Rechberg and Rothenlöwen

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Lordship (Barony, County) of Rechberg and Rothenlöwen
Herrschaft (Freiherrschaft, Grafschaft) Rechberg und Rothenlöwen
State of the Holy Roman Empire

before 1206–1806


Coat of arms of Osterberg

Capital Unknown
Government Principality
Historical era Middle Ages
 -  First mention of Rechberg 1176
 -  Established before 1206 12th century
 -  Raised to barony 1577
 -  Raised to county 1607
 -  Inherited Osterberg 1767
 -  Mediatised to
    Württemberg
1806
 -  Acquired by Bavaria 1810

Rechberg and Rothenlöwen was a country in the Holy Roman Empire. Rechberg and Rothenlöwen was a renaming of Osterberg, and it inherited Osterberg in 1767. Rechberg and Rothenlöwen was mediatised to Württemberg in 1806. The family of the Grafen von Rechberg und Rothenlöwen would be an important one in the 19th century. Aloys was a prominent Bavarian statesman, while his son Johann Bernhard, would enter the Austrian diplomatic service and rise eventually to the post of Minister of Foreign Affairs.

Coordinates: 48°9′N 10°10′E / 48.150°N 10.167°E / 48.150; 10.167