Wied-Neuwied

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County of Wied-Neuwied
Grafschaft Wied-Neuwied
State of the Holy Roman Empire

1698–1806
Capital Neuwied
Government Principality
Historical era Middle Ages
 -  Partitioned from Wied 1698
 -  Raised to principality 1784
 -  mediatised to
    Nassau-Weilburg
 
1806 1806
 -  Nassau annexed by Prussia 1866
Neuwied Castle

Wied-Neuwied was a German statelet of northeastern Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany, located northeast of the Rhine River, north and inclusive of Neuwied. Wied-Neuwied was a partition of Wied, and was raised from a County to a Principality in 1784. Prince Alexander Philip Maximilian was the second son of Prince John Frederick Alexander and was a famous explorer, ethnologist and naturalist. Wied-Neuwied was mediatised to Nassau and Prussia in 1806.

The House of Wied-Neuwied with William of Albania ruled Albania (Principality of Albania). The current successor of this family is a possible pretender to the vacant Albanian throne.[citation needed]

Counts of Wied-Neuwied (1698–1784)[edit]

  • Frederick William (1698–1737)
  • John Frederick Alexander (1737–1784)

Princes of Wied-Neuwied (1784–1806)[edit]

  • John Frederick Alexander (1784–1791)
  • Frederick Charles (1791–1802)
  • John Augustus (1802–1806)

Heads of the House of Wied-Neuwied, 1806–present[edit]