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Bilder aus der deutschen Vergangenheit

Bilder aus der deutschen Vergangenheit  

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A historical work in 5 vols. by G. Freytag, published 1859–67. It gives a popular account of German history by periods, with particular stress on social and economic aspects. The ...
Charles I of Anjou

Charles I of Anjou  

(1226–85)King of Naples and Sicily (1266–85), son of Louis VIII of France. He acquired Provence by marriage in 1246. Pope Urban IV was under severe threat from the Hohenstaufens and gave him the ...
chronicles

chronicles  

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A written record of events presented in order of time, and updated regularly over a prolonged period. The chroniclers of the Middle Ages, from the compilers of King Alfred's Anglo-Saxon Chronicle ...
Die Kronenwächter

Die Kronenwächter  

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An unfinished novel by L. J. (Achim) von Arnim, published in 1817. It bears the sub-title Bertholds erstes und zweites Leben. The incomplete MS. of a second volume was found ...
Frederick I

Frederick I  

(c. 1123–90)King of Germany and Holy Roman emperor (1152–90). He made a sustained attempt to subdue Italy and the papacy, but was eventually defeated at the Battle of Legnano in 1176. He was drowned ...
Ghibelline

Ghibelline  

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A member of one of the two great political factions in Italian medieval politics, traditionally supporting the Holy Roman emperor against the Pope and his supporters, the Guelphs, during the long ...
Goffredo da Viterbo

Goffredo da Viterbo  

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(1133–91).Author of encyclopedic and historical works in Latin, notably the Speculum regum, Memoria seculorum and Pantheon. He was a chaplain and notary to the Hohenstaufen emperors, Conrad III, ...
Guelph

Guelph  

A member of one of two great factions in Italian medieval politics, traditionally supporting the Pope against the Holy Roman emperor (supported by the Ghibellines). The name comes through Italian ...
Heinrich der Stolze

Heinrich der Stolze  

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(d. 1139, Quedlinburg),Duke of Bavaria and, from 1137 to 1139, Duke of Saxony, supported the Emperor Lothar III in his conflict with the Staufer (see Hohenstaufen). Heinrich was probably ...
Henry VI

Henry VI  

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(1165–1197), German king (r. 1190–1197), King of Sicily (r. 1194–1197), and Holy Roman Emperor (r. 1190–1197). As the second son of Emperor Frederick I Barbarossa, Henry was designated to be ...
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The Oxford Companion to German Literature (3 ed.)

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German dynastic house from which the medieval German emperors and kings were drawn for more than a century. They are

Hohenstaufen

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The Oxford Companion to Italian Literature

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German dynasty from Swabia, which furnished a succession of Holy Roman Emperors, and played a major part in the affairs

Hohenstaufen

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World Encyclopedia

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Dynasty that exercised great power in Germany and the Holy Roman Empire from 1138 to 1254. It is named

Hohenstaufen

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The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (2 ed.)

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a German dynastic family, some of whom ruled as Holy Roman emperors between 1138 and 1254, among them Frederick I...

Konrad III, König

Konrad III, König  

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(1093 or 1094–1152, Bamberg),the first Hohenstaufen ruler, was elected German King in 1138 after the death of the Emperor Lothar III in December 1137, having been elected anti-king (Gegenkönig) ...
Konradin

Konradin  

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(Wolfstein, Bavaria, 1252–68, Naples),name derived from the Italian diminutive Conradino, by which the boy Duke Konrad of Swabia is usually known. Konradin was the son of the German King ...
Lothair II

Lothair II  

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(1075–1137),1106 Duke of Saxony, 1125 German king, 1133 emperor. The reign of Lothair of Süpplingenburg exemplifies the various contexts in which German rulers had to employ military means. Lothair ...
Naples

Naples  

One of the most important ancient Mediterranean port cities, Naples was already a vibrant cultural and commercial centre centuries before the fall of the Roman Empire. In the 6th century ...
Otto IV

Otto IV  

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(1175/1176–1218), German king(1198–1215) and Holy Roman Emperor (1209–1215). Son of Henry the Lion and nephew of Richard I of England, in whose court he was raised and from whom ...
Pietro da Eboli

Pietro da Eboli  

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(late 12th c.).Cleric who wrote a Latin poem in elegiac couplets, the Liber ad honorem Augusti or De rebus siculis (1195). It supports the conquest of Sicily by the ...

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