The History of Cologne

The History of Cologne

The podcast about the history of the 2,000 years old city of Cologne in Germany

#43 The Rise and Fall of the Ezzonids or How a single family dominated Cologne in the 11th century

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A powerful noble family dominates the Rhineland and the bordering low mountain range Eifel. In this episode, their political influence expands even further. Also on Cologne, which they will dominate in many ways for decades in the middle of the 11th century. But in the end, a man from Swabia, insignificant at first sight, will initiate their end.

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The History of Cologne is a podcast that tells the story of Cologne, Germany. It’s a city with 2,000 years worth of history and it has so much to tell! Listen to the city growing. Dive into the early history of the city being founded by the Romans. How did it become a bustling medieval city? How did Cologne perform during Napoleon and the Industrial Revolution? And how about the Nazi time? Triweekly schedule, going chronological from the Roman roots up until today.
Where is this podcast now in the chronology: 1074 AD.
Next episode: 17th October

by Willem Fromm

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