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Innsbruck

(Encyclopedia) Innsbruck ĭns´bro͝ok [key], city (1991 pop. 118,112), capital of Tyrol prov., SW Austria, on the Inn River. A famous summer and winter tourist center, it is also an…

Inn

(Encyclopedia) Inn ĭn [key], river, c.320 mi (515 km) long, rising near the Lake of Sils, SE Switzerland. It flows NE through the Engadine valley, then through W Austria, past…

Colins, Alexander

(Encyclopedia) Colins, Colin, or Colyn, Alexander älĕksäN´drə kôlăN´ [key], c.1527–1612, Flemish sculptor. He brought European court mannerism to Germany, where he directed…

Pregl, Fritz

(Encyclopedia) Pregl, Fritz frĭts prā´gəl [key], 1869–1930, Austrian physiologist and chemist, M.D. Univ. of Graz, 1894. He taught at the universities of Innsbruck (1910–13) and Graz (…

Brenner Pass

(Encyclopedia) Brenner Pass brĕ´nər [key], Ital. Brennero, Alpine pass, 4,495 ft (1,370 m) high, connecting Innsbruck, Austria, with Bolzano, Italy. The lowest of the principal…

Fischer, Hans

(Encyclopedia) Fischer, Hans, 1881–1945, German organic chemist, Ph.D. Univ. of Marburg, 1904; M.D. Univ. of Munich, 1908. Fischer was a professor at the Univ. of Innsbruck from 1916 to…

Hess, Victor Francis

(Encyclopedia) Hess, Victor Francis, 1883–1964, American physicist, b. Austria, Ph.D. Univ. of Graz, 1906. After teaching at the universities of Graz and Innsbruck, he came to the…

grille

(Encyclopedia) grille, in architecture, a system of bars, usually of decorative metalwork, forming an openwork barrier or enclosure. In its usual materials of wrought iron or bronze, it…

Maurice

(Encyclopedia) Maurice, 1521–53, duke (1541–47) and elector (1547–53) of Saxony. A member of the Albertine branch of the ruling house of Saxony, he became duke of Albertine Saxony…

Vischer, Peter

(Encyclopedia) Vischer, Peter pā´tər fĭsh´ər [key], the elder, c.1455–1529, German sculptor, foremost of the bronze founders in Germany. Beginning as the assistant of his father,…