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Großenhain
Großenhain
(also written as Grossenhain; Upper Sorbian: Wulki Hojn) is a Große Kreisstadt
Große Kreisstadt
(German for major district town) in the district of Meißen, Saxony, Germany.

Contents

1 History 2 Geography

2.1 Localities

3 Economy 4 Infrastructure 5 Famous people 6 References 7 External links

History[edit] Großenhain
Großenhain
was originally a Sorb settlement. It was first mentioned in 1205.[2] It was for a time occupied by the Bohemians, by whom it was strongly fortified. It afterwards came into the possession of the margraves of Meißen, from whom it was taken in 1312 by the margraves of Brandenburg. In the middle-ages, Großenhain
Großenhain
was one of the most powerful towns in Saxony. It suffered considerably in all the great German wars, and in 1744 was nearly destroyed by fire. On May 16, 1813, a battle took place here between the French and the Russians. Geography[edit] Großenhain
Großenhain
is located on the river Röder, 30 km (19 mi) northwest of Dresden, and 17 km (11 mi) east of Riesa. It is also situated on Via Regia
Via Regia
from Görlitz
Görlitz
to Santiago de Compostela. Localities[edit]

Naundorf Folbern Rostig

Zschieschen Mülbitz Kleinraschütz Großraschütz

Skassa Weßnitz Zschauitz.

Economy[edit]

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Infrastructure[edit] There are two train stations in Großenhain. As Großenhain
Großenhain
Berliner Bahnhof is out of service since 2002, only Großenhain
Großenhain
Cottbusser Bahnhof is served by trains from Dresden
Dresden
to Elsterwerda, Cottbus and Hoyerswerda. Großenhain
Großenhain
is accessible by car via Bundesstraße 98 and Bundesstraße 101. Famous people[edit]

Karl Bejamin Preusker 1840

Martin Blochwich (1602-1629): German physician, born here Karl Benjamin Preusker (1786–1871): Founder of the first public library in Germany
Germany
(1828) Manfred von Richthofen
Manfred von Richthofen
(1892–1918): German fighter pilot known as The Red Baron, was trained as observer at the local airport Corinna Harfouch
Corinna Harfouch
(born 1954): German actress, passed her childhood here Heino
Heino
(born 1938): German schlager artist, passed his childhood here Carlo Mierendorff (1897-1943), representatives of the SPD, a member of the German Reichstag and resistance fighter against Nazism Frederick Traugott Pursh (1774-1820), actually Friedrich Pursch , botanist Helmut H. Schaefer
Helmut H. Schaefer
(1925-2005), mathematician, professor at the University of Halle (Saale), at the University of Tübingen, at the California Institute of Technology and other US universities Valentin Weigel (1533-1588), theologian and philosopher

References[edit]

^ "Aktuelle Einwohnerzahlen nach Gemeinden 2016] (Einwohnerzahlen auf Grundlage des Zensus 2011)" (PDF). Statistisches Landesamt des Freistaates Sachsen (in German). July 2016.  ^ Großenhain, Steifzug durch eine sächsische Kleinstadt 2002, Gräser Verlag

 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Grossenhain". Encyclopædia Britannica. 12 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 617.  External links[edit]

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Meissen
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