[ hoh-uhn-shtou-fuhn ]
/ ˌhoʊ ənˈʃtaʊ fən /
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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
Words nearby Hohenstaufen
Hogwood, Hoh, hoha, Hohenlinden, Hohenlohe, Hohenstaufen, Hohenzollern, Hohe Tauern, Hohhot, Hohokam, ho-hum
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How to use Hohenstaufen in a sentence
The House of Hohenstaufen went down in a moment without an attempt made to prop it up.The Makers of Modern Rome|Mrs. (Margaret) Oliphant
His captivity was a severe blow to the Hohenstaufen cause in Italy, and was soon followed by the death of the emperor.
Gppingen originally belonged to the house of Hohenstaufen, and in 1270 came into possession of the counts of Wrttemberg.
So before the end of the Hohenstaufen dynasty, two great changes had passed upon the ancient constitution.The Holy Roman Empire|James Bryce
The treacherous rope eluded her grasp, and the frantic mother fell, another victim from the doomed race of Hohenstaufen.Heroines of the Crusades|C. A. Bloss
British Dictionary definitions for Hohenstaufen
/ (ˈhəʊənˌʃtaʊfən, German hoːənˈʃtaufən) /
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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