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HUNINGEN

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Originally appearing in Volume V13, Page 932 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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HUNINGEN, a town of Germany, in Alsace-Lorraine, situated on the left bank of the Rhine, on a branch of the Rhine-Rhone canal, and 3 M. N. of Basel by rail. Pop. (19o5) 3304• The Rhine is here crossed by an iron railway bridge. The town boasts a handsome Roman Catholic church, and has manufactures of silk, watches, chemicals and cigars. Huningen is an ancient place and grew up round a stronghold placed to guard the passage of the Rhine. It was wrested from the Imperialists by the duke of Lauenburg in 1634, and subsequently passed by purchase to Louis XIV. of France. It was fortified by Vauban (1679–1681) and a bridge was built across the Rhine. The fortress capitulated to the Austrians on the 26th of August 1815 and the works were shortly afterwards dismantled. In 1871, the town passed, with Alsace-Lorraine, to the German empire. See Tschamber, Geschichte der Stadt and ehemaligen Festung Huningen (St Ludwig, 1894) ; and Latruffe, Huningue et Bale devant les traites de 1815 (Paris, 1863).
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