Definition of Habsburg

1. Noun. A royal German family that provided rulers for several European states and wore the crown of the Holy Roman Empire from 1440 to 1806.

Exact synonyms: Hapsburg
Generic synonyms: Dynasty, Royal Family, Royal House, Royal Line, Royalty

Definition of Habsburg

1. Proper noun. An Alpine castle in Aargau canton, northern Switzerland. ¹

2. Proper noun. A Swabian noble family named after it, which became the ruling (hereditary) dynasty of Austria, at times other countries (mainly in Iberia and the former Burgundian territories) and supplied successive (elected) emperors of the Holy Roman Empire. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Habsburg

Habenaria unalascensis
Haber's syndrome
Haber-Bosch process
Haber-Weiss reaction
Haber process
Habiganj District
Hablot Knight Browne
Habronema majus
Habronema megastoma
Habronema microstoma
Habronema muscae
Had crime
Hadean aeon
Hadean eon
Hadean time

Literary usage of Habsburg

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Cambridge Modern History by Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero (1908)
"The habsburg succession in Hungary and Bohemia had to be ired by carefully arranging for the recognition of the heir during his ler's lifetime. ..."

2. The Historians' History of the World: A Comprehensive Narrative of the Rise by Henry Smith Williams (1907)
"RIVALRY OF habsburg AND WITTELSBACH (1314 AD) Meanwhile in south Germany the two great families of habsburg and Wittelsbach were vying with one another in ..."

3. The Historical Geography of Europe by Edward Augustus Freeman (1903)
"This is the house of the Counts of habsburg. They took this name from their castle on the lower course of the Aar, in the north-west corner of the. ..."

4. The Beginnings of Modern Europe (1250-1450) by Ephraim Emerton (1917)
"The habsburg lands, centering around the ancient family castle on the river Aar Rudolf of 'n wnat 's now Switzerland, had gradually been ex- habsburg, ..."

5. Austria by Sidney Whitman, John Robert McIlraith (1899)
"On the death, in 1232, of Rudolph I., these lands were divided between his two sons, Albrecht IV., Count of habsburg and Landgrave of Alsace, getting Aargau ..."

6. The Standard Dictionary of Facts: History, Language, Literature, Biography edited by Henry Woldmar Ruoff (1909)
"The castle of habsburg is still to be seen on the ... In 1881 the Austrians proposed to purchase the castle of habsburg and give it as a wedding gift to the ..."

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