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First posted on December 9th 2007, last revised on December 12th 2013






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Solothurn was an ally of the Swiss Federation since the 14th century and joined as full member in 1481. During the Reformation, Solothurn stuck to Catholicism and in 1586 joined the Borromaean League. The French ambassadors since 1530 resided in Solothurn (in French : Soleure). In 1798 part of the Helvetic Republic, since 1803 again of the Swiss Federation. The canton of Solothurn is German-speaking.

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Country Profiles Current Article Solothurn, from Wikipedia
Article Kanton Solothurn, from Wikipedia German edition
Historic U.P. Strohmeier, Der Kanton Solothurn, historisch, geographisch, statistisch geschildert , 1836, in German, GB
Links General Category : Canton of Solothurn, from Wikipedia
Ausgewählte Links zum Kanton Solothurn, from Zentralbibliothek Solothurn
on History Clio Online, keyword Solothurn; German language History Portal
Kategorie : Geschichte (Solothurn), from Wikipedia German edition
Kanton Solothurn, from GenWiki, Swiss Genealogy on the Internet
Organizations Societies Historischer Verein des Kantons Solothurn
Museums-Gesellschaft Grenchen
Institutions see also Archives, Musea, Libraries further below
Kanton Solothurn, Amt für Denkmalpflege und Archäologie
Historical Dictionary on Switzerland Historisches Lexikon der Schweiz (in German), Dictionnaire historique de la Suisse (in French), Dizionario storico della Svizzera (in Italian)
a brief historical dictionary in English at this site
M. Lutz, Dictionnaire geographique et statistique de la Suisse, 1837, in French, GB
H.J. Leu, Allgemeines Eydgenössisches oder Schweitzerisches Lexicon, vol.1 : A, 1747, vol.2 : B-Be, 1748, vol.3 : Be-Bi, 1749, vol.4 : Bi-Ca, 1750, vol.5 : C-D, 1751, vol.6 : D-F, 1752, vol.7 : F, 1753, vol.8 : Ga-Go, 1754, vol.9 : Go-He, 1754, vol.10 : He-K, 1756, vol.11 : K-Le, 1756, vol.12 : Le-Me, 1757, vol.13 : Me-N, 1757, vol.14 : N-R, 1758, vol.15 : R, 1759, vol.16 : Sa-Se, 1760, vol.17 : Se-T, 1762, vol.18 : T, U, V, 1763, vol.19 : W, 1764, vol.20 : X, Y, Z, 1765, in German, GB
on Solothurn
Timelines from Memo, in French
Geschichte (History), from Stadt Solothurn
Accounts of History General, Modern Article Canton of Solothurn : History
Article Geschichte des Kantons Solothurn, from Wikipedia German edition
Solothurn Geschichte, from OnRest, in German
Article : Solothurn, Kanton, from Historisches Lexikon der Schweiz, in German
General, Historical
Specific Periods Wahrhafte Darstellung der politischen Ereignisse im Canton Solothurn, Jan. 8 - June 14 1814, in German, GB
Historiography
Politics Article : Kanton Solothurn : Politik, from Wikipedia German edition
J.G. Schwaller, Misbräuche und Ungerechtigkeiten der Regierung zu Solothurn, 1797, in German, GB
Military
Economy & Finances Articles Canton of Solothurn : Economy, from Wikipedia
Article : Kanton Solothurn : Wirtschaft, from Wikipedia German edition
Social History
Ethnography
Religion Solothurn. Zur Geschichte der jüdischen Gemeinde (On the History of the Jewish Community), from Alemannia Judaica, in German
Selzach, from Passionsspiele im Alpenländischen Raum
History of Regions
Local History Articles : Solothurn : History, from Wikipedia
Articles : Solothurn : Geschichte, Grenchen : Geschichte, Olten : Geschichte, from Wikipedia German edition
Geschichte, from Stadt Olten, in German
Geschichte der Gemeinde (History of the Municipality) Aeschi, Breitenbach, Erlinsbach, Gempen, Grenchen, Gunzgen, Kriegstetten, Laupersdorf, Schönenwerd, Zullwil, in German
Institutions Structurae : Solothurn
Art and Architecture in Solothurn, from My Switzerland
The Jesuit Church of Solothurn, from Anglo-Swiss Blogspot
Franziskanerkirche Solothurn, from Christkatholische Kirche der Schweiz, in German
Article Regionalverkehr Bern-Solothurn : Geschichte, from Wikipedia German edition
Geschichte des Zunfthaus zu Wirthen, in German
Culture
Biographies
Environmental History
Others Geschichte der Freimaurer-Loge Prometheus (History of the Masonic Lodge Prometheus), in German
Geschichte des FC Solothurn, in German
Geschichte der BLS (public transportation enterprise) in German
Geschichte, from Schützengesellschaft Wangen (History of the Marksmen's Guild of Wangen), in German
Geschichte des Cäcilienverein der Stadt Solothurn History of Choire St. Cecilia, Solothurn), in German

WEB-BIBLIOGRAPHY . . . EXTERNALLY POSTED PRIMARY SOURCES
Historical Data . Statistical Data . Documents Newspapers . Yearbooks . Image Databanks . Archival Deposits . Laws . Historiography
Document Collections . Historical Maps . Historical Encyclopedia Articles . Travelogues . Institutions . National Symbols
Historical Data Lists of Statesmen List of 'Landammänner' 1841-, from World Statesmen by Ben Cahoon
Statistical Data Population Figures Switzerland, Historical Population Statistics of the Provinces, from Population Statistics (Jan Lahmeyer)
Election Results Archiv : Wahlen und Abstimmungen (Elections and Plebiscites, since 1997), from Kanton Solothurn, German language
Documents Historical Newspapers
Online Yearbooks Staatskalender
Switzerland
Regimentsbuch der XXII Kantone der Schweizerischen Eidgenossenschaft : Kanton Solothurn, pp.110-121 in 1828 edition, pp.114-126 in 1829 edition, in German, GB
Staatshandbuch der Schweizerischen Eidgenossenschaft, 1837, BSB
Staatskalender der Schweizerischen Eidgenossenschaft 1856, BSB, 1858, BSB, 1859, BSB, 1860-1861, BSB, 1861-1862, BSB, 1862-1863, BSB, 1863-1864, BSB, 1864-1865, BSB, 1865-1866, BSB, 1866-1867, BSB, 1867-1868, BSB, 1868-1869, BSB, 1869-1870 GB
Die Bundesbehörden der schweizerischen Eidgenossenschaft (current)
Staatskalender
Solothurn
According to Swiss Electronic Library, the Solothurner Jahrbuch : Staatskalender is issued since 1975
Soluthurner Staatskalender, current issue, Canton Solothurn
International Etat des cours de l'Europe ou Tableau des gouvernements, republiques etc. : Soleure 1783 p.196, Gallica
Genealogisch-historisch-statistischer Almanach, Canton Solothurn, 1830, p.474, 1831 p.478, 1832 pp.547-548, in German, GB
Image Databanks Category : Historical Images of Solothurn, Historical Images of the Canton of Solothurn, from Wikimedia Commons
Bilddatenbank, from Fotostiftung Schweiz
Historical Postcards, Canton Solothurn, from Alte Postkarten
Historical Picture Postcards : Switzerland (3 from Solothurn), from KJA
Postkartensammlung der Zentralbibliothek Solothurn (Picture Postcard Collection of Solothurn Central Library)
Archival Deposits
Constitutions Verfassungen des Kantons Solothurn (Constitutions of C. S.), posted by Verfassungen.de, in German
Constitution of 1814, pp.266-269 in vol.3 of K.H.L. Pölitz, Die europäischen Verfassungen seit dem Jahre 1789 bis auf die neueste Zeit, 1833, in German, GB
Laws Civilgesetzbuch für den Kanton Solothurn, 1855 edition, 1858 edition, in German, GB
U.J. Lüthy, Das Stadtrechten von Solothurn, 1817, in German, GB
Erlasssammlung Kanton Solothurn, current
Historiography
Document Collections Swissdox; site permitting to download historical Swiss documents; charges fee
Solothurner Urkundenbuch, 3 vol.s 762-1296, completed
Verzeichnis der öffentlich zugänglichen Totentänze : Schweiz (Index of Publicly Accessible Death Dances, Switzerland), Verzeichnis der zerstörten oder unzugänglichen Totentänze : Schweiz (Index of Destroyed or Inaccessible Death Dances, Switzerland), from Totentanz Online, scroll down for Solothurn; in German
Individual Documents
Historical Maps general collections Digitale Historische Karten der Schweiz, search for Solothurn
Search Swiss Electronic Library for Solothurn, click "Online Resources" (on the right, click "maps" on the right
responsible institution Kanton Solothurn, Amt für Geoinformationen [no historical maps listed]
entire canton, modern Map : Medieval Traffic Routes in Switzerland, Ecclesiastical Administrative Division in Switzerland c.1300, Territorial Development Swiss Confederacy, 1291-1797, Switzerland : Political Structure 1474, Switzerland : Political Structure 1530, Switzerland : Political Structure 1560, Political Structure in the 18th Century, Helvetic Republic 1798 (suggestion in draft to 1st H. constitution), Helvetic Republic 1798/1799 , Helvetic Republic 1801 (const. of Malmaison), Helvetic Republic 1802 (2nd H. constitution), Switzerland 1803-1813, Switzerland 1815-1847, division into cantons, from Wikipedia
entire canton, contemporary Map of Canton Solothurn : Homann 1766, from Ryhiner Collection, Univ. Bern
detail, modern
detail, contemporary Landschaftsentwicklung von Solothurn 1880-1938, from Swisstopo
Solothurn, from Historic Cities
External Online Maps : Braun-Hogenberg 1572 : Solothurn, from Mappa di Citta ed Altra Mappe Antiche Diverse
Historical
Encyclopedia Entries
General Articles Soleure (Canton), from EB 1911
Articles Solothurn, Olten, from Meyers Konversationslexikon 1885-1892, in German
Article Solothurn, from Brockhaus Konversationslexikon 1894-1896, in German
Religious
Economic J. Chr. Nelkenbrecher, Allgemeines Taschenbuch der Münz-, Maass- und Gewichtskunde für Banquiers und Kaufleute (General Manual on Coinage, Measurement and Weights, for Bankers and Merchants) Berlin 1832, in German, entries Solothurn, posted by DTBSWS
Soleure, pp.223-235 in vol.4 pt.1 of J.M. Demeunier, Economie politique et diplomatique, 1788, in French, GB
Saint-Gall et Canton de Soleure, p.411 in J.R. Ruelle, Operations des Changes des principales places de l'Europe, 1774, in French, GB
Political Solothurn, p.1092 in F.L. Bressler, Die Heutigen Christlichen Souverainen von Europa, 1698, in German, GB (Bern p.1090)
Von den Regimentern der Städten, so keine Zünfte haben, als Bern, Luzern, Freiburg und Solothurn, pp.489-535 in J. Simmler et al., Von dem Regiment der loblichen Eydgenossenschaft, zwei Bücher, 1735, in German, GB
Geographical Der Stand und Canton Solothurn, pp.660-741 in vol.2 of J.C. Faesi, Genaue und vollst?dige Staats- und Erd-Beschreibung der ganzen Eidgenossschaft, derselben gemeinen Herrschaften und zugewandten Orten, 1766, in German, GB
Stadt und Ort Solothurn, pp.130-161 in vol.2 of J.C. Füsslin, Staats- und Erdbeschreibung der schweizerischen Eidgenossenschaft 1770, in German, GB
Der Kanton Solothurn, pp.88-90 in vol.5 : Helvetien oder die Schweiz und Italien of Th. Fr. Ehrmann, Neueste Länder-und Völkerkunde, 1808, in German, GB
Der Kanton Solothurn, pp.363-365 in G. Hassel, Lehrbuch der Statistik der Europäischen Staaten, 1822, in German, GB
Der Kanton Solothurn, pp.183-187 in G. Meyer von Kronau, Abriss der Erdbeschreibung und Staatskunde der Schweiz, 1824, in German, GB
Canton of Soleure, p.572 in vol.7 of C. Malte-Brun, Universal Geography, 1829, GB
The Canton of Soleure, p.164 in F.H. Ungewitter, Europe, past and present: a comprehensive manual of European geography and history, 1850, GB
Historical Solothurn, p.1229 in vol.2 part 1 of A. Desing, Auxilia Historica oder Behülff zu den Historischen und dazu erforderlichen Wissenschafften, 1741, GB
Solothurn, p.252 in vol.2 of Th. Salmon, Modern history or the present state of all nations, 1745, GB
Solothurn, pp.55-56 in Kurze Geschichte der Schweitz zum Gebrauch der Schulen, 1782, in German, GB
Parliamentary Debates
Postal Routes etc. Etat general des postes de France 1812, 1814, in French, GB; search for Soleure etc.
K.Fr. Jahn, Post-Reise-Handbuch, 1833, in German, GB; search for Solothurn
Search Bradshaw's continental railway, steam transit, and general guide 1853, 1859, 1861, 1862, 1863, 1864, 1865, 1866, GB, for Solothurn/Soleure
Tour Guides Solothurn, p.385 in vol.2 of Th. Nugent, The Grand Tour, 1756, GB
Search J. Murray, The hand-book for travellers in Switzerland and the Alps of Savoy and Piedmont: including the Protestant valleys of the Waldenses, 1811, GB, for Soleure
Search Th. Roscoe, The tourist in Switzerland and Italy, 1830, GB, for Soleure
Search K. Baedeker, Switzerland: with the neighboring lakes of northern Italy, Savoy, and the adjacent districts of Piedmont, Lombardy and the Tyrol, 1863, GB, for Soleure
Search Englishman Abroad, Practical Swiss guide: Red book for Switzerland, the adjoining districts of Savoy, Piedmont, North Italy, the introductory routes from London, etc, 1864, GB, for Soleure
Search J. Ball, A guide to the western Alps, 1866, GB, for Soleure
Canton of Solothurn, pp.9-12 in Bradshaw's pedestrian route-book for Switzerland, Chamouni, and the Italian Lakes, 1870, GB
Travelogues
Exhibition Catalogues Switzerland, pp.1264- in vol.4 of Official descriptive and illustrated catalogue, Great Exhibition of 1851, 1851, search for Soleure
Switzerland, pp.412- from Official catalogue of the industrial department, London Exhibition 1862, GB ; search for Soleure
Institutions Archives Staatsarchiv des Kantons Solothurn; Stadtarchiv Olten
Historisches Stadtarchiv der Stadt Solothurn
Musea Museum Blumenstein. Historisches Museum Solothurn; Museum Altes Zeughaus (Old Arsenal), Solothurn, from Clio Online, in German; Historisches Museum Olten; Solothurner Puppen- und Spielzeugmuseum
Monuments Category : Memorials in the Canton of Solothurn, from Wikimedia Commons
Denkmalschutz Historische Militärbauten, from Armasuisse; scroll down for Solothurn, Basel Stadt, Basel Landschaft
Liste von Burgen und Schlössern in der Schweiz : Solothurn, from Wikipedia German edition
Libraries Zentralbibliothek Solothurn
State Symbols Flags, Coats of Arms Flag, from FOTW
Coat of Arms, from Wikipedia
Coins information on S. coins The Canton of Solothurn issued dated coins between 1501 and 1830 (Numiswiss)
Articles Solothurnl Franc, Solothurn Thaler, from Wikipedia
catalogue of S. coins
part of a collection Solothurn minted dated coins from 1501-1830 (Numiswiss)
Solothurn Coins, from Napoleonic Medals, scroll down for Switzerland
Solothurn, from Money Museum
R. Stuart Poole, A descriptive catalogue of Swiss coins in the South Kensington Museum, 1878, IA; Solothurn pp.390-416
Early Dated Coins. An Online Adaptation of the Frey Catalogue of Dated European Coinage before 1501, two coins minted by Solothurn
Solothurn, pp.144-161 in vol.2 of G.E. von Haller, Schweizerisches M?z- und Medaillenkabinet 1781, in German, GB
Stift Solothurn, pp.403-404 in vol.2 of G.E. von Haller, Schweizerisches Munz- und Medaillenkabinet 1781, in German, GB

BIBLIOGRAPHY AND PRINT SOURCES
Bibliographies . Online Libraries . Thesis Servers . Online Journals . General Accounts . Specific Topics . Historical Dictionaries . Statistical Data . Yearbooks
Bibliographies general
on Solothurn official Bibliography of Solothurn History, from Zentralbibliothek Solothurn
Bibliographie zur Solothurner Geschichtsliteratur 1998-2010
on Solothurn publications of institutions Publikationen, Staatsarchiv Solothurn
wider chapter S. Computatio
Bücher und Schriften welche sich vorzugsweise auf Örtlichkeiten beziehen : Solothurn, p.561 in vol.1 of Archiv für schweizerische Reformationsgeschichte, 1869, GB
specialist
historic library catalogue
Online Libraries general Google Books; Internet Archives; Gutenberg Library Online; HathiTrust
on Switzerland Swiss Electronic Library
Helvetic Archives, at the Swiss National Library
Thesis Server Registry of Open Access Repositories, Switzerland
Open Access Theses and Dissertations
Dissertationen-Server Univ. Zurich; links to other Swiss Univ.' Dissertation Servers
Online Journals full text online Directory of Open Access Journals
Swiss Electronic Academic Library Service : Retrodigitized Journals : Sammlung Geschichte und Geographie
Table of Contents
Online
General Accounts
Specific Topics