A city of northern Switzerland northeast of Zurich. It passed to the Habsburgs in 1264 and became a free imperial city in 1415. It is an industrial and cultural center.
Winterthur Sentence Examples
For a short time after the outlawry of Duke Frederick of Austria, it became a free imperial city (1415-1442); but after the conquest of the Thurgau by the Swiss Confederates (1460-1461) Winterthur, which had gallantly stood a nine-weeks' siege, was isolated in the midst of nonAustrian territory.
In1717-1726Zurich tried hard by means of heavy dues to crush the rival silk and cotton industries at Winterthur, which, however, on the whole very successfully maintained its ancient rights and liberties against the encroachments of Zurich.
In 1866, discouraged by affairs in Germany, he moved to Winterthur, near Zurich, to become connected with the democratic newspaper, Winterthurer Landbote.
At Winterthur garden in Pennsylvania there is a beautiful walk lined with dozens of these beautiful little winter princesses.