HyperDic: hanseatic_league

English > 1 sense of the expression Hanseatic League:
NOUNgroupHanseatic Leaguea commercial and defensive confederation of free cities in northern Germany and surrounding areas
English > Hanseatic League: 1 sense > noun 1, group
MeaningA commercial and defensive confederation of free cities in northern Germany and surrounding areas; formed in 1241 and most influential in the 14th century when it included over 100 towns and functioned as an independent political power; the last official assembly was held in 1669.
MembersBergenA port city in southwestern Norway
BremenA city of northwestern Germany linked by the Weser River to the port of Bremerhaven and the North Sea
Bruges, City of BridgesA city in northwestern Belgium that is connected by canal to the North Sea
Cologne, KolnA commercial center and river port in western Germany on the Rhine River
DortmundAn industrial city in northwestern Germany
Gdansk, DanzigA port city of northern Poland near the mouth of the Vistula River on a gulf of the Baltic Sea
Halle, Halle-an-der-SaaleA city in the Saxony region of Germany on the Saale River
HamburgA port city in northern Germany on the Elbe River that was founded by Charlemagne in the 9th century and is today the largest port in Germany
Hannover, HanoverA port city in northwestern Germany
Klaipeda, MemelA city in western Lithuania on the Baltic Sea
LubeckA city in northwestern Germany and an important Baltic port
Riga, capital of LatviaA port city on the Gulf of Riga that is the capital and largest city of Latvia
RostockA city in northeastern Germany near the Baltic sea
TartuA city of southeastern Estonia that was a member of the Hanseatic League
Broaderconfederation, confederacy, federationA union of political organizations

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