House of Hohenzollern

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The House of Hohenzollern (, also, ) is a German royal dynasty whose members were variously princes, electors, kings and emperors of Hohenzollern, Brandenburg, Prussia, the German Empire, and Romania.wikipedia
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Hohenzollern Castle

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The House of Hohenzollern (, also, ) is a German royal dynasty whose members were variously princes, electors, kings and emperors of Hohenzollern, Brandenburg, Prussia, the German Empire, and Romania. The family arose in the area around the town of Hechingen in Swabia during the 11th century and took their name from Hohenzollern Castle.
Hohenzollern Castle (German: ) is the ancestral seat of the imperial House of Hohenzollern.

German Empire

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The House of Hohenzollern (, also, ) is a German royal dynasty whose members were variously princes, electors, kings and emperors of Hohenzollern, Brandenburg, Prussia, the German Empire, and Romania.
It was founded on 1 January 1871 when the south German states, except for Austria, joined the North German Confederation and the new constitution came into force changing the name of the federal state to the German Empire and introduced the title of German Emperor for Wilhelm I, King of Prussia from the House of Hohenzollern.

Kingdom of Prussia

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The House of Hohenzollern (, also, ) is a German royal dynasty whose members were variously princes, electors, kings and emperors of Hohenzollern, Brandenburg, Prussia, the German Empire, and Romania. The Kingdom of Prussia was created in 1701, eventually leading to the unification of Germany and the creation of the German Empire in 1871, with the Hohenzollerns as hereditary German Emperors and Kings of Prussia.
The kings of Prussia were from the House of Hohenzollern.

Kingdom of Romania

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The House of Hohenzollern (, also, ) is a German royal dynasty whose members were variously princes, electors, kings and emperors of Hohenzollern, Brandenburg, Prussia, the German Empire, and Romania. The Swabian branch ruled the principalities of Hohenzollern-Hechingen and Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen until 1849, and also ruled Romania from 1866 to 1947.
From 1859 to 1877, Romania evolved from a personal union of two vassal principalities (Moldavia and Wallachia) under a single prince to an autonomous principality with a Hohenzollern monarchy.

Margraviate of Brandenburg

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The House of Hohenzollern (, also, ) is a German royal dynasty whose members were variously princes, electors, kings and emperors of Hohenzollern, Brandenburg, Prussia, the German Empire, and Romania. Members of the Franconian branch became Margrave of Brandenburg in 1415 and Duke of Prussia in 1525. In 1218 the burgraviate passed to Frederick's elder son Conrad I, he thereby became the ancestor of the Franconian Hohenzollern branch, which acquired the Electorate of Brandenburg in 1415.
The House of Hohenzollern came to the throne of Brandenburg in 1415.

Brandenburg-Prussia

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The Hohenzollern family split into two branches, the Catholic Swabian branch and the Protestant Franconian branch, which ruled the Burgraviate of Nuremberg and later became the Brandenburg-Prussian branch.
Brandenburg-Prussia (Brandenburg-Preußen; Brannenborg-Preußen) is the historiographic denomination for the Early Modern realm of the Brandenburgian Hohenzollerns between 1618 and 1701.

Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen

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The Swabian branch ruled the principalities of Hohenzollern-Hechingen and Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen until 1849, and also ruled Romania from 1866 to 1947.
Its rulers belonged to the senior Swabian branch of the House of Hohenzollern.

Georg Friedrich, Prince of Prussia

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Georg Friedrich, Prince of Prussia is the current head of the royal Prussian line, while Karl Friedrich, Prince of Hohenzollern is the head of the princely Swabian line.
Georg Friedrich Ferdinand, Prince of Prussia (Georg Friedrich Ferdinand Prinz von Preußen; born 10 June 1976) is a German businessman who is the current head of the Prussian branch of the House of Hohenzollern, the former ruling dynasty of the German Empire and of the Kingdom of Prussia.

Hohenzollern-Hechingen

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The Swabian branch ruled the principalities of Hohenzollern-Hechingen and Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen until 1849, and also ruled Romania from 1866 to 1947.
Its rulers belonged to the Swabian branch of the Hohenzollern dynasty.

Hechingen

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The family arose in the area around the town of Hechingen in Swabia during the 11th century and took their name from Hohenzollern Castle.
Hechingen is the ancestral home of the Hohenzollern dynasty of princes, electors, kings, and emperors, Brandenburg, Prussia, the German Empire, and Romania.

Duchy of Prussia

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Members of the Franconian branch became Margrave of Brandenburg in 1415 and Duke of Prussia in 1525.
The duchy was inherited by the Hohenzollern prince-electors of Brandenburg in 1618; this personal union is referred to as Brandenburg-Prussia.

Burkhard I, Count of Zollern

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According to the medieval chronicler Berthold of Reichenau, Burkhard I, Count of Zollern (de Zolorin) was born before 1025 and died in 1061.
Burkhard I, Count of Zollern (Burchardus, Burcardus; born c.

Karl Friedrich, Prince of Hohenzollern

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Georg Friedrich, Prince of Prussia is the current head of the royal Prussian line, while Karl Friedrich, Prince of Hohenzollern is the head of the princely Swabian line.
He became head of the Princely House of Hohenzollern, the Roman Catholic Swabian branch of the dynasty, upon his father's death on 16 September 2010.

Ansbach

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Developed in the 8th century as a Benedictine monastery, it became the seat of the Hohenzollern family in 1331.

Frederick IV, Burgrave of Nuremberg

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Frederick IV of Nuremberg (1287–1332) from the House of Hohenzollern was Burgrave of Nuremberg from 1300 to 1332.

Unification of Germany

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The Kingdom of Prussia was created in 1701, eventually leading to the unification of Germany and the creation of the German Empire in 1871, with the Hohenzollerns as hereditary German Emperors and Kings of Prussia.
These lands (or parts of them—both the Habsburg domains and Hohenzollern Prussia also included territories outside the Empire structures) made up the territory of the Holy Roman Empire, which at times included more than 1,000 entities.

Albrecht III Achilles, Elector of Brandenburg

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Albert III (Albrecht III.) (9 November 1414 – 11 March 1486) was Elector of Brandenburg from 1471 until his death, the third from the House of Hohenzollern.

Frederick I, Burgrave of Nuremberg

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Friedrich I of Nuremberg (before 1139 – after 1 October 1200), the first Burgrave of Nuremberg from the House of Hohenzollern.

Burgraviate of Nuremberg

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The Hohenzollern family split into two branches, the Catholic Swabian branch and the Protestant Franconian branch, which ruled the Burgraviate of Nuremberg and later became the Brandenburg-Prussian branch.
The first burgraves were from the Austrian House of Raabs but, with the extinction of their male line around 1190, the burgraviate was inherited by the last count's son-in-law, of the House of Hohenzollern.

List of rulers of Brandenburg

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The early rulers came from several different dynasties, but from 1415 Brandenburg and its successor states were ruled by the House of Hohenzollern for over 500 years.

Frederick II of Zollern

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Friedrich II, Count von Zollern (died: 1142 or after 1145 ) was the eldest son of Friedrich I, Count of Zollern, and became Count of Zollern after his father's death around 1125.

Conrad I, Burgrave of Nuremberg

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In 1218 the burgraviate passed to Frederick's elder son Conrad I, he thereby became the ancestor of the Franconian Hohenzollern branch, which acquired the Electorate of Brandenburg in 1415.
undefined 1186 – 1261) was a Burgrave of Nuremberg of the House of Hohenzollern.

Principality of Bayreuth

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The Principality of Bayreuth (Fürstentum Bayreuth) or Margraviate of Brandenburg-Bayreuth (Markgraftum Brandenburg-Bayreuth) was an immediate territory of the Holy Roman Empire, ruled by a Franconian branch of the Hohenzollern dynasty.

Frederick I, Elector of Brandenburg

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After John III/I's death on 11 June 1420, the margraviates of Brandenburg-Ansbach and Brandenburg-Kulmbach were briefly reunited under Frederick VI/I/I.
He became the first member of the House of Hohenzollern to rule the Margraviate of Brandenburg.

George, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach

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George of Brandenburg-Ansbach (Georg or Jürgen der Fromme) (4 March 1484 – 27 December 1543), known as George the Pious, was a Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach from the House of Hohenzollern.