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Walsrode is a town in the district of Heidekreis, in Lower Saxony, Germany.HistoryMiddle Ages986 Foundation of Walsrode Abbey by Count Walo. The first recorded mention of the town is dated May 7, 986.1383 The dukes of Brunswick and Lüneburg grant Walsrode a town charter.1479 First recorded instance of Walsrode's coat of arms. At the end of the 15th century the sculptor Hans Brüggemann, creator of the renowned Bordesholm Altar of Schleswig Cathedral, is born in the town.Early modern times1626 Extensive destruction in the town by the troops of Count Tilly during the Thirty Years' War.1757 The town is totally destroyed by a catastrophic fire.1811 During the Napoleonic era, Walsrode becomes a border town between France and the Kingdom of Westphalia.1814 Walsrode is incorporated in the Kingdom of Hanover.1866 Annexation of Walsrode by Prussia.1890 Railroad first extends to Walsrode.1897 The poet Hermann Löns first visits the town.
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