- a German princely family, prominent since the 13th century, that has furnished sovereigns to the Holy Roman Empire, Austria, Spain, etc.
Examples from the Web for habsburg
The Habsburg army, however, Watson contends, were exceptionally bloodthirsty.How WWI Produced the Holocaust
November 21, 2014
Vienna, the seat of the once-mighty Habsburg Empire, is a good place to contemplate the rise and fall of global powers.America’s Start-Up Silver Lining
October 30, 2013
She wrote these novels in the 1920s in German about the end of the Habsburg empire.The Writer and the Potter: Edmund De Waal on his New York Debut
September 12, 2013
Habsburg hailed the advent of the French Fifth Republic as good news; Burnham dismissed and lamented it.From the Archives of Movement Conservatism
December 7, 2012
Rather than a Hollywood Rat Pack, we might think of them as the Habsburg Wrath Pack.The Kaffeehaus Canon
December 31, 2010
They had begun by counting upon the breaking up of the Habsburg Monarchy.England and Germany
Emile Joseph Dillon
Everywhere the dawn was breaking for the Habsburg's Southern Slavs.The Birth of Yugoslavia, Volume 1
Footnote 878: Control over England was the great objective of Habsburg policy.Henry VIII.
A. F. Pollard
For whatever this Habsburg's failings, fear was not one of them.The Secret Witness
You would not be the first princess of the house of Habsburg to wed without love.The Mercenary
W. J. Eccott
- the German name for Hapsburg
- a German princely family founded by Albert, count of Hapsburg (1153). From 1440 to 1806, the Hapsburgs wore the imperial crown of the Holy Roman Empire almost uninterruptedly. They also provided rulers for Austria, Spain, Hungary, Bohemia, etc. The line continued as the royal house of Hapsburg-Lorraine, ruling in Austria (1806–48) and Austria-Hungary (1848–1918)German name: Habsburg
Word Origin and History for habsburg
European dynasty, from German Habsburg, from the name of a castle on the Aar in Switzerland, originally Habichtsburg, literally "Hawk's Castle."