from Berlin and at the junction of lines to Cathen and Zerbst.
ZERBST, a town of Germany, in the duchy of Anhalt, situated on the Nuthe, II m..N.W.
Zerbst is an ancient town, mentioned in 949.
The Red Cross of the Indulgence seller had been set up at Zerbst and at Jizterbogk, and people had gone from Wittenberg to buy the Papal Tickets.
The country is divided into the districts of Dessau, Cothen, Zerbst, Bernburg and Ballenstedt, of which that of Bernburg is the most, and that of Ballenstedt the least, populated.
Dessau, Bernburg, Cothen and Zerbst, have populations exceeding 20,000.
On Henry's death in 1252 his three sons partitioned the principality and founded respectively the lines of Aschersleben, Bernburg and Zerbst.
made a further partition of Zerbst.
About 1546 the three brothers divided their principality and founded the lines of Zerbst, Plotzkau and Dessau.
Joachim Ernest died in 1586 and his five sons ruled the land in common until 1603, when Anhalt was again divided, and the lines of Dessau, Bernburg, Plotzkau, Zerbst and Cothen were refounded.
This arrangement was carried out after the death of Frederick Augustus of Anhalt-Zerbst in 1793, and Zerbst was divided between the three remaining princes.
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