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or 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.
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(Biography) the German name for Hapsburg
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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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Noun1.Habsburg - a royal German family that provided rulers for several European states and wore the crown of the Holy Roman Empire from 1440 to 1806Habsburg - 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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As heir to the Habsburg throne, the 30-year-old prince once had held great promise, hope, and initiative.
He is wrong to assert that his is "the first work in English to focus on the campaign," for this reviewer published a book on the very same subject in 2014 (A Mad Catastrophe: The Outbreak of World War I and the Collapse of the Habsburg Empire), which Schindler, perhaps because his book was already in production, cites neither in notes nor bibliography.
My current reading, a history of the Habsburg Empire, seems to be full of analogous events.