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Originally appearing in Volume V20, Page 358 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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OSTERODE, a town in the Prussian province of Hanover, at the south foot of the Harz Mountains, 34 M. N.W. of Nordhausen by rail. Pop. (1905) 7467. The church of St Aegidius (Evangelical), founded in 724 and rebuilt after a fire in 1578, contains some fine tombs of the dukes of Brunswick-Grubenhagen, who made Osterode their residence froju 1361 to 1452. Other buildings are the fine town-hall and the hospital. There are manufactures of cotton and woollen goods, cigars and leather, and tanneries, dyeworks and gypsum quarries. In recent years Osterode has become celebrated as a health resort.
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