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First posted on December 11th 2007, last revised on December 12th 2013






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In the 15th century the territory of (French-speaking) Vaud belonged to the House of Savoy. From 1475 to 1476 onward much of Vaud was under the common occupation of Bern and Fribourg. The Reformation was introduced in 1526. In 1536 conquest of the remainder of Vaud by Bern. In 1564 Savoy formally ceded Vaud to Bern. Bern treated Vaud as subject territory.
1798 Revolution Vaudoise, establishment of Canton Vaud. In April 1798 the French established Vaud as the Republic Leman (separate from the Helvetic Republic). In 1803 Vaud established as a separate canton; member of the Swiss Confederation ever since.

Spelling varieties : Vaud, Waat, Waadt

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Country Profiles . Links . Organizations . Accounts of History . Politics . Military History . Economic History . Social History . Ethnography
History of Religion . Regional History . Local History . Institutions . Culture . Biography . Environmental History . Others
Country Profiles Current Article Vaud, from Wikipedia
Article Kanton Waadt, from Wikipedia German edition
Article Canton de Vaud, from Wikipedia French edition
Historic Ph.S. Bridel, Essay statistique sur le Canton de Vaud, 1815, in French, GB
Links General Category Vaud, from Wikipedia
Categorie Canton de Vaud, from Wikipedia French edition
on History Clio Online, keyword Vaud; German language History Portal
Canton Vaud, from Swiss Genealogy on the Internet
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 this site
M. Lutz, Dictionnaire geographique et statistique de la Suisse, 1837, in French, posted on Google Books
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, posted on Google Books
on Vaud J. Martin, Dictionnaire g?graphique du Canton de Vaud, 1808, in French, GB
L. Roger, Dictionnaire g?graphique et descriptif du Canton de Vaud, 1827, in French, GB
Organizations Societe Vaudoise d'Histoire et d'Archeologie
Timelines from Memo, in French
Accounts of History General, Modern Article Canton of Vaud : History
Article Geschichte des Kantons Waadt, from Wikipedia German edition
Article Histoire du Canton de Vaud, from Wikipedia French edition
Canton de Vaud, from Memo, in French
General, Historical J.D. Dellient, Histoire du Pays de Vaud, 1809, in French, GB
A. Verdeil, Histoire du canton de Vaud, vol.1 1854, vol.2 1854, vol.3 1854, in French, GB
S. Descombaz, Histoire du canton de Vaud racont? aux enfants et aux jeunes gens , 1857, in French, GB
J. Olivier, Le canton de Vaud: sa vie son histoire, vol.1, 1837, vol.2, 1837, in French, GB
Specific Periods E.H. Gaullieur, Histoire du Vaud 1803-1830, 1857, in French, GB
D.A. Chavannes, De l'administration publique du Canton de Vaud d? 1803 a 1831, 1831, in French, GB
L'Administration Publique du Canton de Vaud: d? 1845 a 1861, 1861, in French, GB
J. Cart, Le canton de Vaud et la Suisse de 1798 a 1815, 1868, in French, GB
B. Hidber, Waadtland wird schweizerisch: oder Die Eroberung der Waadt durch die Berner unter dem Oberbefehle des Feldhauptmanns Hans Franz Nägeli : mit einem Rückblick auf die ältere Geschichte der Westschweiz und Savoyens, 1861, in German, GB
Historiography
Politics Article : Politique du Canton de Vaud, from Wikipedia French edition
A. Gindroz, Histoire de l'instruction publique dans le pays de Vaud 1853, in French, GB
D.A. Chavannes, Reflexions sur la reunion du Canton de Vaud a celui de Berne, 1802, in French, GB
Military
Economy & Finances Articles Vaud : Economy, from Wikipedia
Reglement pour la Societe d'industrie du canton de Vaud, 1831, in French, GB
I.E.L. Develey, Precis du nouveau systeme des poids et mesures du Canton de Vaud en Suisse , 1823, in French, GB
Social History L.Fr. Berger, Du pauperisme dans le canton de Vaud, 1836, in French, GB
Ethnography
Religion Lausanne, Moudon, from Passionsspiele im Alpenländischen Raum
A. Ruchat, Abrege de l'histoire ecclesiastique du Pays de Vaud, (1707) 1838, in French, GB
Ch.V. Archinard, Histoire de l'Eglise du canton de Vaud, 1862, in French, GB
J.L. Cart, Histoire du movement religieux et ecclesiastique dans le canton de Vaud pt.1, 2, 1870, in French, GB
H. Martin, Les Jesuites dans le Canton de Vaud, 1848, in French, GB
Federation Evangelique Vaudoise, Historique du Mouvement Evangelique dans le Canton de Vaud
History of Regions Article : Pays de Gex, from Wikipedia French edition
Local History Articles : Lausanne : History, Montreux : History, Vevey, from Wikipedia
Articles : Lausanne : Histoire, Vevey : Histoire, from Wikipedia French edition
Histoire de Payerne, from Commune de Payerne, in French
Institutions Structurae : Vaud
Culture
Biographies from Memo, in French
L. Vulliemin, Auguste Pidou landammann du Canton de Vaud : notice historique, 1860, in French, GB
Environmental History
Others Reglement et tarif pour la poste aux chevaux du canton de Vaud, 1820, in French, GB

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 Presidents of the Council of State 1831-, from World Statesmen by Ben Cahoon
List of Consuls Political Graveyard : Switzerland, has incomplete list of U.S. consuls in Lausanne
Lists of Bishops List of Bishops : Avenches - Lausanne, from Wikipedia
Index of Historic Images : Switzerland, from KJA, numerous on Lake Geneva
Statistical Data Population Figures Switzerland, Historical Population Statistics of the Provinces, from Population Statistics (Jan Lahmeyer)
Election Results
Documents Historical Newspapers
Online Yearbooks Staatskalender
on Switzerland
Regimentsbuch der XXII Kantone der Schweizerischen Eidgenossenschaft : Kanton Waadt, pp.206-217 in 1828 edition, pp.214-226 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
on Vaud
Annuaire officiel du Canton de Vaud 1832, 1833, in French, GB; 1816-2006 from Swiss Electronic Library
International Etat des cours de l'Europe ou Tableau des gouvernements, republiques etc. : Sujets de Suisse : des Baillages de Schwartzbourg, de Grandson, d'Eschalens et de Moray 1783 p.202, Gallica
Genealogisch-historisch-statistischer Almanach, Canton Waadt, 1830, pp.477-478, 1831 pp.482-483, 1832 pp.551-552, in German, GB
Image Databanks Category : Historical Images of Lausanne, Historical Images of the Canton of Vaud, from Wikimedia Commons
Historical Postcards, Canton Vaud, from Alte Postkarten
Historische Reisef?rer und Reiseprospekte - Schweiz from Heimatsammlung; search for Genfersee, St. Cerque, Montreux, Lausanne, Vevey; commercial site
Archival Deposits
Constitutions Verfassungen des Kantons Waadt (Constitutions of C. W.), posted by Verfassungen.de, in German
Laws Code civil du Canton de Vaud, 1820 edition, 1857 edition, in French, GB
Code penal du Canton de Vaud, 1867, in French, GB
Loi sur l'organisation militaire du canton de Vaud, 1813, in French, GB
Loi sur l'organisation militaire du canton de Vaud du 12 juin 1819, in French, GB
Code de proc?ure civile du Canton de Vaud, 1825, in French, GB
Constitution du Canton de Vaud et reglement pour le Grand Conseil, 1831, Constitution du canton de Vaud, 1846, in French, GB
Reglement pour les milices du canton de Vaud, 1813, in French, GB
Recueil des loix, decrets et autres actes du Gouvernement du canton de Vaud, 1803, vol.LIV 1857, in French, GB
Repertoire des lois, decrets, arretes et autres actes du gouvernement du canton du Vaud, 1835, 1846, in French, GB
Reglement pour l'Assemblee constituante du canton de Vaud, 1861, in French, GB
Loi ecclesiastique du canton de Vaud du 19 mai 1863, in French, GB
Vaud p.188 in C. Berroyer, Bibliotheque des coutumes, 1699 (bibliography of law codes), in French, GB
Historiography
Document Collections Swissdox; site permitting to download historical Swiss documents; charges fee
Documens relatifs a l'histoire du Pays de Vaud no.1, 2, 1816, des 1793 a 1750, 1817, GB
R.L. Herminjard (ed.), Correspondance des reformateurs dans les pays de langue française, vol.1, 1512-1526, 1866, vol.2, 1527-1532, 1868, vol.3, 1533-1536, 1870, GB
Individual Documents
Historical Maps Lake Geneva 1900, Lausanne 1897, Lausanne 1913, Montreux and Vevey 1913, from Discus Media
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
Historical
Encyclopedia Entries
General Articles Vaud, Lausanne, Montreux, Vevey, from EB 1911
Articles Waadt (Kanton), Lausanne, Montreux, Vevey, from Meyers Konversationslexikon 1885-1892, in German
Articles Waadt, from Brockhaus Konversationslexikon 1894-1896, in German
Religious Article Lausanne and Geneva, from Catholic Encyclopedia 1907
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 Lausanne, posted by DTBSWS
Geographical Der Kanton Waadt, pp.3385-387 in G. Hassel, Lehrbuch der Statistik der Europäischen Staaten, 1822, in German, GB
Der Kanton Waat, pp.236-247 in G. Meyer von Kronau, Abriss der Erdbeschreibung und Staatskunde der Schweiz, 1824, in German, GB
Canton of Geneva, pp.575-577 in vol.7 of C. Malte-Brun, Universal Geography, 1829, GB
The Canton of Geneva, pp.167-168 in F.H. Ungewitter, Europe, past and present: a comprehensive manual of European geography and history, 1850, GB
Historical
Parliamentary Debates Session de 1829 du Grand Conseil du Canton de Vaud, Extraite du Nouvelliste Vaudois, GB
Postal Routes etc. Etat general des postes de France 1812, 1814, in French, GB; search for Lausanne etc.
K.Fr. Jahn, Post-Reise-Handbuch, 1833, in German, GB; search for Lausanne
Search Bradshaw's continental railway, steam transit, and general guide 1853, 1859, 1861, 1862, 1863, 1864, 1865, 1866, GB, for Lausanne
L. Vulliemin, Indicateur g??al du canton de Vaud: ou guide statistique & commercial 1850-1856, 1857, in French, GB
Tour Guides 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 Lausanne, Vaud, Vevey etc.
Guide des ?rangers qui visitent le canton de Vaud, 1830, in French, GB
Search Th. Roscoe, The tourist in Switzerland and Italy, 1830, GB, for Lausanne, Vaud
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 Lausanne, Vaud
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 Lausanne, Vaud
Search J. Ball, A guide to the western Alps, 1866, GB, for Lausanne, Vaud
Canton of Vaud, pp.106-125 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 Lausanne
Switzerland, pp.412- from Official catalogue of the industrial department, London Exhibition 1862, GB ; search for Lausanne
Institutions Archives Archives Cantonales Vaudois
Musea Cantonal Museum of Archaeology and History, Lausanne Historical Museum, from lausanne.ch
Monuments Denkmalschutz Historische Militärbauten, from Armasuisse; scroll down for Waadt, Genf
Liste von Burgen und Schlössern in der Schweiz : Waadt, from Wikipedia German edition
Kanton Vaud, from Showcaves
Libraries
State Symbols Flags, Coats of Arms Flag, from FOTW
Coat of Arms, from Wikipedia
Coins Vaud minted dated coins from 1804-1845 (Numiswiss
Vaud, from Money Museum
R. Stuart Poole, A descriptive catalogue of Swiss coins in the South Kensington Museum, 1878, IA; Lausanne pp.260-274, Sarine et Broye p.328, Vevey p.460, Waadt pp.461-475
Bistum Lausanne, pp.353-357 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 Vaud from Memo
Schweiz : Lausanne, from Computatio
Waadt, from Bibliographie zur Geschichte und Kultur des Weines
Bücher und Schriften welche sich vorzugsweise auf Örtlichkeiten beziehen : Waadt, pp.584-585 in vol.1 of Archiv für schweizerische Reformationsgeschichte, 1869, GB
Online Libraries general Google Books; Internet Archives; Gutenberg Library Online; HathiTrust; e-corpus
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
Revue Historique Vaudoise, onread
Table of Contents
Online
General Accounts
Specific Topics