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ID: 7004326
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/tgn/7004326

 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 49 27 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 49.4500  decimal degrees
Long: 011 35 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 11.5833  decimal degrees

Note: The town of Bayreuth in Bavaria developed around the castle of the counts Andechs-Meran in the 11th century. It passed to the Hohenzollerns in 1248 and became the capital of Upper Franconia; and was the residence of the margraves from 1603 to 1791 when it was ceded to Prussia. In 1810 it was ceded to Bavaria. It is famed around the world as the home of the summer festival of Wagnerian opera. The 2004 estimaed population was 74,600.

Names:
Bayreuth (preferred,C,V,German-P,U,N)
Baireuth (C,V)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Europe (continent)  ....  Europe (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Germany (nation)  ........  Germany (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Bavaria (state)  ............  Bavaria (state) (P)
Hierarchy of Bayreuth (inhabited place)  ................  Bayreuth (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  founded by Bishop Otto II of Bamberg in 1194 around existing castle
city (C)
district capital (C)
cultural center (C)  ............  noted as home of composer Wagner & site of important music festivals
capital (H)  ............  seat of margraviate from 1603

Sources and Contributors:
Baireuth..........  [VP]
.................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 85
Bayreuth..........  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP Preferred]
.................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 85
.................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) II, 4
.................  LC Name Authority Headings. [online] (2002-) NAF50012490, accessed 29 April 2004
.................  Times Atlas of the World. Reprint ed. (1994) 23
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 126
Subject: .....  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP]
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 85
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) II, 4
..................  LC Name Authority Headings. [online] (2002-) Bayreuth (Germany), accessed 29 April 2004; NAF50012490, accessed 29 April 2004
..................  Times Atlas of the World. Reprint ed. (1994) 23
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 126
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-2014) accessed 29 April 2004

 

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