Definition of Swabia in English:

Swabia

Line breaks: Swa¦bia
Pronunciation: /ˈsweɪbɪə
 
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  • A former duchy of medieval Germany, now divided between SW Germany, Switzerland, and France. German name Schwaben.

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Swabian

adjective & noun
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  • Although the centre of the society's activities was Bavarian Swabia, its intention was to spread the message of Swabian uniqueness and of the necessity of self-rule to all regions of Greater Swabia.
  • It would reach its climax in the following century, however, in the struggles between the popes and the Swabian emperors.
  • The Stauffenbergs were members of the Swabian aristocracy and Count Alfred was Court Chamberlain to the King of Wurttemberg until the defeat of Imperial Germany in 1918.

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