[hoh-uh n-shtou-fuh n]
- 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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Examples from the Web for hohenstaufen
By just so narrow a chance did young Frederick of Hohenstaufen win his empire.Historic Boys
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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.The Saracen: Land of the Infidel
It seems to have been the policy of the Hohenstaufen Kaisers to favour Nuremberg.The Story of Nuremberg
- 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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