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Carlsruhe, or Karlsruhe, a German city, capital of the Grand Duchy of Baden, about four miles from the Rhine, and between 40 and 50 miles S. of Mannheim. The town took its rise from the building here in the forest in 1715, by the Margrave William, of a hunting-box, which by degrees he made his permanent residence and his court. The streets converge towards the palace of the Grand Duke, connected with which is a museum and an extensive library. There are several public buildings, including a large public library, and several hospitals, and there are manufactures of carpets, carriages, and chemicals.