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Ensisheim is a commune in the Haut-Rhin department in Alsace in north-eastern France.

On 7 November 1492, a 250 pound meteorite fell there, and since then it has attracted many meteorite enthusiasts. It was described in detail by the contemporary poet Sebastian Brant.

When on 7th November 1492, a 250-pound meteorite falls into a field close to the town, Sebastian Brant (1458–1521), author of "Das Narrenschiff", takes this opportunity to exert his influence on Maximilian of Austria by writing "Loose Leaves Concerning the Fall of the Meteorite", which leads the king to lead in a war against France.

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