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Limburg

[lim-burg; Dutch lim-bœrkh] /ˈlɪm bɜrg; Dutch ˈlɪm bœrx/
noun
1.
a medieval duchy in W Europe: now divided into a province in the SE Netherlands (Limburg) and a province in NE Belgium (Limbourg)
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Limburg1

/ˈlɪmbɜːɡ; Dutch ˈlɪmbyrx/
noun
1.
a medieval duchy of W Europe: divided between the Netherlands and Belgium in 1839
2.
a province of the SE Netherlands: contains a coalfield and industrial centres. Capital: Maastricht. Pop: 1 142 000 (2003 est). Area: 2253 sq km (809 sq miles)
3.
a province of NE Belgium: contains the industrial regions of the Kempen coalfield. Capital: Hasselt. Pop: 805 786 (2004 est). Area: 2422 sq km (935 sq miles) French name Limbourg

Limburg2

/Dutch ˈlɪmbyrx/
noun
1.
de. active ?1400–?1416, a Dutch family of manuscript illuminators. The three brothers Pol, Herman, and Jehanequin are best known for illustrating the Très Riches Heures du Duc de Berry, one of the finest examples of the International Gothic style
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Encyclopedia Article for Limburg

historic region of the Low Countries that was one of many small states resulting from the division of the duchy of Lower Lorraine in the second half of the 11th century.

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