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 (hăps′bûrg′, häps′bo͝ork′)


(Biography) a German princely family founded by Albert, count of Hapsburg (1153). From 1440 to 1806, the Hapsburgs wore the imperial crown of the Holy Roman Empire almost uninterruptedly. They also provided rulers for Austria, Spain, Hungary, Bohemia, etc. The line continued as the royal house of Hapsburg-Lorraine, ruling in Austria (1806–48) and Austria-Hungary (1848–1918). German name: Habsburg


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(ˈhæps bɜrg)

a German princely family, prominent since the 13th century, that has furnished sovereigns to the Holy Roman Empire, Austria, Spain, etc.
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Noun1.Hapsburg - a royal German family that provided rulers for several European states and wore the crown of the Holy Roman Empire from 1440 to 1806Hapsburg - a royal German family that provided rulers for several European states and wore the crown of the Holy Roman Empire from 1440 to 1806
dynasty - a sequence of powerful leaders in the same family
royal family, royal house, royal line, royalty - royal persons collectively; "the wedding was attended by royalty"


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Ah, young sir, the Szekelys, and the Dracula as their heart's blood, their brains, and their swords, can boast a record that mushroom growths like the Hapsburgs and the Romanoffs can never reach.
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When Georg von Trapp -- a monarchist, or believer in the old Hapsburg empire, and therefore a staunch opponent of union with Germany -- decided to flee Austria in 1938 with his new wife, Maria, and seven children, he arranged for the Villa von Trapp to be sold to the Missionaries of the Precious Blood.
His works, which include the Karlskirche, the Prunksaal of the Hofbibliothek (National Library) and several designs for Schonbrunn Palace in Vienna, illustrate the power and aspirations of the Hapsburg monarchy at its zenith.
He was the first of the House of Hapsburg, which was to remain prominent in European history for over six centuries.