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Altdorf

(ält`dôrf), town (1990 pop. 8,150), capital of Uri canton, central Switzerland. Cables, rubber goods, and ammunition are manufactured. Altdorf was the scene of the legendary exploits of William TellTell, William,
legendary Swiss patriot. According to legend, Tell was a native of Uri, one of the Swiss forest cantons. Gessler, the canton's Austrian bailiff, decreed that Swiss citizens must remove their hats before his hat, which he had posted on a stake in the canton's
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, commemorated by a monument (1895) and by the William Tell theater (1925).

Altdorf

a town in central Switzerland, capital of Uri canton: setting of the William Tell legend. Pop.: 8541 (2000)
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Location Lat Lon Alt ([degrees]N) ([degrees]E) (m MSL) 1 46.30287 7.84294 639 2 46.88702 8.62181 438 3 47.12745 9.51753 457 4 47.42546 9.39847 776 5 47.03643 8.30097 457 C (crest) 46.65346 8.61625 2287 Location Frequency From Town from Al (%) A2 (%) 1 6 10 Visp 2 5 5 Altdorf 3 4 4 Vaduz 4 2 2 St.
The company also eyes boosted activities in Switzerland, southern Germany and Austria, going forward, as a result of the co-operation between the plants in Altdorf, Kaufbeuren and Landsberg.The target's staff of some 100 will be reatained.
We landed at Altdorf, of William Tell fame and saw his memorial.
The discussion moves easily from peasant quarrels to regional history and politics, and to learned deliberations of university medical and legal faculties at Altdorf and Strasbourg.
Honors: Lukas Almquist, Karissa Altdorf, Kara Ames, Shelby Archer, Cori Bailey, Colin Barry, Jonathan Bastien, Hailey Blackmer, Kevin Bonitz, Samantha Boyle, Julia Budd, Sangita Burke, Joseph Collins, Nicholas Danforth, Jocelyn Dexter, Brenna Dougherty, Megan Dryburgh, Holly Dubois, Chelsea Duhaime, Sara Facer, Kevin Fenstermacher, Danielle Fortin, Joyce Fountain, Nicole Gugliotti, Rachel Hall, Jacob Harder, Nathan Kacerik, Samuel Lambert, Amanda Lamoureux, Rachel Landry, Jacquelin Lee, Jamie Loader, Molly McDermott, Ryan Melville, Audrey Miner, Laura Mustis, Alison Navarro, Shannon Papuga, Rachel Perkins, Ricky Phongsa, Andrea Plucenik, Richard Ross, Kailey Roy, Amanda Schena, Thomas Simpson, Levi Smith, Andrew St.
Her account of the 1615 catalogue of plants growing around Altdorf (near Nuremberg), for example, goes well beyond the work's content, medical-school authors, and local context.
This is the time from Leibniz's graduate education in Leipzig and Altdorf, through his first position with the Elector of Mainz and his journey to Paris, concluding with his establishment in Hanover.
Rolf Altdorf, vice president and managing director, Europe, will be leaving PGI, effective June 30.
Bonnie was with Heinrich Lindt, 74, and wife Lydia, 72, when they crashed at Altdorf, Germany.
When the university refused to grant him the degree of Doctor of Law on grounds of his age--he was twenty--he left Leipzig for the University of Altdorf, near Nurnberg.
The critical apparatus is slight but adequate, consisting essentially of a bibliographical note, a brief but informative outline of the authors' lives and works, a survey of the emblematic tradition that flourished in Altdorf and Nurnberg, and a succinct recapitulation of Harsdorffer's theoretical views on the emblem as a source of instruction and pleasure.
Born in Sacz, Poland, his name appears on the registers of Altdorf and Leipzig universities and in 1591 he matriculated from Vienna University.