from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A royal German family that supplied rulers to a number of European states from the late Middle Ages until the 20th century. The Hapsburgs reached the height of their power under Charles V of Spain. When Charles abdicated (1558), the empire was divided between the Spanish and Austrian lines. The Spanish branch ceased to rule after 1700 and the Austrian branch after 1918.
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- proper n. Alternative spelling of Habsburg.
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- n. a royal German family that provided rulers for several European states and wore the crown of the Holy Roman Empire from 1440 to 1806
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