Encyclopaedia Americana; A Popular Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature, History, Politics, and Biography, Brought Down to the Present Time Includ

Encyclopaedia Americana; A Popular Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature, History, Politics, and Biography, Brought Down to the Present Time Includ

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1835 edition. Excerpt: ...was born Dec. 26,1777. The capital is Darmstadt, (q. v.) Hesse-homburg; landgraviate and member of the German confederacy, containing 164 square miles, with 21,564 inhabitants, mosdy Lutherans. It consists of two parts, the lordship of Homburg, situ Of the importance of the disturbances which broke out in 1830, we are as yet (February, 1831) unable to judge. ated N. N. W. of Frankfort, and the lordship of Meisscnheim. The capital is Homburg, with 3490 inhabitants. Revenue, 180,000 guilders; debt, 450,000 guilders; contingent for the confederacy, 200 men. The present landgrave is Louis, lieutenantgeneral in the service of Prussia, born August 29, 1770. Hesse-philippsthal; a collateral line of Hesse-Cassel. (q. v.) HESSE-PHILtPPSTHaL-BARCHFELD; a collateral line of Hesse-Cassel. (q. v.) Hesse-rothenburg; a collateral lir.e of Hesse-Cassel. (q. v.) (Catholic). Hessia. The Hessians, called, in the early history of Germany, Calti, lived in the present Hessia; part of them emigrated to the Netherlands, and were called Batavi. They are mentioned under Augustus. Germanicus, son of Drusus, conquered them, burnt their chief place, Mattium (Marburg), and led a daughter of a Cattian prince, together with a priest, in his triumph. At a later period, they belonged to the great empire of the Franks. Even before the time of Charlemagne, Christian churches were built at Hersfeld, Fritzlar and Amoneburg. The German king Adolphus of Nassau made Hessia an imperial principality in 1292. According to the injudicious habit of those ages to divide countries among all the sons of a prince, and sometimes even the daughters, Hessia was often divided and reunited. In 1500, William II was in possession of the whole of Hessia. He died in 1509, and left the landgraviate to his...show more

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  • 9781236596079