Collier's New Encyclopedia (1921)/Linz

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LINZ, capital of the crown-land of Upper Austria; 117 miles W. of Vienna, on the Danube. As a place of some strategic importance Linz has been besieged on several occasions, notably by the peasants in 1626, and during the war of the Austrian Succession in 1741 and again in 1742. Here peace was signed between the Emperor Ferdinand III. and George Rakoczy of Transylvania in 1645, and in the vicinity Bernadotte defeated the Austrians in 1809. Pop. about 70,000.