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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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Eran originarios de Altdorf, ciudad del canton de Uri, pero pronto se transfirieron a Lugano y Mendrisio en el Canton de Ticino, donde formaron parte de la elite politica, alcanzando un gran prestigio, de hecho, son reconocidos como personajes ilustres.
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In 1676 Johann Christoph Sturm, professor of astronomy, mathematics, and physics at Altdorf University in Bavaria, published a 34-page almanac.
RUAG Coatings, which is based in Altdorf, Switzerland, has become a fully-controlled unit of Impreglon as of 1 September 2012 and now operates under the name Impreglon Coatings, the vendor said.
He did associate with two scholars of Jewish origin, a professorat the University of Altdorf, Julius Conradus Otto, and an adventurer of Italian origin, Jacob Barnet.
1562), a convert from Judaism and a professor of Hebrew and Semitic languages at the Altdorf Academy, with whom Casaubon corresponded about kabbalistic ideas.
In 1835, Loehe came to Altdorf, where he deputized the second pastorate.
We landed at Altdorf, of William Tell fame and saw his memorial.
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19) It included Nuremberg and its nearby university town, Altdorf, at the turn of the eighteenth century.