It was in vain that the heroic grand master, Henry of Plauen (1410-1413) sought to stem the tide of disaster; he was deposed by the chapter of the Order for his pains.
PLAUEN, a town of Germany, in the kingdom of Saxony, on the Weisse Elster, 60 m.
Plauen is now the chief place in Germany for the manufacture of embroidered white goods of all kinds, for the finishing of woven cotton fabrics, known as Plauen goods, and for the making of lace.
Plauen was probably founded by the Sla y s.
See Fiedler, Die Stadt Plauen im Vogtland (Plauen, 1874); and Beitreige zur Geschichte der Stadt Plauen (Plauen, 1876); Metzner, Fi hrer durch Plauen (1903); and the publications of the Altertumsverein zu Plauen (1875 seq.).
The following table shows the area and population of the whole kingdom and of each of the five chief governmental districts, or Kreishauptmannschaften, into which it is divided The chief towns are Dresden (pop. 1905, 514,283), Leipzig (502,570), Chemnitz (244,405),(244,405), Plauen (105,182), Zwickau (68,225), Zittau (34, 6 79), Meissen (32,175),(32,175), Freiberg (30,869), Bautzen (29,372), Meerane (24,994), Glauchau (24,556), Reichenbach (24,911),(24,911), Crimmitzschau (23,340), Werdau (19,476), Pirna (19,200).
The cities of Dresden, Leipzig, Chemnitz, Plauen and Zwickau, form departments by themselves.
The villages west of the Plauen ravine and even Lobda were occupied in the early morning by General Metzko with the leading division of Klenau's corps from Freiberg, and upon Metzko Napoleon intended first to throw the weight of his attack, giving to Victor's infantry and the cavalry of Murat, king of Naples, the task of overwhelming the isolated Austrians.
Plauen Saxony 105,182