[mag-duh-burg; German mahg-duh-boo rk]
- the capital of Saxony-Anhalt, in central Germany.
- a state in central Germany. 9515 sq. mi. (24,644 sq. km). Capital: Magdeburg.
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Examples from the Web for magdeburg
This experiment was first tried by a man living in Magdeburg, Germany.Common Science
Carleton W. Washburne
A most bloody tragedy was transacted at Magdeburg, in the year 1631.Fox's Book of Martyrs
She came with a single idea—to make the cause of Magdeburg her own.The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte
William Milligan Sloane
The father of the Landgrave died; and Magdeburg now lost its governor.
The Margrave had bestowed favours on me, during my imprisonment at Magdeburg.
- an industrial city and port in central Germany, on the River Elbe, capital of Saxony-Anhalt: a leading member of the Hanseatic League, whose local laws, the Magdeburg Laws were adopted by many European cities. Pop: 227 535 (2003 est)
- a state of E Germany: created in 1947 from the state of Anhalt and those parts of Prussia formerly ruled by the duchy of Saxony: part of East Germany until 1990. Pop: 2 523 000 (2003 est)