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  1. a city in North Rhine–Westphalia, in NW Germany.
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Examples from the Web for paderborn

Historical Examples

  • It has been mentioned, that Sallust was read in the school at Paderborn.

    The Life of Hugo Grotius

    Charles Butler

  • Passing through Paderborn, they arrived at Herdecke on the 13th.

  • He built himself a palace at Paderborn, and summoned the Saxon chiefs to come and do homage.

  • It is easy to imagine the possibility of its being planned out at Paderborn over the wine cups and venison stews.

    The Rise of the Mediaeval Church

    Alexander Clarence Flick

  • In the year 1002, the bishops of Paderborn and Moncerco were put into possession of their sees by receiving a glove.

British Dictionary definitions for paderborn


  1. a market town in NW Germany, in North Rhine-Westphalia: scene of the meeting between Charlemagne and Pope Leo III (799 ad) that led to the foundation of the Holy Roman Empire. Pop: 141 800 (2003 est)
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