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Free City of Strasbourg
|The Free City of Strasbourg|
|— Insular Free City of Danube —|
|Motto: Praise to The Burgomaster by The Prince|
|Founded||July 15, 2017|
|Population (15 August 2017)|
1262 to 1681 Free City
Around 1200, Gottfried von Straßburg wrote the Middle High German courtly romance Tristan, which is regarded, alongside Wolfram von Eschenbach's Parzival and the Nibelungenlied, as one of great narrative masterpieces of the German Middle Ages.
A revolution in 1332 resulted in a broad-based city government with participation of the guilds, and Strasbourg declared itself a free republic. The deadly bubonic plague of 1348 was followed on 14 February 1349 by one of the first and worst pogroms in pre-modern history: over a thousand Jews were publicly burnt to death, with the remainder of the Jewish population being expelled from the city.Until the end of the 18th century, Jews were forbidden to remain in town after 10 pm. The time to leave the city was signalled by a municipal herald blowing the Grüselhorn (see below, Museums, Musée historique);. A special tax, the Pflastergeld (pavement money), was furthermore to be paid for any horse that a Jew would ride or bring into the city while allowed to.from wikepedia The Kingdom of The Danube does not practice or condone this Anti-Semitic policy
After learning of the former free city King Alexander decided to recreate the former republic as an Insular Free city.