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Hohenstaufen
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Hohenstaufen, an imperial dynasty in the High Middle Ages. The origins of the Hohenstaufen (Staufen) remain a matter of genealogical hypothesis, extensive records dating back only to 1079. This was when Henry IV appointed Frederick, his (Staufen) supporter, as duke of Swabia. At the same time, arrangements were made for Frederick to marry the emperor's daughter, Agnes. Duke Frederick I created a grand focal point for his possessions in northern Swabia with Stauf Castle and Lorch house monastery, which was founde…

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Keupp, Jan, “Hohenstaufen”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 18 May 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_025729>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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