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Term: Bayern

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Area was inhabited by Celts, conquered by Rome in 38 BC; ravaged by Lombards in 5th cen., then settled by Marcomanni & Baiuoarii ca. 520; was core of Frankish kingdom from 6th cen., became Christian by 9th cen.; powerful Wittelsbach kingdom in 19th cen.

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British, born South Africa, 1957
American, born Germany, 1936 - 1982
German b. 1964
Swiss, 1791 - 1849
German, 1906 - 1981