A city of northwest Germany northeast of Münster. Established c. 780 by Charlemagne, it was a prosperous Hanseatic trading center in the Middle Ages, noted especially for its linen.
City in NW Germany, in the state of Lower Saxony.
Their remains were buried at Soissons, but were afterwards removed, partly by Charlemagne to Osnabruck (where a festival is observed annually on the 10th of June) and partly to the chapel of St Lawrence in Rome.
The court of Vienna had treated the Silesian Protestants with tyrannical severity, in direct contravention of the treaty of Osnabruck, of which Sweden was one of the guarantors; and Charles demanded summary and complete restitution so dictatorially that the emperor prepared for war.
LUDWIG WINDTHORST (1812-1891), German politician, was born on the 17th of January 1812 at Kaldenhof, a country house near Osnabruck.
He was educated at the Carolinum, an endowed school at Osnabruck, and studied at the universities of Gottingen and Heidelberg.
Windthorst's Ausgewahlte Reden were published in three volumes (Osnabruck, 1901-1902).