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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

Dres•denˈdrɛz dən(n.)

  1. the capital of Saxony in E Germany, on the Elbe River. 518,057.

    Category: Geography (places)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Dresden(noun)

    a city in southeastern Germany on the Elbe River; it was almost totally destroyed by British air raids in 1945

Wiktionary

  1. Dresden(Noun)

    A variety of china, originally manufactured in the city, but manufactured in Meissen from the 18th century.

  2. Dresden(ProperNoun)

    The capital city of the German Federal State of Saxony.

  3. Dresden(ProperNoun)

    A village in Kent County, Ontario, Canada.

Freebase

  1. Dresden

    Dresden is the capital city of the Free State of Saxony in Germany. It is situated in a valley on the River Elbe, near the Czech border. The Dresden conurbation is part of the Saxon Triangle metropolitan area with 2.4 million inhabitants. Dresden has a long history as the capital and royal residence for the Electors and Kings of Saxony, who for centuries furnished the city with cultural and artistic splendour. The city was known as the Jewel Box, because of its baroque and rococo city center. A controversial Allied aerial bombing towards the end of World War II killed 25,000 civilians and destroyed the entire city center. The impact of the bombing and 40 years of urban development during the East German communist era have considerably changed the face of the city. Some restoration work has helped to reconstruct parts of the historic inner city, including the Katholische Hofkirche, the Semper Oper and the Dresdner Frauenkirche. Since German reunification in 1990, Dresden has regained importance as one of the cultural, educational, political and economic centers of Germany and Europe.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Dresden

    the capital of Saxony, on the Elbe, 116 m. SE. of Berlin; a fine city, with a museum rich in all kinds of works of art, and called in consequence the "Florence of Germany"; here the Allies were defeated by Napoleon in 1813, when he entered the city, leaving behind him 30,000 men, who were besieged by the Russians and compelled to surrender as prisoners of war the same year.

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