Definition of Hohenzollern
1. Noun. A German noble family that ruled Brandenburg and Prussia.
Member holonyms: Frederick I, Frederick William, Great Elector, Frederick William I, Frederick William Ii, Frederick William Iii, Frederick William Iv
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Literary usage of Hohenzollern
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1. The Historians' History of the World: A Comprehensive Narrative of the Rise by Henry Smith Williams (1907)
"This was the investiture of the house of Hohenzollern with Brandenburg, the immediate ... The knightly house of Hohenzollern has often been mentioned in the ..."
2. History of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Called Frederick the Great by Thomas Carlyle (1858)
"CHAPTER V. CONRAD OF Hohenzollern ; AND KAISER BARBAROSSA. IT was in those same years that a stout young fellow, Conrad by name, far off in the southern ..."
3. History of Friedrich II of Prussia: Called Frederick the Great by Thomas Carlyle, Henry Duff Traill (1897)
"CHAPTER V CONRAD OF Hohenzollern; AND KAISER BARBAROSSA IT was in those same years that a stout young fellow, Conrad by name, ..."
4. The Works of Thomas Carlyle by Thomas Carlyle, Henry Duff Traill (1897)
"From Hohenzollern ; bound now towards Gelnhausen, Kaisers- lautern, or whatever temporary lodging the great Kaiser Bar- barossa might be known to have, ..."
5. Ainsworth's Magazine: A Miscellany of Romance, General Literature, & Art by William Harrison Ainsworth, George Cruikshank, Hablot Knight Browne (1849)
"TEN centuries ago the ancestors of the reigning families of Austria, Prussia, and Hohenzollern lived within a hundred miles of each other, simple, ..."
6. Recollections of a Minister to France, 1869-1877 by Elihu Benjamin Washburne (1887)
"The Spanish Cortes, maintaining the monarchical form, offered the Crown of Spain to Prince Hohenzollern, a relation of the King of Prussia. ..."