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Jean Renggli (1891)

The Rütlischwur (German pronunciation: [ˈryːtliˌʃvuːr]) is a legendary oath of the Old Swiss Confederacy, taken on the Rütli, a meadow above Lake Lucerne near Seelisberg. The oath is notably featured in the play William Tell (Wilhelm Tell) by Friedrich Schiller.


Rütlischwur sections
Intro  Early accounts  Early Modern period  Historicity  Schiller's William Tell (Wilhelm Tell)  Position in Swiss national identity  See also  References  

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