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Habsburg

Habsburg (häpsˈbŏrkh) [key], castle, Aargau canton, N Switzerland, near the Aare River. Built c.1030, it served during the 12th and 13th cent. as the seat of the counts of Habsburg or Hapsburg, whose name derives from the castle [Ger. Habichtsburg = hawk's castle].

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