The most important interest of Mulhausen centres in the making of cotton goods.
Mulhausen carries on an active trade in grain, wine, colonial produce and timber, which is facilitated by its river harbour.
Mentioned as early as 717, Mulhausen was raised to the rank of a free town of the empire in 1198, and received very extensive privileges from Rudolph of Hapsburg in 1273.
Metzger, La Republique de Mulhouse 717-1798 (Basel, 1884); Schall, Das Arbeiterquartier von Mulhausen (Berlin, 1877); Herkner, Die ober-elseissische Baumwollindustrie and ihre Arbeiter (Strassburg, 1887); and E.
Tournier, Mulhausen im 16.
JOHANN HEINRICH LAMBERT (1728-1777), German physicist, mathematician and astronomer, was born at Mulhausen, Alsace, on the 26th of August 1728.
The manufacture of cottons, and on a smaller scale of woollens, is special to Alsace, the chief centres of the industry being Mulhausen, Colmar and the valleys of the Vosges.
Liblin, Belfort et son territoire (Mulhausen, 1887).
The main centre of the silk industry is Crefeld and its neighborhood; then come Elberfeld and Barmen, Aix-la-Chapelle, as well as Berlin, Bielefeld, Chemnitz, Stuttgart and the district around Mulhausen in Alsace.