Glauchau is a town in Germany, in Saxony, on the right bank of the Mulde, 7 miles north of Zwickau and 17 miles west of Chemnitz by rail. It is part of the Zwickau district.
Glauchau is twinned with Lynchburg, Virginia and, since 1991, Iserlohn, North Rhine-Westphalia. Glauchau station is on the Dresden–Werdau line.
Glauchau was founded by a colony of Sorbs and Wends, and belonged to the lords of Schönburg as early as the 12th century.
Some portions of the extensive old castle date from the 12th century, and the Gottesacker church contains interesting antiquarian relics.
Julius Heinrich Petermann
- Johann Pfeffinger, (1493-1573), theologian and Protest reformer
- Georg Agricola, (1494-1555), scholar and scientist,
- Samuel von Pufendorf, (1632-1694), jurist, economist and historian
- Ernst Friedrich Germar (1786-1853), professor of mineralogy, entomologist and local politician
- Julius Heinrich Petermann (1801-1876), Orientalist
- Walter Schlesinger (1908-1984), historian for the history of the country and the constitution
- Joachim, Count of Schönburg-Glauchau (1929-1998), politician, hunting author, Bundestag deputy of the CDU 1990-1994
- Dieter Erler (1939-1998), GDR footballer
- Christine Spielberg (born 1941), discus thrower
- Torsten May (born 1969), professional boxer
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