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It is the 12th most populous city of Germany, the fourth largest by area after Berlin, Hamburg and Cologne, as well as the third most populous city in the area of former East Germany, after (East) Berlin and Leipzig.Dresden is contiguous with Freital, Pirna, Radebeul, Meissen and Coswig, and its urban area has around 780,000 inhabitants, making it the largest in Saxony.The most prominent building in the city of Dresden is the Frauenkirche.Built in the 18th century, the church was destroyed during World War II.In 1726 there was a riot for two days after a Protestant clergyman was killed by a soldier who had recently converted from Catholicism.In 1729, by decree of King Augustus II the first Polish Military Academy was founded in Dresden. Dresden suffered heavy destruction in the Seven Years' War (1756–1763), following its capture by Prussian forces, its subsequent re-capture, and a failed Prussian siege in 1760.From 1485, it was the seat of the dukes of Saxony, and from 1547 the electors as well.
During the Napoleonic Wars the French emperor made it a base of operations, winning there the famous Battle of Dresden on 27 August 1813.
Dresden is the second largest city on the River Elbe after Hamburg.
Most of Dresden's population lives in the Elbe Valley, but a large, albeit very sparsely populated area of the city east of the Elbe lies in the West Lusatian Hill Country and Uplands (the westernmost part of the Sudetes) and thus in Lusatia, while many boroughs west of the Elbe lie in the foreland of the Ore Mountains as well as in the valleys of the rivers rising there and flowing through Dresden, the longest of which are the Weißeritz and the Lockwitzbach.
It was given to Friedrich Clem after death of Henry the Illustrious in 1288.
It was taken by the Margraviate of Brandenburg in 1316 and was restored to the Wettin dynasty after the death of Valdemar the Great in 1319.