Hohenstaufen

Hohenstaufen

[hoh-uhn-shtou-fuhn]
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.

Origin:
1890–95

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Hohenstaufen (ˈhəʊənˌʃtaʊfən, German hoːənˈʃtaufən)
 
n
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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