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Minden, a Prussian town in Westphalia, on the Weser,. 35 miles W. of Hanover. The recently-restored Roman Catholic church, ranging in date from the 11th to the 14th century, was formerly a cathedral. The new bridge (1874) is 600 ft. long and 24 ft. broad. Minden has tobacco and other manufactures, and a large trade by the river. Here an army under Ferdinand of Brunswick and Lord George Sackville defeated the French in 1759.