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ID: 7003097
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/tgn/7003097

 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Graz (inhabited place)  Graz (inhabited place)

Coordinates:
Lat: 47 05 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 47.0833  decimal degrees
Long: 015 22 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 15.3667  decimal degrees

Note: Located in Styrian Alps on the Mur River, the town developed around Schlossberg peak, on which there are ruins of a 15th century fortress and clock tower. It served as the residence of early rulers of Steiermark and was held by French during Napoleonic wars. Noted as the birthplace of astronomer Johannes Kepler (1571-1630) and as burial site of Emperor Ferdinand II. The historic centre of the city of Graz was designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

Names:
Graz (preferred,C,V)
Gratz (H,V)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Europe (continent)  ....  Europe (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Austria (nation)  ........  Austria (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Steiermark (state)  ............  Steiermark (state) (P)
Hierarchy of Graz (inhabited place)  ................  Graz (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  probably founded in 12th cen.
city (H)
state capital (C)
commercial center (C)
university center (C)  ............  university was founded in 16th cen.; famous astronomer Johannes Kepler taught here 1594-1600
episcopal see (C)  ............  noted for cathedral built by Emperor Frederick III in 15th cen.

Sources and Contributors:
Gratz..........  [VP]
..............  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984) 458
Graz..........  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP Preferred]
...........  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 348
...........  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
...........  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) V, 439
...........  Times Atlas of the World (1992) 76
...........  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Subject: .....  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP]
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 348
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) V, 439
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1992) 76
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984) 458
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Canby, Historic Places (1984) v. II, p. 348
..........  UNESCO World Heritage Centre [online] (1992-) accessed 12 January 2009

 

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