- a seaport on the Swedish island of Gotland, in the Baltic: an important member of the Hanseatic League.
- an island in the Baltic, forming a province of Sweden. 1212 sq. mi. (3140 sq. km). Capital: Visby.
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He landed in the island of Gothland, plundering Visby in a treacherous way.Sweden
On the contrary he became powerful and rich, and as Burgomaster of Visby he died.Capitals of the Northlands
Ian C. Hannah
This city was named Visby, “the city of the place of sacrifice.”
King Waldemar, when he sacked Visby, removed the sacred carbuncles.
He dedicated the first church in the island to St Peter at Visby.
- 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)
Gothland (ˈɡɒθlənd) or Gottland (ˈɡɒtlənd)
- an island in the Baltic Sea, off the SE coast of Sweden: important trading centre since the Bronze Age; long disputed between Sweden and Denmark, finally becoming Swedish in 1645; tourism and agriculture now important. Capital: Visby. Pop: (including associated islands) 57 677 (2004 est). Area: 3140 sq km (1212 sq miles)