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Princess Louise Of Saxe Gotha Altenburg (1756–1808)
Altenburg
Altenburg
( listen (help·info)) is a city in Thuringia, Germany, located 40 kilometres (25 miles) south of Leipzig, 90 kilometres (56 miles) west of Dresden
Dresden
and 100 kilometres (62 miles) east of Erfurt. It is the capital of the Altenburger Land
Altenburger Land
district and part of a polycentric old-industrial textile and metal production region between Gera, Zwickau
Zwickau
and Chemnitz
Chemnitz
with more than 1 million inhabitants, while the city itself has a population of 33,000. Altenburg
Altenburg
was first mentioned in 976 and later became one of the first German cities within former Slavic area, east of the Saale
Saale
river (as part of the medieval Ostsiedlung
Ostsiedlung
movement)
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Altenburg (other)
Altenburg
Altenburg
is a town in Thuringia, Germany. It may also refer to: People[edit] Altenburg
Altenburg
(surname)Places[edit] Towns and villages[edit]Altenburg, Missouri, US Altenburg, Lower Austria Bad Deutsch-Altenburg, Lower Austria a hamlet in
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Saxony
The Free State of Saxony[4] (German: Freistaat Sachsen [ˈfʁaɪ̯ʃtaːt ˈzaksn̩]; Upper Sorbian: Swobodny stat Sakska) is a landlocked federal state of Germany, bordering the federal states of Brandenburg, Saxony
Saxony
Anhalt, Thuringia, and Bavaria, as well as the countries of Poland
Poland
(Lower Silesian and Lubusz Voivodeships) and the Czech Republic
Czech Republic
(Karlovy Vary, Liberec and Ústí nad Labem Regions). Its capital is Dresden, and its largest city is Leipzig. Saxony
Saxony
is the tenth largest of Germany's sixteen states, with an area of 18,413 square kilometres (7,109 sq mi), and the sixth most populous, with 4 million people. The history of the state of Saxony
Saxony
spans more than a millennium
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Duchy Of Saxe-Altenburg
Saxe- Altenburg
Altenburg
(German: Sachsen-Altenburg) was one of the Saxon duchies held by the Ernestine branch of the House of Wettin
House of Wettin
in present-day Thuringia.[1] It was one of the smallest of the German states with an area of 1323 square kilometers and a population of 207,000 (1905) of whom about one fifth resided in the capital, Altenburg
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Great Depression
The Great Depression
Great Depression
was a severe worldwide economic depression that took place mostly during the 1930s, beginning in the United States. The timing of the Great Depression
Great Depression
varied across nations; in most countries it started in 1929 and lasted until the late-1930s.[1] It was the longest, deepest, and most widespread depression of the 20th century.[2] In the 21st century, the Great Depression
Great Depression
is commonly used as an example of how far the world's economy can decline.[3] The Great Depression
Great Depression
started in the United States
United States
after a major fall in stock prices that began around September 4, 1929, and became worldwide news with the stock market crash of October 29, 1929 (known as Black Tuesday). Between 1929 and 1932, worldwide gross domestic product (GDP) fell by an estimated 15%
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East Germany
East Germany, officially the German Democratic Republic
Republic
(GDR; German: Deutsche Demokratische Republik pronounced [ˈdɔʏtʃə demoˈkʀaːtɪʃə ʀepuˈbliːk], DDR), was a communist state[5][6] in Central Europe, during the Cold War
Cold War
period. It described itself as a socialist "workers' and peasants' state."[6] From 1949 to 1990, it administered the portion of Germany
Germany
that had been occupied by Soviet forces at the end of World War II—the Soviet Occupation Zone
Soviet Occupation Zone
of the Potsdam
Potsdam
Agreement, bounded on the east by the Oder–Neisse line
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Lindenau-Museum
The Lindenau-Museum
Lindenau-Museum
is an art museum in Altenburg, Thuringia, Germany. It originated as the house-museum of baron and collector Bernhard August von Lindenau. The building was completed in 1876. The museum's main attraction is its collection of Italian paintings from the late Gothic and early Renaissance age (13th–15th centuries), which are among the largest outside Italy. The artworks include Filippo Lippi's St. Jerome in Penance, Sandro Botticelli's Portrait of Caterina Sforza and a predella panel by Fra Angelico. It also keeps ancient antiquities and modern works, and has a library. The museum is a member of the Konferenz Nationaler Kultureinrichtungen, a union of more than twenty cultural institutions in the former East Germany.Wikimedia Commons has media related to Lindenau-Museum.Sources[edit]Jena, Klaus; Ingeborg Titz-Matuszak; Miklos Boskovits (1998). 150 anni del Lindenau-Museum
Lindenau-Museum
Altenburg
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Gründerzeit
Gründerzeit
Gründerzeit
(German pronunciation: [ˈɡʁʏndɐˌtsaɪt], literally: “founders’ period”) was the economic phase in 19th-century Germany
Germany
and Austria
Austria
before the great stock market crash of 1873. At this time in Central Europe the age of industrialisation was taking place, whose beginnings were found in the 1840s. No precise time for this period can be given, but in Austria
Austria
the March Revolution of 1848 is generally accepted as the beginning for economic changes, in contrast to political reforms
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Skat (card Game)
Skat (German pronunciation: [ˈskaːt]) is a 3-player trick-taking card game devised in early 19th-century Germany
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Brockhaus Enzyklopädie
The Brockhaus Enzyklopädie
Brockhaus Enzyklopädie
is a German-language encyclopedia which until 2009 was published by the F. A. Brockhaus printing house. The first edition originated in the Conversations-Lexikon published by Löbel and Franke in Leipzig
Leipzig
1796–1808. Renamed Der Große Brockhaus in 1928 and Brockhaus Enzyklopädie
Brockhaus Enzyklopädie
from 1966, the current[update] 21st thirty-volume edition contains about 300,000 entries on 24,000 pages, with about 40,000 maps, graphics and tables. It is the largest German-language printed encyclopedia in the 21st century. In February 2008, F. A. Brockhaus announced the changeover to an online encyclopedia and the discontinuation of the printed editions. The rights to the Brockhaus trademark were purchased by Arvato services, a subsidiary of the Bertelsmann
Bertelsmann
media group
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Friedrich Arnold Brockhaus
Friedrich Arnold Brockhaus
Friedrich Arnold Brockhaus
(4 May 1772 – 20 August 1823) was a German encyclopedia publisher and editor, famed for publishing the Conversations-Lexikon, which is now published as the Brockhaus encyclopedia. Biography[edit] Brockhaus was educated at the gymnasium of his native Dortmund, and from 1788 to 1793 served an apprenticeship in a mercantile house at Düsseldorf. He then devoted two years at the University of Leipzig
Leipzig
to the study of modern languages and literature, after which he set up in Dortmund
Dortmund
an emporium for English goods. In 1801, he transferred this business to Arnheim, and in the following year to Amsterdam. In 1805, having given up his first line of trade, Brockhaus began business as a publisher
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Osterland
Osterland
Osterland
(terra orientalis) is a historical region in Germany. It was situated between the Elbe
Elbe
and Saale
Saale
rivers to the north of Pleissnerland
Pleissnerland
which it later absorbed and it included the city of Leipzig. The name derives from the previous name of the territory, Ostmark, meaning "eastern march." Today, the area belongs to the German states of Thuringia
Thuringia
and Saxony. See also[edit]List of regions of SaxonyExternal links[edit]Map of the Wettin Lands with OsterlandAuthority controlGND: 4116808-2   This German history article is a stub. You can help by expanding it.v t eThis Thuringia
Thuringia
location article is a stub. You can help by expanding it.v t eThis Saxony
Saxony
location article is a stub
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Pleiße
The Pleiße
Pleiße
is a right tributary of the White Elster
White Elster
in Saxony, Germany. It has its source southwest of Zwickau
Zwickau
at Ebersbrunn, then flows through Werdau, Crimmitschau, Altenburg, and other towns and villages in Saxony
Saxony
and Thuringia, before meeting the White Elster
White Elster
in Leipzig. The river originally had a natural length of 115 km; however, south of Leipzig, it has been straightened, which shortened it to around 90 km. See also[edit]Kleine PleißeNotes[edit]The information in this article is based on and/or translated from its German equivalent.External links[edit]Schumann, August (1821). "Die Pleiße". Vollständiges Staats-, Post- und Zeitungslexikon von Sachsen (in German). 8. Zwickau
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Zeitz
Zeitz
Zeitz
is a town in the Burgenlandkreis
Burgenlandkreis
district, in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. It is situated on the river Weiße Elster, in the triangle of the federal states Saxony-Anhalt, Thuringia
Thuringia
and Saxony.Contents1 History 2 Main sights 3 Sons and daughters of the town3.1 Up to 1925 3.2 After 19254 See also 5 ReferencesHistory[edit] Zeitz
Zeitz
was first recorded under the name Cici in the synode of Ravenna in 967. Between 965 and 982, it was the chief fortress of the March of Zeitz. Zeitz
Zeitz
was a bishop's residence between 968 and 1028, when it was moved to Naumburg. Beginning at the end of the 13th century, the bishops again resided in their castle at Zeitz. The Herrmannsschacht (built in 1889) is one of the oldest brick factories in the world
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Barbarossa City
"Barbarossa city" (German: Barbarossastadt) is a nickname for five German cities that the Staufer Emperor Frederick Barbarossa stayed in or near for some time.Contents1 Sinzig 2 Kaiserslautern 3 Gelnhausen
Gelnhausen
(Hesse) 4 Altenburg
Altenburg
(Thuringia) 5 Bad FrankenhausenSinzig[edit] Sinzig
Sinzig
is a city on the Middle Rhine
Middle Rhine
in Ahrweiler County. Celtic in its early history and settled by the Romans, the city was first mentioned in 762 as a Franconian king's court, sentiacum. The city was at its height from the 12th through the 14th century as a Kaiserpfalz often visited by the German kings and emperors. Barbarossa himself stayed at Sinzig
Sinzig
four times. Kaiserslautern[edit] The settlement history of Kaiserslautern, an industrial city and university seat at the northern edge of the Palatinate forest, begins in the 5th millennium BC
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Slavic Peoples
Slavs
Slavs
are an Indo-European ethno-linguistic group who speak the various Slavic languages
Slavic languages
of the larger Balto-Slavic linguistic group. They are native to Eurasia, stretching from Central, Eastern, and Southeastern Europe
Europe
all the way north and westwards to Northeast Europe
Europe
, Northern Asia (Siberia), the Caucasus, and Central Asia (especially Kazakhstan
Kazakhstan
and Turkmenistan) as well as historically in Western Europe
Europe
(particularly in East Germany) and Western Asia (including Anatolia)
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