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WENDEN (Lettish Tseziz)

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Originally appearing in Volume V28, Page 518 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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WENDEN (Lettish Tseziz), a town of western Russia, in the government of Livonia, 6o m. by rail N.E. of Riga. j'op. (1897) 6327. Here are the well preserved ruins of a former castle of the Brethren of the Sword, afterwards (from 1237) of the grand-master of the Teutonic Knights. In 1577 the garrison blew it up to prevent it from falling into the hands of Ivan the Terrible of Russia. It was rebuilt, but has been in ruins since a fire in [748.
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