Ruthe

In Bohemia, a unit of length, = 3 Bohemian Ellen, about 474.1680 centimeters.

In Switzerland, the Konkordat of 1835, agreed to by 12 cantons, made the Ruthe = 10 Fuss = 3 meters.

The Ruthe was widely used as a land measure, primarily in German-speaking areas. Below are some values recorded in the 19th century. (Warning: Every pied on this list needs to be checked to see if it was really a Fuss.)

Location Equivalents Value
(meters)
 
Aix-la-Chapelle = 16 pied d'arpentage 4.511658  
Ansbach = 12 pieds 3.597596  
Augsburg = 10 pieds, Bavarian legal perch 2.918592  
Baden = 10 pieds 3.00000  
Basel = 10 pieds 3.04536  
Bavaria = 10 Fuss 2.91859  
Berlin = 12 pied 3.766242  
Bremen = 16 Fuss (of Bremen) 4.6297  
Breslau (now Wroclaw) = 15 pieds 4.319349  
Brunswick = 16 pieds 4.565798  
Carlsruhe = 10 pieds 3.000000  
Celle (Hannover) = 16 Hannover pied 4.671912  
Creveld = 16 Fuss of Köln 4.601600  
Danzig (now Gdańsk) = 15 pieds 4.303276  
Dresden = 16 pieds 4.529705  
Emden (Hannover) = 12 rheinische Fuss 3.766242  
Erfurt = 14 pieds 3.963492  
Halle an der Saale = 10 pieds d'arpentage 4.329500  
Hamburg Geestland-ruthe or Geestruthe,
= 16 Fuss
4.583845  
Marschland-ruthe or Marschruthe,
 = 14 Fuss
4.010864  
Hannover = 16 Fuss 4.671912  
Hildesheim (Hannover) = 16 pieds 4.482784  
Königsberg
(now Kaliningrad)
= 15 pieds 4.615426  
Lausanne = 10 pieds 3.000000 x
Leipzig = 16 pieds 4.522486  
Lübeck = 16 Fuss 4.606403  
Lüneburg = 16 Hannover Fuss 4.671912  
Munich = 10 Fuss 2.918592  
Nassau = 10 pieds d'arpentage, after 1818 5.000000  
Nuremberg = 16 pieds 4.861763  
Oldenburg new measure = 18 Fuss 5.335487  
old measure = 20 Fuss 5.928319  
East Frisia = 12 rheinische Fuss 3.766242  
Pomerania = 16 pied 4.674078  
Prussia = 12 Prussian Fuss 3.766242  
Rostock = 16 pieds 4.606403  
Stettin = 16 pieds 4.561106  
Strasbourg = 10 pied de ville 4.656031  
Stuttgart = 10 Württemberger Fuss.
earlier = 16 Fuss, when the Fuss = 12 Zoll and the Zoll = 12 Linien
2.8649 N1191
Sweden, Stockholm = 16 fots 4.749874  
Vienna Ingenieur-Ruthe = 10 Fuss (1 Fuss = 10 Decimalzoll = 100 Decimallinien) 3.161026 N1459
Wiesbaden Feldruthe = 10 Feldschuhe 5.00 N1486, 1489
= 10 Fuss (1 Fuss = 0.3 m  
Weimar after 1809,
= 10 Decimalfuss, for measuring land, and  
= 16 ordinary Fuss (of Weimar)
4.511658 N1378
Württemberg = 10 Württemberger Fuss 2.8649  
Zurich = 10 Fuss 3.000253 N1523

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