House of Oettingen-Wallerstein

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Oettingen-Wallerstein is a noble family related to a former County in modern-day eastern Baden-Württemberg and western Bavaria, Germany. The other formerly sovereign branch of the Oettingen family is the House of Oettingen-Spielberg.

History[edit]

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 1486 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 (1423-1486)[1][edit]

Counties Oettingen-Oettingen, Oettingen-Baldern, Oettingen-Wallerstein und Oettingen-Spielberg
  • Friedrich III, Count of Oettingen (d 1423)
    • Wilhelm I, Count of Oettingen-Oettingen (d 1467)
      • Wolfgang I, Count of Oettingen (1455-1522)
        • Ludwig XV, Count of Oettingen (1486-1557), his sons include Ludwig XVI, Wolfgang II, and Friedrich VIII (below)
    • John I the Solemn, Count 1423–1449 (ca 1415-1449)
      • Ludwig XIII, Count 1449–1486 (ca 1440-1486)

Extinct. Inherited by Oettingen-Oettingen

Counts of Oettingen-Wallerstein (1557-1774) [2][edit]

  • Friedrich VIII, Count 1557-1579 (1516-1579)
    • Wilhelm II, Count 1579–1602 (1544-1602)
      • Count Wolfgang III (1573-1598)
        • Ernst II, Count 1602-1670 (1594-1670)
          • Wilhelm IV, Count 1670-1692 (1627-1692)
          • Wolfgang IV, Count 1692-1708 (1629-1708)
            • Franz Ignaz, Count 1708-1728 (1672-1728)
          • Count Philipp Karl (1640-1680)
            • Anton Karl, Count 1728–1738 (1679-1738)
              • Johann Karl Friedrich, Count 1738-1744 (1715–1744)
                • Maximilian Ignaz Philipp, Count 1744-1745 (1743–1745)
              • Philipp Karl, Count 1745–1766 (1722-1766)
                • Kraft Ernst, Count 1766-1774 (1748-1802), created Reichsfürst zu Oettingen-Oettingen und Oettingen-Wallerstein 14.4.1774

Princes of Oettingen-Wallerstein (sovereign from 1774, mediatized in 1806)[3][edit]

Princely arms of the family
  • Kraft Ernst, 1st Prince 1774-1802 (1748-1802)
    • Ludwig Kraft, 2nd Prince 1802–1823 (1791-1870), renounced his rights to marry morganatically
    • Friedrich Kraft, 3rd Prince 1823-1842 (1793–1842)
      • Karl Friedrich I, 4th Prince 1842–1905 (1840-1905)
        • Karl Friedrich II, 5th Prince 1905–1930 (1877-1930)
        • Eugen, 6th Prince 1930–1969 (1885-1969), politician
          • Karl Friedrich III, 7th Prince 1969–1991 (1917-1991)
            • Moritz, 8th Prince 1991–present (born 1946) [1]
              • Karl Eugen, Hereditary Prince of Oettingen-Oettingen and Oettingen-Wallerstein (born 1970)
                • Prince Johannes (born 1998)
                • Prince Eugen (born 2004)
              • Prince Ludwig-Maximilian (born 1972)
                • Prince Felix (born 2003)
                • Prince Dominik (born 2007)
              • Prince Friedrich-Alexander (born 1978)
            • Prince Kraft Ernst (born 1951)
              • Prince Philipp-Karl (born 1983)
              • Prince Leopold-Ludwig (born 1987)

Other Members[edit]

Castles[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Marek, Miroslav. "oett/oett1.html". genealogy.euweb.cz. [self-published source][better source needed]
  2. ^ Marek, Miroslav. "oett/oett3.html". genealogy.euweb.cz. [self-published source][better source needed]
  3. ^ "House of Oettingen". Almanach de Saxe Gotha. 13 August 1904. Retrieved 27 November 2016. [unreliable source?]

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