mediatized Houses: The Princely House of Oettingen-Spielberg

  The Princely House of Oettingen-Oettingen and Oettingen-Spielberg The Family of Oettingen originates from the Family of the Sieghardinger, documented in 1007, as the ancestors of the Hohenstaufen. The tribal line as Count of Oettingen begins (documented in 1147) with Ludovicus comes de Otingen, who in that  year received the old staufische Gaugrafschaft in Ries…

mediatized Houses: The Comital House of Waldburg-Zeil-Hohenems

The Comital House of Waldburg-Zeil-Hohenems   The line Waldburg-Zeil-Hohenems was founded in 1779 when Count Clemens, a son of Count Franz Anton of Waldburg zu Zeil and Trauchburg, married Countess Maria Walpurga of Harrach-Rohrau-Hohenems. Hder mother Maria Rebecca was the daughter of the last reigning Count of Hohenems Franz Wilhelm III. who died in 1759.…

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…