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Wesel is a town in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is the capital of the Wesel district. The town originated from a Franconian manor that turned into first recorded in the 8th century. In the 12th century, the Duke of Cleves took possession of Wesel. The city became a member of the Hanseatic League throughout the 15th century. Wesel become 2d best to Cologne within the lower Rhine place as an entrepot. It changed into an critical business centre: a clearing station for the transshipment and buying and selling of goods. In 1590 the Spanish captured Wesel after a 4-year siege.

The city modified arms among the Dutch and Spanish numerous instances at some point of the Eighty Years War. In 1672 a French force beneath Louis II de Bourbon, Prince de Condé captured the city. Wesel was inherited with the aid of the Hohenzollerns of the Margraviate of Brandenburg in 1609 but they have been unable to take control of Wesel till the Treaty of Nijmegen in 1678. Although the metropolis had been closely fortified the Prussians evacuated the town at some point of the Seven Years' War and it changed into occupied by way of the French. It turned into lower back to Prussia at the give up of the warfare.

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