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
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A former financial and defensive confederation of free towns in north Germany and neighboring areas. Typically dated to a protective alliance created by Lübeck and Hamburg in 1241, it achieved the height of their power into the 14th century and presented its final authoritative construction in 1669.
Definition for "Hanseatic League"
a commercial and protective confederation of no-cost urban…