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Originally appearing in Volume V10, Page 401 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN EUROPE 64. Rome burned during 8 days. to of the 14 wards of the city were destroyed. 1 to6. Venice, greater part of the city was burned. 1577. „ fire at the arsenal, greater part of the city ruined by an explosion. 1299. Weimar, destructive fire; also in 1424 and 1618. 1379. Memel was in large part destroyed, and again in 1457, 1540, 1678, 1854. 1405. Bern was destroyed. 1420. Leipzig lost 400 houses. 1457. Dort, cathedral and large part of the town burned. 1491. Dresden was destroyed. 1521. Oviedo, large part of the city destroyed. 1543. Komorn was burned. 1634. Furth was burned by Austrian Croats. 1680. Furth was again destroyed. 1686. Landau was almost destroyed. 1958. Pirna was burned by Prussians. 26o houses destroyed. 1762. Munich lost 200 houses. 1764. Konigsberg, public buildings, &c., burned. Loss, £600,000. 1769. ,, almost destroyed. 1784. Rokitzan (Bohemia) was totally destroyed. Loss, £300,000. 18oi. Brody, 1500 houses destroyed. 1859. 1000 houses destroyed. 1803. Posen, large part of older portion of city burned. 1811. Forest fires in Tyrol destroyed 64 villages and hamlets. 1818. Salzburg was partly destroyed. 1842. Hamburg. A fire raged for too hours, May 5-7. During the fire the city was in a state of anarchy. 4219 buildings, including 2000 dwellings, were destroyed. One-fifth of the population was made homeless, and too persons lost their lives. The total loss amounted to {7,000,000. After the fire, contributions from all Germany came in to help to rebuild the city. 1861. Glarus (Switzerland),5oo houses burned.

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