- 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 hapsburg
I order a Belle Époque with Hapsburg Absinthe to kickstart the evening.The Secret Speakeasies of Buenos Aires
February 25, 2014
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
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.An Introduction to the History of Western Europe
James Harvey Robinson
- 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 hapsburg
European dynasty, from German Habsburg, from the name of a castle on the Aar in Switzerland, originally Habichtsburg, literally "Hawk's Castle."