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Originally appearing in Volume V24, Page 358 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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SCHONEBERG, a town of Germany, in the Prussian province of Brandenburg, forming a suburb of Berlin, which it adjoins on the south-west. Pop. (1905) 141,010. It has four churches, a statue of the emperor William I. and several educational establishments. It contains the railway station of the military line to Zossen and is connected with the metropolis by electric trams and omnibuses. Its chief manufactures are railway plant, cigars, soap, paper and chemicals. The foundation of Alt-Schonberg is ascribed to Albert the Bear, margrave of Brandenburg, in the 12th century, while Neu-Schoneberg was founded by Frederick the Great in 175o to accommodate some Bohemian weavers exiled for their religion. It was made a town in 1898.
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