Switzerland history

January 15, 2008 RENU

  1. 1st known inhabitants were the Helvetti, brave mountaineers.
  2. For centuries Swiss dukes were dependent on German emperors.
  3. 1313- Great battle of Morgarten with Austrians.
  4. 1648- Though 30yrs war with Houses of Hapsburg almost put an end to swiss Confederation, fortunately Treaty of Westphalia declared switzerland independent of the German empire. Through the reign of Louis XIV, swiss were in constant turmoil & danger from French domination.
  5. German, French & italian r spoken in here.
  6. 1848- Govt of Switzerland was solidified by the constitution of 1848 which was again revised in 1874.
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