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Family of German rulers of the Holy Roman Empire (1138-1208 and 1212-1254). Hohenstaufens also reigned in Sicily (1194-1266).


(ˈhəʊənˌʃtaʊfən; German hoːənˈʃtaufən)
(Biography) a German princely family that provided rulers of Germany (1138–1208, 1215–54), Sicily (1194–1268), and the Holy Roman Empire (1138–1254)


(ˌhoʊ ənˈʃtaʊ fən)

a member of the German princely family that ruled in Germany, Sicily, and the Holy Roman Empire in the 12th and 13th centuries.
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Santagata gives a thorough rendering of the strife between the Guelf and Ghibelline factions in Dante's Italy, the former the party of the pope, the latter that of the Holy Roman Emperor, the conflict having begun, in Italy, during the reign of Frederick I (1152-1190) of the House of Hohenstaufen.