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[hoh-uh n-shtou-fuh n]
  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.
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Origin of Hohenstaufen

First recorded in 1890–95
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Historical Examples of hohenstaufen

  • 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


  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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