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

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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 Konrad III , Friedrich I , Heinrich VI , Philipp von Schwaben , and Friedrich II . Their reigns covered the years 1138–1250 , except for the period 1198–1218 ( see Otto IV ). They are commonly spoken of as...

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A Dictionary of World History (3 ed.)

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... A German royal house, members of which held the throne of the Holy Roman Empire ( 1138–1254 ), the rivals of the Hohenzollerns . The emperor Henry IV ( 1084–1106 ) gave them the duchy of Swabia and in 1138 Duke Conrad became emperor as Conrad III. The family provided many emperors, including Frederick I (Barbarossa) who attempted to build up German power in Italy. The relationship between the papacy and the Hohenstaufen was frequently acrimonious, resulting from their respective claims to land and personal powers. The empire grew to include...

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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 after the castle of Staufen, built by Frederick , Count of Swabia, whose son became Conrad III of Germany and Holy Roman emperor in 1138 . From Conrad III to Conrad IV , the family occupied the Imperial throne, except for the years 1209–15 (when the Guelph Otto IV was Emperor ). The greatest of the dynasty was Frederick II...

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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 of medieval Italy. In the later 12th c. Frederick I Barbarossa (Emperor 1152–90 ) attempted repeatedly to subdue the Northern Italian communes , but was eventually defeated at Legnano by the Lega lombarda ( 1176 ). His grandson Frederick II , who was King of Sicily from 1212 and Emperor from 1220 until his death in 1250 , kept a splendid and cultured court in the South of Italy and Sicily. The dynasty came to an end...

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The Grove Encyclopedia of Medieval Art and Architecture

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... German dynasty of rulers and patrons. They rose to prominence in the late 11th century in imperial service, and in 1138 Conrad of Hohenstaufen was elected Emperor. At Conrad’s death in 1152 the title passed to his nephew, (1) Frederick I. (2) Frederick II was the grandson of Frederick I. The line died out with the murder of Frederick II’s grandson, Conradin, in 1268 ( see Anjou ). Bibliography Die Zeit der Staufer , 5 vols (exh. cat., Stüttgart, Württemberg. Landesmus., 1977) V. Herzner , J. Kruger , and F. Staab , eds: Kunst der Stauferzeit...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium

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...that more might be gained from the papacy. In 1249 the Nicaean emperor reached an understanding with papal envoys over the question of the Union of the Churches . The Hohenstaufen connection seems to have polarized the Nicaean court between those who wanted rapprochement with the papacy and those, like Theodore II Laskaris , who favored a continuing understanding with the Hohenstaufen. Theodore was much impressed by this upholder of the ideal of imperial authority in the face of the challenge from the papacy. Frederick's chancery was able to conduct its...

Frederick I of Hohenstaufen

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Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages

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...I of Hohenstaufen ( 1122–1190 ) Frederick of Hohenstaufen (called Barbarossa) came from the family of the dukes of Swabia , one of the most powerful families of the German aristocracy, which also had possessions in Alsace . His father Frederick the One-eyed , a close relative of the last Salian Emperor Henry V , held important positions in the latter's entourage, guarding the imperial insignia on the monarch's death. His uncle Conrad , emperor in 1138 , fought against the pretensions of the dukes of Bavaria , of the Welf family. He designated...

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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 Barbarossa...

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New Oxford American Dictionary (3 ed.)

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The Canadian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

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The New Zealand Oxford Dictionary

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Australian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

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Oxford Dictionary of English (3 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 (Barbarossa).
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, ...
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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 ...
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 ...
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) ...
Johann von Viktring

Johann von Viktring  

(1270×80–1347) Cistercian abbot;composed a world chronicle, Liber Certarum Historiarum, covering history from the Hohenstaufens to the Habsburgs. Johannes also wrote a history of his monastery, ...
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(early 13th c.).Imperial notary during the reign of the Emperor Frederick II. His Latin Chronica, influenced by the historiographical tradition of Montecassino, is a major source for the history of ...

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