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Meaning of Hohenstaufen

Ho•hen•stau•fen

Pronunciation: (hō"un-shtou'fun), [key]
— 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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