For the Catholic ecclesiastical history, see bishopric of Geneva.
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Geneva was an Allobrogian border Casual Hook Ups Adah Pennsylvania 15410, fortified against the Helvetii tribe,  when the Romans took it in BC. It became Christian under the Late Roman Empireand acquired its first bishop in the 5th century, having been connected to the Bishopric of Vienne in the 4th. Aerial view In the Middle AgesGeneva was ruled by a count under the Holy Roman Empire until the late 14th century, when it was granted a charter giving it a high degree of self-governance.
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In the 15th century, an oligarchic republican government emerged with the creation of the Grand Council. In the first half of the 16th century, the Protestant Reformation reached the city, causing religious strife, during which Savoy rule was thrown off and Geneva allied itself with the Swiss Confederacy. Inwith Protestantism on the rise, John Calvinthe Protestant Reformer and proponent of Calvinismbecame the spiritual leader of the city and established the Republic of Geneva.
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France tended to be at odds with the ordinary townsfolk, which inspired the failed Geneva Revolution ofan attempt to win representation in the government for men of modest means. Inrevolutionary France under the Directory annexed Geneva.
Inthe separation of Church and State was adopted. Geneva flourished in the 19th and 20th centuries, becoming the seat of many international organizations. The Jura mountains can be seen on the horizon.
The city covers an area of The canton has only a 4. Of Of the land in the city, 0. The rest of the land, Of the agricultural land, 0.
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