House of Hohenzollern-Haigerloch

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County of Hohenzollern-Haigerloch
Grafschaft Hohenzollern-Haigerloch
State of the Holy Roman Empire
Hohenzollern
1576–1767
Motto
Latin: Nihil Sine Deo
(English: Nothing without God)
Capital Haigerloch
Languages German
Religion Roman Catholic
Government Principality
Historical era Middle Ages
 -  Partition of County of
    Hohenzollern
  1576
 -  Personal union with
    Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen
 
1634–81
 -  Incorporation into
    Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen
  1767

The House of Hohenzollern-Haigerloch was a sub-branch of the senior Swabian branch of the Hohenzollern dynasty whose more famous younger Franconian branch became Burgraves of Nuremberg, Margraves of Brandenburg, Kings of Prussia, and finally Emperors of Germany. Unlike their northern relatives, the Swabians remained Catholic.

The countship of Hohenzollern-Haigerloch was created in 1576, when Charles I of Hohenzollern died and his lands were divided between his three sons:

All three territories were located in south-western Germany and were fiefs of the Holy Roman Empire. The area is now part of the German Land of Baden-Württemberg. Hechingen, Sigmaringen, and Haigerloch were the capitals of the three states.

Counts of Hohenzollern-Haigerloch (1576-1767)[edit]

(Between 1634 and 1681 the county was part of the principality of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen.)

With the death of the last count, the county was permanently incorporated into the principality of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen.

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