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 (vĭz′bē, vēs′bü)
A city of southeast Sweden on western Gotland Island on the Baltic Sea. It was a member of the Hanseatic League and a commercial center from the 10th to the 14th century but declined after its capture by the Danes in 1361. Visby was a pirate stronghold for the next two centuries and passed to Sweden in 1645.


(Swedish ˈviːsbyː)
(Placename) a port in SE Sweden, on NW Gotland Island in the Baltic: an early member of the Hanseatic League and major N European commercial centre in the Middle Ages. Pop: 22 017 (2000 est)


(ˈvɪz bi)

a seaport on the Swedish island of Gotland, in the Baltic: an important member of the Hanseatic League. 55,346.
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