mediatized Houses: The Princely House of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg

  The Princely House of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg Counts of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rochefort Ancestor of this branch is  Count Johann Ludwig. From the legacy of his mother, Count Johann Dietrich also received the reign of Rochefort in today’s Belgium. In 1621, shortly after the outbreak of the Thirty Years’ War, he converted to the Catholic faith in Belgium and…

mediatized Houses: The Princely House of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Freudenberg

  The Princely House of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Freudenberg The present House Löwenstein-Wertheim goes back to Ludwig of Bavaria, also Count Ludwig I of Löwenstein (1463-1524), a son of the Elector Friedrich I. of the Palatinate  and the Munich court lady Clara Tott from Augsburg. After the death of his brother Ludwig IV from 1449 to 1451, Friedrich…

† Prince Richard zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg

Prince Richard zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg passed away in the afternoon of Monday 13.03,2017. According to a spokesperson of the Family he died unexpected at Berleburg Castle. He was born on 29.101934 as older son of Gustav Albrecht, 5. Fürst zu sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg and his wife Margareta, née Fouche d’Otrante. As his father was missing in the Second…

Princely Wedding at Waal Castle

In bright sunshine, Prince Wolfram von der Leyen and Countess Janina of Schönborn-Wiesentheid from Monaco were given a married on 11.02.2017 in the presence of numerous honorary guests at the registry office in Waal. Prince Wolfram is the oldest of the four children of the Family von der Leyen. The mother of Countess Janina is from Monaco,…