House of Oettingen-Wallerstein

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Arms of the House of Oettingen

Oettingen-Wallerstein is a noble family related to a former County in modern-day eastern Baden-Württemberg and western Bavaria, Germany.


The Oettingen family was first mentioned in 1147 with Ludovicus comes de Otingen, a relative of the Imperial House of Hohenstaufen who was granted the county surrounding the Imperial city of Nördlingen as a fief.

Oettingen-Wallerstein was twice created; first as a partition of Oettingen (modern day town of Oettingen in Bayern) in 1423 which became extinct in 1517 and was inherited by Oettingen-Oettingen, and the second time as a partition of Oettingen-Oettingen in 1557. Oettingen-Oettingen suffered one partition, between itself and Oettingen-Spielberg in 1602. It was raised to a Principality in 1774, mediatised to the Kingdom of Bavaria in 1806, and divided with the Kingdom of Württemberg in 1810. At this time, the Principality had a territory of 850 km² with 60.000 inhabitants.

Counts of Oettingen-Wallerstein (1423 - 1517)[edit]

Counties Oettingen-Oettingen, Oettingen-Baldern, Oettingen-Wallerstein und Oettingen-Spielberg
  • John I the Solemn (1423–1449)
  • Louis XIII (1449–1517)

Extinct. Inherited by Oettingen-Oettingen

Counts of Oettingen-Wallerstein (1557 - 1774)[edit]

  • Frederick VIII (1557–1579)
  • Frederick IX (1579–1602) with...
  • William II (1579–1602)
  • Frederick VIII (1602–1613) with...
  • Ernest II (1602–1670)
  • William IV (1670–1692)
  • Wolfgang III (1692–1708)
  • Francis Ignatius (1708 - 1728)
  • Anthony Charles (1728–1738)
  • John Charles Frederick (1738–1744)
  • Maximilian Ignatius Philipp (1744–1745)
  • Philip Charles Domenic (1745–1766)
  • Kraft Ernest (1766–1774)

Princes of Oettingen-Wallerstein (sovereign from 1774 until 1806)[edit]

Princely arms of the family
  • Kraft Ernst (1774–1802)
  • Ludwig Kraft Ernst Karl (1802–1823)
  • Friedrich Kraft Heinrich (1823–1842)
  • Karl Friedrich I Kraft Ernst Notger (1842–1905)
  • Karl-Friedrich II Wolfgang Kraft Notger Petrus (1905–1930)
  • Eugen Wolfgang Karl Friedrich Joseph Notger (1930–1969), Politician de:Eugen Fürst zu Oettingen-Wallerstein
  • Karl Friedrich III Moritz Eugen Wolfgang Kraft Notger Alexander Maria (1969–1991)
  • Moritz Eugen Karl Friedrich anton Kraft Notger, current ruler of the House (1991- [1]

Heir : Karl Eugen Mortiz Markwart Kraft Friedrich Petrus Notger Maria

Other Members[edit]


The following castles are still owned by the Princes of Oettingen-Spielberg (Oettingen Castle) and Oettingen-Wallerstein (others):

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