Place:Ribeauvillé, Aisne, France

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NameRibeauvillé
Alt namesRibeauvillesource: Family History Library Catalog
TypeCommune
Located inAisne, France
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Ribeauvillé (; Alsatian: Rappschwihr; ) is a commune in the Haut-Rhin department in Grand Est in north-eastern France.

Its inhabitants are called Ribeauvillois.

History

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Known in the 8th century as Rathaldovilare, the town passed from the Bishops of Basel to the Lords of Rappoltstein, who were among the most famous nobles in Alsace. The Lord of Rappoltstein was the King or Protector of the wandering minstrels of the land, who purchased his protection by paying him a tax.

When the family became extinct in 1673, this office of "King of the Pipers" (Pfeiferkönig) passed to the Counts Palatine of Zweibrücken-Birkenfeld. The minstrels had a pilgrimage chapel near Rappoltsweiler, dedicated to their patron saint, Maria von Dusenbach, and here they held an annual feast on 8 September. Ribeauvillé was commonly known as Rappoltsweiler until the 19th century.

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