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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • German royal family who ruled Brandenburg from 1415 and later extended their control to Prussia (1525). Under Frederick I (ruled 1701-1713) the family's possessions were unified as the kingdom of Prussia. From 1871 to 1918 Hohenzollern monarchs ruled the German Empire.

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  • n. a German noble family that ruled Brandenburg and Prussia

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