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A former duchy of northwest Europe. Founded in the 11th century, it was incorporated into the Netherlands in 1815 and divided into the Dutch and Belgian provinces of Limburg in 1839.
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Limburg(ˈlɪmbɜːɡ; Dutch ˈlɪmbyrx)
1. (Placename) a medieval duchy of W Europe: divided between the Netherlands and Belgium in 1839
2. (Placename) a province of the SE Netherlands: contains a coalfield and industrial centres. Capital: Maastricht. Pop: 1 142 000 (2003 est). Area: 2253 sq km (809 sq miles)
3. (Placename) a province of NE Belgium: contains the industrial regions of the Kempen coalfield. Capital: Hasselt. Pop: 805 786 (2004 est). Area: 2422 sq km (935 sq miles). French name: Limbourg
Limburg(Dutch ˈlɪmbyrx) or
(Biography) de. active ?1400–?1416, a Dutch family of manuscript illuminators. The three brothers Pol, Herman, and Jehanequin are best known for illustrating the Très Riches Heures du Duc de Berry, one of the finest examples of the International Gothic style
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Lim•burg(ˈlɪm bɜrg; Du. ˈlɪm bœrx)
a medieval duchy in W Europe: now divided into a province in the SE Netherlands (Limburg) and a province in NE Belgium (Limbourg).
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