Taurage

Taurage

(tourägā`), Ger. Tauroggen, town, W Lithuania, on the Yura River. Dating from the 13th cent., Taurage belonged to Prussia from 1691 to 1793, when it passed to Russia. It was incorporated into independent Lithuania in 1920. The city is known historically as the site of the signing of the Convention of Tauroggen in Dec., 1812, between Russia and the Prussian general Yorck von WartenburgYorck von Wartenburg or York von Wartenburg, Ludwig, Graf
, 1759–1830, Prussian army officer. He commanded the Prussian auxiliary corps that had been sent to aid in the campaign of the French emperor Napoleon I
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. Acting on his own authority, Yorck, whose troops constituted a contingent of Napoleon I's defeated Grande Armée, declared his corps neutral and thus permitted the Russians to continue their pursuit of the French.
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Taurage

 

a city and administrative center of Tauragé Raion, Lithuanian SSR. Situated on the Jura River (Neman River basin). Railroad station on the Šiauliai-Sovetsk line. Population, 22,000(1974).

Tauragé has a computer parts plant, a ceramics plant, a fruit-and-vegetable combine, a meat-packing plant, a creamery, and a logging and timber distribution establishment. The city’s educational and cultural institutions include a polytechnicum and a people’s amateur theater.

The Convention of Tauroggen of 1812 was signed in Tauragé, which was called Tauroggen in German.

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