Agno is a city, commune and sub-prefecture in northeastern France in the Grand Est region (formerly Alsace - Champagne - Ardennes - Lorraine), Basin Rhine department, Agno-Wissembourg district, canton Agno.
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Agno traces its history back to 1115, when the Duke of Swabia, Frederick II, ordered to build a castle on one of the islets of Modera, and less than half a century later, the village that grew up around the fortress received city rights. At the end of the 12th century, it was here that the trial of Richard the Lionheart, who was captured on the way to England, took place (the king was sentenced to imprisonment up to the payment of a ransom). It flourished during the reign of Rudolf I of Habsburg, who made Agno the capital of all his Alsatian possessions. Soon, in 1354, the Holy Roman Emperor Charles IV created a union of ten trading cities in Alsace - Decapolis, and the right to be called the capital of the decapolis went to Agno, who remained it for several centuries, until the collapse of the union in 1679.
The city of Agno is known in military history for the events that took place during the Thirty Years War, the Second Anglo-Dutch War, the War of the Spanish Succession, the Revolutionary Wars and the Franco-Prussian War.