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Freiberg

Freiberg. A town in Saxony, midway between Dresden and Chemnitz, 20 miles W.S.W. of the former. Founded in 1175, the city has a cathedral, in which are tombs of the Albertine Electors of Saxony. Its mines, discovered in the 12th century, give employment to 6,800 men, and from them silver, bismuth, and other minerals are extracted. The school of mines, founded in 1765, is the first in Europe.