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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

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town of Germany, in Alsace-
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Lorraine, situated on the
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left
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bank of the Rhine, on a branch of the Rhine-Rhone canal, and 3 M . N. of Basel by
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rail . Pop . (19o5) 3304• The Rhine is here crossed by an iron railway
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bridge . The town boasts a handsome
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Roman Catholic church, and has manufactures of
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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
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Lauenburg in 1634, and subsequently passed by
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purchase to Louis XIV. of France . It was fortified by
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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
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works were shortly afterwards dismantled . In 1871, the town passed, with Alsace-Lorraine, to the German
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empire . See Tschamber, Geschichte der Stadt and ehemaligen Festung Huningen (St Ludwig, 1894) ; and Latruffe, Huningue et Bale devant
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les traites de 1815 (Paris, 1863) .

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