Hazardville

Hazardville , Conn. See Enfiei.d.

Hazebrouck

Hazebrouck , a town of France, in the department of Le Nord, 24 m. W. N. W. of Lille, at the junction of the Calais and Dunkirk railways; pop. in 1866, 9,017. It has several handsome public buildings, among which are the spacious and richly ornamented parish church, built from 1493 to 1520, surmounted by a beautiful spire of open work. 240 ft. high; a fine town house, an old Augustinian convent now occupied by the large linen market, a communal college, and a normal school. There are manufactures of linen, thread, starch, soap, leather, and salt; breweries, tanneries, dye works, oil mills, and lime kilns.

Hazleton

Hazleton , a borough of Luzerne co., Pennsylvania, on the dividing ridge between the Delaware and Susquehanna rivers, about 2,000 ft. above the sea, and 80 m. N. N. TV. of Philadelphia; pop. in 1860, 1,707; in 1870, 4,317; in 1874, about 7,000. It is connected with the seaboard by the Lehigh Valley railroad, and with the west by the Danville, Hazleton, and Wilkesbarre line. It has a very healthful summer climate, and is resorted to during that season by many wealthy families from the seaboard and inland cities. It is the centre of the Hazleton coal field, commanding the trade of that district, and contains the shops of the Hazleton division of the Lehigh Valley railroad, two planing mills, two grist mills, a furniture factory, a foundery, a large hotel, two banks, a daily and two weekly newspapers, three public school buildings, and eight churches.

Hcinrich Kurz

Hcinrich Kurz, a German author, born in Paris, April 28, 1805, died in Aarau, Switzerland, Feb. 24, 1873. He graduated at Leipsic, and after the revolution of 1830 became a journalist at Munich, where he was imprisoned during two years for political offences. From 1834 to 1839 he was professor at St. Gall, Switzerland, and after losing this post on account of being a Protestant and alien, he received a professorship at Aarau. He published popular manuals of German poetry (3 vols., Zurich, 1840-43) and prose (3 vols., 1845-'6). Among his works are Geschichte der deutschen Literatur (4 vols., Leipsic, 1851-'72), Leitfaden zur Geschichte der deutschen Literatur (1860; 4th ed., 1872), Deutsche Bibliothek (10 vols., 1862-'8), and Bibliothek der deutschen Nationalliteratur (125 numbers, Hildburghausen, 1867-72).

Hcinrieh Bruhl

Hcinrieh Bruhl, count, a German statesman, born at Weissenfels in 1700, died at Dresden, Oct. 28, 1763. Beginning life as a page, he gained rapid promotion until in 1733 he was enabled to secure the crown of Poland for the elector Augustus II. of Saxony. He became prime minister in 1747; but by humoring the costly caprices of the king, and by his own extravagance, he exhausted the public revenue, and covered the kingdom with disgrace. On the death of Augustus, in 1763, he was dismissed from office, and died within a few weeks. The celebrated Brtihl palace still remains in Dresden; and his collections form a considerable part of the royal library.