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The Fürstenzug in Dresden, Germany, is a large mural of a mounted procession of the rulers of Saxony. It was painted between 1871 and 1876 to celebrate the 800th anniversary of the Wettin Dynasty, Saxony's ruling family. In order to make the work weatherproof, it was replaced with 23,000 Meissen porcelain tiles between 1904 and 1907. With a length of 102 metres, it is known as the largest porcelain artwork in the world; the mural displays the ancestral portraits of the 35 margraves, electors and kings of the House of Wettin between 1127 and 1904. The Fürstenzug is located on the outer wall of the Stallhof of Dresden Castle. By 1589, the outer wall of the built Stallhof of the Dresden Castle was decorated with a fresco. For the upcoming 800th anniversary of the House of Wettin in 1889, another stucco version of a large-scale mural was commissioned, it was painted by the artist Wilhelm Walther between 1871 and 1876. Since the picture deteriorated, it was replaced with about 23,000 Meissen porcelain tiles between 1904 and 1907.

The mural depicts the 35 Saxon margraves, electors and kings from Conrad, Margrave of Meissen, who ruled in the 12th century, to George of Saxony, king for only two years in the 20th century. The only ones missing are Heinrich I von Eilenburg and the last king of Saxony, Frederick Augustus III, who ruled from 1904 to 1918. Shown are 59 scientists, craftsmen and farmers. Only minimal damage to the tiles resulted from the February 1945 bombing of Dresden; the 35 noblemen, Electors and Kings, are shown on horseback while foot soldiers and other people accompany them. The name of each ruler is inscribed below his image. Everyone depicted wears contemporary clothing. Conrad, Margrave of Meissen Otto II, Margrave of Meissen Albert, Margrave of Meissen Dietrich I, Margrave of Meissen Henry III, Margrave of Meissen Albert II, Margrave of Meissen Frederick I, Margrave of Meissen Frederick II, Margrave of Meissen Frederick III, Landgrave of Thuringia Frederick I, Elector of Saxony Frederick II, Elector of Saxony Ernest, Elector of Saxony Albert III, Duke of Saxony Frederick III, Elector of Saxony John, Elector of Saxony John Frederick I, Elector of Saxony George, Duke of Saxony Henry IV, Duke of Saxony Maurice, Elector of Saxony Augustus, Elector of Saxony Christian I, Elector of Saxony Christian II, Elector of Saxony John George I, Elector of Saxony John George II, Elector of Saxony John George III, Elector of Saxony John George IV, Elector of Saxony Augustus II the Strong Augustus III of Poland Frederick Christian, Elector of Saxony Frederick Augustus I of Saxony Anthony of Saxony Frederick Augustus II of Saxony John of Saxony Albert of Saxony George of Saxony The Fürstenzug is 101.9 metres long and 10.5 metres high.

Due to 18 windows in the upper part, the tile area comprises only 968 square meters. Each tile measures 20.5 centimetres by 20.5 centimetres. Hence 23,000 tiles are placed on the wall. List of rulers of Saxony Reinhard Delau: Der Fürstenzug in Dresden. Edition Sächsische Zeitung, Dresden 2005, ISBN 3-938325-12-7 Karlheinz Blaschke: Der Fürstenzug zu Dresden. Urania, Freiburg 1991, ISBN 3-332-00377-1 Clemens Freiherr von Hausen: Der Fürstenzug auf dem Sgraffito-Fries am Königlichen Schlosse zu Dresden. Dresden 1903 Media related to Fürstenzug at Wikimedia Commons High resolution image of the Fürstenzug at Gigapan.org

Lewistown Heights, Montana

Lewistown Heights is an unincorporated area and census-designated place in Fergus County, Montana, in the United States. The population was 407 at the 2010 census, up from 365 at the 2000 census. Lewistown Heights is located at the county seat, it is bordered to the south by Valach Road, to the east by Joyland Road, to the north by Wolverine Creek Road, to the west by Wolverine Creek. Downtown Lewistown is 1.5 miles to the southeast. According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 2.4 square miles, all of it land. As of the census of 2000, there were 365 people, 138 households, 93 families residing in the CDP; the population density was 155.6 people per square mile. There were 149 housing units at an average density of 63.5/sq mi. The racial makeup of the CDP was 94.52% White, 1.64% African American, 1.37% Native American, 1.64% from other races, 0.82% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.64% of the population. There were 138 households out of which 32.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.2% were married couples living together, 5.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 31.9% were non-families.

18.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.7% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.64 and the average family size was 3.13. In the CDP, the population was spread out with 29.0% under the age of 18, 6.0% from 18 to 24, 28.8% from 25 to 44, 24.7% from 45 to 64, 11.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females, there were 92.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 107.2 males. The median income for a household in the CDP was $31,154, the median income for a family was $34,063. Males had a median income of $28,382 versus $13,036 for females; the per capita income for the CDP was $11,274. About 9.3% of families and 15.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.7% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over

Green jersey

In road bicycle racing the green jersey is a distinctive racing jersey worn by the leader in a subsidiary competition. While the overall race leader in the Tour de France will wear the yellow jersey, or "maillot jaune", the green jersey will be worn by the leader in the points competition. Since 2009, the Vuelta a España has used the green jersey to signify the leader of the points competition. In the Giro d'Italia, the green jersey was, from 1974 to 2011, worn by the King of the Mountains, the leader in the competition for climbing specialists; the following events use the "green jersey" to signify the current leader and/or final winner of the overall classification by points: Tour de France Vuelta a España Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré Tour de l'Avenir Tour de Georgia Tour de Romandie Tour of Ireland Tour of California The following events have used the "green jersey" to signify the current leader and/or final winner of the overall classification of the best climber: Giro d'Italia Tour de Pologne Vuelta a España As of 2009, no major race uses the "green jersey" to signify the current leader and/or final winner of the overall classification of sprinter where the polka dot jersey represents the king of the mountain