Hohenzollern

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House of Hohenzollern
Germany, Prussia, Romania
Imperial coat of arms of Germany
Country: Germany, Romania
Parent House: Burchardinger dynasty
Titles: Count of Zollern
Margrave of Brandenburg
Duke of Prussia
Burgrave of Nuremberg
Margrave of Bayreuth
Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach
King of Prussia
German Emperor
Prince of Neuchâtel
King of Romania
Founder: Burgrave Frederick I of Nuremberg
Final Ruler: Germany and Prussia:
Emperor William II (1888–1918)
Romania:

King Michael (1927–1930, 1940–1947)

Current Head: Germany and Prussia:
HI&RH Prince Georg Friedrich (1994–)

Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen:
HH Prince Karl Friedrich (2010–)

Hohenzollern-Hechingen:
extinct since 1869

Romania:
HM King Michael (1947–)

Founding Year: 1100s AD
Ethnicity: German, Romanian
Cadet Branches: Hohenzollern-Hechingen
Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen
Hohenzollern-Haigerloch

The Royal House of Hohenzollern began ruling the area around Berlin and Brandenburg in modern Germany in 1415.[1]

They became one of the Electors of the Holy Roman Emperor, Kings of Prussia in 1702 and in 1871 German Emperors.

They stopped ruling after World War One, when Germany became a republic. Prussia was abolished by the 4 allied powers controlling Germany in 1947.

The Royal Family took their name from their ancestral home Hohenzollern Castle in what is now Baden-Württemberg. The area around the castle was once ruled as a separate principality.

Other Websites[change | change source]

A Family History Site

References[change | change source]

  1. Hall (trans), Colkin (2005). The Electors of Brandenburg, Kings of Prussia, German Kaisers. Karwe, Germany: Edition Rieger. pp. 36. ISBN 3935231644.