In 1032 the Zähringens of Germany defeated the Burgundians.
The Zähringens themselves were succeeded in 1218 by the counts of Savoy.
It is located in Romandy, the French-speaking western part of the country, and borders the canton of Neuchâtel to the north, the cantons of Fribourg and Bern to the east, Valais and Lake Geneva to the south, the canton of Geneva to the south-west and France (Bourgogne-Franche-Comté) to the west.
The capital and biggest city is Lausanne, officially designated "Olympic Capital" Along the lakes, Vaud was inhabited in prehistoric times.
The towns of Vevey (Latin: ) and Lausanne (Lausonium or Lausonna) are two of the many towns established by the Romans.
In 27 BC the state of Civitas Helvetiorum was established around the capital of Avenches (Aventicum).
The Laterani lost their properties to Emperor Constantine who gave them to the Roman Catholic Church in 311.
The most famous Lateran buildings are the Lateran Palace, once called the Palace of the Popes, and the Basilica of St.
In 1803, Vaud joined the re-installed Swiss confederation.It was only under the counts of Savoy that the area was given political unity, establishing the Barony of Vaud.A part stretching from Attalens to the River Sarine, in the north, was absorbed by the canton of Fribourg.John Lateran, the Colegio de San Juan de Letran, founded in 1620.is the third largest of the Swiss cantons by population and fourth by size.