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  Gotha (town) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Gotha is a town in the Land of Bundesland of Thuringia, in Germany.
It is the capital of the District of Gotha.
Gotha has played an important role in the Germany's workers' movement: the German socialist party (SPD) was founded here in 1875, by the merging of two organizations: the Social Democratic Workers' Party, led by August Bebel and Wilhelm Liebknecht, and the General German Workers' Association, founded by Ferdinand Lassalle.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Gotha_(town)   (389 words)

 GOTHA - LoveToKnow Article on GOTHA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
, a town of Germany, alternately with Coburg the residence of the dukes of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, in a pleasant situation on the Leine canal, 6 m.
It consists of an old inner town and encircling suburbs, and is dominated by the castle of Friedenstein, lying on the Schlossberg at an elevation.
Gotha is one of the most active commercial towns of Thuringia, its manufactures including sausages, for which it has a great reputation, porcelain, tobacco, sugar, machinery, mechanical and surgical instruments, musical instruments, shoes, lamps and toys.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /G/GO/GOTHA.htm   (606 words)

 The Castle in Gotha   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Gotha was first mentioned in writing in a document from Karl der Grosse (Charlemagne in American history textbooks) in the year 775, when it was named "villa gotaha." Karl der Grosse was crowned the first emperor of the Holy Roman Empire on Christmas day in 800.
The city of Gotha is dominated by a huge park in the center which surrounds the 17th century Schloss Friedenstein, the largest early Baroque castle and grounds in all of Germany.
Gotha is pronounced GO-duh, and Goethe is pronounced GERD-uh.
www.scrapbookpages.com /EasternGermany/Gotha/GothaCastle.html   (525 words)

 Town of Lexington
This township was one of eleven established in 1735 by the Colonial government of King George II to encourage settlement of backcountry South Carolina and serve as a protective buffer between powerful Indian tribes to the west and the older settled plantations of the low country.
The name Saxe Gotha was in honor of the marriage of the British Prince of Wales to Princess Augusta of the German State of Saxe Gotha.
The Town of Lexington has continued to be the political center of Lexington County, one of the fastest growing areas of the nation.
www.lexsc.com /history.htm   (652 words)

 COBURG - LoveToKnow Article on COBURG   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
, a town of Germany, the twin capital with Gotha of the duchy of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, on the left bank of the Itz, an affluent of the Regen, on the southern slope of the Frankenwald, the railway from Eisenach to Lichtenfels, and 40 m.
Coburg is a place of considerable industry, the chief branches of the latter being brewing, manufactures of machinery, colors and porcelain, iron-founding and saw-milling; and there is an important trade in the cattle reared in the neighborhood.
The town of Coburg, first mentioned in a record of 1207, owed its existence and its name to the castle, and in the 15th and 16th centuries was of considerable importance as a halting-place on the great trade route from Nuremberg via Bamberg to the North.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /C/CO/COBURG.htm   (526 words)

Alongside the aforementioned facilities, the town hall contained the treasury, the tax office with the tax-collectors’ offices and the municipal scales.
The municipal forests of Gotha surround the town with a green belt.
The town hall dating from the 16th century has survived much renovation and modification and is listed as a historical monument.
english.gotha.de /sehensw_rathaus.htm   (762 words)

 Gotha Online Travel Guide
Gotha is noted for a family of noble descent and for a socialist convention.
In 1918, the Gotha Workers' and Soldiers' Council forced Duke Carl Eduard of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha to resign.
The Gotha dukes collected anything they were interested in: Copper plate engravings, sculptures, antiques, East Asian art and craft, fans, oistrich eggs, anything remarkable in craft and technology, porcelain and ceramics, coins.
www.natureparktravel.com /gotha/gotha.htm   (1013 words)

 Johann Sebastian Bach
By an auspicious coincidence, Sebastian Nagel, town piper of Gotha and friend of Johann Ambrosius Bach, happened to be in Eisenach on the third weekend in March 1685.
Nagel and Bach, each in his capacities as town piper, director of town music, and member of the ducal capelle, the court's performing ensemble, were in charge of such events.
The new political status of the town, whose population by 1710 would grow to around nine thousand, had a direct impact on its economy and culture and, by implication, on the musical scene at large, with the latter serving primarily but not exclusively the purposes of the court.
partners.nytimes.com /books/first/w/wolff-bach.html   (6720 words)

 First World War.com - The War in the Air - Bombers: Germany, Gotha and Giant
In the autumn of 1916 the Germans began to equip with the Gotha twin engined bomber.
In this case one Gotha was shot down, and three were damaged, at the cost of two fighters shot down by the Gotha's defensive gunners.
It was only when the RFC began to equip their home defences with Sopwith Camels that the Gothas began to suffer serious losses and were forced to switch to night attacks.
www.firstworldwar.com /airwar/bombers_gotha_giant.htm   (1002 words)

 wotimes.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Two groups of town residents are suing to obtain ownership of lake frontages that lie between their properties and lakes Down and Bessie.
She and Town Attorney Shepard met with DEP officials regarding a warning letter issued on Aug. 25 stating Windermere might have possible violations of state law because of boats moored on town property and complaints about unauthorized boat launching in town.
The CRC is planning a town workshop on Tuesday, Oct. 4, to discuss the weak-mayor and strong-mayor forms of government, changing Town Council terms to three or four years from the current two-year terms and whether the Town Council should have legislative authority to buy or sell town property.
www.westorangetimes.com /articles/2005/09/22/news/top_stories/news01.txt   (1242 words)

 Germany   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Dominating the town of Gotha, Schloss Friedenstein is a massive Baroque palace that was built on the site of an earlier castle first mentioned in 1217.
Gotha became the seat of the government of the landgraves of Thuringia and dukes of Saxe-Gotha.
Ernst the Pious died at Gotha in 1675.
www.heritagesites.eu.com /german/gotha.htm   (182 words)

 GOTHA - Online Information article about GOTHA
hand-some and spacious, and the beautiful gardens and promenades between the suburbs and the castle add greatly to the town's attractiveness.
Gotha is one of the most active commercial towns of Thuringia, its manufactures including sausages, for which it has a See also:
Muhlberg in 1547 the castle of Grimmenstein was partly destroyed, but it was again restored in 1554.
encyclopedia.jrank.org /GOA_GRA/GOTHA.html   (1090 words)

 Erfurt-Excursions- Historic Highlight of Germany   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The town of Eisenach is well known as the town where Johann Sebastian Bach was born and baptized and where Luther translated the New Testament.
Gotha, the residence of the dukes of Saxe-Gotha.
Great poets and philosophers, such as Goethe and Schiller, Wieland and Herder, have all left their mark on the Classical town of Weimar, which was also the center of the Bauhaus movement.
www.hhog.de /en/showCity_2_en.php?cityID=10009&folderID=10255   (238 words)

With the death of Duke Ernest the Pious in 1679 the Gotha and Altenburg territories passed to Ernest's oldest son.
The town Schleswig made been an old tading settlement of Haithabu Schleswig and appeared on the records in 808 as Silesthorp and Slieswic.
The town held numerous imperial diets, one of which is the famous Diet of 1529 where the Protesting [Protestants] princes and estates made their "Protests" [Protest of Speyer, as it was to be known] against the anti-Reformation.
www.remmick.org /Remmick.German.Facts/PageS.html   (3227 words)

 Sittingbourne Remembers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Some wag had suggested it was revenge for the fun the town had had over the death of the Blackbird, but it was really a case of mistaken identity.
The people of the town, who moments earlier had been in bed or were about to be, realised a Zeppelin was upon them.
The British airman attacked his opponent so fiercly that the German was forced down to a lower height, and ultimately, to the joy of the onlookers, the Gotha burst into flames, seemed to break in two and came down piecemeal, all aflame.The wrecked machine and the three occupants fell by a farm.
www.pigstrough.co.uk /ww1/Zom.htm   (1609 words)

 Cobourg now and then
Cobourg, once known as New Amherst, was renamed in honour of the House of Saxe- Coburg-Gotha which came to the British Royal Family in 1840 with the marriage of Queen Victoria of the House of Hanover to Prince Albert, son of Ernst of said Saxe-Coburg-Gotha.
These notes are a tribute to the movers and shakers of the 20th Century who made the town bustle and vibrate with the vigour of their youth, for they were invincible – as indeed each new generation is – and confidently expected to live forever.
We know what the residents of the town thought about the foghorn because, like train whistles the length and breadth of Canada, it was a fact of life one came to accept.
www.achart.ca /publications/cobourg.htm   (2627 words)

The Reformation destroyed all Catholic life, and it was only at the end of the eighteenth century that a small Catholic community was again formed in the town of Gotha, the religious ministration being supplied from Erfurt and by the Franciscans of the Saxon province.
At the desire of the Government of Gotha expressed through the medium of Prussia, the Catholics of the duchy were assigned to the Diocese of Paderborn by papal Decree of 13 Dec., 1853.
The publication of this Decree, however, was forbidden by the Government of Gotha, because the Bishop of Paderborn refused to recognize the validity of the "Regulativ" of 1811, and the sovereign prerogatives of the duke in ecclesiastical affairs.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/13494a.htm   (1021 words)

 Chapin, SC -- Chapin Facts and Figures
The county seat is in the Town of Lexington.
The Town of Chapin Municipal Court is in session twice monthly at the Chapin Town Hall, 103 Columbia Avenue.
Outside of the town limits, the area is served by the Lexington County Sheriff's Department.
www.chapinsc.com /index.asp?Type=B_BASIC&SEC={E8AB8F17-AAC4-4707-B8A4-35FF19B4800E}   (3851 words)

 Notgeld - Gotha - German historical Banknotes
Gotha is located in the German state of Thuringia.
In the 17th century Gotha became the residency of the Duke of Gotha-Saxony (since 1826 Saxony-Coburg and Gotha).
This note was issued by the town Gotha.
www.germannotes.com /notgeld/notgeld_gotha.shtml   (175 words)

 Gotha - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A town in the District of Gotha (its capital)
the Gothaer Waggonfabrik company, formerly a builder of aircraft, notably the Gotha bomber
An annual directory of European nobility first published at the court of the Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld in 1763.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Gotha   (130 words)

 Travel Germany :: Eisenach's massive Wartburg Castle near Gotha, Germany
In the way that Tangermunde's present is in its medieval past, Gotha's present is firmly rooted in the Baroque of the 17th Century.
Gotha was the seat of Duke Ernst I of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg over 300 years ago -- and this is still a point of immense local pride.
Gotha is located about halfway between Erfurt and Eisenach, just off the A4 (autobahn), north on the B247.
www.travel-wise.com /destination/germany/germany4.html   (660 words)

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection issued a warning to the town of Windermere on Aug. 25 that possible violations of state law related to "unauthorized mooring of vessels on state sovereign submerged lands within Lake Down" might exist.
Town Manager Cecilia Bernier said Tuesday that she called to schedule the meeting with DEP officials after receiving the letter.
Bernier said Fairbrother had brought some of these issues to the town, but the town manager believes the issues in the complaint are not within the town's jurisdiction.
www.wotimes.com /articles/2005/09/07/news/top_stories/news03.txt   (991 words)

 Trams, Trains and More - Trams in Gotha and the Thüringen Forest Railway 1.
Trams in Gotha and the Thüringen Forest Railway 1.
The car has the own advertisement of the Thüringerwaldbahn (70 years Forest Railway of Thüringen 1929-1999) and the traditional white-yellow painting with fl stripe (quite familiar paint scheme for a Hungarian tramway fan, this used to be also a scheme of the Budapest trams).
We get out of the town among the suburban gardens, this is where a new branchline leads to the hospital (Kreiskrankenhaus).
batia.infopace.net /egotha.htm   (1413 words)

 Guide to Bach Tour - Gotha
Gotha (49,000 inhabitants), a pleasant provincial town first mentioned in 775 in a document signed by Charlemagne, rose to prominence when Duke Ernst I made it his residence and built the enormous yet gracious Schloss Friedenstein.
was asked to present a musical Passion at the Palace Church of Gotha, where the kapelmeister to the Duke of Saxe Gotha lay dying.
was a candidate for the kapellmeistership at the ducal court of Gotha.
www.bach-cantatas.com /Tour/Gotha.htm   (219 words)

 Gotha, Thuringia - tourism
Gotha is one of the oldest towns in Germany which I have visited.
It dates back to the year 775 and is an attraction for tourists from all over the world who are interested in culture, art and history.
Naturally, Gotha is also a great place for people who are "born to shop", like my wife Elizabeth.
www.itcwebdesigns.com /tour_germany/gotha.htm   (659 words)

 Ernst-Leopold, Prinz von Saxe-Coburg und Gotha: Last Honor of a German Prince   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Upon arriving at "Am Sonnenbichl," a restaurant in Bad Wiessee, a small town in the environs of Munich, the farmer parked his car next to a Mercedes.
The principality of Gotha came under the family's control in the 1820's after the death of the last reigning duke.
Close friends of the couple have argued that lively, charming Ingeborg could not stand a retired existence at her husband's property outside of the Bavarian town of Garmisch-Partenkirchen.
www.eurohistory.com /ernst.html   (1275 words)

 Family History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
From that time onward Coburg, Gotha and Saalfield were frequently partitioned and repartitioned until 1826, when Ernest, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, exchanged Saalfield for Gotha, took the title of Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha and became the founder of the house which ruled until the revolution of 1918.
Johann Sebastian THOMÆ was born in 1678 in the town of Neuhaus, Sachsen-Coburg, Thuringen, Germany.
John and Nancy lived in the town of Calhoun, and it was there that the first three of their children were born.
www.thomafamily.org /History_of_the_Thoma_Family.htm   (13397 words)

 Knaresborough Online - Town Twinning
People in the town were forbidden to keep poultry to avoid polluting the meadows used for bleaching linen.
Similarly, cattle could be kept in the town but each day, herds led a procession of cows, with bells around their necks, through the town and up to the mountain pastures.
The Lutheran Church in the town centre was the first church in the region to provide a forum for the inhabitants to discuss their grievances under the Communist regime.
www.knaresborough.co.uk /twinning/friedrichroda   (1351 words)

 Gotha - Geschichte
The “Villa Gotaha” first sees the light of history in a document issued by Charlemagne, king of the Franks, in the year 775, and is thus one of the oldest settlements in Thuringia.
One of the most important East-West trade routes, the “Hohe Strasse (high street), went past the settlement on the so-called “good water” Gotha has enjoyed a town charter since the 12th century and, with its fortified castle, very early achieved its strategic importance as the seat of the Thuringian landgraves.
Apart from the reformers Martin Luther and Frederick Myconius the educationalist Andreas Reyher, whose “Gotha School Methodology” was one of the first school regulations in Germany, worked in Gotha.
english.gotha.de /gotha_geschichte.htm   (434 words)

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