Origin of Ghibelline
Examples from the Web for ghibelline
Florence, therefore, was Guelf at that time, and Siena of course was Ghibelline.
Thereupon all the Ghibelline chiefs met in council at Empoli to arrange what was to be done.
In the struggles of that time it was generally on the Ghibelline side.
The Pepoli Palace has some old brickwork and a Ghibelline battlement of unusually picturesque outline.Brick and Marble in the Middle Ages|George Edmund Street
Sienna, Arezzo, and Pistoia inclined more or less openly to the Ghibelline side.
British Dictionary definitions for ghibelline
Word Origin for Ghibelline
Word Origin and History for ghibelline
adherent of the emperor in medieval Italy, 1570s, from German Waiblingen, seat of the Hohenstaufens in Württemberg. The name was said to have been used as a rallying cry by partisans of Conrad III at the Battle of Weinsberg (1140). See Guelph.