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BISCHOFSWERDA

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Originally appearing in Volume V03, Page 992 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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BISCHOFSWERDA, a town of Germany, in the kingdom of Saxony, on the Wesenitz, and at the junction of the Dresden-Gorlitz and Bischofswerda-Zittau railways in the governmental district of Bautzen. Pop . (1905) 7465. There are cloth, artificial flower, and cigar factories, glass-works, potteries, and in the neighbourhood large granite quarries. It is famous as the scene of a battle, on the r 2th of May 1813, between the French and the Allies after Napoleon's retreat from Moscow. It was the residence of Benno, bishop of Meissen, in the firth century, and the " Bishop's Road " still runs from here to Meissen.
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