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Leoben(lāō`bən), city (1991 pop. 28,897), Styria prov., S central Austria, on the Mur River. An industrial center in a former mining region, it has large ironworks, lumber mills, a mining school, and breweries. An armistice between France and Austria, preliminary to the Treaty of Campo FormioCampo Formio, Treaty of
, Oct., 1797, peace treaty between France and Austria, signed near Campo Formio, a village near Udine, NE Italy, then in Venetia. It marked the end of the early phases of the French Revolutionary Wars.
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, 1769–1821, emperor of the French, b. Ajaccio, Corsica, known as "the Little Corporal." Early Life
The son of Carlo and Letizia Bonaparte (or Buonaparte; see under Bonaparte, family), young Napoleon was sent (1779) to French military schools at
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a city in Austria, in Styria, on the Mur River. Population, including the suburbs and the city of Donawitz, approximately 50,000 (1970). Leoben is a transportation junction and an important center for heavy industry in the upper Styrian industrial region. In the 14th and 15th centuries it became an important center for the mining of iron ore. Local industries include a metallurgical combine (in Donawitz), various types of machine building, and cellulose and paper enterprises. Leoben has a mining and metallurgical academy.