[ah-kuh n; German ah-khuh n]
- a city in W Germany: coronation city of German kings 936–1531.
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Examples from the Web for aachen
More than 8,000 men—some were boys—are buried here, killed in battles in the Netherlands or Aachen.A Shifting Landscape of Sacrifice
May 30, 2010
Of Aachen's legendary, historical, romantic side who has not heard?
Aachen is first threatened, and the Elector-Palatine likewise.The Life of John of Barneveld, 1614-23, Volume II.
John Lothrop Motley
His father had had him elected king at Verona in 983 and coronated at Aachen.
But the church at Aachen had made the centralised plan familiar to the builders of western Europe.The Ground Plan of the English Parish Church
A. Hamilton Thompson
But neither their kingdoms nor their Empires were coterminous, though their capitals were identical, namely, Rome and Aachen.
- a city and spa in W Germany, in North Rhine-Westphalia: the northern capital of Charlemagne's empire. Pop: 256 605 (2003 est)French name: Aix-la-Chapelle
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