[shles-wig-hohl-stahyn; German shleys-vik-hawl-shtahyn] /ˈʃlɛs wɪgˈhoʊl staɪn; German ˈʃleɪs vɪkˈhɔl ʃtaɪn/
two contiguous duchies of Denmark that were a center of international tension in the 19th century: Prussia annexed Schleswig 1864 and Holstein 1866.
a state of N Germany, including the former duchies of Holstein and Lauenburg and part of Schleswig. 6073 sq. mi. (15,728 sq. km).
a state of N Germany: drained chiefly by the River Elbe; mainly agricultural. Capital: Kiel. Pop: 2 823 000 (2003 est). Area: 15 658 sq km (6045 sq miles)
noun 1. Winfield Scott [win-feeld] /ˈwɪnˌfild/ (Show IPA), 1839–1911, U.S. rear admiral.
noun 1. Moritz. 1882–1936, German philosopher, working in Austria, who founded (1924) the Vienna Circle to develop the doctrine of logical positivism. His works include the General Theory of Knowledge (1918) and Problems of Ethics (1930)
noun 1. Alfred (ˈalfreːt), Count von Schlieffen. 1833–1913, German field marshal, who devised the Schlieffen Plan (1905): it was intended to ensure German victory over a Franco-Russian alliance by holding off Russia with minimal strength and swiftly defeating France by a massive flanking movement through the Low Countries. In a modified form, it was unsuccessfully […]
noun 1. Heinrich [hahyn-rikh] /ˈhaɪn rɪx/ (Show IPA), 1822–90, German archaeologist: excavated ancient cities of Troy and Mycenae. noun 1. Heinrich (ˈhainrɪç). 1822–90, German archaeologist, who discovered nine superimposed city sites of Troy (1871–90). He also excavated the site of Mycenae (1876)