Hanseatic League definition

  • noun:
    • a commercial and protective confederation of no-cost urban centers in northern Germany and surrounding areas; created in 1241 & most important in the 14th century with regards to included over 100 towns and functioned as an unbiased governmental power; the last authoritative assembly occured in 1669
  • adjective:
    • view under 2d Hanse.
  • others:
    • A former financial and defensive confederation of free towns in north Germany and neighboring areas. Typically dated to a protective alliance created by L├╝beck and Hamburg in 1241, it achieved the height of their power into the 14th century and presented its final authoritative construction in 1669.

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