Großenhain (also written as Grossenhain; Upper Sorbian: Wulki Hojn)
Große Kreisstadt (German for major district town) in the
district of Meißen, Saxony, Germany.
5 Famous people
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Großenhain was originally a Sorb settlement. It was first mentioned
in 1205. 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 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.
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 from
Görlitz to Santiago de Compostela.
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There are two train stations in Großenhain. As
Bahnhof is out of service since 2002, only
Bahnhof is served by trains from
Dresden to Elsterwerda, Cottbus and
Großenhain is accessible by car via Bundesstraße 98 and
Karl Bejamin Preusker 1840
Martin Blochwich (1602-1629): German physician, born here
Karl Benjamin Preusker (1786–1871): Founder of the first public
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 (born 1954): German actress, passed her childhood
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 ,
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
^ "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,
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.
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