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  1. Max,1902–1994, U.S. orchestra conductor, born in Germany.
  2. Lake, former name of Turkana(def 3).
  3. a male given name, form of Rolf.
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Rudolf I

or Ru·dolph I

[roo-dolf; German roo-dawlf]
  1. 1218–91, king of Germany and emperor of the Holy Roman Empire 1273–91: founder of the Hapsburg dynasty.
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Also called Rudolph I of Hapsburg.
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Examples from the Web for rudolf

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Historical Examples

  • It was five o'clock, and at twelve I should be no more than Rudolf Rassendyll.

  • Why didn't old Rudolf the Third marry your—great-grandmother, was it?

  • I wonder when in the world you're going to do anything, Rudolf?

  • To-morrow Rudolf will arrive, and how nice it will then be for Flora!

  • But now Rudolf was catching her up, and he was the best horseman of them all.

British Dictionary definitions for rudolf


  1. Lake Rudolf the former name (until 1979) of (Lake) Turkana
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  1. 1858–89, archduke of Austria, son of emperor Franz Joseph: he and his mistress committed suicide at the royal hunting lodge in Mayerling
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Rudolf I

Rudolph I

  1. 1218–91, king of Germany (1273–91): founder of the Hapsburg dynasty based on the duchies of Styria and Austria
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