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Part of Braun and Hogenberg map I-25
Part of Braun and Hogenberg map I-25

Facts in brief:

Located in Gera area on Saale river; ruled by House of Wettin from 14th cen., by dukes of Ernestine line from 1485; was noted academic center, long focus of liberal ideas in Germany, including those of evolutionist E Haeckel & Karl Marx; damaged in WW II.

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