Liegnitz


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Liegnitz:

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, Ger. Liegnitz, city (1992 est. pop. 106,300), Dolnośląskie prov., SW Poland, on the Kaczawa River. A center of a vegetable-growing region, it also has manufactures of metal goods, textiles, and foodstuffs.
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41) Gerhard Kluge, "Wahlstatt bei Liegnitz," in Heilige Heimat: Von Schlesiens Gnadenstdtten, ed.
In 1919 he was denied nomination to secure candidacy in the elections for the National Assembly by the anti-Semitic prejudices of local leaders in Liegnitz.
Even the notorious drunkard Henry XI of Liegnitz spent only 14% of his budget on his cellar (as compared with 29% on his kitchen).
The Spiritualist Caspar Schwenckfeld, who lived in Strasbourg as an exile from Liegnitz in Silesia, strongly supported the latter critique.
The Agrippina was dedicated to Duchess Louise of Liegnitz, Brieg, and Wohlau.
12) In spite of popular assertions that women were unfit for political office and even legally excluded by the so-called Salic Law in France, the political realities of central European principalities such as Liegnitz created situations in which women became regents in the absence of their husbands or during the minority of their sons.
Louise of Liegnitz too had relied on the poet-play-wright for advice and rewarded him for his loyalty and services with the gift of an estate; her sponsorship may have been one of the reasons why Lohenstein was offered the position of Geheimsekretar in Liegnitz sometime before 1670.
Learned women rulers, such as Duchess Louise of Liegnitz, and aspiring schoolboy-actors, such as those who acted in Lohenstein's play, were in a good position to benefit from the insights into the parameters of political behavior and moral judgment delineated by the play and its notes.
Principal battles: Rothschloss (1741); Hohenfriedberg (Dobromierz near Strzgom), Katolisch-Hennersdorf (near Luban) (1745); Prague, Kolin, Breslau, Leuthen (Lutynia near Wroclaw) (1757); Hochkirch (near Lobau) (1758); Liegnitz (Legnica), Torgau (1760).