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[haps-burg; German hahps-boo rk] /ˈhæps bɜrg; German ˈhɑpsˌbʊərk/
a German princely family, prominent since the 13th century, that has furnished sovereigns to the Holy Roman Empire, Austria, Spain, etc. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Not long was the alliance between the houses of Hapsburg and Savoy to endure.

    The Counts of Gruyre Mrs. Reginald de Koven
  • The hereditary under-lip of the House of Hapsburg is another example.

    The Physical Life of Woman: Dr. George H Napheys
  • The house of Hapsburg has to the present time retained the throne of Austria.

    Down the Rhine Oliver Optic
  • No one could hold the Hapsburg empire in check except the Czar.

    The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte William Milligan Sloane
  • After an interregnum, Rudolf of Hapsburg had been chosen emperor in 1273.

  • She had the Hapsburg temper too, and would have run off with him if he had given her any encouragement.

    Patsy S. R. Crockett
  • It seems odd that anybody should look to the house of Hapsburg for liberality.

    Saunterings Charles Dudley Warner
  • Anne was a Spaniard and a Hapsburg; she could stomach anything but a msalliance.

    Court Beauties of Old Whitehall W. R. H. Trowbridge
  • To us she was dynastic, like Hapsburg, Plantagenet or Hohenzollern.

    The Broken Sword Dennison Worthington
British Dictionary definitions 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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for Hapsburg

European dynasty, from German Habsburg, from the name of a castle on the Aar in Switzerland, originally Habichtsburg, literally "Hawk's Castle."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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