Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen

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Principality of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen

Fürstentum Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen
1576–1850
Flag of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen
Flag
Motto: Latin: Nihil Sine Deo
(English: Nothing without God)
Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen in 1848
Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen in 1848
StatusState of the Holy Roman Empire,
State of the Confederation of the Rhine,
State of the German Confederation
CapitalSigmaringen
Common languagesGerman
Religion
Roman Catholic
GovernmentPrincipality
Historical eraMiddle Ages
 
1576 1576
• Raised to Principality
1623
• Incorporation into
    Kingdom of Prussia
 
1850 1850
Preceded by
Succeeded by
County of Zollern Zollern
Province of Hohenzollern

The House of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen is the cadet branch of the senior Swabian branch of the Hohenzollern dynasty, less known than the Franconian branch which became Burgraves of Nuremberg and later ruled Brandenburg-Prussia and the German Empire. The state which the cadet branch ruled was the County of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen (German: Grafschaft Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen), which later became a principality (Fürstentum Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen).