Orsini-Rosenberg

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House Orsini-Rosenberg
Coat of arms of the Counts of Orsini-Rosenberg
Country Austria
Parent house House of Graben von Stein
Titles Reichsfürst und Reichsgraf von Orsini und Rosenberg
Burggraf of Klagenfurt
Freiherr auf Lerchenau und Grafenstein
Founded first named in 1322
Founder Konrad ab dem Roesenperg

Orsini-Rosenberg (also Ursin-Rosenberg) is the name of an old Austrian noble family. Originally sprang out from the family Von Graben (an apparent, or illegitimate branch of the House of Meinhardin)[1] from Schloss Alt-Grabenhofen near the city of Graz.[2]

History[edit]

The earliest known member of the Orsini-Rosenberg family, Konrad ab dem Roesenperg, lived around 1322. He was a member of the low nobility who lived at Schloss Alt-Grabenhofen, between Reinerkogel and Rosenberg. During the 17th and 18th century, the success of that family arose from the steady accumulation of land, and loyalty to the Habsburg Emperor.

On August 2, 1633 Johann Andreas von Rosenberg, Herr von Rosenberg, was elevated to the Reichsfreiherrenstand with the title Freiherr of the Holy Roman Empire, Freiherr of Lerchenau, Herr of Magereckh and Grafenstein and in 1648 to the Austrian Grafenstand. Since 1681 the family Orsini-Rosenberg held the title as Reichsgraf and in 1683 they became members of the Reichstag. At the same year they take the name of the old Italian princely Orsini family; their family name changed to Ursini-Rosenberg or Orsini-Rosenberg. On October 9, 1790 Franz Xaver Wolfgang von Orsini-Rosenberg elevated to Reichsfürst von Orsini-Rosenberg.

Family members[edit]

Franz Orsini-Rosenberg
thaler 1793

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Rudolf Granichstaedten-Czerva (1948): "Brixen - Reichsfürstentum und Hofstaat".
  2. ^ Collegium Res Nobilis Austriae: Orsini und Rosenberg

Literature[edit]

  • Hans Pawlik: Orsini-Rosenberg, Geschichte und Genealogie eines alten Kärntner Adelsgeschlechts. In: Archiv für vaterländische Geschichte und Topographie. book nr. 98. Verlag des Geschichtsvereines für Kärnten, Klagenfurt 2009. p. 1-304.

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