Ulrich III, Count of Württemberg

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Ulrich III

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

Württemberg Describes Württemburg in different forms from 1092 until 1945 - not to be confused with articles on parts of this period.

Württemberg is a historical German territory roughly corresponding to the cultural and linguistic region of Swabia. Together with Baden and Hohenzollern, two other historical territories, it now forms the Federal State of Baden-Württemberg. Württemberg was formerly also spelled Würtemberg and Wirtemberg.

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.

Eberhard I, Count of Württemberg Count of Württemberg

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

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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.

Eberhard II, Count of Württemberg Count of Württemberg

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

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

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

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