Bürglen


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Bürglen

(bürk`lən), town (1990 pop. 3,580), Uri canton, central Switzerland. It is the legendary birthplace of William TellTell, William,
legendary Swiss patriot. According to legend, Tell was a native of Uri, one of the Swiss forest cantons. Gessler, the canton's Austrian bailiff, decreed that Swiss citizens must remove their hats before his hat, which he had posted on a stake in the canton's
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. A 16th-century chapel stands on the supposed site of Tell's house.