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The formerly free imperial city Windsheim is a first documentary evidence of a settlement (called "Uuinedisheim" - Kleinwindsheim) from the year 741 with a church that was dedicated to St. Martin.
Over the centuries, the settlement developed into a city, was given its own jurisdiction at the end of the 13th century, and was henceforth one of the few cities in the Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation that could call itself imperial city.
In Franconia these were Dinkelsbühl, Rothenburg, Nuremberg, Schweinfurt, Weissenburg and Windsheim. The imperial cities alone were directly subordinate to the emperor and thus had as it were a sovereign sovereignty.
October 14, 2019
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