The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Bergedorf

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BERGEDORF, bĕrg'ĕ-dôrf, Germany, town 10 miles southeast of Hamburg, and in the territory belonging to that city, on the Bille, a tributary of the Elbe. It has flourishing glass works and manufactures of enamel ware. Lesser productions are cane chairs, brushes and buttons, and there are tanneries and brick yards. The town is the seat of a District Court and has a realschule and an institution for the blind. It is the birthplace of the composer, Johann Adolf Hasse. It was held jointly by Lübeck and Hamburg till 1867, when Lübeck assigned its rights to Hamburg on payment of 200,000 thalers. Pop. 14,907.