The New International Encyclopædia/Hagenbach, Peter von
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Hagenbach, Peter von
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HAGENBACH, Peter von (?-1474). Grand Bailly of Alsace. He was a soldier under Charles the Bold of Burgundy, who appointed him Grand Bailly of Alsace, where his cruelties caused general protest from the neighboring Swabian and Swiss communities, and may be said to have led to the war between Switzerland and Burgundy, which resulted in the complete ruin of Charles. Consult: Kirk, History of Charles the Bold (London, 1863-68), and Barante, Histoire des ducs de Bourgogne (Paris, 1824-26).