Hradec Králové

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Hra·dec Krá·lo·vé

 (hrä′dĕts krä′lō-vĕ)
A city of the northeast Czech Republic east of Prague. Founded in the tenth century, it was a leading town of medieval Bohemia.
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Hradec Králové

(Czech ˈhradɛts ˈkraːlɔvɛː)
n
(Placename) a town in the N Czech Republic, on the Elbe River. Pop: 97 000 (2005 est). German name: Königgrätz
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Hra•dec Krá•lo•vé

(ˈhrɑ dɛts ˈkrɑ lə veɪ)
n.
a town in the N Czech Republic, on the Elbe River: Austrians defeated by Prussians in Battle of Sadowa 1866. 164,000. German, Königgrätz.
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Nonetheless, Louis' indiscretion activated a defensive alliance of loosely confederated provinces and set in motion the war that made Germany into a modern state--all while the Austrians, recently defeated by the Prussians at Koeniggraetz, stood in the window and watched.
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