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ID: 7004332
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/tgn/7004332

 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 49 35 23 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 49.5897  decimal degrees
Long: 011 00 14 E  degrees minutes   Long: 11.0039  decimal degrees

Note: Erlangen is a city in Bavaria in the south of Germany, situated north of Nürnberg at the confluence of the Schwabach and Regnitz Rivers. The site was settled in the eighth century, and ruled first by the Bishop of Würzberg, then by the Bishop of Bamberg from 1017. It was sold to the prince of Bohemia in1361, received its town charter in 1398, then came under the rule of Nürnberg in 1402. It prospered with the arrival of French Huguenot refugees who settled in "Christian Erlang" in 1686. It passed to Bavaria in 1810. Historic buildings include the palace, built 1700-1704, and the town hall dating from 1731. The city still produces hats, drapery, and gloves, crafts introduced by the Huguenot settler. The production of electrical equipment is the major modern industry. It is also the home of the Friedrich-Alexander Univeristy of Erlangen-Nürnberg. The 2004 estimated population was 99,800.

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

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 Erlangen (inhabited place)  ................  Erlangen (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  founded in 8th century, chartered in 1398, "Christian Erlang" united with rest of the town in 1824
city (C)
manufacturing center (C)
educational center (C)  ............  noted for university transferred here in 1742, where philosophers Schelling & Schleiermacher taught in 19th century

Sources and Contributors:
Erlangen..........  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP Preferred]
.................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) 1:279
.................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) 4:544-545
.................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
.................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 63
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 376
Subject: .....  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP]
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) 1:279
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) 4:544-545
..................  LC Name Authority Headings. [online] (2002-) Erlangen (Germany) NAF80017680, accessed 8 March 2004
..................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-) -1767100
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 63
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 376
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Canby, Historic Places (1984) 1:279
..........  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-2014) accessed 8 March 2004

 

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