Frederick Barbarossa

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Barbarossa

[bahr-buh-ros-uh]
noun
1.
Frederick, Frederick I ( def 1 ).
2.
the planning and operational code name the Germans gave to their invasion of the Soviet Union (June 22, 1941).

Frederick I

noun
1.
("Frederick Barbarossa") 1123?–90, king of Germany 1152–90; king of Italy 1152–90: emperor of the Holy Roman Empire 1152–90.
2.
1194–1250, king of Sicily 1198–1212: as Frederick II, king of Germany and emperor of the Holy Roman Empire 1215–50.
3.
1657–1713, king of Prussia 1701–13 (son of Frederick William the Great Elector).
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Barbarossa (ˌbɑːbəˈrɒsə)
 
n
1.  See Frederick Barbarossa the nickname of the Holy Roman Emperor Frederick I
2.  real name Khair ed-Din. c. 1465--1546, Turkish pirate and admiral: conquered Tunis for the Ottomans (1534)

Frederick I (ˈfrɛdrɪk)
 
n
1.  See Frederick Barbarossa
2.  1657--1713, first king of Prussia (1701--13); son of Frederick William

Frederick Barbarossa (ˌbɑːbəˈrɒsə)
 
n
official title Frederick I. ?1123--90, Holy Roman Emperor (1155--90), king of Germany (1152--90). His attempt to assert imperial rights in Italy ended in his defeat at Legnano (1176) and the independence of the Lombard cities (1183)

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