Stolberg-Rossla

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County of Stolberg-Rossla

Grafschaft Stolberg-Rossla
1706–1803
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Coat of arms
Status State of the Holy Roman Empire
Capital Rossla
GovernmentPrincipality
Historical era Early Modern era
 Partitioned from
     Stolberg-Stolberg
1706
 Under Vogterei of
     the Electorate of Saxony
1738
  Mediatised to Saxony
1803
  Awarded to Prussia
1815
Preceded by
Succeeded by
DEU Stolberg (Harz) COA.svg Stolberg-Stolberg
Electorate of Saxony Flag of Electoral Saxony.svg

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.

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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.

Rulers of Stolberg-Rossla

Counts of Stolberg-Rossla

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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    • Schwineköper, Berent (1987). Handbuch der historischen Stätten Deutschlands, Band 11, Provinz Sachsen/Anhalt (in German). Stuttgart: Alfred Kröner Verlag. p. 644. ISBN   3-520-31402-9.