Cheb

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Cheb (Czech xɛp)
 
n
German name: Eger a town in the W Czech Republic, in W Bohemia on the Ohře River: 12th-century castle where Wallenstein was murdered (1634); a centre of the Sudeten-German movement after World War I. Pop: 34 036 (2007 est)

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cheb

city, extreme western Czech Republic. Cheb lies along the Ohre River, near the German border. Its history has been full of violence, for it guards the easiest approach to Bohemia from the northwest. The city passed in the 13th century from Swabian rulers to Otakar I, king of Bohemia, and it was battered in the Hussite wars (1419-36), the Thirty Years' War (1618-48), and the War of the Austrian Succession (1740-48). Cheb's 12th-century imperial castle, now in ruins, was the scene of the murder (1634) of officers of Albrecht Wenzel von Wallenstein, Duke of Friedland, who was himself slain the same night in the burgomaster's home. The city was inhabited mainly by Germans until their expulsion after World War II.

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