Küssnacht am Rigi

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Küssnacht am Rigi

(küs`näkht äm rē`gē), town (1990 pop. 9,461), Schwyz canton, central Switzerland, on the Lake of Lucerne. A small resort, it is known chiefly as the scene of the killing of Gessler by 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 nearby 17th-century chapel commemorates the legendary exploit.
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The boat eventually lands and Tell heads off the party and manages to ambush and kill the Landvogt in a sunken lane (die Hohlegasse) near Kussnacht. Tell thus becomes a hero of the Swiss resistance, newly enkindled by the semi-legendary oath of confederation on Rutli field.
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