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Introduction of Gorlitz
City, in Saxony, 54 mi E of Dresden, chiefly on theW bank of the Neisse River, near the Polish border.Formerly a major city of Lusatia, it was founded c.1200 and in 1377 became capital of the duchy ofGцrlitz. In 1526 it passed to the Hapsburgs, in 1635to Saxony, and in 1815 it was annexed by Prussia.Jakob Boehme (1575-1624), the Christian mystic,lived here during the Hapsburg period. After WorldWar II a section of the city on the right bank of theNeisse was placed in Poland and is called Zgorzelec.The town contains numerous well-preserved 18thcenturybaroque houses.City, in Saxony, 54 mi E of Dresden, chiefly on theW bank of the Neisse River, near the Polish border.Formerly a major city of Lusatia, it was founded c.1200 and in 1377 became capital of the duchy ofGцrlitz. In 1526 it passed to the Hapsburgs, in 1635to Saxony, and in 1815 it was annexed by Prussia.Jakob Boehme (1575-1624), the Christian mystic,lived here during the Hapsburg period. After WorldWar II a section of the city on the right bank of theNeisse was placed in Poland and is called Zgorzelec.The town contains numerous well-preserved 18thcenturybaroque houses.

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