is a city in the east of Saxony
, and capital of the same-named district
. Population 42.391 (2003). Bautzen is the center of the Sorbs
, a Slavic
minority in Lusatia
The first written proof of the city was in 1002. In 1018 the Peace of Bautzen between the German city and the Polish duchy was signed.
Asteroid (11580) Bautzen is named in honor of the city.
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