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Karlskirche

In 1713, when the Black Plague swept Vienna, Emperor Charles VI made the vow that if the plague abated he would build a church dedicated to his namesake, St. Charles Borromeo. St. Charles was a 16th-century Italian bishop famous for ministering to Milanese plague victims. The emperor's prayer was answered, and construction on the church began in 1715.

    

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Taken on August 23, 2008