geographical name \ˈväl-ˌdek\

Definition of WALDECK

former county, principality, & state of Germany between Westphalia & Hesse-Nassau Arolsen


   (Concise Encyclopedia)

Former state, Germany. It is now a part of Hesse. The capital was Arolsen. A county in the Middle Ages, Waldeck became a principality in 1712 and part of Prussia in 1867. A republic and constituent state of the Weimar Republic (1918–29), it later formed part of the Prussian Hesse-Nassau province (until 1945).


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