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Habs·burgor Haps·burg (hăps′bûrg′, häps′bo͝ork′)
A royal German family that supplied rulers to a number of European states from the late Middle Ages until the 1900s. The Habsburgs reached the height of their power under Charles V of Spain. When Charles abdicated (1558), the empire split into the Spanish and Austrian lines. The Spanish branch ceased to rule after 1700 and the Austrian branch after 1918.
(Biography) the German name for Hapsburg
or Habs•burg(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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|Noun||1.||Habsburg - 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