BUDWEIS (Czech Budbjovice), a town of Bohemia, Austria, So m.
Budweis has a large, varied and growing industry, which comprises the manufacture, of chemicals, matches, paper, machinery, bricks and tiles, corn and saw mills, boat-building, bell-founding and black-lead pencils.
The railway from Budweis to Linz, laid in 1827 for horse-cars, was the first line constructed in Austria.
The old town of Budweis was founded in the 13th century by Budivoj Vitkovec, father of Zavis of Falkenstein.
Although mainly Catholic, Budweis declared for King George Podebrad, and in 1468 was taken by the crusaders under Zdenko of Stenberg.
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