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Wittenberg


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political
Description
Located on Elbe river; was medieval center; is famed as birthplace of Reformation, where Martin Luther nailed Theses to door of church in 1517; declined after Dresden replaced Wittenberg as capital of Saxony in 1547; went to Prussia in 1815.
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