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Hamborn is a district of the city of Duisburg, in North Rhine-Westphalia (Germany).


Map of Hamborn, Duisburg, Germany

Hamborn has a population of 71,528 an area of 20.84 km². Since 1 January 1975, has been one of seven districts or boroughs (Stadtbezirk) of Duisburg.


The city of Hamborn was incorporated into Duisburg in 1929. Until the merger, Hamborn was an independent city and at that time was one of the 40 largest cities in Germany.

Earliest mention of Hamborn is around 962AD as Havenburn, meaning Cattle trough. The land was given to the Archbishop of Cologne, to build a Premonstratensian monastery in 1136 by count Gerhard von Hochstaden. The Abbey and the neighboring farming communities were part of the Duchy of Cleves and became in 1666AD part of Brandenburg, Prussia. Until the early 19th century Hamborn was still a small village.


Landmarks in Hamborn include:

  • Hamborn Abbey (Abtei Hamborn), Hamborn, Duisburg: Premonstratensian Canons 1136-1802, 1959-today
  • Botanischer Garten Duisburg-Hamborn (Botanical Gardens)
  • Notable people

  • Manfred Adamski (1947–2005), Chairman of the König-Brauerei, Chairman of MSV Duisburg
  • Jacques Berndorf (born 1936) (actually Michael Preute), journalist and writer
  • Hanns-Heinz Bielefeld (born 1918), politician
  • Albert Thomas Dölken (born 1960), Abbot of Hamborn
  • Clemens Dölken (born 1956), Roman Catholic priest
  • Tadeusz Gwiazdowski (1918–1983), Polish actor
  • Walter Hellmich (born 1944), football functionaries and Contractors
  • Ludger Horstkötter (born 1939), Roman Catholic priest and historian
  • Fritz Ketz (1903–1983), painter and graphic artist
  • Ernst Kozub (1924–1971), heroic tenor
  • Karl A. Lamers (born 1951), CDU member of the Bundestag
  • Sören Link (born 1976), SPD member of parliament, mayor of Duisburg
  • Daniel Morian (1811–1887), mining entrepreneur and alderman
  • Johannes Pflug (born 1946), SPD member of the Bundestag
  • Frithjof Elmo Porsch (born 1924), writer
  • Werner Scholz (1944), soccer players and coaches
  • Hanns Heinrich Schumacher (born 1948), diplomat and ambassador
  • Rudolf Stampfuß (1904–1978), prehistorians
  • Karl Heinz Stroux (1908–1985), actor, director and theater director
  • Heinz Trökes (1913–1997), painter and graphic artist
  • Sabine Weiss (born 1958), Mayor of Dinslaken and parliamentarian
  • Ursula Woelfel (1922–2014), children's book author
  • Paul Zielinski (1911–1966), football player, World Cup finalists in Italy in 1934
  • References

    Hamborn Wikipedia

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