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FREIBURG

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Originally appearing in Volume V11, Page 92 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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FREIBURG, a town of Germany in Prussian Silesia, on the Polsnitz, 35 m. S.W. of Breslau, on the railway to Halbstadt. Pop. (1905) 9917. It has an Evangelical and Roman Catholic church, and its industries include watch-making, linen-weaving and distilling. In the neighbourhood are the old and modern castles of the Furstenstein family, whence the town is sometimes distinguished as Freiburg unter dem Furstenstein. At Freiburg, on the 22nd of July 1762, the Prussians defended themselves successfully against the superior forces of the Austrians.
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