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Rohrbrunn ( ) is a village in Burgenlandmarker, Austriamarker. It belongs to Deutsch Kaltenbrunnmarker in the district of Jennersdorfmarker. Rohrbrunn is located near the border of Styriamarker by the river Lafnitzmarker.

History

Rohrbrunn was part of the Kingdom of Hungary until the Treaty of Trianon in 1920. It belonged to Vas countymarker. The small village has been inhabited by ethnic Germans since its establishment in the Middle Ages. According to the Roman Catholic ecclesiastic administration Rohrbrunn always belonged to the nearby parish of Deutsch Kaltenbrunnmarker.

"Nádkuth" was given to Ferenc Batthyány in 1524. The ownership of the noble Batthyány family lasted about 350 years. In 1605 the army of Stephen Bocskai destroyed almost the whole village.

In 1851 Elek Fényes recorded that Rohrbrunn was populated by 428 people (almost exclusively Roman Catholic Germans). There was a toll-house in the village due to its proximity to the border of Styriamarker. The Batthyánys remained the main landowners. The peasants earned their livelihood from growing wheat, tobacco, hemp and fruits or making a small amount of wine.[703380]

Alois Brunner, one of the most infamous Austrian Nazi war criminals, was born in Nádkút in 1912. In World War I a total of 31 men perished.

Name

In 18th and 19th century sources both the traditional German and Hungarian names of the village are mentioned. Rohrbrunn and Nádkút have the same meaning: "reed-well" which refers to the marshes of the Lafnitz valley. The German name was recorded in 1427 as Rohrprunn. [703381] The Hungarian name was recorded as Nádkuth in 1524. The German version became the sole official name of the village after 1920.

Population

Year Population
1802 357
1812 371
1856 452
1910 685
1930 750
2001 581



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