The division of Sigmaringen is composed of the two formerly sovereign principalities of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen and Hohenzollern-Hechingen (see Hohenzollern), and has an area of 440 sq.
M.) and lay mainly to the south of Hechingen, though the district of Haigerloch on the Neckar also belonged to it.
South of Hechingen, and gave its name to the family to which the present German emperor belongs.
Took Hohenzollern with the title of Hohenzollern-Hechingen; Charles II.
Count John George of Hohenzollern-Hechingen was made a prince in 1623, and John of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen soon received the same honour.
1864), who, owing to the extinction of the family of Hohenzollern-Hechingen in 1869, was called simply prince of Hohenzollern.