** "Guelphs" and "Ghibellines" are Italianized forms of the names of the two leading noble houses of the Empire, the the Saxon Welfen (Welfs?) and the Swabian Hohenstaufen (called "Waiblingen" after one of their estates to alliterate with "Welf", although this derivation has been disputed). At the time the Hohenstaufen usually provided the German kings and Roman emperors, which is why the popes tended to support their hereditary enemies, the Welfen (who only provided one emperor, Otto IV). In Italy the names came to be applied to the Imperial and the Papal party and, after the end of the Hohenstaufen dynasty, to parties specific to certain Italian states. The Welf family exists to this day, better known as the House of Hanover.
* TenorBoy: Heinrich and Walther.
* UnfortunateName: Wagner's original name for his opera was ''Der Venusberg'', but he was convinced to change it when the [[DoubleEntendre unfortunate implications]] of translating it into French were pointed out to him -- since « ''La Monte de Vénus'' » ("The Mountain of Venus") is one letter off from « ''mont de Vénus'' » ("mound of Venus") which refers to the pubic mound.
** And the "Wartburg" in question is the castle and not TheAllegedCar [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wartburg_(car) named after it]].
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