[ burk-hahrt; German boork-hahrt ]

  1. Ja·kob [yah-kawp], /ˈyɑ kɔp/, 1818–97, Swiss historian.

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How to use Burckhardt in a sentence

  • It was in the month of March that Burckhardt and his companions had their hardest experience of the dreadful desert thirst.

  • Coming in on the bus, Burckhardt watched critically out the window, seeking evidence of an explosion.

  • None of the usual crowd were on the bus, so there wasn't anyone Burckhardt could ask about the explosion.

  • She was wearing some kind of perfume, Burckhardt noted with what little of his mind was functioning at all.

  • With fingers that kept stabbing the wrong holes, Burckhardt finally managed to dial the local police station.

British Dictionary definitions for Burckhardt


/ (German ˈbʊrkhart) /

  1. Jacob Christoph . 1818–97, Swiss art and cultural historian; author of The Civilisation of the Renaissance in Italy (1860)

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