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Marburg



Introduction of Marburg
City of Hesse, on the Lahn River, 46 mi N of Frankfurtam Main. The site of Europe's first Protestantuniversity, founded in 1527 by Philip of Hesse, thetown grew in the 12th century around a castle thatwas the residence of the land graves of Hesse duringthe 13th to 17th centuries and which still dominatesthe city. In 1529 this castle was the scene of thefamous Marburg Colloquy, which was significant inits failure to bring about an agreement between ProtestantsLuther and Melanchthon on one side and Zwingli on the other. A Gothic church dating fromthe 13th and 14th centuries is the burial place of St.Elizabeth of Hungary, who came here in 1228 todedicate herself to good works, and also contains theremains of Field Marshal Hindenburg and of FrederickWilliam I and Frederick II of Prussia.City of Hesse, on the Lahn River, 46 mi N of Frankfurtam Main. The site of Europe's first Protestantuniversity, founded in 1527 by Philip of Hesse, thetown grew in the 12th century around a castle thatwas the residence of the land graves of Hesse duringthe 13th to 17th centuries and which still dominatesthe city. In 1529 this castle was the scene of thefamous Marburg Colloquy, which was significant inits failure to bring about an agreement between ProtestantsLuther and Melanchthon on one side and Zwingli on the other. A Gothic church dating fromthe 13th and 14th centuries is the burial place of St.Elizabeth of Hungary, who came here in 1228 todedicate herself to good works, and also contains theremains of Field Marshal Hindenburg and of FrederickWilliam I and Frederick II of Prussia.

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