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The Nuttall Encyclopedia

Utrecht

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An old town, the capital of a province of the name, in Holland, on the Old Rhine, 23 m. SE. of Amsterdam; it is fortified by strong forts, and the old walls have been levelled into beautiful promenades; has a number of fine buildings, a Gothic cathedral, St. Martin's, a famous university with 700 students, and a library of 160,000 volumes, besides a town-hall and the "Pope's house" (Pope Adrian VI., who was born here), &c.; manufactures iron goods, textiles, machinery, &c., and trades in butter and cheese; here in 1713 the treaty was signed which closed the Spanish Succession War. Is the name also of a S. province of the Transvaal.


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Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Utrecht'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/nut/u/utrecht.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.

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