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…

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…