Hesse

biographical name Hes·se \ ˈhe-sə \

Definition of Hesse

Hermann 1877–1962 German author

Hesse

geographical name \ ˈhes , ˈhe-sē \
variants: or German Hessen play \ˈhe-sᵊn\

Definition of Hesse

1 region of west central Germany north of Baden-Württemberg, divided into Hesse-Darmstadt (in the south) and Hesse-Cas*sel play \-ˈka-sᵊl, -ˈkä-\ (in the north)
Note: Hesse-Cassel was united with Prussia in 1866 as part of the province of Hesse-Nassau along with the duchy of Nassau and the city of Frankfurt am Main.
2 state of the Weimar Republic, equivalent to Hesse-Darmstadt
3 state of Germany and formerly of West Germany including the larger part of Hesse-Darmstadt and part of Hesse-Nassau; capital Wiesbaden area 8151 square miles (21,111 square kilometers), population 5,971,816

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