County of Stolberg-Rossla
|Status||State of the Holy Roman Empire|
|Historical era||Early Modern era|
• Partitioned from
• Mediatised to Saxony
The County of Stolberg-Rossla (German : Grafschaft Stolberg-Roßla) was a county of the Holy Roman Empire. Its capital was Rossla, now in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. It was owned and ruled by a branch of the House of Stolberg from 1341 until 1803.
Stolberg-Rossla emerged as a partition of Stolberg-Stolberg in 1706. It was forced to recognize the suzerainty of the Electorate of Saxony in 1738. Stolberg-Rossla was mediatised to Saxony in 1803, but passed to the Kingdom of Prussia in 1815. Although the territory was subsequently administered within the Province of Saxony, the counts retained their possessions until 1945. In 1893 they became Princes of Stolberg-Rossla.
Prince Alexander of Stolberg-Wernigerode (b.1967) was adopted by Stolberg-Roßla line. He has a son, Prince Ludwig (b.2008), and three daughters.
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Stolberg may refer to:
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The County of Stolberg was a county of the Holy Roman Empire located in the Harz mountain range in present-day Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. It was ruled by a branch of the House of Stolberg.
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Südharz is a municipality in the Mansfeld-Südharz district, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. It was formed on 1 January 2010 by the merger of the former municipalities Agnesdorf, Bennungen, Breitenstein, Breitungen, Dietersdorf, Drebsdorf, Dittichenrode, Hainrode, Hayn, Kleinleinungen, Questenberg, Roßla, Rottleberode, Schwenda and Uftrungen. Wickerode and Stolberg were added in September 2010.
Count Henry of Stolberg-Wernigerode succeeded his father in 1824 as ruler of the County of Wernigerode.
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