List of states in the Holy Roman Empire (E)

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This is a list of states in the Holy Roman Empire beginning with the letter E:

Name

Type

Circle

Bench

Formed

Notes

Ostfriesland CoA.svg East Frisia (Ostfriesland) County
1654: HRE Prince
1662: Principality
Low Rhen PR 1465: Joined the Empire 1517: East Frisia confirmed under rule of local counts
1667: HRE Bench of Secular Princes
1744: To Prussia
1806: To Holland
1810: To France
1813: To Russia
1813: To Prussia
1815: To Hanover
CoA Eberstein County, Swabia.svg Eberstein County Swab 11th Century 1085: 1st mentioned; ruled by Lords of Eberstein
1195: HRE Count
1219: Partitioned into Eberstein Elder Line and Eberstein Younger Line
1263: Elder line extinct; only Younger line remained
1283: Alt-Eberstein sold to Baden
1363: Waldangelloch sold to Angelach-Angelach
1367: Partitioned into Eberstein-Neu-Eberstein and ...
CoA Eberstein County, Swabia.svg Eberstein Elder Line County n/a n/a 1219: Partitioned from Eberstein 1263: Extinct; to Simon I of Zweibrücken as Zweibrücken-Eberstein
CoA Eberstein County, Swabia.svg Eberstein Younger Line County n/a n/a 1219: Partitioned from Eberstein 1263: Renamed to Eberstein
CoA Eberstein County, Swabia.svg Eberstein-Eberstein County Swab SC 1526: Partitioned from Eberstein-Neu-Eberstein 1574: Partitioned into itself and Eberstein-Wertenstein-Frauenburg
1660: Extinct; to Bishopric of Speyer, Baden and Württemberg
1753: Württemberg portion to Baden
1803: All to Baden
CoA Eberstein County, Swabia.svg Eberstein-Poltringen County Swab SC 1562: Partitioned from Eberstein-Neu-Eberstein 1576: Extinct; to Eberstein-Neu-Eberstein
CoA Eberstein County, Swabia.svg Eberstein-Neu-Eberstein County Swab SC 1367: Partitioned from Eberstein 1387: Half of Neu-Eberstein sold to Baden
1526: Partitioned into itself and Eberstein-Eberstein
1576: Partitioned into itself and Eberstein-Poltringen
1589: Extinct; to Eberstein-Eberstein and Eberstein-Wertenstein-Frauenburg
CoA Eberstein County, Swabia.svg Eberstein-Wertenstein-Frauenburg County Swab SC 1574: Partitioned from Eberstein-Eberstein 1622: Extinct; to Eberstein-Eberstein
CoA Echternach Abbey, Luxembourg.svg Echternach Abbacy Low Rhen RP 698: Abbey established 751: Imperial immediacy
1794: To France
1797: Abbey suppressed; monks dispersed
Coats of arms of None.svg Edelstetten Abbacy
1802: Lordship
1804: Princely County
Swab SP / PR 1126: Abbey established 1500: Converted to secular nunnery
1783: Imperial abbey
1802: Secularised; to Ligne
1804: Sold to Esterházy von Galántha
1806: To Bavaria
CoA Eggenberg Family.svg Eggenberg Principality Aust PR 1432: First mentioned 1647: Acquired Gradisca
1653: HRE Council of Princes
1717: Extinct
CoA Eglingen, Dischingen BW.svg Eglingen Lordship Swab SC 1144: First mentioned; to Fronhofen 1249: To Oettingen; sovereignty disputed by Bavaria
1615: To Grafeneck
1723: Sold to Thurn and Taxis
1806: To Bavaria
1810: To Württemberg
CoA Eglofs, BW.svg Eglofs (Egloff) Imperial Valley n/a n/a 1283: Free Imperial Village 1662: Sold to Abensberg-Traun by the Emperor; see Lordship below
CoA Eglofs, BW.svg Eglofs (Egloff) Lordship
County
Swab SC 1662: Free Valley of Eglofs sold to Abensberg-Traun 1804: To Windisch-Graetz Elder Line
1806: To Württemberg
CoA Schwarzburg County.svg Ehrenburg Lordship n/a n/a 1324: Built by Schwarzburg 1416: To Witzleben
1430: To Schwarzburg
1482: To Lichtenberg
15??: To Schwarzburg
CoA Ehrenfels Lordship.svg Ehrenfels (de) Lordship
1465: Barony
Bav SC 11th Century 1335: Half to Stauff
1432: Other half to Stauff
1465: HRE Baron
1568: Sold to Palatinate-Neuburg
CoA Eichstätt Diocese.svg Eichstätt (Eichstatt; Eichstadt) Bishopric Franc EC 741: Diocese established 908: Imperial immediacy
1305: HRE Prince of the Empire
1802: To Bavaria
1803: To Salzburg
1805: To Bavaria
CoA Landsberg Margraviate.svg Eilenburg County n/a n/a 976 1017: Annexed to Meißen
CoA Einsiedeln Abbey, Switzerland.svg Einsiedeln Abbacy Swab SP 934: Abbey established at site of hermitage 1274: Imperial immediacy
1424: To Schwyz though retained abbey itself retained independence
1648: Left the Empire as part of Switzerland
CoA Elbląg, Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship.svg Elbing (Elbląg) Imperial City n/a n/a 1358: Imperial Free City 1454: To Poland
Coats of arms of None.svg Elchingen Abbacy Swab SP 1128: Abbey established with imperial immediacy 1802: To Bavaria
1810: To Württemberg
CoA Ellwangen Abbey, BW.svg Ellwangen Abbacy
1460: Provostry
Swab EC c. 764: Abbey established 1011: Imperial immediacy
1215: HRE Prince of the Empire
1460: Converted to a provostry
1803: Secularized to Württemberg
Coats of arms of None.svg Elten Abbacy n/a n/a 967: Abbey established 973: Imperial immediacy
1083: To Archbishopric of Bremen
1129: Imperial immediacy
1390: HRE Princess of the Empire
1802: To Prussia
1806: To Berg
1811: To France
1815: To Prussia
CoA Eltz Family.svg Eltz Lordship n/a n/a 12th Century 1336: Fiefs to the Archbishopric of Trier
1729: HRE Knight
1733: HRE Count (Main line)
1794: To France
CoA Hohenems County.svg Ems Lordship n/a n/a 11th Century 14th Century: Imperial immediacy
1395: Acquired Lustenau
1453: Renamed to Hohenems
CoA Engelberg Abbey, Switzerland.svg Engelberg Abbacy Swab SP 1120: Abbey established 1236: Acquired secular territory
1425: Associated member of Swiss Confederation
1648: Left the Empire as part of Switzerland
CoA Enzberg Family.svg Enzberg Lordship n/a n/a 1236: First mentioned; ministerialis of the Bishopric of Speyer 1384: Cast out of Speyer and Maulbronn
1409: Acquired Mühlheim
1806: To Baden, then Württemberg
CoA Eppstein Lordship.svg Eppstein Lordship n/a n/a 1172: Renamed from "Hainhausen" 1223: Partitioned into Eppstein Elder Line and Eppstein Younger Line
1269: Renamed from Younger Line
1433: Partitioned into Eppstein-Königstein and Eppstein-Münzenberg
CoA Eppstein Lordship.svg Eppstein Elder Line Lordship n/a n/a 1223: Partitioned from Eppstein 1269: Extinct; succession dispute between Eppstein Younger Line and Katzenelnbogen Younger Line. Most fell to the latter
CoA Eppstein Lordship.svg Eppstein Younger Line Lordship n/a n/a 1223: Partitioned from Eppstein 1269: Renamed to Eppstein
CoA Eppstein Lordship.svg Eppstein-Königstein Lordship
1505: County
Upp Rhin WE 1433: Partitioned from Eppstein 1505: HRE Count
1535: Extinct; to Louis of Stolberg who founded the line Stolberg-Königstein
CoA Eppstein Lordship.svg Eppstein-Münzenberg Lordship
1505: County
Upp Rhin WE 1433: Partitioned from Eppstein 1505: HRE Count
1522: Extinct; to Leiningen-Hardenburg
CoA Erbach County.svg Erbach Lordship
1532: County
Franc FC 1148: First mentioned 1272: Partitioned into Erbach-Erbach and Erbach-Reichenberg
1531: Reunited by Erbach-Reichenberg
1532: HRE Count
1539: Partitioned into Erbach-Fürstenau, Erbach-Erbach and Erbach-Schönberg
1569: Reunited by Erbach-Erbach
1605: Partitioned into Erbach-Fürstenau, Erbach-Breuberg, Erbach-Erbach and Erbach-Schönberg
1643: Reunited by Erbach-Schönberg
1647: Partitioned into Erbach-Wildenstein, Erbach-Breuberg, Erbach-Erbach, Erbach-Fürstenau and Erbach-Schönberg
CoA Erbach County.svg Erbach-Breuburg County Franc FR 1605: Partitioned from Erbach 1627: Extinct; divided between Erbach-Erbach and Erbach-Schönberg
1647: Partitioned from Erbach
1653: Extinct; to Erbach-Wildenstein
1717: Partitioned from Erbach-Schönberg
1747: Renamed to Erbach-Erbach
CoA Erbach County.svg Erbach-Erbach Lordship
1539: County
Franc FR 1272: Partitioned from Erbach 1503: Extinct; to Erbach-Reichenberg
1539: Partitioned from Erbach
1569: Renamed to Erbach
1605: Partitioned from Erbach
1643: Extinct; to Erbach-Schönberg
1647: Partitioned from Erbach
1731: Extinct; to Erbach-Fürstenau, Erbach-Breuberg and Erbach-Schönberg
1747: Renamed from Erbach-Breuberg
1806: To Hesse-Darmstadt
CoA Erbach County.svg Erbach-Fürstenau County Franc FR 1539: Partitioned from Erbach 1569: Extinct; to Erbach-Erbach
1605: Partitioned from Erbach
1618: Extinct; divided between Erbach-Breuberg, Erbach-Erbach and Erbach-Schönberg
1647: Partitioned from Erbach
1714: Extinct; to Erbach-Schönberg
1717: Partitioned from Erbach-Schönberg
1806: To Hesse-Darmstadt
CoA Erbach County.svg Erbach-Michelstadt Lordship Franc FR 1339: Partitioned from Erbach-Reichenberg 1531: Extinct; to Erbach-Reichenberg
CoA Erbach County.svg Erbach-Reichenberg Lordship Franc FR 1272: Partitioned from Erbach 1339: Partitioned into itself and Erbach-Michelstadt
1531: Renamed to Erbach
CoA Erbach County.svg Erbach-Schönberg County Franc FR 1539: Partitioned from Erbach 1564: Extinct; to Erbach-Erbach
1605: Partitioned from Erbach
1643: Renamed to Erbach
1647: Partitioned from Erbach
1717: Partitioned into Erbach-Fürstenau, Erbach-Breuberg and itself
1806: To Hesse-Darmstadt
CoA Erbach County.svg Erbach-Wildenstein County Franc FR 1647: Partitioned from Erbach 1669: Extinct; to Erbach-Erbach
CoA Warmia Diocese.svg Ermland
See: Warmia
Bishopric
CoA Eschenlohe, Bavaria.svg Eschenlohe Lordship
13th Century: County
n/a n/a 1140: First mentioned 13th Century: HRE Count
1294: Sold Werdenfels to Freising
1295: Extinct; to Iffeldorf
Wappen Stift Essen.svg Essen Abbacy Low Rhen EC c. 850: Abbey established betw. 874-947: Imperial immediacy
1228: HRE Princess of the Empire
1802: To Prussia
1808: To Berg
1815: To Prussia
CoA Esslingen am Neckar, BW.svg Esslingen am Neckar Imperial City Swab SW c. 1250: Free Imperial City 1802: To Württemberg
Armoiries de Nassau 1.svg Esterau Lordship n/a n/a 12th Century: To Laurenburg 1197: To Nassau
1643: To Holzappel
1707: To Anhalt-Bernburg-Schaumburg-Hoym
1806: To Nassau
CoA Esterházy Family.svg Esterházy von Galántha Principality Swab PR 1804: Purchased Edelstetten from Ligne (College of Princes)
1806: Edelstetten to Bavaria

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