Stolberg-Stolberg

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County of Stolberg-Stolberg

Grafschaft Stolberg-Stolberg
1548–1803
DEU Stolberg (Harz) COA.svg
Coat of arms
Status State of the Holy Roman Empire
Capital Stolberg
GovernmentPrincipality
Historical era Middle Ages
 Division of Stolberg
19 March 1548
 Creation of
     Stolberg-Wernigerode
31 May 1645
 Creation of
     Stolberg-Rossla
1706
 Under Vogterei of
    the Electorate of Saxony
 
1730–38
  Mediatised to Saxony
1803
  Awarded to Prussia
1815
Preceded by
Succeeded by
DEU Stolberg (Harz) COA.svg County of Stolberg
Wernigerode Wappen.svg County of Wernigerode
Stolberg-Wernigerode Wernigerode Wappen.svg
Stolberg-Rossla Wappen Rossla.png
Electorate of Saxony Flag of Electoral Saxony.svg
Stolberg Castle 2007-04 Stolberg (Harz) 22.jpg
Stolberg Castle

Stolberg-Stolberg was a county of the Holy Roman Empire located in the southern Harz region. Its capital was the town of Stolberg, now in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. It was ruled by a branch of the House of Stolberg.

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In 1429, the County of Wernigerode passed to the Counts of Stolberg, who ruled Wernigerode through a personal union. In 1548, the line was split between a Harz line (Stolberg-Stolberg) and a Rhenish line which had possessions in Rochefort (Stolberg-Rochefort) and Königstein im Taunus (Stolberg-Königstein).

With the death of Count Wolf Georg zu Stolberg in 1631, Stolberg-Stolberg was inherited by members of the Rhenish line. On 31 May 1645, Stolberg-Stolberg was divided between a senior Stolberg-Wernigerode line and a junior Stolberg-Stolberg line. In 1706, Stolberg-Stolberg divided again, with Stolberg-Rossla being created.

Stolberg-Stolberg was forced to recognize the suzerainty of the Electorate of Saxony in 1738. It was awarded to the Kingdom of Prussia in the 1815 Congress of Vienna.

The children of Fürsten and Erbprinzen zu Stolberg-Wernigerode bore the title of Prince[ss] (Prinz[essin]) zu Stolberg-Wernigerode and were styled Serene Highness. Other members of this line bore the title of Count[ess] ( Graf/Gräfin) zu Stolberg-Wernigerode, with the style of Illustrious Highness.

Rulers of Stolberg-Stolberg

Counts of Stolberg-Stolberg

Coat of arms Zu Stolberg-Stolberg wapen.svg
Coat of arms

Princes of Stolberg-Stolberg

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The County of 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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County of Stolberg

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.

County of Wernigerode countship

The County of Wernigerode was a state of the Holy Roman Empire which arose in the Harzgau region of the former Duchy of Saxony, at the northern foot of the Harz mountain range. The comital residence was at Wernigerode, now part of Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. The county was ruled by a branch of the House of Stolberg from 1429 until its mediatization to the Kingdom of Prussia in 1806. Nevertheless, the county remained in existence - with one short interruption - until the dissolution of the Kingdom of Prussia in 1918.

Stapelburg Castle castle

The Stapelburg is a ruined mediæeval castle built to guard the road on the northern edge of the Harz mountains at Stapelburg in the district of Harz in the German state of Saxony-Anhalt.

Christian Ernest of Stolberg-Wernigerode Count of Stolberg-Wernigerode

Christian Ernest, Count of Stolberg-Wernigerode, was a German politician and a member of the House of Stolberg. From 1710 to 1771 he governed County of Wernigerode in the Harz mountains, which in 1714 became a dependency of Brandenburg-Prussia.

House of Stolberg noble family

The princes and counts of Stolberg are members of a large German dynasty of the former Holy Roman Empire's higher aristocracy. They played a significant role in feudal Germany's history and, as a mediatized dynasty, enjoyed princely privileges until the collapse of the German Empire in 1918. The house has numerous branches.

References

    • Köbler, Gerhard (1988). Historisches Lexikon der deutschen Länder (in German). Munich: Verlag C. H. Beck. p. 639. ISBN   3-406-33290-0.
    • 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.