List of states in the Holy Roman Empire (R)

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

Name

Type

Circle

Bench

Formed

Notes

CoA Rabenswalde County.svg Rabenswalde-Wiehe County n/a n/a 1227: Partitioned from Käfernburg 1255: Acquired Bucha
1312: Extinct; to Weimar-Orlamünde-Weimar
Armoiries Raugraf 2.svg Rantzau (Ranzau; Rantzow) County Low Sax WE 1649: Christian Rantzau purchased part of Pinneberg from Holstein-Gottorp 1650: Lower Saxon Circle
1726: To Denmark
CoA Rapperswil Family.svg Rapperswil (Rapperschwyl) Lordship
1233: County
n/a n/a 1099: First mentioned; branch of the Counts of Wandelburg 1233: HRE Count
1283: Extinct in male line; most seized by Austria
1309: Remaining territory to Habsburg-Laufenburg by marriage
1352: City of Rapperswil to Austria (see below)
1353: Divided between Habsburg-Laufenburg-Neu-Rapperswil and Habsburg-Laufenburg-Alt-Rapperswil
CoA Rapperswil, St Gall.svg Rapperswil (Rapperschwyl) Imperial City n/a n/a 1229: City founded by Rapperswil 1309: To Habsburg-Laufenburg
1352: To Austria
1415: Free Imperial City
1442: To Austria
1464: Protectorate of the Swiss Confederation
1648: Left the Empire as part of Switzerland
CoA Rappoltstein Lordship.svg Rappoltstein Lordship
1651: County
SW 942: First mentioned 1082: Made fief of the Bishopric of Worms
1157: Extinct in male line; to Urslingen by marriage
1219: Urslingen assumed the name Rappoltstein
1227: Sold Kaysersberg to the Emperor
12??: Imperial immediacy
1293: Partitioned into Rappoltstein-Hohenack, Rappoltstein-Groß-Rappoltstein and Rappoltstein-Hohen-Rappoltstein
1436: Reunited by Rappoltstein-Hohen-Rappoltstein
1437: Acquired Hohenack
1651: HRE Count
1673: Extinct; to Palatinate-Zweibrücken-Birkenfeld-Bischweiler
CoA Rappoltstein Lordship.svg Rappoltstein-Groß-Rappoltstein Lordship n/a n/a 1293: Partitioned from Rappoltstein 1338: Acquired Hohen-Rappoltstein
1351: Acquired Hohenack
1368: Partitioned into itself and Rappoltstein-Hohen-Rappoltstein
1377: Extinct in male line
1400: Extinct; to Lupfen
CoA Rappoltstein Lordship.svg Rappoltstein-Hohenack Lordship n/a n/a 1293: Partitioned from Rappoltstein 1351: Extinct; to Rappoltstein-Groß-Rappoltstein
CoA Rappoltstein Lordship.svg Rappoltstein-Hohen-Rappoltstein Lordship n/a n/a 1293: Partitioned from Rappoltstein 1338: To Rappoltstein-Groß-Rappoltstein
1341: Extinct
1368: Partitioned from Rappolstein-Groß-Rappoltstein
1419: Acquired Groß-Rappoltstein
1436: Renamed to Rappoltstein
CoA Ratzeburg Bishopric 1.svg Ratzeburg Prince-Bishopric Low Sax EC c. 1050: Diocese established 1066: See destroyed in uprising
1154: Reestablished
1236: HRE Prince of the Empire; Imperial immediacy
1648: Secularized as Principality for Mecklenburg-Schwerin
CoA Ratzeburg Principality.svg Ratzeburg Principality Low Sax PR 1648: Ratzeburg secularised and given to Mecklenburg-Schwerin 1701: To Mecklenburg-Strelitz
Armoiries Ravensberg.svg Ravensberg 1180: County Low Rhen n/a 1170: Renamed from Calvelage; fief of Saxony 1180: Imperial immediacy
1226: Partitioned into Vechta and itself
1252: Vechta sold to Münster
1346: Extinct; to Berg
1437: To Jülich-Berg
1521: To Jülich-Cleves-Berg
1614: To Brandenburg
1807: To Westphalia
1814: To Prussia
Wappen Ravensburg.svg Ravensburg Imperial City Swab SW 1088: First mentioned; seat of the Welfs 1191: To Hohenstaufen
1268: To the Empire directly
1276: Free Imperial City
1803: To Bavaria
1810: To Württemberg
CoA Ravenstein Lordship.svg Ravenstein Barony n/a n/a 1150: To Cuijk c. 1170: To Herpen; later superseded by Ravenstein and the local barons assumed the name Ravenstein
1324: Extinct in male line; to Valkenburg by marriage
1396: To Salm
1397: To Cleves-Marck
1450: To Cleves-Ravenstein
1528: To Jülich-Cleves-Berg
1609: To the Netherlands
1621: To Brandenburg
1630: To Palatinate-Zweibrücken-Neuburg
1695: To the Palatinate
1794: To France
1800: To the Batavian Republic
1806: To Holland
1810: To France
1815: To the Netherlands
CoA Rechberg Family.svg Rechberg Lordship n/a n/a 1179: First mentioned 13th Century: Partitioned into Rechberg auf den Bergen and Rechberg unter den Bergen
CoA Rechberg Family.svg Rechberg auf den Bergen Lordship n/a n/a 13th Century: Partitioned from Rechberg c. 1327: Partitioned into Rechberg-Staufeneck and Rechberg-Hohenrechberg
CoA Rechberg Family.svg Rechberg-Babenhausen Lordship n/a n/a 1432: Partitioned from Rechberg-Staufeneck 1439: Acquired Mindelheim
14??: 1467: Mindelheim sold to Frundsberg
1507: Extinct; to Rechberg-Brandenburg
CoA Rechberg Family.svg Rechberg-Brandenburg Lordship n/a n/a 1460: Partitioned from Rechberg-Illereichen 1481: Acquired Brandenburg an der Iller
1507: Acquired Babenhausen
1537: Extinct; to Rechberg-Kellmünz
CoA Rechberg Family.svg Rechberg-Donzdorf Lordship
1601: Barony
1699: County
n/a n/a 1574: Partitioned from Rechberg-Illereichen 1601: HRE Baron
1605: Partitioned into itself and Rechberg-Hohenrechberg and Aichen
1682: Acquired Ramsberg
1699: HRE Count
1732: Extinct; to Rechberg-Osterberg
CoA Rechberg Family.svg Rechberg-Gammertingen Lordship n/a n/a 1437: Partitioned from Rechberg-Hohenrechberg 1449: Formed Lordship of Schramberg
1459: Henry acquired Schwarzenberg; formed line Rechberg-Schwarzenberg
1526: Sold Lordship of Schramberg to Landenberg
c. 1570: Extinct
CoA Rechberg Family.svg Rechberg-Heuchlingen Lordship n/a n/a 1540: Partitioned from Rechberg-Hohenrechberg 1573: Inherited Rechberg-Hohenrechberg and assumed that name
CoA Rechberg Family.svg Rechberg-Hohenrechberg Lordship n/a n/a c. 1327: Partitioned from Rechberg auf den Bergen 1374: Acquired Rechberghausen
1437: Partitioned into Rechberg-Weißenstein, itself and Rechberg-Gammertingen
1540: Partitioned into itself and Rechberg-Heuchlingen
1573: Inherited by Rechberg-Heuchlingen
1585: Extinct; to Rechberg-Staufeneck
CoA Rechberg Family.svg Rechberg-Hohenrechberg and Aichen Barony
1626: County
n/a n/a 1605: Partitioned from Rechberg-Donzdorf 1626: HRE Count
1676: Extinct in male line
1677: To Limburg-Styrum-Illereichen by marriage
CoA Rechberg Family.svg Rechberg-Illereichen Lordship
1601: Barony
n/a n/a 1351: Partitioned from Rechberg-Staufeneck 1430: Partitioned into itself and Rechberg-Scharfenberg
1460: Partitioned into itself, Rechberg-Kronburg and Rechberg-Brandenburg
1568: Acquired Donzdorf
1574: Partitioned into itself, Rechberg-Rechberghausen and Rechberg-Donzdorf
1601: HRE Baron
1619: Extinct; to Rechberg-Hohenrechberg and Aichen
CoA Rechberg Family.svg Rechberg-Kellmünz Lordship n/a n/a 1506: Partitioned from Rechberg-Kronburg 1539: Sold Babenhausen to Fugger
1573: To Rechberg-Kronberg
1578: Extinct
CoA Rechberg Family.svg Rechberg-Kronburg Lordship
1577: Barony
n/a n/a 1460: Partitioned from Rechberg-Illereichen 1506: Partitioned into itself and Rechberg-Kellmünz
1540: Partitioned into itself, Rechberg-Türkheim-Schwabeck and Rechberg-Osterberg
1573: Acquired Kellmünz
1577: HRE Baron
1604: Extinct; to Westernach
CoA Rechberg Family.svg Rechberg-Osterberg Lordship
1601: Barony
1810: County
n/a n/a 1540: Partitioned from Rechberg-Kronburg 1601: HRE Baron
16??: Partitioned into Rechberg-Weißenstein and itself
1806: To Württemberg
1810: To Bavaria; Raised to County and assumed the name Rechberg and Rothenlöwen
CoA Rechberg Family.svg Rechberg-Ramsberg Lordship n/a n/a 1468: Partitioned from Rechberg-Scharfenberg 1529: Extinct; to Pappenheim-Rothenstein
CoA Rechberg Family.svg Rechberg-Rechberghausen Lordship n/a n/a 1574: Partitioned from Rechberg-Illereichen 1596: Partitioned into Rechberg-Rechberghausen-Unterwaldstetten and Rechberg-Rechberghausen-Rechberghausen
CoA Rechberg Family.svg Rechberg-Rechberghausen-Rechberghausen Lordship
1642: Barony
n/a n/a 1596: Partitioned from Rechberg-Rechberghausen 1642: HRE Baron
1672: Sold Unterwaldstetten to Grafeneck-Eglingen
1677: Extinct; to Rechberg-Donzdorf
CoA Rechberg Family.svg Rechberg-Rechberghausen-Unterwaldstetten Lordship n/a n/a 1596: Partitioned from Rechberg-Rechberghausen 1640: Extinct; to Rechberg-Rechberghausen-Rechberghausen
CoA Rechberg Family.svg Rechberg-Schwabeck Lordship
1598: Barony
n/a n/a 1596: Partitioned from Rechberg-Türkheim-Schwabeck 1598: HRE Baron
1620: Extinct; to Rechberg-Osterberg
CoA Rechberg Family.svg Rechberg-Scharfenberg Lordship n/a n/a 1430: Partitioned from Rechberg-Illereichen 1468: Partitioned into Rechberg-Ramsberg and itself
1547: Extinct; to Rechberg-Illereichen
CoA Rechberg Family.svg Rechberg-Schwarzenberg Lordship n/a n/a 1459: Established when Henry of Rechberg-Gammertingen acquired Schwarzenberg through marriage 1542: Extinct; to Ehingen
CoA Rechberg Family.svg Rechberg-Staufeneck Lordship n/a n/a c. 1327: Partitioned from Rechberg auf den Bergen 1330: Acquired Illereichen
1351: Partitioned into itself and Rechberg-Illereichen
1432: Partitioned into Rechberg-Babenhausen and itself
1599: Extinct; divided between Getrude von Schutzbar and Württemberg
1601: Hohenrechberg sold to Rechberg-Donzdorf
1604: All to Getrude von Schutzbar
1623: Sold to Württemberg
CoA Rechberg Family.svg Rechberg-Türkheim-Schwabeck Lordship n/a n/a 1540: Partitioned from Rechberg-Kronburg 1597: Partitioned into Rechberg-Schwabeck and Rechberg-Weißenstein
CoA Rechberg Family.svg Rechberg unter den Bergen Lordship n/a n/a 13th Century: Partitioned from Rechberg 1316: Acquired Sindelfingen and Kellmünz
1351: Sindelfingen sold to Württemberg-Urach and Württemberg-Stuttgart
1366: Heuchlingen and Rechberghausen sold to Austria
1413: Extinct; to Rechberg-Hohenrechberg
CoA Rechberg Family.svg Rechberg-Weißenstein Lordship n/a n/a 1437: Partitioned from Rechberg-Hohenrechberg 1443: Acquired Krautheim and Ballenberg as fief of Mainz
1550: Extinct; to Rechberg-Kronburg
CoA Rechberg Family.svg Rechberg-Weißenstein Lordship
1597: Barony
1607: County
n/a n/a 1596: Partitioned from Rechberg-Türkheim-Schwabeck 1597: HRE Baron
1607: HRE Count
1618: Extinct; to Rechberg-Schwabeck
CoA Rechberg Family.svg Rechberg-Weißenstein Barony n/a n/a 16??: Partitioned from Rechberg-Osterberg 1738: Extinct; to Rechberg-Osterberg
CoA Rechteren Family.svg Rechteren-Limpurg-Speckfeld County Franc FR 1713: Renamed from Rechteren when inherited a portion of Limpurg 1806: To Württemberg
CoA Rekem, Limburg.svg Reckheim
See: Rekem
CoA Regensburg Bishopric.svg Regensburg (Ratisbon) Bishopric Bav EC 739 13th Century: HRE Prince of the Empire
1803: Merged with other territories to form Archbishopric (see below)
CoA Mainz Archbishopric.svg Regensburg (Ratisbon) Electoral Archbishopric Bav EC 1803: Mainz, Regensburg and other territories combined for Karl Theodor von Dalberg 1810: To Bavaria; Karl Theodor von Dalberg obtained Frankfurt
CoA Regensburg, Bavaria.svg Regensburg (Ratisbon) Imperial City Bav SW 1245: Free Imperial City 1803: To Archbishopric of Regensburg
1810: To Bavaria
CoA Regenstein County.svg Regenstein (Reinstein) County n/a n/a 1162: Partitioned from Blankenburg; fief of Saxony 1180: Fief of Halberstadt
1202: Fief of Brunswick and Lüneburg
1224: Partitioned into Regenstein Elder Line and Regenstein Younger Line
CoA Regenstein County.svg Regenstein (Reinstein) County n/a n/a 1599: To Halberstadt 1644: To Tannenbach as fief of Halberstadt
1671: To Halberstadt
1807: To Westphalia
1815: To Prussia
CoA Regenstein County.svg Regenstein-Blankenburg County n/a n/a 1368: Formed by Regenstein-Hainburg after acquiring Blankenburg 1599: Extinct; to Halberstadt
See: Blankenburg and Regenstein
CoA Regenstein County.svg Regenstein Elder Line County n/a n/a 1224: Partitioned from Regenstein; fief of Brunswick and Lüneburg 1328: Extinct; to Regenstein-Regenstein
CoA Regenstein County.svg Regenstein-Hainburg County n/a n/a 1248: Partitioned from Regenstein Younger Line; fief of Brunswick and Lüneburg 1344: Fief of Halberstadt
1366: Acquired Regenstein
1368: Acquired Blankenburg; renamed to Regenstein-Blankenburg
CoA Regenstein County.svg Regenstein-Regenstein County n/a n/a 1248: Partitioned from Regenstein Younger Line; fief of Brunswick and Lüneburg 1344: Fief of Halberstadt
1366: Extinct; to Regenstein-Hainburg
CoA Regenstein County.svg Regenstein Younger Line County n/a n/a 1224: Partitioned from Regenstein; fief of Brunswick and Lüneburg 1248: Partitioned into Regenstein-Regenstein and Regenstein-Hainburg
CoA Reichelsberg Lordship, Franconia.svg Reichelsberg (Reichsberg; Reichelsburg) Lordship
County
Franc n/a 1230: First mentioned; property of Brauneck as fief of Bamberg 1249: To Brauneck-Brauneck as fief of Bamberg
1390: To Würzburg
1401: To Weinsberg
1516: To Königstein
1521: To Würzburg
1671: To Schönborn
1806: To Bavaria
CoA Reichenau Abbey.svg Reichenau Abbacy Swab SP 724 ????: Imperial immediacy
1540: To the Bishopric of Constance
1803: Secularised; to Baden
CoA Reichenstein Lordship.svg Reichenstein Lordship Low Rhen WE 1332: Lordship established by Waldbott von Neuerburg 1506: Waldbott von Neuerburg extinct; to Sombreffe
1523: To Wied
1698: To Nesselrode-Reichenstein
1702: Bench of Westphalian Counts
1776: To Nesselrode-Landskron
1806: To Berg
1815: To Prussia
Blason ville fr Riquewihr (Haut-Rhin).svg Reichenweier (Riquewihr) Lordship n/a n/a 1049: First mentioned; to Egisheim-Dagsburg 1269: To Horburg
1324: To Württemberg
1680: Left the Empire as part of France
1796: To France directly
Armoiries de Reifferscheid 2.svg Reifferscheid (Reifferscheidt) Lordship n/a n/a 12th Century: First mentioned c. 1195: Partitioned into itself and Wildenburg
1273: Acquired Malberg; side line established
1354: Acquired Bedburg
1366: Partitioned into Reifferscheid-Gladbach and Reifferscheid-Bedburg
Armoiries de Reifferscheid 2.svg Reifferscheid-Bedburg Lordship n/a n/a 1366: Partitioned from Reifferscheid 1394/5: Acquired Dyck
1460: Acquired Salm in the Ardennes; renamed to Salm-Reifferscheid
Armoiries de Reifferscheid 2.svg Reifferscheid-Gladbach Lordship n/a n/a 1366: Partitioned from Reifferscheid 1426: Extinct
CoA Hohenfels-Reipoltskirchen.svg Reipoltskirchen Lordship Upp Rhen WE 1198: First mentioned 1276: To Hohenfels
1277: To Hohenfels-Reipoltskirchen
1602: Extinct; divided and shared between numerous families
1793: To France
1815: To Bavaria
CoA Rekem, Limburg.svg Rekem (Reckheim) Lordship
1356: Barony
1623: County
Low Rhen WE 1108: First mentioned 1140: Extinct; to Bronchhorst
1317: To Mark-Rekem
1335: To Stein
1356: HRE Baron
1397: To Sombreffe
1501: To Pirmont
1514: To Mark-Arenberg
1545: To Hennin
1553: To Vlodrop
1564: To Quadt-Wickrath
1590: To Aspremont-Lynden
1623: HRE Count; Joined the Westphalian Counts
1795: To France
1815: To the Netherlands
1830: To Belgium
Blason Remiremont.svg Remiremont Abbacy n/a n/a 620 1070: Imperial immediacy
1290: HRE Princess of the Empire
1566: To Lorraine
1790: Secularized to France
Armes de Chizaire.svg Retersbeck (Reitersbach) Lordship n/a n/a 1290: First mentioned 1410: Inherited Schaesberg; took the name Retersbeck von Schaesberg and shortly after Schaesberg
CoA Reuss Family.svg Reuss (Reuß)
House began at Reuss-Plauen; branch of Weida
CoA Reuss Family.svg Reuss-Burgk Advocacy (Vogtei)
1673: County
Upp Sax WT 1583: Partitioned from Reuss-Unter-Greiz 1616: Partitioned into itself and Reuss-Dölau
1640: Extinct; Burgk to Reuss-Unter-Greiz, Dölau to Reuss-Ober-Greiz
1668: Partitioned from Reuss-Unter-Greiz
1673: HRE Count
1697: Extinct; to Reuss-Unter-Greiz
CoA Reuss Family.svg Reuss-Dölau Advocacy (Vogtei)
1694: County
Upp Sax WT 1616: Partitioned from Reuss-Burgk 1636: Extinct; to Reuss-Burgk
1694: Partitioned from Reuss-Ober-Greiz
1698: Extinct; to Reuss-Ober-Greiz
CoA Reuss Family.svg Reuss-Ebersdorf County
1806: Principality
Upp Sax WT 1678: Partitioned from Reuss-Lobenstein 1806: HRE Prince
CoA Reuss Family.svg Reuss Elder Line Principality Upp Sax WT / PR 1778: Renamed from Reuss-Greiz; HRE Prince 1803: Bench of Princes
CoA Reuss Family.svg Reuss-Gera (Reuss Younger Line) Advocacy (Vogtei)
1673: County
Upp Sax WT 1564: Partitioned from Reuss-Greiz 1647: Partitioned into itself, Reuss-Saalburg, Reuss-Schleiz and Reuss-Lobenstein
1666: Acquired Saalburg
1673: HRE Count
1802: Extinct; joint rule by Reuss-Schleiz, Reuss-Lobenstein and Reuss-Ebersdorf
CoA Reuss Family.svg Reuss-Greiz Advocacy (Vogtei)
1768: County
Upp Sax WT 1359: Partitioned from Reuss-Plauen 1368: Partitioned into Reuss-Greiz Hinterschloss and Reuss-Greiz Vorderschloss
1462: Reunited by Reuss-Greiz Hinterschloss
1485: Partitioned into itself and Reuss-Kranichfeld
1564: Partitioned into Reuss-Unter-Greiz, Reuss-Ober-Greiz and Reuss-Gera
1768: Renamed from Reuss-Ober-Greiz
1778: Renamed to Reuss Elder Line
CoA Reuss Family.svg Reuss-Greiz Hinterschloss Advocacy (Vogtei) n/a n/a 1368: Partitioned from Reuss-Plauen 1394: Sold half of Wiesenburg to Meissen
1449: Extinct; to Henry VIII of Reuss-Greiz Vorderschloss
1462: Renamed to Reuss-Greiz
CoA Reuss Family.svg Reuss-Greiz Vorderschloss Advocacy (Vogtei) n/a n/a 1368: Partitioned from Reuss-Plauen 1449: To Henry X
1451: Acquired Kranichfeld
1462: Extinct; to Reuss-Greiz Hinterschloss
CoA Reuss Family.svg Reuss-Hirschberg County Upp Sax WT 1678: Partitioned from Reuss-Lobenstein 1711: Extinct; divided between Reuss-Lobenstein and Reuss-Ebersdorf
CoA Reuss Family.svg Reuss-Köstritz County
1806: Principality
n/a n/a 1692: Appanage created within Reuss-Schleiz 1806: HRE Prince
CoA Reuss Family.svg Reuss-Kranichfeld Advocacy (Vogtei) Upp Sax WT 1485: Partitioned from Reuss-Greiz 1497: Acquired Schauenforst
1529: Extinct; to Reuss-Greiz
CoA Reuss Family.svg Reuss-Lobenstein Advocacy (Vogtei)
1673: County
1806: Principality
Upp Sax WT 1647: Partitioned from Reuss-Gera 1664: Acquired Hirschberg
1673: HRE Count
1678: Partitioned into itself, Reuss-Hirschberg and Reuss-Ebersdorf
1718: Side line Reuss-Selbitz founded
1805: Inherited by Reuss-Selbitz
1806: HRE Prince
CoA Reuss Family.svg Reuss-Ober-Greiz (Reuss Intermediate Line) Advocacy (Vogtei) Upp Sax WT 1564: Partitioned from Reuss-Greiz 1577: Acquired Lobenstein
1588: Sold Lobenstein to Reuss-Gera
1590: Acquired Schleiz, Saalburg and Burgk
1616: Extinct; Ober-Greiz to Reuss-Unter-Greiz, Schleiz to Reuss-Gera
CoA Reuss Family.svg Reuss-Ober-Greiz Advocacy (Vogtei)
1673: County
Upp Sax WT 1625: Partitioned from Reuss-Unter-Greiz 1673: HRE Count
1694: Partitioned into itself and Reuss-Dölau
1768: Renamed to Reuss-Greiz
CoA Reuss Family.svg Reuss-Plauen (Reuß von Plauen) Advocacy (Vogtei) n/a n/a 1309: Name adopted by Plauen Younger Line; branch of Weida 1359: Partitioned into Reuss-Greiz and Reuss-Ronneburg
CoA Reuss Family.svg Reuss-Ronneburg Advocacy (Vogtei) n/a n/a 1359: Partitioned from Reuss-Plauen 1384: Acquired Schmölln
1398: Extinct; to Reuss-Greiz
CoA Reuss Family.svg Reuss-Rothenthal Advocacy (Vogtei)
1673: County
Upp Sax WT 1668: Partitioned from Reuss-Unter-Greiz 1673: HRE Count
1698: Extinct; to Reuss-Unter-Greiz
CoA Reuss Family.svg Reuss-Saalburg Advocacy (Vogtei) Upp Sax WT 1647: Partitioned from Reuss-Gera 1666: Saalburg to Reuss-Gera; formed Reuss-Schleiz
CoA Reuss Family.svg Reuss-Schleiz Advocacy (Vogtei)
1673: County
1806: Principality
Upp Sax WT 1647: Partitioned from Reuss-Gera 1666: Extinct; inherited by Reuss-Saalburg
1673: HRE Count
1692: Appanage Reuss-Köstritz created
1806: HRE Prince
CoA Reuss Family.svg Reuss-Selbitz Advocacy (Vogtei)
1673: County
Upp Sax WT 1718: Formed when Henry XXVI of Reuss-Lobenstein acquired Selbitz by marriage 1805: Inherited Reuss-Lobenstein
CoA Reuss Family.svg Reuss-Unter-Greiz (Reuss Elder Line) Advocacy (Vogtei)
1673: County
Upp Sax WT 1564: Partitioned from Reuss-Greiz 1583: Partitioned into Reuss-Burgk and itself
1616: Acquired Ober-Greiz
1625: Partitioned into Reuss-Ober-Greiz and itself
1668: Partitioned into Reuss-Burgk, itself and Reuss-Rothenthal
1673: HRE Count
1768: Extinct; to Reuss-Ober-Greiz
CoA Reutlingen, BW.svg Reutlingen Imperial City Swab SW 1240: Free Imperial City 1803: To Württemberg
CoA Rheda Lordship.svg Rheda Lordship n/a n/a 1170: First mentioned 1190: Extinct; to Lippe
1344: To Lippe-Rheda
1365: To Tecklenburg
1562: To Bentheim-Steinfurt
1605: To Bentheim-Tecklenburg-Rheda
1808: To Berg
1815: To Prussia
Armoiries de Rheineck.svg Rheineck Burgraviate El Rhin WE 11th Century: first mentioned; to a branch of Salm 1155: Extinct; to Cologne
1180: To Ulmen as fief of Cologne
1539: To Metternich-Brohl as fief of Cologne
1556: To Metternich-Schweppenburg as fief of Cologne
1571: To Warsberg
1654: To Sinzendorf-Ernstbrunn
1796: To France
1815: To Prussia
CoA Rheinfelden, Aargau.svg Rheinfelden County n/a n/a 10th Century 1090: Extinct; to Zähringen
1218: To the Emperor directly; city immediate (see below)
CoA Rheinfelden, Aargau.svg Rheinfelden Imperial City n/a n/a 1218: Free Imperial City 1253: To Basel
1279: Free Imperial City
1330: To Austria
1415: Free Imperial City
1439: To Austria
1467: To Burgundy
1477: To Austria
1638: To Sweden
1647: To France
1650: To Austria
1799: Left bank to France
1803: Left bank to Fricktal, canton of the Helvetic Republic. Right bank to Breisgau-Modena
1805: Right bank to Baden
CoA Rhinegraviate Stein.svg Rheingrafschaft
See: Rhinegraviate
CoA Rheintal Bailiwick.svg Rheintal Lordship / Bailiwick n/a n/a 1348: Formed by Werdenberg 1395: To Austria
1405: To Appenzell
1424: to Toggenburg
1464: Condominium of the Swiss Confederation
1648: Left the Empire as part of Switzerland
CoA Rhinegraviate Stein.svg Rhinegraviate (Rheingau; Rheingrafschaft) Rhinegraviate n/a n/a 1019: Rheingau invested upon the Embrichonids; fiefs of Mainz 1170: Imperial immediacy
1194: Half to Stein
1223: Extinct; all to Stein
CoA Riedesel Family.svg Riedesel zu Eisenbach Lordship
1684: Barony
n/a n/a 1428: Riedesel acquired Eisenbach and Lauterbach as fief of Fulda 1684: Imperial immediacy; HRE Baron
1806: To the Grand Duchy of Hesse (Hesse-Darmstadt)
Gabarit blason francais (ancien) burelé de 10 pièces.svg Rieneck County n/a n/a 11th Century: First mentioned 1101: Extinct in male line
1108: To Loon by marriage
c. 1195: Partitioned from Loon
1295: Partitioned into Rieneck-Rothenfels and Rieneck-Lohr
1333: Rieneck-Lohr
1366: Made fief of Mainz
15th Century: Partitioned into Rieneck-Grünsfeld and Rieneck-Lohr
Gabarit blason francais (ancien) burelé de 10 pièces.svg Rieneck County Franc FR 1559: Condominium between Mainz (3/4) and Hanau-Münzenberg (1/4) 1673: Mainz portion sold to Nostiz-Rieneck
1803: Nostiz-Rieneck portion sold to Colloredo-Mansfeld
1806: To Regensburg
1815: To Bavaria
Gabarit blason francais (ancien) burelé de 10 pièces.svg Rieneck-Grünsfeld County n/a n/a 15th Century: Partitioned from Rieneck 1502: Extinct; to Würzburg
Gabarit blason francais (ancien) burelé de 10 pièces.svg Rieneck-Lohr County Franc FR 1295: Partitioned from Rieneck 1333: Renamed to Rieneck
15th Century: Partitioned from Rieneck
1559: Extinct; divided between Mainz and Würzburg
Gabarit blason francais (ancien) burelé de 10 pièces.svg Rieneck-Rothenfels County n/a n/a 1295: Partitioned from Rieneck 1333: Extinct; divided between Mainz, Würzburg and Rieneck-Lohr
CoA Rietberg County.svg Rietberg Lordship
1353: County
Low Rhen WE 1237: Formed when Conrad I of Cuijk-Arnsberg acquired Rietberg from Lippe 1353: HRE Count
1456: Made fief of Hesse-Cassel
1562: To Hesse-Cassel directly
1565: Restored
1618: To John III, a scion of East Frisia
1690: Under Imperial administration
1702: Restored
1758: Extinct; to Kaunitz-Rietberg
1807: To Westphalia
1815: To Prussia
Blason badonvillers 54.svg Rixingen Lordship
1310: County
n/a n/a 1191: First mentioned; to Werd 1218: Partitioned from Werd
1310: Extinct; to Leiningen-Dagsburg
1317: To Leiningen-Hardenburg
1343: To Leiningen-Rixingen
1506: To Zweibrücken-Bitsch
1570: To Leiningen-Westerburg-Leiningen
1622: To Leiningen-Westerburg-Rixingen
1661: Left the Empire; part of France
1705: To Leiningen-Westerburg-Altleiningen and Leiningen-Westerburg-Neuleiningen
1795: To France directly
CoA Rochefort County.svg Rochefort Lordship
1494: County
n/a n/a 11th Century: First mentioned 1147: Extinct; to Walcourt-Rochefort
1418: To Mark-Arenberg by marriage
1454: To Mark-Rochefort
1544: To Stolberg-Königstein
1574: To Löwenstein-Wertheim
1611: To Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rochefort
1737: To the House of Stolberg (common territory)
1795: To France
1815: To the Netherlands
1830: To Belgium
CoA Roggenbeuren Abbey.svg Roggenburg Abbacy Swab SP 1126 1482-5: Imperial immediacy
1802: To Bavaria
Coats of arms of None.svg Roggendorf HRE Lordship
HRE County
1600: To Austria
Blason Rosheim 67.svg Rosheim Imperial City Upp Rhen RH 1303: Free Imperial City 1648: Left the Empire; to France
1679: Independence revoked
CoA Rostock County.svg Rostock Principality n/a n/a 1234: Partitioned from Mecklenburg 1300: Fief of Denmark
1312: City of Rostock seized by Mecklenburg
1314: Extinct; rest to Denmark
1323: To Mecklenburg
CoA Rot an der Rot, BW.svg Rot an der Rot (Roth an der Roth; Mönchsrot; Münchenroth) Abbacy Swab SP 1126 1497: Imperial immediacy
1803: To Wartenberg-Roth
1806: To Württemberg
CoA Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Bavaria.svg Rothenburg ob der Tauber Imperial City Franc SW 1274: Free Imperial City 1803: To Bavaria
CoA Montfort County.svg Rothenfels County Swab SC 11th Century: First mentioned; to Buchhorn 1331: To Montfort-Tettnang
1354: To Montfort-Tettnang-Tettnang
1439: To Montfort-Tettnang-Rothenfels
1567: Sold to Königsegg-Aulendorf
1588: To Königsegg-Rothenfels
1804: Sold to Austria
1805: To Bavaria
CoA Rötteln Lordship.svg Rötteln Lordship n/a n/a 1102: First mentioned; fief of Basel c. 1215: Partitioned into Rötteln-Rötteln and Rötteln-Rotenburg
1279: Reunited by Rötteln-Rötteln
1316: Extinct; to Baden-Hachberg-Sausenberg
CoA Rötteln Lordship.svg Rötteln-Rotenburg Lordship n/a n/a c. 1215: Partitioned from Rötteln 1278: Bequeathed to Basel and St. Blaise's Abbey
1280: Extinct
CoA Rötteln Lordship.svg Rötteln-Rötteln Lordship n/a n/a c. 1215: Partitioned from Rötteln 1279: Acquired Rotenburg; renamed to Rötteln
CoA Cistercian Order Bend.svg Rottenmünster Abbacy Swab SP 1224 1237: Imperial immediacy
1803: To Württemberg
CoA Rottweil, BW.svg Rottweil Imperial City Swab SW 1268: Free Imperial City 1463: Ally of the Swiss Confederation
1802: To Württemberg
CoA Rügen Principality.svg Rügen Principality n/a n/a 1168: Rani made a fief of Denmark 1325: Extinct; to Pomerania-Wolgast (fief of Denmark until 1438)
CoA Runkel County.svg Runkel Lordship n/a n/a 1159: First mentioned 1227: Partitioned into Runkel-Westerburg and Runkel-Runkel
CoA Runkel County.svg Runkel-Runkel Lordship n/a n/a 1227: Partitioned from Runkel 1454: Inherited Wied, renamed to Wied-Runkel
CoA Runkel County.svg Runkel-Westerburg Lordship n/a n/a 1227: Partitioned from Runkel 1467: inherited much of Leiningen-Dagsburg, renamed to Leiningen-Westerburg
CoA Ruppin Lordship.svg Ruppin County Upp Sax WE c. 1214: To Gebhard of Arnstein, founder of the line Lindow-Ruppin 1349: Acquired Wusterhausen and Gransee
1407: Acquired Neustadt
1524: Extinct; to Brandenburg

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