archduke

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n archduke a sovereign prince of the former ruling house of Austria
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In 1477, the first diamond engagement ring was given to Mary of Burgundy by Archduke Maximillian of Austria
    • n Archduke A prince of the imperial family of Austria.☞ Formerly this title was assumed by the rulers of Lorraine, Brabant, Austria, etc. It is now appropriated to the descendants of the imperial family of Austria through the make line, all such male descendants being styled archduke, and all such female descendants archduchesses.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Archduke Karl Ludwig (1833-1896), brother of the Austrian emperor, was a man of such piety that on a trip to the Holy Land, he insisted on drinking from the River Jordan, despite warnings that it would make him fatally ill. He died within a few weeks.
    • n archduke A title formerly borne by some of the sovereign princes of Austrasia, Lorraine, and Brabant, but for several centuries held exclusively by the ruler of the archduchy of Austria (afterward emperor of Austria, and now of Austria-Hungary); now only a titular dignity of the princes of the house of Austria, as archduchess is of the princesses.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Archduke ärch-dūk′ a duke of specially exalted rank: a prince of Austria
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Pref. arch-, + duke,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Arch, chief, and Duke.

Usage

In literature:

This election must be made the 16th of next month, and, probably, the Archduke will be coadjutor.
"The Diplomatic Correspondence of the American Revolution, Vol. IX" by Various
The whole of the Archduke's Mexican purpose and career was a great and absurd political blunder.
"Aztec Land" by Maturin M. Ballou
On one of them was the Austrian archduke Philip, son-in-law of Ferdinand and Isabella, who was on his way to Spain.
"England, Picturesque and Descriptive" by Joel Cook
Presented myself at Archduke Frederick's and met General Cramon.
"An Aviator's Field Book" by Oswald Bölcke
Archdukes upon his knees!
"L'Aiglon" by Edmond Rostand
At length Napoleon decided to end the matter by storming the city and, if possible, driving the archduke from his stronghold.
"Eighth Reader" by James Baldwin
Eloin watched them avidly, the tall archduke pacing up and down, the demure lady seated on the basin's edge.
"The Missourian" by Eugene P. (Eugene Percy) Lyle
The Archduke John, still a mere boy, but with talents vaunted as superior to those of the Archduke Charles, was put in Kray's place.
"The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte" by William Milligan Sloane
The archduke Charles at Aspern (1809) led his young troops to the last assault with a colour in his hand.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 6" by Various
High mass was celebrated by the archbishop, in the presence of Archduke John, King Frederick William of Prussia, and a host of other notables.
"The Cathedrals and Churches of the Rhine" by Francis Miltoun
The Archduke sat with his uniform coat unbuttoned, and resting one leg upon a chair before him.
"The Daltons, Volume II (of II) Or,Three Roads In Life" by Charles James Lever
The distinguished foreign visitors thronged the salon of the Archduke Rudolph to pay him homage.
"The Standard Cantatas" by George P. Upton
It is said that the Archduke John, brother of the Emperor of Austria, was captain of the ship.
"Stories of Our Naval Heroes" by Various
Austrian Archdukes obtain Butler's release, 132.
"The Diary of a Resurrectionist, 1811-1812" by James Blake Bailey
I believe the Archduke will purchase it, and, though sorry on some accounts, I shall be glad on the whole.
"That Boy Of Norcott's" by Charles James Lever
The title of archduke of Lorraine ceased with the circumstances which had produced it.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 4" by Various
Already the archduke Charles had designed a "nation in arms" after the French model, and on this basis the reconstruction was begun.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 6" by Various
The archduke, thirty-nine years old, was robust, yet slenderly proportioned.
"Luxury-Gluttony:" by Eugène Sue
The disappointed Archduke Karl had now succeeded to the Imperial throne as Karl VI.
"A Short History of Germany" by Mary Platt Parmele
On the morrow the Princess would return to her people, marry the Archduke, and when the time came accept the throne.
"Mrs. Fitz" by J. C. Snaith
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In poetry:

Then look'd we down to Willisow,
The land was all in flame;
We knew the Archduke Leopold
With all his army came.
"The Battle of Sempach" by Sir Walter Scott
It was the Archduke Leopold,
So lordly would he ride.
But he came against the Switzer-churls,
And they slew him in his pride.
"The Battle of Sempach" by Sir Walter Scott

In news:

The internally flawless Archduke Joseph diamond sold for a record $21.5 million at a Christie's auction in Geneva tonight.
This picture taken on October 3, 2012 shows a model holding the Archduke Joseph diamond during a Christie's auction preview in Geneva.
Christie's auctioned off the Archduke Joseph Diamond for nearly $21.5 million Tuesday night, a world auction record price per carat for a colorless diamond.
The Archduke Joseph Diamond was the first of two out-of-this world diamonds being auctioned off this week in Geneva.
A model holds the Archduke Joseph Diamond, a historical diamond, during a Christie's auction preview, in Geneva, Switzerland.
Christie's on Tuesday auctioned off the Archduke Joseph Diamond for $21.4 million including commission, a world auction record price per carat for a colorless diamond.
In this Oct 4, 2012, file photo, a model holds the Archduke Joseph Diamond, a historical diamond, during a Christie's auction preview, in Geneva, Switzerland.
GENEVA — Christie's auctioned off the Archduke Joseph Diamond for nearly $21.5 million Tuesday night, a world auction record price per carat for a colorless diamond.
Christie's auctioned off the Archduke Joseph Diamond for nearly.
On June 28, 1914, Gavrilo Princip shot and killed Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria in a Sarajevo street, an act that set off World War I So what does that make him in Bosnia.
Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria is assassinated by a Serbian nationalist in Sarajevo on June 28, precipitating World War I.
Includes Beethoven's Archduke Trio, Op.97 and Jan Dismas Zelenka, Trio Sonata for Two Oboes, Bassoon and Continuo.
A model holds the "Archduke Joseph" historial diamond on October.
One of the world's most historic diamonds, the Archduke Joseph, is up for sale in Geneva with an expected price tag well in excess of $15 million, Christie's auction house said Wednesday.
GENEVA — Christie's auctioned off the Archduke Joseph Diamond for $21,474,525 including commission Tuesday night, a world auction record price per carat for a colorless diamond.
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