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 (wûr′təm-bûrg′, vür′təm-bĕrk′)
A historical region and former kingdom of southwest Germany. A duchy after 1495, it became a kingdom in 1806 and joined the German Empire in 1871.
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(ˈvɜːtəmˌbɜːɡ; German ˈvyrtəmbɛrk)
(Placename) a historic region and former state of S Germany; since 1952 part of the state of Baden-Württemberg
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(ˈwɜr təmˌbɜrg; Ger. ˈvür təmˌbɛrk)

a former state in SW Germany: now part of Baden-Württemberg.
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"I'll drive all his Wurttemberg, Baden, and Weimar relations out of Germany....
One could wish that Forster had subjected some of the incidents to even closer scrutiny, similar to that given by David Sabean in Power in the Blood to comparable events in the neighboring Protestant territory Wurttemberg.(1) But this book provides a useful service, by demonstrating that there was not just one route to modern Catholic confessional identity.
In meetings with the regional government of Baden Wurttemberg (Germany), on 8 May, he responded to concerns regarding the translation of official documents into German, noting that existing resources will not allow for a "significant amelioration of output".
Joseph Suss Oppenheimer--widely known as Jew Suss--was born around 1698 in Heidelberg to a wealthy family with connections to German aristocracy, and would eventually become the financial adviser to Duke Carl Alexander of Wurttemberg. The duke, who had converted to Catholicism, ruled over a mostly Protestant population and was advised by a Jew.
It came under strong accusations of anti- Semitism this year when a member of the Baden- Wurttemberg parliament said that "too much attention" is given to the Holocaust, which he called "specific invalid actions." His words led to attempts to dismiss him and to a split in the Baden-Wurttemberg party faction.
In 1803, Stuttgart was proclaimed capital of the Electorate of Wurttemberg until Napoleon Bonaparte's break-up of the Holy Roman Empire in 1805 when the city became capital of the Kingdom of Wurttemberg.
Speaking after a meeting with business representatives from Baden- Wurttemberg, President Rosen Plevneliev noted that large German companies like Mercedes and Bosch were seeking to expand production in Bulgaria.
Summary: Jeddah, Safar 21, 1432, Jan 25, 2011, SPA -- Chairman of Saudi Council of Chambers Saleh bin Abdullah Kamel received here today a German industrial delegation led by President of Baden Wurttemberg Industrial Federation Prof.