The Breisgau, originally a pagus or gau of the Frankish empire, was ruled during the middle ages by hereditary counts.
Gau), corresponding generally to the Roman civitates (see City)).
Gau, Nubische Denl i mdler (Stuttgart, 1821).
In feudal subordination to him a royal count, who was also Vogt (advocatus) of the cathedral church of St Martin, had his seat at Utrecht as the chief town of the Gouw (Gau, pagus) of Ifterlake.
His architectural education was carried out successively in Hamburg, where later, upon his return from Greece, he built the Donner Museum, in Berlin, in Dresden, in Paris under Gau and in Munich under Gartner; afterwards he visited Italy and Greece.
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