Long: 008 16 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 8.2667  decimal degrees

Note: Located on the W shore of Lake Lucerne, 25 m. SSW of Zurich. Former fishing village that evolved near an 8th century Benedictine monastery of St. Leodegar (Luciaria). Chartered as a city in 1180 and developed into important trade center after the St. Gotthard Pass opened route between the upper Rhine and Lombardy ca. 1230. Purchased by the Hapsburgs in 1291. Capital of the Helvetic Republic from 1798 to 1803. Site of a summer music festival since 1938.

Names:
Luzern (preferred,C,V,German,U)
Lucerne (C,V,English,U)
Lucerna (C,O,Italian,U)
Luciaria (H,V)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Europe (continent)  ....  Europe (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Switzerland (nation)  ........  Switzerland (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Luzern (canton)  ............  Luzern (canton) (P)
Hierarchy of Luzern (inhabited place)  ................  Luzern (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  grew up near monastery founded in 8th cen., chartered ca. 1178
city (C)
regional capital (C)
transportation center (C)  ............  today is hub for rail & steamer routes
textile center (C)
tourist center (C)

Sources and Contributors:
Lucerna..........  [VP]
.................  Cassell's Italian Dictionary (1983) 297
.................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
Lucerne..........  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP]
.................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
.................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
Luciaria..........  [VP]
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 694
Luzern..........  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP Preferred]
.................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 536
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VII, 580
.................  Knaurs: Schweiz (1982)
.................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
.................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 117
.................  USBGN: Foreign Gazetteers
.................  Van Marle, Pittura Italiana (1932)
Subject: .....  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP]
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 536
..................  Cassell's Italian Dictionary (1983) 297
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VII, 580
..................  Knaurs: Schweiz (1982)
..................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-) -2552994
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 117
..................  USBGN: Foreign Gazetteers
..................  Van Marle, Pittura Italiana (1932)
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 694
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Blue Guide: Switzerland (1989) 200
..........  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 536

 

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