Zurich History - Here are some important
dates in Zurich's history
15BC Zurich started out as Turicum,
a Roman a customs post established at Lindenhof.
10th Century Zurich gained town
1218 Zurich becomes a free city
under the Holy Roman Empire.
1291 Swiss Confederation is founded
1336 Government is overthrown by
Rudolf Brun and Guild Constitution is adopted
1351 Zurich joins Swiss Confederation.
1467 Purchase of Winterthur from
the Hapsburgs expanded Zurich to the Rhine.
1519 Huldrych Zwingli starts Swiss
Protestant Reformation, first Swiss city to do it.
1529 Zurich Bible published; First
complete translation of the Bible in German.
1648 Swiss Declaration of Independence
19th Century Zurich evolves as the
main Swiss centre for commerce and transport.
1833 University of Zurich founded.
First university in Europe to accept women students.
1835 Steamships charted the water
of Lake Zurich.