a seaport in N Germany, on the Baltic.
a historic region in S Jutland: a former duchy of Denmark; annexed by Prussia 1864; the N part was returned to Denmark as the result of a plebiscite 1920.
a fishing port in N Germany, in Schleswig-Holstein state: on an inlet of the Baltic. Pop: 24 288 (2003 est)
a former duchy, in the S Jutland Peninsula: annexed by Prussia in 1864; N part returned to Denmark after a plebiscite in 1920; S part forms part of the German state of Schleswig-Holstein Danish name Slesvig
[shles-wig-hohl-stahyn; German shleys-vik-hawl-shtahyn] /ˈʃlɛs wɪgˈhoʊl staɪn; German ˈʃleɪs vɪkˈhɔl ʃtaɪn/ noun 1. two contiguous duchies of Denmark that were a center of international tension in the 19th century: Prussia annexed Schleswig 1864 and Holstein 1866. 2. a state of N Germany, including the former duchies of Holstein and Lauenburg and part of Schleswig. 6073 sq. […]
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 […]