Associations to the word «Habsburg»


HABSBURG, proper noun. An Alpine castle in Aargau canton, northern Switzerland.
HABSBURG, 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.
HABSBURG, noun. A member of the Habsburg noble family
HABSBURG MONARCHY, proper noun. An unofficial appellation among historians for the countries and provinces, which were ruled by the junior Austrian branch of the House of Habsburg until 1780, and then by the successor branch of Habsburg-Lorraine until 1918

Dictionary definition

HABSBURG, 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.

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