Lausanne dating

The total area is 3,212 square kilometres (1,240 sq mi).

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There are still many Roman remains around the town today.

Between the 2nd and the 4th century the area was repeatedly invaded by Alemannic tribes, and in the 5th century the Burgundians occupied the area.

Lateran and Laterano are the shared names of several buildings in Rome.

The properties were once owned by the Lateranus family of the Roman Empire.

In the Jura mountains in the west, the canton borders the French departments of Ain, Jura, and Doubs.

In the east, it borders the cantons of Fribourg and Bern.

The Merovingian Franks later replaced the Burgundians.

Their occupancy did not last long either, and in 888 the area of the canton of Vaud was made part of the Carolingian Empire.

As the power of the Savoys declined at the beginning of the 15th century the land was occupied by troops from Bern. Reformation was started by co-workers of John Calvin like Pierre Viret, including a famous debate at the cathedral of Lausanne; but it was only decisively implemented when Bern put its full force behind it.

The Bernese occupiers were not popular amongst the population.

The Laterani lost their properties to Emperor Constantine who gave them to the Roman Catholic Church in 311.

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