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Han·se·at·ic League

 (hăn′sē-ăt′ĭk)
A former economic and defensive confederation of free towns in northern Germany and neighboring areas. Traditionally dated to a protective alliance formed by Lübeck and Hamburg in 1241, it reached the height of its power in the 1300s and held its last official assembly in 1669.

Hanseatic League

n
(Historical Terms) a commercial association of towns in N Germany formed in the mid-14th century to protect and control trade. It was at its most powerful in the 15th century. Also called: Hansa or Hanse

Han′seat′ic League′


n.
a medieval league of towns of N Germany and adjacent countries for the promotion and protection of commerce.
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Noun1.Hanseatic League - a commercial and defensive confederation of free cities in northern Germany and surrounding areas; formed in 1241 and most influential in the 14th century when it included over 100 towns and functioned as an independent political power; the last official assembly was held in 1669
confederacy, confederation, federation - a union of political organizations
Bergen - a port city in southwestern Norway
Bremen - a city of northwestern Germany linked by the Weser River to the port of Bremerhaven and the North Sea; in the Middle Ages it was a leading member of the Hanseatic League
Dortmund - an industrial city in northwestern Germany; flourished from the 13th to 17th century as a member of the Hanseatic League
Cologne, Koln - a commercial center and river port in western Germany on the Rhine River; flourished during the 15th century as a member of the Hanseatic League
Halle, Halle-an-der-Saale - a city in the Saxony region of Germany on the Saale River; a member of the Hanseatic League during the 13th and 14th centuries
Hamburg - a port city in northern Germany on the Elbe River that was founded by Charlemagne in the 9th century and is today the largest port in Germany; in 1241 it formed an alliance with Lubeck that became the basis for the Hanseatic League
Hannover, Hanover - a port city in northwestern Germany; formerly a member of the Hanseatic League
Lubeck - a city in northwestern Germany and an important Baltic port; a leading member of the Hanseatic League
Rostock - a city in northeastern Germany near the Baltic sea; an important member of the Hanseatic League in the 14th century
Bruges, City of Bridges - a city in northwestern Belgium that is connected by canal to the North Sea; in the 13th century it was a leading member of the Hanseatic League; the old city (known as the City of Bridges) is a popular tourist attraction
Danzig, Gdansk - a port city of northern Poland near the mouth of the Vistula River on a gulf of the Baltic Sea; a member of the Hanseatic League in the 14th century
Tartu - a city of southeastern Estonia that was a member of the Hanseatic League
capital of Latvia, Riga - a port city on the Gulf of Riga that is the capital and largest city of Latvia; formerly a member of the Hanseatic League
Klaipeda, Memel - a city in western Lithuania on the Baltic Sea; formerly an important trading town of the Hanseatic League
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Hanseatic League

nHanse f, → Hansebund m
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