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HOCHHEIM

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Originally appearing in Volume V13, Page 554 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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HOCHHEIM, a town of Germany, in the Prussian province of Hesse-Nassau, situated on an elevation not far from the right bank of the Main, 3 M. above its influx into the Rhine and 3 M. E. of Mainz by the railway from Cassel to Frankfort-on-Main. Pop. (1905) 3779. It has an Evangelical and a Roman Catholic church, and carries on an extensive trade in wine, the English word " Hock," the generic term for Rhine wine, being derived from its name. Hochheim is mentioned in the chronicles as early as the 7th century. It is also memorable as the scene of a victory gained here, on the 7th of November 1813 by the Austrians over the French. See Schuler, Geschiclzte der Stadt Hochheim am Main (Hochheim, 1888).
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