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 (lĭm′bûrg′, -bœrKH′)
A former duchy of northwest Europe. Founded in the 11th century, it was incorporated into the Netherlands in 1815 and divided into the Dutch and Belgian provinces of Limburg in 1839.


(ˈlɪmbɜːɡ; Dutch ˈlɪmbyrx)
1. (Placename) a medieval duchy of W Europe: divided between the Netherlands and Belgium in 1839
2. (Placename) a province of the SE Netherlands: contains a coalfield and industrial centres. Capital: Maastricht. Pop: 1 142 000 (2003 est). Area: 2253 sq km (809 sq miles)
3. (Placename) a province of NE Belgium: contains the industrial regions of the Kempen coalfield. Capital: Hasselt. Pop: 805 786 (2004 est). Area: 2422 sq km (935 sq miles). French name: Limbourg


(Dutch ˈlɪmbyrx) or


(Biography) de. active ?1400–?1416, a Dutch family of manuscript illuminators. The three brothers Pol, Herman, and Jehanequin are best known for illustrating the Très Riches Heures du Duc de Berry, one of the finest examples of the International Gothic style


(ˈlɪm bɜrg; Du. ˈlɪm bœrx)

a medieval duchy in W Europe: now divided into a province in the SE Netherlands (Limburg) and a province in NE Belgium (Limbourg).
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Two of the eleven are filled with Marie van Houtte roses, two with Viscountess Folkestone, two with Laurette Messimy, one with Souvenir de la Malmaison, one with Adam and Devoniensis, two with Persian Yellow and Bicolor, and one big bed behind the sun-dial with three sorts of red roses (seventy-two in all), Duke of Teck, Cheshunt Scarlet, and Prefet de Limburg.
The province of Limburg aims to recalculate the tender of the catchment and groundwater protection for drinking water for the following catchments: Roasting shallow, Bergen, Beegden, WPH shallow, Schinveld, Breehei, Hanik, Groote Heide, Mookerheide, Red Born, Craubeek, Geulle , Waterfall, Iron Pits, The Tomb, Heer-Vroendaal and De Dommel.
14 that the conference has formed a commission to investigate the project in the Limburg diocese, and he expected the head of the diocese, Bishop Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst, to do some serious "self-examination.
Martin Richard, Mayor of Limburg an der Lahn, said he was pleased that during a record number of exchanges between the two towns this year he had seen a lot more Lichfield youngsters paying a visit.
Limburg--Although he agrees "in principle" with the Vatican's stand on abortion, Limburg Bishop Franz Kamphaus has broken rank with his brother bishops, who have all decided to accept the Pope's request that Church-related agencies no longer participate in government-approved crisis pregnancy centres.
Kamper also received a degree in business management from the University of Limburg in Maastricht, Netherlands.
Bishop Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst of Limburg issued the apology at the end of a weeklong Vatican-ordered "brotherly visitation" by Cardinal Giovanni Lajolo, a veteran Vatican diplomat and the Holy See's nuncio to Germany for eight years in 1990s.
A LEADING male voice choir from Lichfield's twin-town of Limburg in Germany, will give a concert at the city's cathedral later this week.
Tony Van Autenboer and Chris Cammaer of Studiecentrum Limburg voor Milieu; Geologie en Veiligheid, Belgium, and was completed as the additional lab-report named "Rocks and Mineral Samples" dated July 6, 2006.
The farmer kept it safe but, after he passed away, his son Charles Sneyd looked for a way to return it to the German town of Limburg.
GERMANY: Pope John Paul II has instructed the Limburg diocese to withdraw from a state-sponsored pregnancy counseling system, 15 months after other German dioceses withdrew.