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VERSECZ (Ger. Werschetz)

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Originally appearing in Volume V27, Page 1047 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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VERSECZ (Ger. Werschetz), a town of Hungary, in the county of Temes, 235 M. S.S.E. of Budapest by rail. Pop. (1900) 25,199. It has a handsome parish church and is the seat of a Greek Orthodox bishop. Versecz is one of the principal wine-producing centres in Hungary, and the red wines and. brandy produced here enjoy a great reputation. Near the town are remains of a Roman castle, and a Roman rampart and trench which extend for about 6o m. to- the north. During the revolt's tionary period of 1848-49 the Hungarians defeated the Serviana here on the 11th of July 1848, while on the 19th of January 1849 the town was occupied by the Austrian troops.
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