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…

mediatized Houses: The Comital House of Neipperg

The Comital House of Neipperg   The beginnings of Neipperg’s origins and kinship lie in the darkness of the eleventh century, but are largely secured by means of well-accessible sources in Swabian archives. Historians, through the Neipperg-specific names of individuals Reinbot and Waramund, have a relationship with the lords of Massenbach, lords of Richen, and…