The New International Encyclopædia/Teschen
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|Edition of 1905. See also Teschen on Wikipedia, and the disclaimer. Now divided into the towns of Cieszyn, Poland, and Český Těšín, Czech Republic.|
TESCHEN, tĕsh'en (Pol. Cieszyn). A town of Silesia, Austria, 63 miles west-southwest of Cracow, on the right bank of the Olsa (Map: Austria, F 2). It was formerly the capital of the Duchy of Teschen. It has manufactures of modules, carriages, clocks, screws, and furniture. There are also breweries, distilleries, flax-spinning mills, and book-binderies. Teschen is celebrated for the peace, May 13, 1799, which closed the War of the Bavarian Succession. Population, in 1900, 20,454.