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LEISNIG

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Originally appearing in Volume V16, Page 403 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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LEISNIG, a town in the kingdom of Saxony, prettily situated on the Freiberger Mulde, 7 M. S. of Grimma by the railway from Leipzig to Dresden via Dobeln. Pop. (1905) 8147. On a high rock above the town lies the old castle of Mildenstein, now utilized as administrative offices. The industries include the manufacture of cloth, furniture, boots, buttons, cigars, beer, machinery and chemicals. Leisnig is a place of considerabl antiquity. About 108o it passed into the possession of the counts of Groitzsch, but was purchased in '157 by the emperor Frederick I., who committed it to the charge of counts. It fell to Meissen in 1365, and later to Saxony.
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