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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.

Zwickau is a town in Saxony, Germany, it is the capital of the district of Zwickau. Zwickau is situated in a valley at the foot of the Erzgebirge mountains and is within the Saxon triangle, an area including Leipzig-Halle, Dresden and Chemnitz. The town has approximately 100,000 inhabitants, but has a regional catchment area of over 480,000 people. From 1834 until 1952 Zwickau was the seat of the government of the south-western region of Saxony.


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Notable people

Born Before 1900

  • Martin Roman, (1432–1483), merchant, mine owner, knight,
  • Nicholas Storch, (before 1500–after 1536), weaver and lay preacher (Zwickau Prophets)
  • Janus Cornarius, (c. 1500–1558), philologist and physicians
  • Gregor Haloander, (1501–1531), jurist
  • David Köler, (1532–1565), musician, organist, choirmaster, composer
  • Jacob Leupold, (1674–1727), German mechanic and instrument maker
  • Robert Schumann, (1810–1856) composer of the romantic era
  • Carl Wolf, (1838–1915), German industrialist, founder of the miner's lamp works Friemann & Wolf in Zwickau
  • Kurt Sorge, (1855–1928), German industrialist and politician (DVP)
  • Heinrich Schurtz, (1863–1903), German ethnologist and historian
  • August Horch, (1868–1952), automotive engineer, honorary doctorate from the Technical University of Braunschweig
  • Heinrich Waentig, (1870–1943), German economist and politician (SPD)
  • Hans Dominik, (1872–1945), German writer, journalist and engineer
  • Fritz Bleyl, (1880–1966) expressionist painter and architect
  • Max Pechstein, (1881–1955) expressionist painter

Born after 1900

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