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MARIENWERDER

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Originally appearing in Volume V17, Page 715 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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MARIENWERDER, a town of Germany, in the Prussian province of West Prussia, 3 M. E. of the Vistula, 23 M. S. of Marienburg by rail. Pop. (1905), 10,258. The town was founded in the year 1233 by the Teutonic order. It has a cathedral of the same century, a triple Gothic edifice, restored in 1874 and containing the tombs of several grand masters of the Teutonic order; a (Gothic) town-hall (r88o); a Roman Catholic basilica (1858); a non-commissioned officers' school; a monument of the war of 1870-71 (1897); an archaeological collection; and a seminary for female teachers. The industries include iron-foundries, saw-mills, sugar-refineries, breweries and printing-works.
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