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Hohenstaufen

[hoh-uh n-shtou-fuh n]
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noun
  1. a member of the royal family that ruled in Germany from 1138 to 1208 and from 1215 to 1254, and in Sicily from 1194 to 1266.

Origin of Hohenstaufen

First recorded in 1890–95
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  • By just so narrow a chance did young Frederick of Hohenstaufen win his empire.

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  • This right, your wise rulers of the house of Hohenstaufen have granted you.

  • What had happened to King Manfred and the other Hohenstaufen leaders?

  • The double-headed eagle of King Manfred's family, the Hohenstaufen.

  • It seems to have been the policy of the Hohenstaufen Kaisers to favour Nuremberg.


British Dictionary definitions for hohenstaufen

Hohenstaufen

noun
  1. a German princely family that provided rulers of Germany (1138–1208, 1215–54), Sicily (1194–1268), and the Holy Roman Empire (1138–1254)
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