Hesse

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biographical name Hes·se \ˈhe-sə\

Definition of Hesse

  1. Hermann 1877–1962 German author


Hesse

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geographical name Hes·se \ˈhes, ˈhe-sē\
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Hessen

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Definition of Hesse

  1. 1 region of west central Germany north of Baden-Württemberg, divided into Hesse–Darmstadt (in the south) and Hesse–Casselplay \-ˈka-səl, -ˈkä-\ (in the north) 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. 2 state of the Weimar Republic, equivalent to Hesse-Darmstadt

  3. 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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