The History of Cologne

The History of Cologne

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

#56 From Economic Power to Political Dominance - Cologne's Brotherhood of the Rich in the 12th century

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This episode delves into how the Cologne's "Brotherhood of the Rich" Richerzeche rose to political prominence in the 11th century, and how it became a major political force in medieval Cologne for centuries.


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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: 2nd half of 12th century.

by Willem Fromm


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