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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.
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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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|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
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