SIGMARINGEN, a town of Germany, chief town of the Prussian principality of Hohenzollern, on the right bank of the Danube, 55 m.
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.
The Sigmaringen part of the Hohenzollern lands was the larger of the two (297 sq.
The name of Hohenzollern is used much more frequently than the official Sigmaringen to designate the combined principalities.
See Woerl, Fuhrer durch Sigmaringen (Warzburg,1886).
1576) was granted the counties of Sigmaringen and Viihringen by the emperor Charles V.
Sigmaringen and VOhringen and the title of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen; and Christopher took Haigerloch.
Count John George of Hohenzollern-Hechingen was made a prince in 1623, and John of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen soon received the same honour.
In consequence of the political troubles of 1848 Princes Frederick William of HohenzollernHechingen and Charles Anton of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen resigned their principalities, and accordingly these fell to the king of Prussia, who took possession on the 12th of March 1850.
The proposal to raise Prince Leopold of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen (1835-1905) to the Spanish throne in 1870 was the immediate cause of the war between France and Germany.
In 1866 Prince Charles of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen was chosen prince of Rumania, becoming king in 1881.
It was divided into two principalities, Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen and HohenzollernHechingen, until 1850, when these were united.
They now form the government of Sigmaringen (q.v.).
Carol), king of Rumania (1839-), second son of Prince Karl Anton of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen, was born on the 10th of April 1839.
As the only child of the marriage, a daughter, died in 1874, the succession was finally settled upon the king's nephew, Prince Ferdinand of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen, who was created prince of Rumania on the 18th of March 1889, and married, on the 10th of January 1893, Princess Marie, daughter of Alfred, duke of Saxe-Coburg, their children being Prince Carol (b.