SANGERHAUSEN , a
See also:town of Germany, in the Prussian province of Saxony, situated on the Gonna, near the south
See also:base of the Harz mountains, 30 M . W. of
See also:Halle, on the
See also:line of railway Berlin-
See also:Nordhausen-Cassel . Pop . (1905) 12,439 . Among many
See also:medieval buildings, the
See also:church of St
See also:Ulrich, one of the finest specimens of Romanesque architecture in Germany, and the church of St
See also:James, with a magnificent
See also:screen and interesting tombs and
See also:effigies, are particularly noticeable . There are a gymnasium, two hospitals dating from the 14th century and an old town-
See also:hall . The
See also:industries include the manufacture of
See also:sugar, furniture, machinery, boots and buttons .
See also:Brewing and brickmaking are also extensively carried on, and there is a considerable agricultural
See also:trade . Sangerhausen is one of the
See also:oldest towns in Thuringia, being mentioned in a document of 991 as appertaining to the estates of the emperor . By
See also:marriage it passed to the landgrave of Thuringia, and after 1056 it formed for a while an
See also:country . Having been again
See also:part of Thuringia, it fell in 1249 to
See also:Meissen, and in 1291 to
See also:Brandenburg . In 1372 it passed to Saxony and formed a portion of that territory until 1815, when it was
See also:united with Prussia .
See K .
See also:Meyer, Chronik
See also:des landrallichen Kreires Sangerhausen (Nordhausen, 1892); and F .
See also:Schmidt, Geschichte der Stadt Sangerhausen (Sangerhausen, 1906) .
JOHN SANGER (1816–1889)
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