The Princely House of Oettingen-Oettingen and Oettingen-Spielberg
In the course of the 15th century there where several divsions in the House of Oettingen.
- the protestanht line Oettingne-Oettingen
- the catholic line Oettingen-Wallerstein
1557-1569 Ludwig XVI:
married first to Countess Margarethe of Wetzelstein
married first to Countess Johanna of Hohenlohe-Neuenstein
married to Countess Margarethe of Erbach
In the division of 1557 Count Friedrich V. got Wallerstein and five twelfths of the possessions.Another division took place among the sons of of his son Count Wilhelm II. ion 1602.
Counts of Oettingen-Wallerstein
1557-1579 Friedrich V.
married to Countess Euphrosine of Oettingen
1579-1602 Wilhelm II.
married to Countess Johanna of Hohenzollern
From the division in 1602 emergred the following lines
In the divison of 1602 the descendants of the oldest son Coutn Wilhelm III. got Spielberg. In 1631 wghen the line Oettingen-odettingen became extinct the it received a third of its possessions. On 18.07.1735 Count Fraanz Albrecht ws raised to a Fürst of the Empire (Reichsfürstenstand). Despite thise rise in rank they had until 1803 only a share in the curate vote of the Reichstag of the Grafenbank of the Swabian Empire. In article 24 of the Rheinbundakte, the Principality of Oettingen was mediated in 1806 by the Kingdom of Bavaria. The western part, about one third of the former county, went to the kingdom of Württemberg in 1810, The line of Oettingen-Spielbert today still owns the Residence Castle in oettingen, Othe Castle Hirschbunn and the old Castle Spielberg.
Counts since 1734 Fürsten zu Oettingen-Spielberg
1598-1600 Wilhelam III.
married to Baroness Elisabeth Fugger of Nordendorf
1602-1632 Johann Albrecht
married to Countess Gertrud of Papopenheim
1632-1665 Johann Franz
married to Countess Ludowika of Attems
1665-1675 Johann Sebastian
1675-1685 Johann Wilhelm
marrried to Countess Maria Anna of Oettingen-Wallerstein
1685-1737 Franz Albrecht
married to Baraonnes Johanna Margaretha of Schwendi and Hohenlandsberg
1737-1780 Johann Aloys I.
married to Princess Therese of Schleswig-Holstein-Wiesenburg
1780-1797 Johann Aloys II.
married first to Princess Henriette of Thurn and Taxis
married second to Princess Maria Aloisia of Auersperg
1797-1855 Johann Aloys III.
married to Fürstin Amalie of Wrede
married to Countess Georgine zu Königsegg-Aulendorf
married to Princess Pauline of Metternich-Winneburg
married to Countess Bertha Esterházy of Galántha
married to Countess Gabrile of Rechberg zu Rothenlöwen zu Hohenrechberg
marrid to Countess Elisabeth zu Lynar
married to Angela Jank
In the division of 1602 Count Ernst was the founder of the line Oettingen-Baldern They owned Baldern Castle and Katzenstein Castle. Tis line became extinct in 1798 when a younger brother of the last Count who had become a Priest died.
Counts of Oettingen-Baldern
1602-1626 Ernst I.
married to Countess Katharine of Helfenstein
1626-1652 Martin Franz
married to Countess isabelle Eleonore of Helfenstein
1652-1677 Friedrich Wilhelm Ernst
married to Baroness Suanne of Türbeneck
1677-1693 Notger Wilhelm
married first to Baroenss Marie Sidonie of Sötern
married secont to Coutness marie Ernestine of Odettingen-Wallerstein
1693-1751 Kraft Anton Wilhelm
married to Coutness Eleonore of Schönborn-Buchheim
1751-1777 Joseph Anton
married first to Princess Marie Ruolfine of Schwarzburg-Sondershausen
married second to Countess >Maria Anmtonia of Waldburg-Zeil-Wurzach