Lippe-Weissenfeld was a countship in the northwestern part of what is now Germany, covering an area within the Principality of Lippe and the Teutoburg Forest. Simon VII begat a younger son, Count Jobst Hermann (who died in 1678) who founded the line of counts of Lippe-Biesterfeld, and a cadet (junior) branch of this family became the Lippe-Weissenfeld counts.
Members of this line were granted the title of Prince/Princess and a style Serene Highness for the family of Count Clemens zur Lippe-Weissenfeld and his descendants on 24 February 1916 and again on 9 November 1918 for all other male/female members of this line.
In 1868, Count Hugo Lippe-Weissenfeld died at the age of 59.
- Star (New Zealand), "Local and General", May 1, 1869.