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see AachenAachen
, Aix-la-Chapelle
, or Bad Aachen
, city (1994 pop. 246,570), North Rhine–Westphalia, W Germany, near the Belgian and Dutch borders. One of the great historic cities of Europe, it is now chiefly important as a rail and road hub and as an
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, Germany.
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The entries do, indeed, come from a very wide range: the first entry is Aachen or Aix-la-Chapelle because Irish scholars arrived there in the ninth century.
50 Charles V (1500-58) was elected emperor on 28 June 1519, crowned at Aix-la-Chapelle on 23 October 1520, named King of the Lombards in Bologna on 22 February 1530, and received the imperial crown there two days later from Clement VII.