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Brunn, city of Austria, capital of Moravia, is situated at the junction of the Schwarzawa and the Zwittawa, by which rivers it is nearly surrounded. Besides a cathedral and other interesting ecclesiastical edifices, it has on the Spielberg, a hill behind the city, the castle in which Silvio Pellico was confined for about eight years. It is also one of the chief centres of the woollen industry in Austria, and is thereby known sometimes as the Moravian Leeds. Its Stadttheater, opened 1882, is the first theatre on the Continent that was lit by electricity. It was Napoleon's headquarters in 1805 before the battle of Austerlitz.