Bretzenheim (state)

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Imperial County of Bretzenheim
Reichsgrafschaft Bretzenheim*
State of the Holy Roman Empire
Electorate of the Palatinate
1790–1804
 


Coat of arms of Bretzenheim

Capital Bretzenheim
Government Principality
Historical era Napoleonic Wars
 -  Partitioned from the
    Electorate of the Palatinate
 
1790 1790
 -  Raised to princely county 1789
 -  Part-mediatised to
    Hesse-Darmstadt; granted
    Cty Lindau am Bodensee
 
 
1803
 -  Mediatised to Austria 1804
* Later Reichsfürstentum Bretzenheim, Imperial princely county of Bretzenheim

Bretzenheim was a minor Principality in pre-Napoleonic Germany. It was created in 1790 for Charles Augustus of the line of Wittelsbach-Bretzenheim. Its territory in central Germany was mediatised to Hesse-Darmstadt in 1803, and its territory north of Lake Constance was mediatised to Austria in 1804.

Prince of Bretzenheim[edit]