Hohenstaufen

[ hoh-uh n-shtou-fuh n ]
/ ˌhoʊ ənˈʃtaʊ fən /

noun

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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Hohenstaufen
/ (ˈhəʊənˌʃtaʊfən, German hoːənˈʃtaufən) /

noun

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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