Ulrich III, Count of Württemberg

Last updated
Ulrich III 1336 Ulrich III Reichssturmfahne LMZ2 114909.jpg
Ulrich III

Ulrich III (after 1286 11 July 1344) Count of Württemberg from 1325 until 1344.


Ulrich was already strongly involved in politics during the reign of his father Eberhard I. In 1319 he handled a treaty with King Frederick I, the Handsome. He renewed this treaty after assuming reign in 1325, when Württemberg had temporarily joined sides with Louis IV. Both Louis and Frederick claimed power in the Holy Roman Empire at this time. After their reconciliation it was possible for Ulrich to be bound closely to the Holy Roman Empire, even after the death of Frederick I. This and his regional policy of pacts and acquisitions helped strongly to enlarge Württemberg's territory substantially. Besides several gains in Alsace, the purchase of Markgröningen 1336 and Tübingen 1342 are notable. He died in Alsace.

Marriage and children

Ulrich was married to Sophie of Pfirt. Sons from this marriage were Eberhard II the Jarrer and Ulrich IV, who ruled together with his brother until 1361.

Preceded by
Eberhard I, Count of Württemberg
Count of Württemberg
Succeeded by
Eberhard II
Ulrich IV

Related Research Articles

Louis IV, Holy Roman Emperor 14th century Holy Roman Emperor of the house of Wittelsbach

Louis IV, called the Bavarian, of the house of Wittelsbach, was King of the Romans from 1314, King of Italy from 1327, and Holy Roman Emperor from 1328.

History of Baden-Württemberg Aspect of history

The history of Baden-Württemberg covers the area included in the historical state of Baden, the former Prussian Hohenzollern, and Württemberg, part of the region of Swabia since the 9th century.

Eberhard III, Duke of Württemberg

Eberhard III, Duke of Württemberg ruled as Duke of Württemberg from 1628 until his death in 1674.

Ulrich V, Count of Württemberg

Ulrich V of Württemberg called "der Vielgeliebte", Count of Württemberg. He was the younger son of Count Eberhard IV and Henriette of Mömpelgard.

Eberhard III, Count of Württemberg

Eberhard III of Württemberg (called der Milde, ruled from 1392 to 1417 as the Count of Württemberg, then a part of the Holy Roman Empire.

Duchy of Württemberg Former German state (1495-1806)

The Duchy of Württemberg was a duchy located in the south-western part of the Holy Roman Empire. It was a member of the Holy Roman Empire from 1495 to 1806. The dukedom's long survival for over three centuries was mainly due to its size, being larger than its immediate neighbors. During the Protestant Reformation, Württemberg faced great pressure from the Holy Roman Empire to remain a member. Württemberg resisted repeated French invasions in the 17th and 18th centuries. Württemberg was directly in the path of French and Austrian armies who were engaged in the long rivalry between the House of Bourbon and the House of Habsburg. In 1803, Napoleon raised the duchy to be the Electorate of Württemberg of the Holy Roman Empire. On 1 January 1806, the last Elector assumed the title of King of Württemberg. Later that year, on 6 August 1806, the last Emperor, Francis II, abolished the Holy Roman Empire.

House of Nassau-Weilburg

The House of Nassau-Weilburg, a branch of the House of Nassau, ruled a division of the County of Nassau, which was a state in what is now Germany, then part of the Holy Roman Empire, from 1344 to 1806.

Eberhard I, Duke of Württemberg

Eberhard I of Württemberg. From 1459 to 1495 he was Count Eberhard V, and from July 1495 he was the first Duke of Württemberg. He is also known as Eberhard im Bart.

Ulrich IV, Count of Württemberg

Ulrich IV of Württemberg, Count of Württemberg. He reigned, together with his brother Eberhard II from 1344 until 1362.

Eberhard II, Count of Württemberg

Eberhard II, called "der Greiner", Count of Württemberg from 1344 until 1392.

Ludwig I, Count of Württemberg. He was a son of count Eberhard IV and Henriette of Montbéliard. He reigned from 1419 until 1450.

Christoph, Duke of Württemberg

Christoph of Württemberg, Duke of Württemberg ruled as Duke of Württemberg from 1550 until his death in 1568.

Ulrich I, Count of Württemberg, also known as Ulrich the Founder, was count of Württemberg from about 1241 until 1265.

County of Württemberg Historical territory of the Holy Roman Empire

The County of Württemberg was a historical territory with origins in the realm of the House of Württemberg, the heart of the old Duchy of Swabia. Its capital was Stuttgart. From the 12th century until 1495, it was a county within the Holy Roman Empire. It later became a duchy and, after the breakup of the Holy Roman Empire, a kingdom.

County of Montbéliard

The County of Montbéliard, was a feudal county of the Holy Roman Empire seated in the city of Montbéliard in the present-day Franche-Comté region of France. From 1444 onwards it was held by the House of Württemberg.

Eberhard I, Count of Württemberg

Eberhard I was Count of Württemberg from 1279 until his death. He was nicknamed 'der Erlauchte' or the Illustrious Highness.

Henry, Count of Württemberg

Henry of Württemberg was, from 1473 to 1482, count of Montbéliard.

County of Ferrette

The County of Ferrette was a feudal jurisdiction in Alsace in the Middle Ages and the early modern period. It roughly corresponds with the Sundgau and comprised the lordships of Ferrette (Pfirt), Altkirch, Thann, Belfort, Rougemont and others. These territories were not contiguous, but formed a patchwork of jurisdictions under the Holy Roman Empire.

Treaty of Tübingen

The Treaty of Tübingen was a treaty signed in the Duchy of Württemberg between its Duke, Ulrich, and the Estates of Württemberg. The treaty concluded the Poor Conrad revolt against Ulrich and annulled his recent taxes on the populace of the Duchy, while the Estates of his realm agreed to liquidate his substantial debts.