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1911 Encyclopedia Britannica

Brake, Germany

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A town of Germany, in the grand duchy of Oldenburg, on the left bank of the Weser, about halfway between Bremen and the mouth of the river. Pop. 5000. It was for centuries the port of Bremen; and though, since the founding of Bremerhaven, it no longer possesses a monopoly of the river traffic as before, it still continues to flourish. Large docks have been constructed, and the place has a considerable import trade in English coal. Shipbuilding and weaving are carried on to some extent.

Brake in Oldenburg must be distinguished from the village of the same name in the principality of Lippe, known as Brake bei Limgo, which gave its name to the cadet line of the counts of Lippe-Brake (162 I-1 709).


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Chisholm, Hugh, General Editor. Entry for 'Brake, Germany'. 1911 Encyclopedia Britanica. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/bri/b/brake-germany.html. 1910.

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