mediatized Houses: The Princely House of Oettingen-Wallerstein


The Princely House of Oettingen-Oettingen and Oettingen-Wallerstein


In the division of 1602 the descendants of Count Wolfgang II. got Wallerstein. After the Line Oettinen-Oettingen became extinct in 1731 it received two thirds of the possessions of Oettingen-Oettingen. On 05. 03 1774 Count Kraft Ernst was 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,   In 1798 the inherited the posession of the line Oettingen-Baldern after this  had became extinct among them Baldern Castle and the Harburg. . This line also had the reign of Dagstuhl (today  Wadern in the Saarland), for which it was compensated 1803 with ecclesiastical property in Bavaria and Wuerttemberg , Today the Family still owns the the Castles of Wallerstein and Baldern, Hohenaltheim Castle as well as the Harburg.

Counts since 1774 Fürsten zu Oettingen-Wallerstein
1590-1598 Wolfgang III.
married to Jeanne de Mol
1598-1670 Ernst II.
married to Countess Maria Magdalene Fugger zu Nordendorf
1670-1692 Wilhelm IV.
married to Baroness Esther of Herberstein
1692-1708 Wolfgang IV.
marrid to Countess Anna Dorothea of Blankenstein-Rodenegg
1708-1728 Franz Joseph Ignaz
1728-1738 Anton Karl
married to Countess Maria Agnes Magdalena Fugger of Kirchbverg and Glött
1738-1744 Johann Karl Friedrich
married to Countess Maria Anna Joseph Fugger of Kirchberg and Weissenhorn
1744-1766 Philipp Karl Dominik
married to Countess Charlotte Juliane Therese of Oettingen-Baldern
1766-1802 Kraft Ernst
married first to Princess Marie Therese of Thurn and Taxis
married second to Princess Wilhelmine Friederike of Württemberg
1802-1823 Ludwig Kraft
married to Maria Creszentia Bourgin
1823-1842 Friedrich Kraft
married first to Landgravine Sophie zu Fürstenberg
married second to Countess Maria Anna of Trauttmansdorff-Weinsberg
1842-1905 Karl
married to Coutness Ernestine Czernin of Chudenitz
1905-1930 Karl
married to Princess Julkia of Montenuovo
1930-1969 Eugen
married to Princess Maria Anna zu Hohenlohe-Schillingsfürst, of Ratibor and Corvey
1969-1991 Carl Friedrich
married to Delia Schenk. Countess of Stauffenberg
1991-    Moritz
married to Princess Lioba zuu Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg



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