Strasburg

Strasburg, capital, since 1871, of Alsace-Lorraine, on the Ill, a few miles above its confluence with the Rhine, 89 m. N. of Basel; a place of great strategical importance, and a fortress of the first class; is a city of Roman origin, and contains a magnificent Gothic cathedral (11th century) with a famous astronomical clock, an imperial palace, university, &c.; manufactures embrace beer, leather, cutlery, jewellery, &c.; there is also a busy transit trade; a free town of the German empire in the 13th century; fell into the hands of the French in 1681, and was captured by the Germans, after a seven weeks' siege, on 28th September 1870, after which it became finally German, as it was originally, by the peace of Frankfort, May 1871.

Population (circa 1900) given as 124,000.

Definition taken from The Nuttall Encyclopædia, edited by the Reverend James Wood (1907)

Strappado * Stratford
Straddha
Strafford, Thomas Wentworth, Earl of
Straits Settlements
Stralsund
Strangford, Percy C. S. Smythe, Viscount
Strangford, Percy E. F. W. Smythe
Stranraer
Straparola, Giovanni Francesco
Strap, Hugh
Strappado
Strasburg
Stratford
Stratford de Redcliffe, Sir Stafford Canning, first Viscount
Stratford-on-Avon
Strathclyde
Strathfieldsaye
Strathmore
Strathpeffer
Strauss, David Friedrich
Strauss, Johann
Streatham

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Arndt, Christian
Baur, John William
Bebele, Balthazar
Bongars, James
Borri, Joseph Francis
Bucer, Martin
Celtes, Conrad
Cordus, Valerius
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