BURG , a
See also:town of Germany, in Prussian Saxony, on the
See also:river Ihle, and the railway from Berlin to
See also:Magdeburg, 14 M . N.E. of the latter . Pop . (1900) 22,432 . It is noted for its
See also:cloth manufactures and
See also:boot-making, which afford employment to a
See also:part of its population . The town belonged originally to the lordship of
See also:Querfurt, passed with this into the possession of the archbishops of Magdeburg in 1496, and was ceded in 1635 with other portions of the Magdeburg territories to Saxony; in 1687 it was ceded to
See also:Brandenburg . It owes its prosperity to the, large influx of industrious French,
See also:Palatinate and Walloon refugees, which took place about the end of the 17th century .
BURGAGE (from Lat. burghs, a borough)
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