List of rulers of Württemberg
This is a list of the rulers of the German state of Württemberg, originally a county and eventually a kingdom until the ruling dynasty was overthrown in 1918.
Counts of Württemberg to 1495
- Konrad I 1089–1122 (assumed)
- Konrad II 1110–1143 (assumed)
- Ludwig I 1143–1158
- Ludwig II 1166–1181
- Hartmann 1194–1240
- Ludwig III 1194–1226
- Ulrich I 1241–1265
- Ulrich II 1265–1279
- Eberhard I 1279–1325
- Ulrich III 1325–1344
- Eberhard III 1392–1417
- Eberhard IV 1417–1419
- Ludwig I 1419–1450
- Ulrich V 1419–1442, called the much loved
Dukes of Württemberg 1495–1803
|Dukes of Württemberg|
|Eberhard I||21 July 1495||24 February 1496|
|Eberhard II||24 February 1496||11 June 1498|
|Ulrich||11 June 1498||January 1519||Deposed|
|Württemberg annexed by Austria 1519–1534|
|Ulrich||May 1534||6 November 1550||Restored|
|Christoph||6 November 1550||28 December 1568|
|Ludwig III||28 December 1568||18 August 1593|
|Friedrich I||18 August 1593||29 January 1608|
|Johann Friedrich||29 January 1608||18 July 1628|
|Eberhard III||18 July 1628||2 July 1674|
|Wilhelm Ludwig||2 July 1674||23 June 1677|
|Eberhard Ludwig||23 June 1677||31 October 1733|
|Karl Alexander||31 October 1733||12 March 1737||Also regent of Kingdom of Serbia from 1720 to 1733|
|Karl Eugen||12 March 1737||24 October 1793|
|Ludwig Eugen||24 October 1793||20 May 1795|
|Friedrich Eugen||20 May 1795||23 December 1797|
|Friedrich II||23 December 1797||25 February 1803|
In 1803, the Duke of Württemberg was raised to the rank of Elector of the Holy Roman Empire. In 1806, the Empire was dissolved, and the Elector of Württemberg became an independent monarch with the title of King.
Elector of Württemberg 1803–1806
|Elector of Württemberg|
|Friedrich II||25 February 1803||1 January 1806|
Kings of Württemberg 1806-1918
The Holy Roman Empire came to an end in 1806. The Elector of Württemberg, allied to Napoleon I, anticipated its dissolution by becoming the ruler of an independent Kingdom of Württemberg in 1806.
|Kings of Württemberg|
|1 January 1806||30 October 1816|
|30 October 1816||25 June 1864||Son of Frederick I.|
|25 June 1864||6 October 1891||Son of William I. Became a subordinate ruler in the German Empire in 1871.|
|6 October 1891||29 November 1918||Nephew of Charles I. Last king of Württemberg. Lost his throne in the German revolutions of 1918.|
Because of a lack of male heirs under Salic law, on the death of Wilhelm II in 1921 the royal house had to reach back to the descendants of Friedrich II Eugen (ruled 1795–97). The line of the Duke of Urach was excluded because of a morganatic marriage back in 1800 by its forbear Duke William, and so the succession devolved to the younger branch of Altshausen.
Heads of the House of Württemberg since 1918
The legal line of succession of the house of Württemberg has continued to the present, although the house no longer plays any political role. For later rulers, see List of Ministers-President of Württemberg.
- King Wilhelm II, 1918-1921.
- Duke Albrecht, 1921-1939.
- Duke Philipp, 1939-1975.
- Duke Carl, since 1975.
- House of Württemberg
- Line of succession to the Württemberg throne
- History of Württemberg
- Coat of arms of Württemberg
— Royal house —
House of Württemberg
Founding year: 11th century
|Ruling house of Württemberg
11th century – 1918
Title last held byHouse of Romanov
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