The Free City of Lübeck is located in northern Germany on the Baltic Sea. It is one of the largest cities in the state of Schleswig-Holstein and is the largest German port on the Baltic. Due to its location, the city was the capital of the Hanseatic League (a trading monopoly comprised of cities and guilds along the northern coast of Europe that existed from the 13th to 17th centuries) for several hundred years.
This database contains approximately 2,800 individual cards each with a color illustration of a coat of arms and information about the family that bore it. These coats of arms are for families from the Free and Hanseatic City of Lübeck. However, every family from Lübeck who bore a coat of arms may not be included in this collection.
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