Stolberg-Rossla

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County of Stolberg-Rossla
Grafschaft Stolberg-Rossla
State of the Holy Roman Empire
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1706–1803


Coat of arms

Capital Rossla
Government Principality
Historical era Early Modern era
 -  Partitioned from
     Stolberg-Stolberg
1706
 -  Under Vogterei of
     the Electorate of Saxony
1738
 -  Mediatised to Saxony 1803
 -  Awarded to Prussia 1815

The County of Stolberg-Rossla (German: Grafschaft Stolberg-Roßla) was a county of the Holy Roman Empire. Its capital was Rossla, now in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany.

Stolberg-Rossla emerged as a partition of Stolberg-Stolberg in 1706. It was forced to recognize the suzerainty of the Electorate of Saxony in 1738. Stolberg-Rossla was mediatised to Saxony in 1803, but passed to the Kingdom of Prussia in 1815. Although the territory was subsequently administered within the Province of Saxony, the counts retained their possessions until 1945. In 1893 they became Princes of Stolberg-Rossla.

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References[edit]

  • Köbler, Gerhard (1988). Historisches Lexikon der deutschen Länder (in German). Munich: Verlag C. H. Beck. p. 639. ISBN 3-406-33290-0. 
  • Schwineköper, Berent (1987). Handbuch der historischen Stätten Deutschlands, Band 11, Provinz Sachsen/Anhalt (in German). Stuttgart: Alfred Kröner Verlag. p. 644. ISBN 3-520-31402-9.