Ghibelline

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Italian ghibellino, from Middle High German Wibellingen, name of the castle in Swabia held by the Hohenstaufen dynasty (nowadays in the township of Waiblingen).

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Ghibelline (plural Ghibellines)

  1. (historical) A member of a medieval aristocratic Italian faction that supported the German emperors in a long struggle against the Popes and the Guelphs.

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