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Originally appearing in Volume V04, Page 697 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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BRUA, a town of Bohemia, Austria, 93 m. N.N.W. of Prague by rail. Pop. (190o) 21,525. It is dominated by the Schlossberg (1307 ft.), on which is situated the ruins of an old castle, demolished in 1651, and possesses a very interesting church, in late-Gothic style, built in 1517. Brux is situated in the centre of a region very rich in lignite deposits and has, besides, important sugar, iron and hardware, distilling, brewing and milling industries. To the south of Brux are the villages of Pullna, Seidlitz and Seidschutz with well-known saline springs. Briix is mentioned in documents of the early 11th century. It fell to the crown under Pl'emysl I. or Wenceslaus II. and was made a royal city by Ottakar II. in the 13th century. convention and brought him the Democratic nomination for In 1421 the Hussites were defeated here by King Sigismund the presidency on the following day. Subsequently he received and the Saxons, and in 1426 besieged the town in vain. In 1456 the nominations of the People's and National Silver parties. George of Podebrad captured the town and castle, which had In the ensuing presidential campaign he travelled over 18,000 for some time been occupied by the Saxon princes. m. and made altogether 600 speeches in 27 different states
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