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County (Principality) of Solms-Braunfels
Grafschaft (Fürstentum) Solms-Braunfels
State of the Holy Roman Empire
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Coat of arms

Capital Braunfels
Government Principality
Historical era Middle Ages
 -  Partitioned from Solms 1258
 -  Partitioned to create

 -  Partitioned to create Lich 1409
 -  Partitioned to create
    Greifenstein and Hungen

 -  Raised to principality 1742
 -  Mediatised to Austria,
    Hesse, Prussia and

Solms-Braunfels was a County in what is today the federal Land of Hesse in Germany.

Solms-Braunfels was a partition of Solms, ruled by the House of Solms, and was raised to a Principality in 1742. Solms-Braunfels was partitioned between: itself and Solms-Ottenstein in 1325; itself and Solms-Lich in 1409; and itself, Solms-Greifenstein and Solms-Hungen in 1592. Solms-Braunfels was mediatised to Austria, Hesse-Darmstadt, Prussia and Württemberg in 1806.

Rulers of Solms-Braunfels[edit]

Counts of Solms-Braunfels (1258–1742)[edit]

Princes of Solms-Braunfels (1742–1806)[edit]

Mediatized Princes of Solms-Braunfels[edit]

  • Wilhelm (1806-1837)
  • Friedrich (1837-1873)
  • Ernst (1873-1880)
  • Georg (1880-1891)
  • Georg Friedrich (1891-1970)

The princely House of Solms-Braunfels became extinct with Georg Friedrich in 1970. Braunfels Castle was inherited by the Counts of Oppersdorf who changed their name to Counts of Oppersdorf-Solms-Braunfels.