List of rulers of Hanau

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Hanau is a town and Lichtenberg is a borough in Germany. This list of rulers of Hanau or Hanau-Lichtenberg covers the lords and later counts that ruled the area from the 14th through the 18th centuries.

Lords of Hanau (1243–1429)[edit]

1243–1281 Reinhard I
1281–1305/06 Ulrich I
1305/06–1346 Ulrich II
1346–1369/70 Ulrich III
1369/70–1380 Ulrich IV
1380–1429 Reinhard II

In 1429, Reinhard II was raised to Imperial Count

Counts of Hanau (1429–1458)[edit]

1429–1451 Reinhard II
1451–1452 Reinhard III
1452–1458 Philipp I Also known as "Philip the Younger"

In 1458, the county was divided in two parts, later named Hanau-Münzenberg and Hanau-Lichtenberg.

Counts of Hanau-Münzenberg (1458–1736)[edit]

1458–1500 Philipp I Also known as "Philip the Younger"
1500–1512 Reinhard IV
1512–1529 Philipp II
1529–1561 Philipp III
1561–1580 Philipp Louis I
1580–1612 Philipp Ludwig II
1612–1638 Philipp Moritz
1638–1641 Philipp Ludwig III
1641–1642 Johann Ernst
1642–1680 Frederick Casimir Also count of Hanau-Lichtenberg
1680–1712 Philipp Reinhard
1712–1736 Johann Reinhard III Also count of Hanau-Lichtenberg

In 1736, Hanau-Münzenberg fell to Hesse-Kassel

Counts of Hanau-Lichtenberg (1458–1736)[edit]

1458–1480 Philipp I Also known as "Philip the Elder"
1480–1504 Philipp II
1504–1538 Philipp III
1539–1590 Philipp IV
1590–1599 Philipp V
1599–1625 Johann Reinhard I
1625–1641 Philipp Wolfgang
1641–1680 Friedrich Casimir Also count of Hanau-Münzenberg
1680–1736 Johann Reinhard III Also count of Hanau-Münzenberg

In 1736, Hanau-Lichtenberg fell to Hesse-Darmstadt