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 (wĕst-fāl′yə, -fā′lē-ə)
A historical region and former duchy of west-central Germany east of the Rhine River. The duchy was created in the 12th century and was administered for many centuries by ecclesiastical princes, especially the archbishop of Cologne. The Peace of Westphalia (1648) marked the end of the Thirty Years' War. Napoleon seized the area in 1807 and designated a portion of it as the kingdom of Westphalia, to be ruled by his brother Jérôme. The region became part of Prussia after 1815.

West·pha′lian adj. & n.


(Placename) a historic region of NW Germany, now mostly in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia. German name: Westfalen


(wɛstˈfeɪ li ə, -ˈfeɪl yə)

a former province in NW Germany, now a part of North Rhine-Westphalia: treaty ending the Thirty Years' War 1648. German, Westfalen.
West•pha′li•an, adj., n.


nWestfalen nt
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Throughout the medieval and early modern periods, Westphalia was home to innumerable vibrant and quite varied monasteries, including the famed imperial abbey at Corvey.