List of states in the Holy Roman Empire (H)

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This is a list of states in the Holy Roman Empire beginning with the letter H:

Name

Type

Circle

Bench

Formed

Notes

Wappen Haag OB.png Haag HRE County 1500: Bavarian Circle
1567: Line died out; to Dukes of Bavaria
Armoiries Habsbourg.svg Habsburg County 1040 1305: Annexed to Austria, gave its name to the archducal dynasty which became the de facto imperial dynasty
1414: Annexed to Bern
Laufenburg-blason.png Habsburg-Lauffenburg (Habsburg-Laufenburg) County 1239: Partitioned from Habsburg Partitioned several times
1282-1408: Acquired Landgraviate of Klettgau
1408: Partitions all annexed to Sulz
Wappen landhadeln.jpg Hadeln "Farmer Republic" under loose overlordship of Saxe-Lauenburg earliest records from mid-12th century Before 1180: Part of older Duchy of Saxony, till emperor deposed Henry the Lion
1180: To sharply belittled younger Saxony
1260: Overlordship by Saxe-Lauenburg
1305-1401: Joint overlordship by both dynastic Bergedorf-Mölln and Ratzeburg-Lauenburg lines of Saxe-Lauenburg
1330-?: By way of pawn to Hamburg
1402-1481: By way of pawn to Hamburg
1481: Redeemed by Saxe-Lauenburg
1689-1731: Imperial custody for dynasty exstinct
1731: Enfeoffed to Hanover
1803-1813: Conquests/annexations in the Napoleonic Wars
1813: Returned to Hanover (kingdom in 1814)
1852: Traditional autonomy cancelled
1866: Annexed to Prussia
1884: Distinct Estates dissolved
Blason haguenau 67.svg Haguenau (Hagenau) Imperial Free City Upp Rhen 1260 1648: Annexed to France
Blason haguenau 67.svg Hagenau "Landvogtei"
Blason fr Hainaut ancien.svg Hainaut County (unification of countship of Bergen, margraviate of Valenciennes and the southern countship of the Brabant shire) Burg PR 1071 1299: United with the County of Holland
1436: To Burgundy
1512: Burgundian Circle
Hainburg County 1240: Partitioned from Regenstein 1368: Re-annexed by Regenstein
1599: Annexed to the Prince-Bishopric of Halberstadt
Wappen Halberstadt.svg Halberstadt Bishopric
1180: HRE Prince-Bishopric
Low Sax EC 996: diocese est.
1180: Partitioned from the older Duchy of Saxony
Before 1180: Part of older Duchy of Saxony, till emperor deposed Henry the Lion
1180: Gained Imperial immediacy at the carve-up of the older Duchy of Saxony
1648: Secularized as a principality to Brandenburg
Wappen Halberstadt.svg Halberstadt Principality Low Sax 1648: Secularized from Bp. of Halberstadt From 1648 to 1918, the "Princes of Halberstadt" were the Electors of Brandenburg, the Kings of Prussia and finally the Emperors of Germany, except when Halberstadt was part of the Kingdom of Westphalia from 1807 to 1813.
Haldenstein wappen.svg Haldenstein Barony
Wappen Schwaebisch Hall.png Hall
Coats of arms of None.svg Hallermund County Low Rhen c1163 1398: Annexed to Corvey
1408: Annexed to Minden
1436: Annexed to Brunswick
1707: Annexed to Platen-Hallermund
Grafschaft Hals coat of arms.png Hals 1280: County 12th century 1443: Annexed to Leuchtenberg
1486: Sold to Aichberg
1511: Inherited by Degenberg
1517: Sold to Bavaria
To Cronenstein
To Sinzendorf
1715: To Bavaria
Hamburg Imperial City Low Sax RH 1189 1241: Founding member of the Hansa
1510: Imperial city
1810: Annexed to France
1815: Free City
Wappen Hanau.png Hanau
Count of Hanau, Rhineck and Zweibrücken, Lord of Münzenberg, Lichtenberg and Ochsenhausen
1429: HRE County
1803: HRE Principality
1178 1243: 1st mention of Hanau castle
1255: Acquired Lordship of Munzenberg
1451: Division into Hanau-Münzenberg and Hanau-Lichtenberg
1458: Division into Hanau-Babenhausen, Hanau-Münzenberg and Hanau-Lichtenberg
1480:Acquired Lordship of Lichtenberg
Reunited
1736: Passed to Hesse-Kassel
1803: To France
1810: Grand Duchy of Frankfurt
1813: To Hesse-Kassel
1866: To Prussia
Wappen Babenhausen (Hessen).jpg Hanau-Babenhausen 1429: County 1451: Partitioned from Hanau 1481: Became Hanau-Lichtenberg
Lichtenberg-comte.JPG Hanau-Lichtenberg 1429: County
1696: HRE Principality
Upp Rhen 1481: Superseded Hanau-Babenhausen 1642: Inherited extinct line of Hanau-Münzenberg
1736: Line extinct; divided between Hesse-Darmstadt and Mainz
1785: United to Hesse-Kassel
Wappen Münzenberg (Hessen).png Hanau-Münzenberg 1429: County 1642: Male line extinct; united with Hanau-Lichtenberg
1736: Inherited by Hesse-Darmstadt
Kingdom of Hanover Arms.svg Hanover Duchy
1692: HRE Prince-Elector
Low Sax EL 1636
Wappen Harburg (Schwaben).jpg Harburg Principality
Coats of arms of None.svg Hardegg 1383: HRE County 1188: 1st mention of Counts of Hardegg
1260: To Counts of Plain
1273-1483: To Counts of Maidburg
1495: Sold to Barons and Counts of Pruschenk by Habsburgs
Still exists in Seefeld and Stetteldorf lines
Acquired Lordships of Kadolz, Seefeld and Stetteldorf
Coats of arms of None.svg Harrach
Count of Harrach in Rohrau and Thannhausen, etc.
1628: HRE County (Personalist) n/a SW 1628 Acquired non-immediate County of Rohrau
Acquired non-immediate County of Thannhausen
Wappen Zell am Harmersbach.png Harmersbach Imperial Valley
Armoiries de Schoenecken 7.svg Hartelstein Lordship 1460: Partitioned from Saffig 1477: Annexed to Saffig-Olbrück
Wappen Hatzfeld (Eder).png Hatzfeld
HRE Prince of Hatzfeld-Gleichen-Trachenberg, Baron of Wildenburg, Lord of Crottorf, Schönstein, Kranichfeld, Blankenhain, etc.
Lordship
1635: HRE County
1748: HRE Principality
Upp Sax 1418: Line extinct; territory passed to Hatzfeld by female succession
1639: Acquired Gleichen
1640: Imperial estate; immediate HRE Counts of Gleichen
1741: non-immediate Princes of Trachenberg in Prussia
1806: To Grand Duchy of Berg
1815: To Prussia
Coats of arms of None.svg Hauenstein County
Wappen von Hausen.png Hausen Lordship ?? 1500: Franconian Circle
Havelberg-Bistum.PNG Havelberg Bishopric
Coats of arms of None.svg Hegau County Included the Lordships of Aach and Engen
Maselheim Wappen.png Heggbach Abbacy Swab 1793: Council of Princes
Wappen von Heideck.svg Heideck (Heydeck) HRE Lordship Acquired Bretzenheim
1471: To Bavaria
Wappen Heilbronn.svg Heilbronn Imperial Free City Swab SW 1350 1803: Mediatized
Heiligenberg Wappen.gif Heiligenberg County Swab
Coats of arms of None.svg Heiligkreuzthal Abbacy
DEU Heinsberg COA.svg Heinsberg County 1085 1479: Annexed to Jülich
Wappen Weiler ob Helfenstein.png Helffenstein (Helfenstein) 1351: HRE County 1113 1100: Helfenstein castle built
1200: Marriage of heiress of Counts of Helfenstein with Count of Spitzenberg and Sigmaringen
1226: Union of Counties of Spitzenberg and Helfenstein
1258: Inherited, through female succession, some territories of Counts of Dillingen
Wiesenstein line inherited County of Geislingen
1356: Division into Blaubeuren (extinct 1517) and Wiesenstein (extinct 1627)lines
1383: Geislingen and Helfenstein castle pawned to Imperial City of Ulm
1396: Wiesenstein line sold (paid off debts of 123,439 guldens) Helfenstein castle, lands in Ulm and Advocacy of Elchingen Abbey to Ulm
1447: Sold Lordship of Blaubeuren to Wurttemberg
1448: Sold Lordship of Heidenheim to Wurttemberg
1450-1457: Wurttemberg had temporary possession of Wiesenstein
1450-1504: Electorate of Bavaria had temporary possession of Lordship of Heidenheim
Heidenheim to Wurttemberg
1626: Male line of Helfensstein died out
1627: Blaubeuren passed to Wurttemberg; 1/3 of Wiesenstein passed to Furstenberg and 2/3 to Electorate of Bavaria
1643: To Bavaria and Wurttemberg
Coats of arms of None.svg Helmarshausen RA
Gefürstete-Grafschaft-Henneberg.jpg Henneberg County
1471: HRE Princely Count of Henneberg
Franc PR 1037 1096: 1st mention of Henneberg
Division into Henneberg, Botenlauben and Strauf
1274: Division into Henneberg-Schleusingen, Henneberg-Aschach-Romhild and Henneberg-Hartenberg
1310: Henneberg-Schleusingen raised to HRE Prince
Partitions annexed to Mansfeld-Bornstedt, Meißen, Saxony and Stolberg-Stolberg
1500: Franconian Circle
1554: Pact of mutual succession between Dukes of Saxony and Counts of Henneberg
1582: HRE Council of Princes
1583: Counts of Henneberg died out
POL heraldy - pas.svg Herford Abbey 823: Imperial Abbey
1523: Princess-Abbess
Low Rhen c800 819: Benedictine Abbey of Herford founded by Emperor Louis the Pious
1793: Council of Princes
1803: Secularized to Prussia
Wappen von Herford.svg Herford 1631: Free City Low Rhen RH 1652: Annexed to Brandenburg
Coats of arms of None.svg Héricourt Lordship
Coats of arms of None.svg Herrenzimmern Lordship
1530: County
1495: Partitioned from Zimmern[disambiguation needed] 1570: Annexed to Mötzkirch
HerrsteinWappen.svg Herrstein Lordship
Wappen Bad Hersfeld.png Hersfeld HRE Abbey 1232 1432: To Hesse
1606: Under administration by Hesse-Kassel
1648: Secularized to Hesse-Kassel
Coat of arms of Hesse.svg Hesse
HRE Prince-Elector, Sovereign Landgrave of Hesse, Grand Duke of Fulda, Prince of Hersfeld, Hanau, Fritzlar & Isenburg, Count of Katzenelnbogen, Dietz, Ziegenhain, Nidda, Schaumburg
1265: Landgraviate
1292: HRE Prince
1500: Duchy
1806: Grand Duchy
1866: Electorate
Upp Rhen PR 1247 Split off from Thuringia Acquired Giessen
AcquiredZiegenhain
Acquired Nidda
Acquired Katzenelnbogen
1432: Overlordship over Abbey of Hersfeld
1567: Partitioned into Hesse-Darmstadt, Hesse-Kassel (or Hesse-Cassel), Hesse-Marburg, and Hesse-Rheinfels
1582: HRE Council of Princes
Hesse Darmstadt coat of armes (1736).gif Hesse-Darmstadt
Grand Duke of Hesse and of the Rhine
Landgraviate
1806: Grand Duchy
Upp Rhen PR 1567: Created on partition of Hesse 1582: HRE Council of Princes
1736: Inherited Hanau-Lichtenberg
1806: Joined Confederation of the Rhine
Wappen-HH.png Hesse-Homburg
Landgrave of Hesse, Prince of Hersfeld, Count of Katzenelnbogen, Dietz, Ziegenhain, Nidda, Schaumburg, Isenburg & Büdingen
1622: Division from Hesse-Darmstadt 1650: Divided into Hesse-Homburg and Hesse-Homburg-Bingenheim
1668: Becomes independent of Hesse-Darmstadt
1681: Homburg and Bingenheim reunited
1806: Hesse-Homburg annexed to Hesse-Darmstadt
1815: Hesse-Homburg reinstated
1866: To Hesse-Darmstadt
1866: To Prussia
Wappen-HK.png Hesse-Kassel (or Hesse-Cassel)
Prince-Elector of Hesse, Grand Duke of Fulda, Prince of Hersfeld, Hanau, Fritzlar & Isenburg, Count of Katzenelnbogen, Dietz, Ziegenhain, Nidda & Schaumburg
1265: Landgraviate
1803: Electorate
Upp Rhen PR 1567: Created on partition of Hesse 1582: HRE Council of Princes
1736: Inherited Hanau-Münzenberg
1815: Acquired Prince-Bishopric of Fulda
1866: To Prussia
Coat of arms of Hesse.svg Hesse-Marburg 1265: Landgraviate Upp Rhen PR 1567: Created on partition of Hesse 1582: HRE Council of Princes
1604: Merged into Hesse-Kassel
Coat of arms of Hesse.svg Hesse-Rheinfels 1265: Landgraviate Upp Rhen PR 1567: Created on partition of Hesse 1582: HRE Council of Princes
1583: Territory partitioned between Hesse-Darmstadt, Hesse-Marburg, and Hesse-Rheinfels
Wappen Hildesheim.png Hildesheim 815: Bishopric
c1221: Prince-Bishopric
Low Sax EC 888: diocese est.
1180: Partitioned from the older Duchy of Saxony
Before 1180: Part of older Duchy of Saxony, till emperor deposed the Welf Henry the Lion
1180: Stayed under influence of the Welf allodial estates
c1221: Gained Imperial immediacy
1793: Council of Princes
1802: Annexed to Brandenburg
1803: Secularized to Prussia
Wappen Hildesheim.png Hildesheim Free City Low Sax EC 1300 1803: Annexed to Brandenburg
Wappen-hillesheim.jpg Hillesheim (Hillesheimb) HRE Count of Hillesheim, (?)Lord of Reipoltskirchen Barony
1712: HRE County
1722: immediate Lords of Reipoltskirchen
Wappen Höchberg Bavaria.jpg Höchberg Margraviate
Coats of arms of None.svg Hochstaden County 1144 1261: Annexed to Abp. of Cologne
Wappen Hohenberg an der Eger.png Hohenberg HRE County 1280/1287: Acquired Lordship of Altensteig
1381: To Austria (Leopoldine line)
Acquired Lordships of Wildberg, Nagold, Altensteig and Horb
Purchased Lordship of Oberndorf
1253: Division into Hohenberg-Rottenburg and Hohenberg-Nagold
Division of Hohenberg-Nagold into Hohenberg-Nagold and Hohenberg-Wildberg
Wappen Altensteig.png Hohenberg-Altensteig 1397/1398: Sold to Margraves of Baden
1603: To Duchy of Wurttemberg
Wappen Nagold.png Hohenberg-Nagold County 1253: Partitioned from Zollern and Hohenberg[disambiguation needed] 1264: Annexed to Zollern-Nuremberg
1363: Sold to Wurttemberg
Wappen Rottenburg am Neckar.svg Hohenberg-Rottenburg County 1253: Partitioned from Zollern and Hohenberg 1264: Annexed to Zollern-Nuremberg
Wappen Wildberg Schwarzwald.png Hohenberg-Wildberg 1200: Wildberg castle built
1237: 1st mention of Wildberg
c1237: Wildberg, Nagold and other places passed through by marriage from Count Palatine of Tübingen to Counts of Hohenberg
1318: Burkhard V established seat of his territorial lordship, including Altensteig and Neubulach
1355: Division into Hohenberg-Burlach and Hohenberg-Altensteig
1364: To the Electorate of the Palatinate
1440: To Wurttemberg
Coats of arms of None.svg Hohenems
Hohen-Embs
HRE Count of Hohenems, Lord of Lustenau
1333: County
1560: HRE County
Swab c1210 ?: Immediate Lords of Hohenems
1603: Imperial Estate
1613: Counts of Sulz sold Vaduz and Schellenberg to the Counts of Hohenems
1613-1712: immediate Counts of Vaduz
?: immediate Lords of Lustenau
1646: Partitioned into Hohenems-Hohenems and Hohenems-Vaduz
17__: Lost Imperial Estate status
1765: Acquired by Austria
Coats of arms of None.svg Hohenems-Hohenems County 1646: Partitioned from Hohenems 1718: Annexed to Hohenems-Vaduz
Vaduz.png Hohenems-Vaduz County 1646: Partitioned from Hohenems 1712: Purchased by House of Liechtenstein
1719: Annexed to P. of Liechtenstein
Wappen Hohenfels.png Hohenfels HRE Lordship
Coats of arms of None.svg Hohengeroldseck 12th century: Lordship
1705: County
Principality
Swab 1692-1705: Under Imperial Administration
Acquired by Leyen
1815: To Austria
1819: To Baden
Wappen Grafschaft Hohenlohe.png Hohenlohe 1100s: County
1450: HRE County
Franc 1192 1100s: Henry I was the 1st to take title of Count of Hohenlohe
1230: Division into Hohenlohe-Hohenlohe and Hohenlohe-Brauneck
1256: Partitioned into Hohenlohe-Möckmühl, Hohenlohe-Röltingen and Hohenlohe-Weikersheim
1500: Franconian Circle
1390: Hohenlohe-Brauneck line extinct; lands passed to Brandenburg
1412: Hohenlohe-Uffenheim-Speckfeld line extinct
1551: Division into Hohenlohe-Neuenstein and Hohenlohe-Waldenburg
1631: Hohenlohe-Neuenstein inherited County of Gleichen
1805: Senior line of Hohenlohe-Neuenstein extinct
1701: Junion line of Hohenlohe-Neuenstein divided into Hohelohe-Langenburg, Hohenlohe-Ingelfingen and Hohenlohe-Kirchberg
1861: Hohenlohe-Kirchberg line died out

1824: Hohenlohe-Schillingsfurst inherited the Duchies of Rabibor and Corbie
Area (1806): 680 sq. mi.; Pop: 108,000
POL Bartoszyce COA.svg Hohenlohe-Bartenstein 1688: HRE County
1764: HRE Principality
1688: Partitioned from Hohenlohe-Schillingsfürst 1798: Division into Hohenlohe-Bartenstein and Hohenlohe-Jagstberg
1806: Mediatised to Wurttemberg
Wappen Ingelfingen.png Hohenlohe-Ingelfingen 1701: County
1764: HRE Principality
1701: Partitioned from Hohenlohe-Langenburg
1806: Annexed by Bavaria
Wappen Grafschaft Hohenlohe.png Hohenlohe-Jagstberg 1798-1806: Principality 1798: Partitioned from Hohenlohe-Bartenstein 1806: Mediatised to Wurttemberg
Wappen Grafschaft Hohenlohe.png Hohenlohe-Kirchberg 1650: County
1764: HRE Principality
1650: Partitioned from Hohenlohe-Langenburg
1701: Partitioned from Hohenlohe-Langenburg
1675: Reunited with Hohenlohe-Langenburg
1806: Mediatised to Bavaria
1810: Traded to Wurttemberg
Wappen Kuenzelsau.png Hohenlohe-Künzelsau 1676-1689: County 1676: Partitioned from Hohenlohe-Neuenstein 1689: Reunited with Hohenlohe-Neuenstein
Wappen Langenburg.png Hohenlohe-Langenburg 1586: County
1764: HRE Principality
1586: Partitioned from Hohenlohe-Neuenstein
Wappen Moeckmuehl.png Hohenlohe-Möckmühl County 1256: Partitioned from Hohenlohe 1340: Divided between Hohenlohe-Uffenheim and Hohenlohe-Wernsberg
Wappen Neuenstein Hohenlohe.png Hohenlohe-Neuenstein 1472: County
1772: HRE Principality
1472: Partitioned from Hohenlohe-Weikersheim 1698: To Hohenlohe-Neuenstein-Öhringen
1702: Partitioned from Hohenlohe-Neuenstein-Öhringen
1708: Annexed to Hohenlohe-Neuenstein-Öhringen
Wappen Ingelfingen.png Hohenlohe-Neuenstein-Ingelfingen
HRE Prince of Hohenlohe, Count of Gleichen, Lord of Langenburg & Kranichfeld
1764: HRE Principality
Wappen Kirchberg an der Jagst.png Hohenlohe-Neuenstein-Kirchberg HRE Prince of Hohenlohe, Count of Gleichen, Lord of Langenburg & Kranichfeld 1764: HRE Principality
Wappen Langenburg.png Hohenlohe-Neuenstein-Langenburg
HRE Prince of Hohenlohe, Count of Gleichen, Lord of Langenburg & Kranichfeld)
1764: HRE Principality
Wappen Oehringen.png Hohenlohe-Neuenstein-Öhringen 1698: County
1764: HRE Principality
1702: Division into Hohenlohe-Öhringen and Count of Hohenlohe-Neuenstein
Wappen Oehringen.png Hohenlohe-Öhringen 1641: HRE County
1764: HRE Principality
1676: Partitioned from Hohenlohe-Neuenstein 1765: Annexed to Hohenlohe-Ingelfingen
1805: Passed to Hohenlohe-Ingelfingen
Wappen Grafschaft Hohenlohe.png Hohenlohe-Röltingen County 1256: Partitioned from Hohenlohe Extinct in 1290
Wappen von Schillingsfürst.png Hohenlohe-Schillingsfürst County 1615: Partitioned from Hohenlohe-Waldenburg 1688: Partitioned into Hohenlohe-Bartenstein and Hohenlohe-Waldenburg-Schillingsfürst
Wappen Weikersheim.png Hohenlohe-Schillingsfürst-Weikersheim County 1472: Partitioned from Hohenlohe-Weikersheim 1545: Annexed to Hohenlohe-Neuenstein
Wappen von Uffenheim.png Hohenlohe-Uffenheim County 1262: Partitioned from Hohenlohe-Möckmühl 1387: Annexed to Nuremberg
Wappen Waldenburg Wuerttemberg.png Hohenlohe-Waldenburg 1553: County
1557: HRE Prince
1757: HRE Principality
1553: Partitioned from Hohenlohe-Neuenstein 1615, 1679: Partitioned into various states
Wappen Grafschaft Hohenlohe.png Hohenlohe-Waldenburg-Bartenstein (HRE Prince of Hohenlohe, Count of Waldenburg, Lord of Langenburg) 1744: HRE Principality 1746: Franconian Imperial Circle
Wappen von Schillingsfürst.png Hohenlohe-Waldenburg-Schillingsfürst
HRE Prince of Hohenlohe, Count of Waldenburg, Lord of Schillingsfürst & Langenburg
1697: HRE County
1744: HRE Principality
1688: Partitioned from Hohenlohe-Schillingsfürst
1806: Annexed by Bavaria
Wappen Weikersheim.png Hohenlohe-Weikersheim County 1256: Partitioned from Hohenlohe 1490: Annexed to Hohenlohe-Schillingsfürst-Weikersheim
Wappen Weikersheim.png Hohenlohe-Weikersheim County 1610: Partitioned from Hohenlohe-Neuenstein 1756: Annexed to Hohenlohe-Öhringen
Wappen Grafschaft Hohenlohe.png Hohenlohe-Wernsberg County 1267: Partitioned from Hohenlohe-Möckmühl 1350: Annexed to Hohenlohe-Uffenheim
Coats of arms of None.svg Hohenrechberg Lordship 1163 1585: Annexed to Staufeneck
Wappen Aichen.png Hohenrechberg and Aichen Lordship
1626: County
1605: Partitioned from Aichen 1676: Annexed to Donzdorf
Coats of arms of None.svg Hohenwaldeck and Maxlrain
Hohen-Waldeck
Lordship 1500: Bavarian Circle
Hohenzollern-arms.JPG Hohenzollern
HRE Prince of Hohenzollern, Burgrave of Nuremberg, Count of Sigmaringen & Vöringen, Count of Berg, Lord of Haigerloch & Werstein, etc.
County
1363: HRE Prince
1623: HRE Princely County
1309: Emerged from the countships of Zollern 1061: 1st mention of Hohenzollerns
1267: 1st mention of Zollern Castle
1512: Partitioned into Hohenzollern-Hechingen & ?
Wappen Haigerloch.svg Hohenzollern-Haigerloch County
1630: Principality
1575: Partitioned from Hohenzollern-Hechingen 1767: Annexed to Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen
Wappen Hechingen.svg Hohenzollern-Hechingen
Prince of Hohenzollern-Hechingen, Burgrave of Nuremberg, Count of Sigmaringen and Veringen, Count of Berg, Lord of Haigerloch and Werstein, etc
County
1623: HRE Principality
Swab 1512: Partitioned from Hohenzollern 1653: HRE Council of Princes
1806: Joined Confederation of the Rhine
1815: Joined German Confederation
1849: To Prussia
1869: Hohenzollern-Hechingen line became extinct
Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen.JPG Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen
HRE Prince of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen, Burgrave of Nuremberg, Count of Sigmaringen and Veringen, Count of Berg, Lord of Haigerloch and Werstein, etc.
County
1623: Principality
Swab 1575: Partitioned from Hohenzollern-Hechingen 1849: To Prussia
Hohnstein-Graf.PNG Hohnstein (Hohenstein) County Upp Sax 1123: county est. as fief of the older Duchy of Saxony Before 1180: Fief of the older Duchy of Saxony, till emperor deposed Henry the Lion
1180: Gained Imperial immediacy at the carve-up of the older Duchy of Saxony
1238-1267: Counts of Hohenstein acquired County of Klettenberg as a fief of the Prince-Bishop of Halberstadt
1268: Acquired Lordship of Sömmerda
1300s: Acquired County of Lohra 1315: Division into 3 lines
1593: Line of Counts of Hohenstein died out
1648: Annexed to Brandenburg, Schwarzburg and Stolberg
Under partial overlordship of Hanover
Counts of Holland Arms.svg Holland 1000s: HRE County
1806-1810: Kingdom of Holland
c1150: Split off from Bishopric of Utrecht 1064: 1st mention of Holland
c1100: Title Count of Holland 1st used
1299: United with the County of Hainaut
1349-1433: To Bavarian Wittelsbachs
1433-1482: To Duchy of Burgundy; later the dominant hegemon of the United Provinces, but as a republic, the house of Orange being merely styled stadholder
1482-1581: To Habsburgs
1512: Burgundian Circle
1813: Kingdom of the Netherlands
Holstein Arms.svg Holstein
Duke of Schleswig, Holstein, Stormarn, Ditmarshes, Lauenburg & Oldenburg
County
1111-1474: HRE County
1474-1806:HRE Duchy
Low Sax PR 1111 1111: Emperor Lothair enfeoffed Adolf of Schauenburg with Holstein and Stormarn
1261: Division into Holstein-Itzehoe, Holstein-Kiel, Holstein-Pinneberg, Holstein-Plön, Holstein-Rendsburg, Holstein-Segeberg
1386: Acquired Duchy of Schleswig
1474: Merged into Schleswig-Holstein
1582: HRE Council of Princes
Glueckstadt Wappen.png Holstein-Glückstadt 1582: HRE Council of Princes
Blason Adolphe de Holstein-Gottorp.svg Holstein-Gottorp 1582: HRE Council of Princes
Wappen Landkreis Schaumburg.svg and Holstein-Pinneberg
HRE Prince, Count of Holstein, Schaumburg and Sternberg, Lord of Gemen
Wappen Holzappel.png Holzapfel (Holzappel) 1641: HRE County Low Rhen 1641 1727: Passed to Anhalt-Bernburg-Schaumburg-Hoym
Wappen Bad Homburg vor der Höhe.svg Homburg Lordship
Wappen Horburg-Maßlau.svg Horburg County
Blason Comtes de Hornes.svg Horne County After 1568: Personal union with Bp. of Liège
Wappen-horneck-von-hornberg.png Horneck Commandery
Coats of arms of None.svg Hörstgen (Horstgen) Lordship Under overlordship of Mors
To Counts of Drachenfels
1530: Inherited by Millendonk-Mirlar
Passed to Brochhorst
Passed to Croy
Passed to Burlepsch
Passed to Ostein
1754: Passed to Barons of Knesebeck
1794: French occupation
1815: To Prussia
Coats of arms of None.svg Höwen Lordship
Hoya-Grafschaft.PNG Hoya 1202: County Low Rhen 1204 Before 1180: Part of older Duchy of Saxony, till emperor deposed Henry the Lion
1202: 1st mention of "Count of Hoya"
1215: Purchased the free county of Nienburg
Purchased County of Altbruchhausen
Purchased County of Neubruchhausen
1345: Division into Upper Hoya (Nienburg) and Lower Hoya (Hoya)
1497: Hoya line extinct; territories to Nienburg
1512: Occupied by Brunswick-Luneburg
1519: Counts of Hoya regained territories
1582: Line died out; territories to Hanover
1866: To Prussia

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