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Though it had existed as a settlement before, it was captured and taken over as a Roman fort in 14 BC, by Nero Claudius Drusus.
Today, it is known for its architecture, cathedrals, medieval history, its Lutheran ties, and its vineyards and winemaking.
People Born in Worms
Worms in People's Lives
John Calvin: I traveled here to attend a colloquy - or, a conference to settle religious disputes - in 1540. While I was here, an emissary from Geneva was sent to request that I return to that city. My first reaction to this was one of "horror," as a few years ago I had put much effort into reforming the churches there, only to be expelled from the city and refused to be allowed back.
William Penn: I visited this town briefly in 1678, while on a missionary voyage with a group of fellow Quakers.