Hohenzollern

Hohenzollern

[hoh-uhn-zol-ern; German hoh-uhn-tsawl-uhrn]
noun
a member of the royal family that ruled in Romania from 1866 to 1947, in Prussia from 1701 to 1918, and in the German Empire from 1871 to 1918.

Origin:
1890–95

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Hohenzollern (ˈhəʊənˌzɒlən, German hoːənˈtsɔlərn)
 
n
a German noble family, the younger (Franconian) branch of which provided rulers of Brandenburg (1417--1701) and Prussia (1701--1918). The last kings of Prussia (1871--1918) were also emperors of Germany

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