List of states in the Holy Roman Empire (W)

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

Name Type Circle Bench Formed Notes
Blason famille fr de Savoie.svg Waadt
See: Vaud
County
CoA Wädenswil, Zurich.svg Wädenswil Lordship
1330: Commandry
n/a n/a 1130: First mentioned 1287: Sold to the Order of St John; attached to the Commandry of Bubikon
1330: Separate commandry
1549: Sold to Zürich
1648: Left the Empire as part of Switzerland
Armoiries Walpode de Bassenheim.svg Waldbott (Walpode) Lordship n/a n/a 1136: First mentioned 1267: Acquired Waltmannshausen as fief of Dietz; known henceforth as Waldbott von Waltmannshausen
Armoiries Walpode de Bassenheim.svg Waldbott von Bassenheim Lordship
1654: Barony
1720: County
Upp Rhen WE 1337: Side line of Waldbott von Waltmannshausen established at Bassenheim 1477: Acquired Olbrück
1512: Acquired Gudenau
1554: Partitioned into itself, Waldbott von Bassenheim zu Olbrück and Waldbott von Bassenheim zu Gudenau
1652: Acquired half of Pyrmont
1654: HRE Baron; acquired Kransberg
1710: Acquired rest of Pyrmont
1788: Joined the Westphalian Counts' benches
1794: To France
1803: Compensated with Heggbach
1806: To Bavaria
1810: To Württemberg
Armoiries Walpode de Bassenheim.svg Waldbott von Bassenheim zu Bornheim Lordship n/a n/a 1589: Partitioned from Waldbott von Bassenheim zu Olbrück
Armoiries Walpode de Bassenheim.svg Waldbott von Bassenheim zu Gudenau Lordship
1659: Barony
n/a n/a 1554: Partitioned from Waldbott von Bassenheim 1659: HRE Baron
1663: Acquired Odenhausen
1735: Extinct; to Waldbott von Bassenheim
Armoiries Walpode de Bassenheim.svg Waldbott von Bassenheim zu Königsfeld Lordship
1646: Barony
n/a n/a 1589: Partitioned from Waldbott von Bassenheim zu Olbrück 1646: HRE Baron
1763: Extinct; to Waldbott von Bassenheim zu Bornheim
Armoiries Walpode de Bassenheim.svg Waldbott von Bassenheim zu Olbrück Lordship n/a n/a 1554: Partitioned from Waldbott von Bassenheim 1589: Partitioned into Waldbott von Bassenheim zu Königsfeld, Waldbott von Bassenheim zu Bornheim and itself
1744: Extinct; to Waldbott von Bassenheim zu Bornheim
Armoiries Walpode de Bassenheim.svg Waldbott von Waltmannshausen Lordship n/a n/a 1267: Renamed from Waldbott (Walpode) 13th Century: Acquired Bassenheim
1337: Side line Waldbott von Bassenheim established
CoA Waldburg County.svg Waldburg Lordship n/a n/a 1108: First mentioned 1210: Extinct; inherited by and renamed from Tanne
1214: Side line Winterstetten founded
c. 1237: Partitioned into Waldburg-Rohrdorf, Waldburg-Waldburg and Waldburg-Warthausen
CoA Waldburg County.svg Waldburg-Capustigall Lordship
1686: County
n/a n/a c. 1524: Line founded by Frederick I of Waldburg-Trauchburg in Prussia 1686: HRE Count
CoA Waldburg County.svg Waldburg-Friedberg and Scheer Barony
1628: County
Swab SC 1580: Partitioned from Waldburg-Trauchburg 1593: Acquired Trauchburg
1612: Partitioned into itself and Waldburg-Trauchburg
1628: HRE Count
1696: Placed under Imperial administration
1717: Extinct; to Joseph William Eusebius of Waldburg-Trauchburg
1756: Extinct; to Leopold Augustus of Waldburg-Trauchburg and Kißlegg
1764: Extinct; to Waldburg-Trauchburg and Kißlegg
CoA Waldburg County.svg Waldburg-Messkirch (Waldburg-Meßkirch) Lordship n/a n/a c. 1300: Partitioned from Waldburg-Rohrdorf 1354: Extinct; to Zimmern by marriage
CoA Waldburg County.svg Waldburg-Rohrdorf Lordship n/a n/a c. 1237: Partitioned from Waldburg c. 1300: Partitioned into Waldburg-Messkirch and itself
c. 1432: Extinct
CoA Waldburg County.svg Waldburg-Sonnenberg Lordship
1463: County
n/a n/a 1429: Partitioned from Waldburg-Waldburg 1433: Acquired Scheer
1452: Acquired Friedberg
1455: Acquired Sonnenberg
1463: HRE Count
1474: Sold Sonnenberg to Austria
1480: Partitioned into Waldburg-Sonnenberg-Sonnenberg, Waldburg-Sonnenberg-Friedberg and Waldburg-Sonnenberg-Wolfegg
CoA Waldburg County.svg Waldburg-Sonnenberg-Friedberg County Swab SC 1480: Partitioned from Waldburg-Sonnenberg 1511: Extinct; to Waldburg-Trauchburg
CoA Waldburg County.svg Waldburg-Sonnenberg-Sonnenberg County n/a n/a 1480: Partitioned from Waldburg-Sonnenberg 1483: Extinct; divided between Waldburg-Sonnenberg-Friedberg and Waldburg-Sonnenberg-Wolfegg
CoA Waldburg County.svg Waldburg-Sonnenberg-Wolfegg County Swab SC 1480: Partitioned from Waldburg-Sonnenberg 1510: Extinct; to Waldburg-Zeil
CoA Waldburg County.svg Waldburg-Trauchburg Lordship
16th Century: Barony
1628: County
Swab SC 1339: Partitioned from Waldburg-Waldburg 1365: Sold Isny its sovereign rights
1374: Sold Trauchburg to Waldburg-Waldburg
1386: Extinct
1429: Partitioned from Waldburg-Waldburg
c. 1524: Side line Waldburg-Capustigall founded
15??: HRE Baron
1580: Partitioned into itself and Waldburg-Scheer and Friedberg
1593: Extinct; to Waldburg-Friedberg and Scheer
1612: Partitioned from Waldburg-Friedberg and Scheer
1628: HRE Count
1717: Partitioned into Waldburg-Friedberg and Scheer and Waldburg-Trauchburg and Kißlegg
CoA Waldburg County.svg Waldburg-Trauchburg and Kißlegg County Swab SC 1717: Partitioned from Waldburg-Trauchburg 1764: Acquired Scheer and Friedberg
1772: Extinct; to Waldburg-Zeil-Zeil
CoA Waldburg County.svg Waldburg-Waldburg Lordship Swab SC c. 1237: Partitioned from Waldburg 1339: Partitioned into itself and Waldburg-Trauchburg
1429: Partitioned into Waldburg-Sonnenberg, Waldburg-Trauchburg and Waldburg-Zeil
1595: Partitioned from Waldburg-Zeil
1600: Extinct; divided between Waldburg-Wolfegg and Waldburg-Zeil
CoA Waldburg County.svg Waldburg-Warthausen Lordship n/a n/a c. 1237: Partitioned from Waldburg 1290: Extinct; to Waldburg-Waldburg
CoA Waldburg County.svg Waldburg-Wolfegg Lordship
1628: County
Swab SC 1595: Partitioned from Waldburg-Zeil 1628: HRE Count
1672: Partitioned into Waldburg-Wolfegg-Wolfegg and Waldburg-Wolfegg-Waldsee
CoA Waldburg County.svg Waldburg-Wolfegg-Waldsee County
1803: Principality
Swab SC 1672: Partitioned from Waldburg-Wolfegg 1803: HRE Prince
1806: To Württemberg
CoA Waldburg County.svg Waldburg-Wolfegg-Wolfegg County Swab SC 1672: Partitioned from Waldburg-Wolfegg 1798: Extinct; to Waldburg-Wolfegg-Waldsee
CoA Waldburg County.svg Waldburg-Zeil Lordship
1628: County
Swab SC 1429: Partitioned from Waldburg-Waldburg 1595: Partitioned into Waldburg-Wolfegg, Waldburg-Waldburg and itself
1628: HRE Count
1675: Partitioned into Waldburg-Zeil-Zeil and Waldburg-Zeil-Wurzach
CoA Waldburg County.svg Waldburg-Zeil-Hohenems County n/a n/a 1777: Established by marriage of Clemens of Waldburg-Zeil-Trauchburg with Maria Walburga of Harrach-Rohrau, heiress of Hohenems 1790: Acquired Lustenau
1806: To Bavaria
1811: Restored
1814: To Austria
1817: Restored
1830: Sold to Austria
CoA Waldburg County.svg Waldburg-Zeil-Trauchburg County
1803: Principality
Swab SC 1779: Renamed from Waldburg-Zeil-Zeil 1803: HRE Prince
1806: To Württemberg; Alt-Trauchburg to Bavaria
CoA Waldburg County.svg Waldburg-Zeil-Wurzach County
1803: Principality
Swab SC 1675: Partitioned from Waldburg-Zeil 1803: HRE Prince
1806: To Württemberg; Ferthofen to Bavaria
CoA Waldburg County.svg Waldburg-Zeil-Zeil County Swab SC 1675: Partitioned from Waldburg-Zeil 1772: Acquired Trauchburg
1777: Side line Waldburg-Zeil-Hohenems founded
1779: Renamed to Waldburg-Zeil-Trauchburg
CoA Waldeck Family.svg Waldeck Lordship
1349: County
1692: Principality
Upp Rhen WT 1219: Partitioned from Schwalenberg 1349: HRE County
1397: Partitioned into Waldeck-Landau and Waldeck-Waldeck
1692: Reunited by Waldeck-Wildungen
1706: Appanage Waldeck-Bergheim created
1711: Renamed to Waldeck and Pyrmont
1805: Partitioned from Waldeck and Pyrmont
1812: Renamed to Waldeck and Pyrmont
CoA Waldeck Family.svg Waldeck and Pyrmont
Prince of Waldeck & Pyrmont, Count of Rappolstein, Lord of Hohenack & Geroldseck am Wasgau
Principality Upp Rhen WT / PR 1711: Renamed from Waldeck 1712: Bench of Secular Princes
1805: Partitioned into Waldeck and Pyrmont
1812: Reunited by Waldeck
CoA Waldeck Family.svg Waldeck-Bergheim County n/a n/a 1706: Appanage created in Waldeck 1816: Sideline Waldeck-Limpurg created
CoA Waldeck Family.svg Waldeck-Eisenberg County Upp Rhen WT 1486: Partitioned from Waldeck-Waldeck 1539: Partitioned into Waldeck-Landau and itself
1607: Partitioned into Waldeck-Wildungen and itself
1625: Acquired Pyrmont
1682: HRE Prince
1692: Extinct; to Waldeck-Wildungen
CoA Waldeck Family.svg Waldeck-Landau County Upp Rhen WT 1397: Partitioned from Waldeck 1495: Extinct; divided between Waldeck-Eisenberg and Waldeck-Wildungen
1539: Partitioned from Waldeck-Eisenberg
1597: Extinct; to Waldeck-Eisenberg
CoA Waldeck Family.svg Waldeck-Waldeck County n/a n/a 1397: Partitioned from Waldeck 1486: Partitioned into Waldeck-Eisenberg and Waldeck-Wildungen
CoA Waldeck Family.svg Waldeck-Wildungen County Upp Rhen WT 1486: Partitioned from Waldeck-Waldeck 1598: Extinct; to Waldeck-Eisenberg
1607: Partitioned from Waldeck-Eisenberg
1692: Renamed to Waldeck
CoA Waldsassen Abbey, Bavaria.svg Waldsassen Abbacy Bav SP 1133: Abbey established 1147: Imperial immediacy
1348: Sold Luby to Sparneck
1537: Made fief of the Palatinate
1571: Abbey dissolved
1661: Restored; fief of Bavaria
1803: Secularised and suppressed
CoA Walkenried Abbey, Lower Saxony.svg Walkenried Abbacy Upp Sax RP 1137: Abbey established 1542: Imperial immediacy
1593: Administered by Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel
1629: Abbey restored
1631: Administered by Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel
1648: Abbey secularised and suppressed
CoA Valais Canton.svg Wallis
See: Valais
County
CoA Wallmoden County.svg Wallmoden Lordship n/a n/a 1154: First mentioned; ministerialis of Hildesheim 1529: Partitioned into Wallmoden-Heinde and Wallmoden-Alt-Wallmoden
CoA Wallmoden County.svg Wallmoden-Alt-Wallmoden (Wallmoden Younger Line) Lordship n/a n/a 1529: Partitioned from Wallmoden; fief of Hildesheim
CoA Wallmoden County.svg Wallmoden-Gimborn County Low Rhen WE 1783: Renamed from Wallmoden-Heinde; HRE Count 1806: To Berg
1813: To Prussia
CoA Wallmoden County.svg Wallmoden-Heinde (Wallmoden Elder Line) Lordship n/a n/a 1529: Partitioned from Wallmoden; fief of Hildesheim 1782: Acquired Gimborn and Neustadt
1783: Renamed to Wallmoden-Gimborn
Armoiries Walpode de Bassenheim.svg Walpode
See: Waldbott
Lordship
CoA Wangen im Allgäu, BW.svg Wangen im Allgäu Imperial City Swab SW 1286: Free Imperial City 1802: To Bavaria
1810: To Württemberg
CoA Warburg, NRW.svg Warburg Imperial City Low Rhen RH 1020: To the Bishopric of Paderborn 1364: Joined the Hanseatic League
1622: To Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel
1802: To Prussia
1807: To Westphalia
1815: To Prussia
CoA Warmia Diocese.svg Warmia (Ermland) Bishopric n/a n/a 1243: Diocese established; 1/3 independent, 2/3 to the Teutonic Order 1356: HRE Prince of the Empire
1454: Teutonic share to Poland as part of Royal Prussia
1466: Independence abolished
1772: To Prussia
CoA Wartau, St Gall.svg Wartau Lordship n/a n/a Originally part of the territory of Pfäfers Abbey 1261: To Wildenberg
1320: To Werdenberg-Heiligenberg
1413: Sold to Austria
1414: To Toggenburg
1429: To Thierstein
1483: Sold to Zürich, Lucerne, Uri, Schwyz, Unterwalden, Glarus and Zug in condominium
1648: Left the Empire as part of Switzerland
CoA Kolb von Wartenberg Family.svg Wartenberg County Upp Rhen n/a 1699: Renamed from Kolb von Wartenberg; HRE Count 1707: Joined the Upper Rhenish Circle
1709: Acquired Mettenheim
1794: To France
1803: Compensated with Roth Abbey; renamed to Wartenberg-Roth
CoA Kolb von Wartenberg Family.svg Wartenberg-Roth County Upp Rhen WE 1803: Renamed from Wartenberg 1806: To Württemberg
CoA St Gall's Abbey, St Gall.svg Wasserburg Lordship n/a n/a 10th Century: To Kißlegg as advocates for St Gall's Abbey 1280: Sold to Schellenberg
1386: Sold to Montfort-Tettnang-Tettnang
1439: To Montfort-Tettnang-Rothenfels
1574: To Montfort-Bregenz-Peggau
1592: Sold to Fugger-Weißenhorn
1690: To Fugger-Kirchberg-Weißenhorn
1755: Sold to Austria
1805: To Bavaria
CoA Reuss Family.svg Weida Advocacy (Vogtei) n/a n/a 1122: First mentioned 1206: Title of "vogt" confirmed
1209: Partitioned into itself, Plauen and Gera and Greiz and Reichenbach
1421: Weida sold to Meissen
1454: Acquired Wildenfels
1531: Extinct; to Saxony
CoA Weil der Stadt, BW.svg Weil Imperial City Swab SW 1075: First mentioned; to Hirsau Abbey c. 1275: Free Imperial City
1803: To Württemberg
CoA Everstein Family.svg Weimar County n/a n/a 949: First mentioned 1062: Inherited by Orlamünde; renamed to Weimar-Orlamünde
CoA Everstein Family.svg Weimar-Orlamünde County n/a n/a 1062: Weimar and Orlamünde united 1112: Extinct; succession war between Andechs-Meran and the Rhenish Palatinate
1121: To Siegfried II, pretender to the Rhenish Palatinate, who took the name Weimar-Orlamünde
1140: Extinct; to Brandenburg
CoA Weimar-Orlamünde County, 2nd Creation.svg Weimar-Orlamünde County n/a n/a 1170: Partitioned from Brandenburg 1265: Partitioned into Weimar-Orlamünde-Orlamünde and Weimar-Orlamünde-Weimar
CoA Weimar-Orlamünde County, 2nd Creation.svg Weimar-Orlamünde-Gräfenthal County n/a n/a 1295: Partitioned from Weimar-Orlamünde-Orlamünde 1406: Partitioned into Weimar-Orlamünde-Lichtenberg, itself and Weimar-Orlamünde-Lauenstein
1426: Sold Gräfenthal to Saxony
1460: Extinct
CoA Weimar-Orlamünde County, 2nd Creation.svg Weimar-Orlamünde-Lauenstein County n/a n/a 1406: Partitioned from Weimar-Lauenstein 1427: Lauenstein to Brandenburg
1486: Extinct; Schauenforst to Reuss von Plauen
CoA Weimar-Orlamünde County, 2nd Creation.svg Weimar-Orlamünde-Lichtenberg County n/a n/a 1406: Partitioned from Weimar-Orlamünde-Lauenstein 1427: Lichtenberg to Waldenfels
1445: Magdala to Saxony
1447: Extinct
CoA Weimar-Orlamünde County, 2nd Creation.svg Weimar-Orlamünde-Orlamünde County n/a n/a 1265: Partitioned from Weimar-Orlamünde 1295: Partitioned into itself and Weimar-Orlamünde-Gräfenthal
1344: Orlamünde sold to Meissen
1346: Made fief of Meissen
1411: Extinct; to Meissen
CoA Weimar-Orlamünde County, 2nd Creation.svg Weimar-Orlamünde-Plassenburg County n/a n/a 1285: Partitioned from Weimar-Orlamünde-Weimar 1340: Extinct; to the Burgraviate of Nuremberg
CoA Weimar-Orlamünde County, 2nd Creation.svg Weimar-Orlamünde-Weimar County n/a n/a 1265: Partitioned from Weimar-Orlamünde 1285: Partitioned into itself and Weimar-Orlamünde-Plassenburg
1312: Acquired Wiehe
1321: Partitioned into itself and Weimar-Wiehe
1346: Made fief of Meissen
1365: Extinct; permanently attached to Meissen
CoA Weimar-Orlamünde County, 2nd Creation.svg Weimar-Orlamünde-Wiehe County n/a n/a 1321: Partitioned from Weimar-Weimar 1346: Made fief of Meissen
1367: To Brunswick
1372: Extinct
CoA Weingarten Abbey, BW.svg Weingarten Abbacy Swab SP 1056: Abbey established 1268: Protectorate of Austria
1274: Imperial immediacy
1613: Acquired Blumenegg
1803: To Nassau-Orange-Fulda; secularised and suppressed
1806: To Württemberg
CoA Weinsberg, BW.svg Weinsberg Imperial City n/a n/a 1283: Half made Free Imperial City 1417: Semi-independence revoked
1420: Joined the Weinsberg League
1430: Free Imperial City
1440: To the Palatinate
1504: To Württemberg
1546: To Austria
1635: To Trauttmansdorff
1646: To Württemberg
1649: To Württemberg-Neuenstadt
1742: To Württemberg
CoA Weinsberg Lordship.svg Weinsberg Lordship n/a n/a 11th Century: First mentioned; Imperial fortress 1140: Given to ministerialis of Schwäbisch Gmünd, who took the name Weinsberg
1283: City of Weinsberg acquired half-sovereignty
1325: Partioned into itself and Scheuerberg
1401: Acquired Reichelsberg
1430: City of Weinsberg acquired full sovereignty
1450: Sold all but Reichelsberg to the Palatinate
1507: Extinct; to Würzburg
CoA Weissenau Abbey, BW.svg Weissenau (Weißenau) Abbacy Swab SP 1145: Abbey established c. 1260: Imperial immediacy
1803: To Sternberg-Manderscheid
1806: To Württemberg
CoA Wissembourg Abbey, Bas-Rhin.svg Weissenburg in Alsace
(Weißenburg; Wissembourg)
Abbacy
1524: Provostry
Upp Rhen EC c. 660: Abbey established 8th Century: Imperial immediacy
1524: Converted to secular provostry
1546: In personal union with the Bishopric of Speyer
1678: Made part of France
1789: Abbey suppressed
CoA Wissembourg, Bas-Rhin.svg Weissenburg in Alsace
(Weißenburg; Wissembourg)
Imperial City Upp Rhen RH 1354: Free Imperial City 1648: Made part of France
1678: Formally ceded to France
CoA Weißenburg in Bayern.svg Weissenburg in Bavaria
(Weißenburg im Nordgau)
Imperial City Franc SW 1296: Free Imperial City 1802: To Bavaria
1804: To Prussia
1806: To Bavaria
CoA Graevenitz Family.svg Welzheim Lordship Franc FR Originally a territory of Limpurg 1379: Half sold to Württemberg
1418: Remainder sold to Württemberg
1718: To Graevenitz
1728: Joined the Franconian Counts
1733: To Württemberg
Blason badonvillers 54.svg Werd County n/a n/a 1189: Title assumed by the Landgraves of Alsace 1218: Partitioned into itself and Rixingen
c. 1340: Sold to Oettingen with remainder of Alsace
1344: Extinct
CoA Werden Abbey, NRW.svg Werden
See also: St Ludger
Abbacy Low Rhen RP 809 Always in personal union with St Ludger in Helmstedt
877: HRE Prince of the Empire; imperial immediacy
1803: To Prussia
1806: To Berg
1808: To Westphalia
1815: To Prussia
CoA Werdenberg-Heiligenberg County.svg Werdenberg County n/a n/a Name given to the descendents of Rudolf I, co-Count of Montfort (1228-1243) 1258: Werdenberg-Heiligenberg and Werdenberg-Sargans partitioned from Montfort
CoA Werdenberg-Sargans County.svg Werdenberg-Alpeck County n/a n/a 1349: Partitioned from Werdenberg-Trochtelfingen 1385: Sold to Ulm
1416: Extinct
CoA Werdenberg-Heiligenberg County.svg Werdenberg-Bludenz County n/a n/a 1377/8: Partitioned from Werdenberg-Heiligenberg 1394: Sold to Austria
1418: Extinct
CoA Werdenberg-Heiligenberg County.svg Werdenberg-Heiligenberg County n/a n/a 1258: Partitioned from Montfort 1274: Acquired Oberschwaben and Churwalden
1277: Acquired Heiligenberg
1377/8: Partitioned into Werdenberg-Werdenberg, Werdenberg-Rheineck, Werdenberg-Bludenz and itself
1413: Sold to Austria
1414: Extinct
CoA Werdenberg-Sargans County.svg Werdenberg-Heiligenberg County n/a n/a 1441: Partitioned from Werdenberg-Trochtelfingen 1475: Partitioned into Werdenberg-Trochtelfingen, itself and Werdenberg-Sigmaringen
1503: Extinct; divided between Werdenberg-Trochtelfingen and Werdenberg-Sigmaringen
1508: Renamed from Werdenberg-Trochtelfingen
1534: Extinct in male line
1535: Divided between Fürstenberg and Hohenzollern-Hechingen
CoA Werdenberg-Heiligenberg County.svg Werdenberg-Rheineck County n/a n/a 1377/8: Partitioned from Werdenberg-Heiligenberg 1395: Acquired Werdenberg-Werdenberg
1395: Most sold to Austria
1402: Werdenberg to Montfort-Tettnang-Tettnang
1428: Extinct; to Werdenberg-Trochtelfingen
CoA Werdenberg-Sargans County.svg Werdenberg-Sargans County n/a n/a 1258: Partitioned from Montfort 1289: Acquired Alpeck
1312: Partitioned into itself and Werdenberg-Trochtelfingen
1342: Partitioned into Werdenberg-Sargans-Vaduz and Werdenberg-Sargans-Sargans
CoA Werdenberg-Sargans County.svg Werdenberg-Sargans-Sargans County n/a n/a 1342: Partitioned from Werdenberg-Sargans 1396: Sold to Austria
1436: Repurchased Sargans from Austria; rest remained lost
1483: Sold to the Swiss Confederation
1501: Extinct
CoA Werdenberg-Sargans County.svg Werdenberg-Sargans-Vaduz County n/a n/a 1342: Partitioned from Werdenberg-Sargans 1416: Extinct; to Brandis
CoA Werdenberg-Sargans County.svg Werdenberg-Sigmaringen County n/a n/a 1475: Partitioned from Werdenberg-Heiligenberg 1508: Extinct; to Werdenberg-Trochtelfingen
CoA Werdenberg-Sargans County.svg Werdenberg-Trochtelfingen County n/a n/a 1312: Partitioned from Werdenberg-Sargans (in Alpeck) 1316: Acquired Trochtelfingen
1349: Partitioned into Werdenberg-Alpeck and itself
1399: Acquired Sigmaringen and Veringen
1413: Sold Schmalegg to Ravensburg
1434: Acquired Werdenberg-Rheineck
1441: Partitioned into itself and Werdenberg-Heiligenberg
1475: To Werdenberg-Heiligenberg, then given to George III
1508: Renamed to Werdenberg-Heiligenberg
CoA Werdenberg-Heiligenberg County.svg Werdenberg-Werdenberg County n/a n/a 1377/8: Partitioned from Werdenberg-Heiligenberg 1390: Extinct; succession war between Werdenberg-Rheineck and Werdenberg-Sargans-Sargans
1395: To Werdenberg-Rheineck
CoA Eschenlohe, Bavaria.svg Werdenfels County n/a n/a Originally to Eschenlohe 1294: To Freising
1803: To Bavaria
CoA Arnsberg County.svg Werl County n/a n/a 987: First mentioned 1062: Lost the Emsgau to the Archbishopric of Bremen
c. 1070: Partitioned into Werl-Arnsberg and Werl-Werl
CoA Arnsberg County.svg Werl-Arnsberg County n/a n/a c. 1070: Partitioned from Werl 1124: Extinct in male line
1132: To Cuijk-Arnsberg by marriage
CoA Arnsberg County.svg Werl-Werl County n/a n/a c. 1070: Partitioned from Werl 1102: Extinct; to the Archbishopric of Cologne
Armoiries Mecklembourg.svg Werle Principality n/a n/a c. 1235: Partitioned from Mecklenburg 1282: Partitioned into Werle-Güstrow and Werle-Parchim
1307: Reunited by Werle-Parchim
1316: Partitioned into Werle-Güstrow and Werle-Goldberg
1425: Reunited by Werle-Güstrow
1436: Extinct; 1/3 to Mecklenburg-Schwerin, 2/3 to Mecklenburg-Stargard
Armoiries Mecklembourg.svg Werle-Goldberg 1316: Principality n/a n/a 1316: Partitioned from Werle 1375: Extinct; to Werle-Waren
Armoiries Mecklembourg.svg Werle-Güstrow Principality n/a n/a 1282: Partitioned from Werle 1307: Extinct; to Werle-Parchim
1316: Partitioned from Werle
1347: Partitioned into itself and Werle-Waren
1425: Renamed to Werle
Armoiries Mecklembourg.svg Werle-Parchim Principality n/a n/a 1282: Partitioned from Werle 1307: Renamed to Werle
Armoiries Mecklembourg.svg Werle-Waren Principality n/a n/a 1347: Partitioned from Werle-Güstrow 1425: Extinct; to Werle-Güstrow
CoA Wernigerode County.svg Wernigerode County Upp Sax WT 1121: First mentioned 1268: Made fief of Brandenburg
1381: Made fief of Magdeburg
1429: Extinct; to Stolberg
CoA Wertheim, BW.svg Wertheim County Franc FR 1132: Established as a branch of the Reginbodons 1329: Acquired part of Breuberg
1497: Acquired all of Breuberg
1407: Partitioned into Wertheim-Breuberg and Wertheim-Wertheim
1509: Reunited by Wertheim-Breuberg
1556: Extinct; to Stolberg-Königstein
1574: To Löwenstein-Wertheim
1806: Divided between Baden and Bavaria
CoA Wertheim, BW.svg Wertheim-Breuberg County Franc FR 1407: Partitioned from Wertheim 1482: Partitioned into itself and Wertheim-Freudenberg
1509: Renamed to Wertheim
CoA Wertheim, BW.svg Wertheim-Freudenberg County Franc FR 1482: Partitioned from Wertheim-Breuberg 1509: Extinct; to Wertheim-Breuberg
CoA Wertheim, BW.svg Wertheim-Wertheim County n/a n/a 1407: Partitioned from Wertheim 1497: Extinct; to Wertheim-Breuberg
CoA Saxon Steed.svg Westphalia Duchy n/a n/a Originally part of the Stem Duchy of Saxony 1180: To the Archbishopric of Cologne
1202: Acquired Werl
1368: Acquired Arnsberg
1803: To Hesse-Darmstadt
1815: To Prussia
CoA Westerburg Lordship.svg Westerburg Lordship n/a n/a 1198: First mentioned; to Leiningen 1209: First mentioned as territory of Runkel after transfer by marriage
1227: To Runkel-Westerburg
1467: To Leiningen-Westerburg
1547: To Leiningen-Westerburg-Westerburg
1597: To Leiningen-Westerburg-Schaumburg
1698: To Leiningen-Westerburg-Altleiningen and Leiningen-Westerburg-Neuleiningen
1806: To Berg
1815: To Prussia
CoA Wettenhausen Abbey. Bavaria.svg Wettenhausen Abbacy Swab SP 1130: Abbey established unknown: Imperial immediacy
1803: To Bavaria; secularised and suppressed
CoA Wetzlar, BW.svg Wetzlar Imperial City Upp Rhen RH 1180: Free Imperial City 1803: To the Archbishopric of Regensburg
1810: To Frankfurt
1815: To Prussia
CoA Kirchberg County.svg Wiblingen Abbacy n/a n/a 1093: Abbey established; to Kirchberg 1504: Sold to Austria
1701: Acquired autonomy
1805: To Bavaria
1806: To Württemberg; secularised and suppressed
CoA Hochstaden County.svg Wickrath (Wickerode; Wykradt) Lordship Low Rhen WE 1105: First mentioned; to Are 1144: To Are-Hochstaden
1166: To Are-Wickrath
1309: Extinct; to Guelders
14th Century: To Broichhausen as fief of Guelders
1482: To Hompesch as fief of Austria
1488: Imperial immediacy
1502: To Quadt-Buschfeld
1518: To Quadt-Wickrath
1599: To Quadt-Wickrath-Schwanenberg
1752: Joined the Westphalian Counts
1794: To France
1815: To Prussia
CoA Wied County.svg Wied County n/a n/a 11th Century: First mentioned; gau counts of the Engersgau, fiefs of the County Palatine of the Rhine 1190: Acquired Olbrück
1244: 1st Extinct; divided between Isenburg-Wied and Eppstein
1306: Eppstein share sold to Virneburg
1462: Isenburg-Wied extinct; to Runkel-Runkel who took the name Wied-Runkel
CoA Wied County.svg Wied-Neuwied
Count of Wied & Isenburg, Lord of Runkel
County
1784: Principality
Low Rhen WE 1533: Partitioned from Wied-Runkel 1535: Extinct; to Wied-Runkel
1581: Partitioned from Wied-Runkel
1631: Partitioned into itself and Wied-Runkel
1784: HRE Prince
1806: To the Grand Duchy of Hesse (Hesse-Darmstadt)
CoA Wied County.svg Wied-Runkel
Count of Wied, Isenburg & Kriechingen, Lord of Runkel, Kriching-Püttlingen and Rollingen
County
1791: Principality
Low Rhen WE 1454: Renamed from Runkel-Runkel after acquisition of half of Wied 1462: Acquired remainder of Wied
1493: Acquired Moers
1519: Moers to Neuenahr-Bedburg
1533: Partitioned into itself and Wied-Neuwied
1581: Partitioned into Wied-Neuwied and itself
1612: Extinct; to Wied-Neuwied
1631: Partitioned from Wied-Neuwied
1709: Extinct; to Maximilian Henry of Wied-Neuwied
1791: HRE Prince
1806: To Berg (Runkel) and the Grand Duchy of Hesse (Hesse-Darmstadt)
1815: Runkel to Prussia
CoA Helfenstein County.svg Wiesensteig Lordship Swab SC 12th Century: To Helfenstein 1356: To Helfenstein-Wiesensteig
1627: Divided between Fürstenberg-Meßkirch, Leuchtenberg, and Oettingen-Baldern
1642: Leuchtenberg, and Oettingen shares sold to Bavaria
1752: Fürstenberg share sold to Bavaria
1806: To Württemberg
CoA Giech Family.svg Wiesentfels Lordship n/a n/a 1333: To Giech as fief of Bamberg 1412: 2/3 given to Schaumberg as fief of Bamberg
1632: To Salis
1654: To Giech
1806: To Bavaria
CoA Schönborn Family.svg Wiesentheid Lordship Franc FR Originally to Würzburg 1681: To Dernbach
1697: To Hatzfeld-Gleichen
1701: To Schönborn-Eschbach by marriage
1711: To Schönborn-Buchheim
1717: To Schönborn-Wiesentheid
1806: To Bavaria; then Würzburg
1814: To Bavaria
CoA Dhaun Wildgraviate.svg Wildgraviate Wildgraviate n/a n/a 11th Century: Gau counts in the Nahegau assumed the title Wildgrave 1113: Partitioned into Veldenz and itself
c. 1148: Partitioned into itself and Baumburg
1258: Partitioned into Kyrburg and Dhaun
CoA Wildenberg Barony, Graubünden.svg Wildenberg Barony n/a n/a 1126: First mentioned 1257: Acquired advocacy of Disentis Abbey
1261: Acquired advocacy of Pfäfers Abbey, Freudenberg and Wartenstein
1302: Extinct in male line
1334: Extinct; to Werdenberg-Heiligenberg by marriage
Armoiries de Wildenburg.svg Wildenburg in Eifel Lordship n/a n/a c. 1195: First mentioned; to the younger line of Reifferscheid 1328: Extinct in male line
1335: Sold to Jülich
CoA Arenberg County.svg Wildenburg in Wildenburger Land Lordship n/a n/a 1220: Partitioned from Arenberg 1418: Extinct; to Hatzfeld
1794: To Mainz
1806: To Berg
1815: To Prussia
BlasonChristian Ier (1143-1167), comte d'Oldenbourg.svg Wildeshausen County n/a n/a 1143: Partitioned from Oldenburg 1199: Partitioned into Bruchhausen and itself
1270: Extinct; to the Archbishopric of Bremen
CoA Bad Wimpfen, BW.svg Wimpfen Imperial City Swab SW c. 1300: Free Imperial City 1803: To Baden; then to Hesse-Darmstadt
CoA Windisch-Graetz Family.svg Windisch-Graetz Lordship
1682: County
Swab FR / SW 1218: First mentioned; knights in the service of Andechs-Meran 1251: To the Patriarchate of Aquileia
1270: To Styria
1341: To Patriarchate of Aquileia
1401: To Styria
1629: Relocated to Bohemia
1682: HRE Count
1802: Partitioned into Windisch-Graetz Elder Line and Windisch-Graetz Younger Line
CoA Windisch-Graetz Family.svg Windisch-Graetz Elder Line County
1804: Principality
Swab FR / SW 1802: Partitioned from Windisch-Graetz 1804: Acquired Eglofs
1806: Eglofs to Württemberg
CoA Windisch-Graetz Family.svg Windisch-Graetz Younger Line County n/a n/a 1802: Partitioned from Windisch-Graetz
CoA Bad Windsheim, Bavaria.svg Windsheim Imperial City Franc SW By 1248: Free Imperial City 1802: To Bavaria
1804: To Prussia
1807: To France
1810: To Bavaria
CoA Winneburg Lordship.svg Winneburg Lordship
1652: County
Low Rhen WE 13th Century: First mentioned 1362: Acquired Beilstein as fief of Trier
1488: To Trier
1503: Restored
1637: Extinct; to Trier
1652: To Metternich-Winneburg and Beilstein
1794: To France
To Prussia
CoA Waldburg County.svg Winterstetten Lordship n/a n/a 1214: Partitioned from Waldburg 1243: Extinct; to Schmalegg by marriage
1331: To Austria
1438: To Waldburg
CoA Wissembourg Abbey, Bas-Rhin.svg Wissembourg
See: Weissenburg in Alsace
Abbacy
CoA Wissembourg, Bas-Rhin.svg Wissembourg
See: Weissenburg in Alsace
Imperial City
CoA Wittgenstein County.svg Wittgenstein County n/a n/a 1174: First mentioned; to Battenburg 1238: Partitioned from Battenburg
1295: Made fief of Cologne
1322: Acquired Berleburg
1361: Extinct; to Sayn-Homburg who took the name Sayn-Wittgenstein
CoA Andechs-Meran.svg Wolfratshausen County n/a n/a c. 1030: Partitioned from Diessen 1073: Acquired Thanning
1121: Acquired Tegernsee
1157: Extinct; to Andechs
CoA Wolfstein Family.svg Wolfstein Lordship
1522: Barony
1673: County
Bav FR 1290: Renamed from Sulzbürg 1305: Acquired Allersberg as fief of Eichstätt
1322: Partitioned into Wolfstein-Wolfstein, Wolfstein-Sulzbürg and Wolfstein-Allersberg
1516: Reunited by Wolfstein-Sulzbürg
1522: HRE Baron; Bavarian Circle
1673: HRE Count; Franconian Bench of Counts
1740: Extinct; divided between Hohenlohe-Kirchberg and Giech
1768: Sold to Bavaria
CoA Wolfstein Family.svg Wolfstein-Allersberg Lordship n/a n/a 1322: Partitioned from Wolfstein as fief of Bavaria-Landshut 1474: Extinct; Allersberg to Bavaria-Landshut, rest to Wolfstein-Sulzbürg
CoA Wolfstein Family.svg Wolfstein-Sulzbürg Lordship n/a n/a 1322: Partitioned from Wolfstein 1353: Imperial immediacy
1403: Acquired Niedersulzbürg
1420: Partitioned into itself and Wolfstein-Untersulzbürg
1516: Renamed to Wolfstein
CoA Wolfstein Family.svg Wolfstein-Untersulzbürg Lordship n/a n/a 1420: Partitioned from Wolfstein-Sulzbürg 1516: Extinct; to Wolfstein-Sulzbürg
CoA Wolfstein Family.svg Wolfstein-Wolfstein Lordship n/a n/a 1322: Partitioned from Wolfstein 1346: Acquired Pyrbaum
1353: Imperial immediacy
1362: Acquired Mühlhausen
1383: Extinct; divided between Wolfstein-Sulzbürg and Wolfstein-Allersberg
Armoiries Eveche de Worms.svg Worms Bishopric Upp Rhen EC 346: Diocese first mentioned 861: Imperial immediacy
1793: Left bank to France
1803: Right bank to Hesse-Darmstadt
CoA Worms, Rhineland-Palatinate.svg Worms Imperial City Upp Rhen RH 1074: Free Imperial City 1792: To France
1815: To the Grand Duchy of Hesse (Hesse-Darmstadt)
CoA Wurmbrand-Stuppach Family.svg Wurmbrand-Stuppach
HRE Count of Wurmbrand-Stuppach, Baron of Steyersberg, Reittenau
Lordship
1607: Barony
1701: County
n/a FC 1194: First mentioned; fief of Styria 1607: HRE Baron
1701: HRE Count
1726: Joined the Franconian Counts (personalist)
Armoiries Wurtemberg.svg Württemberg (Wirtemberg; Wurttemberg) Lordship
1135: County
1495: Duchy
1803: Electorate
1806: Kingdom
Swab PR 1081: First mentioned 1135: HRE Count
1251: Acquired Stuttgart
1381: Acquired Teck
1442: Partitioned into Württemberg-Urach and Württemberg-Stuttgart
1482: Reunited by Württemberg-Urach
1495: HRE Duke
1519: Württemberg proper to Austria
1526: Württemberg-Mömpelgard split off
1534: Restored
1553: Partitioned into itself and Württemberg-Mömpelgard
1593: Inherited by Württemberg-Mömpelgard
1617: Partitioned into itself, Württemberg-Mömpelgard, Württemberg-Brenz-Weiltingen, Württemberg-Neuenbürg and Württemberg-Neustadt
1649: Appanages Württemberg-Neuenbürg and Württemberg-Neustadt created
1677: Appanage Württemberg-Winnental created
1733: Inherited by Württemberg-Winnental
1803: HRE Elector
1806: King

1792: Reunited

Armoiries Wurtemberg.svg Württemberg-Bernstadt Duchy n/a n/a 1672: Partitioned from Württemberg-Oels 1697: Inherited and renamed to Württemberg-Oels; Bernstadt to Charles of Württemberg-Juliusburg
1745: Extinct; to Württemberg-Oels
Armoiries Wurtemberg.svg Württemberg-Brenz-Weiltingen Duchy n/a n/a 1617: Partitioned from Württemberg 1649: Side line Württemberg-Oels founded
1705: Extinct; to Württemberg
Armoiries Wurtemberg.svg Württemberg-Juliusburg Duchy n/a n/a 1672: Partitioned from Württemberg-Oels 1697: Acquired Württemberg-Bernstadt; Juliusburg to Württemberg-Oels
Armoiries Wurtemberg.svg Württemberg-Mömpelgard (Württemberg-Montbéliard) County
1526: Principality
1553: Duchy
n/a n/a 1473: Partitioned from Württemberg-Urach 1482: To Württemberg-Urach
1526: Partitioned from Württemberg
1534: To Württemberg
1553: Partitioned from Württemberg
1593: Inherited Württemberg
1617: Partitioned from Württemberg
1723: Extinct; to Württemberg
Armoiries Wurtemberg.svg Württemberg-Neuenbürg Duchy n/a n/a 1617: Partitioned from Württemberg 1622: Extinct; to Württemberg
1649: Appanage created within Württemberg
1671: Extinct; appanage abolished
Armoiries Wurtemberg.svg Württemberg-Neuenstadt Duchy n/a n/a 1617: Partitioned from Württemberg 1631: Extinct; to Württemberg
1649: Appanage created within Württemberg
1679: Acquired Gochsheim
1742: Extinct; appanage abolished
Armoiries Wurtemberg.svg Württemberg-Oels Duchy n/a n/a 1649: Line established when Silvius Nimrod of Württemberg-Brenz-Weiltingen acquired Oels by marriage 1672: Partitioned into itself, Württemberg-Bernstadt and Württemberg-Juliusburg
1697: Extinct; to Charles Ulrich I of Württemberg-Bernstadt
1704: Partitioned into itself and Württemberg-Wilhelminenort
1805: Extinct; to Frederick William of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel
Armoiries Wurtemberg.svg Württemberg-Stuttgart County n/a n/a 1442: Partitioned from Württemberg 1482: Sovereignty surrendered to Württemberg-Urach in exchange for succession to the united state
Armoiries Wurtemberg.svg Württemberg-Urach County n/a n/a 1442: Partitioned from Württemberg 1444: Acquired Montbéliard
1473: Partitioned into itself and Württemberg-Mömpelgard
1482: Renamed to Württemberg
Armoiries Wurtemberg.svg Württemberg-Wilhelminenort Duchy n/a n/a 1704: Partitioned from Württemberg-Oels 1744: Inherited Württemberg-Oels; appanage abolished
Armoiries Wurtemberg.svg Württemberg-Winnental Duchy n/a n/a 1677: Appanage created in Württemberg 1733: Inherited Württemberg; appanage abolished
CoA Würzburg Diocese.svg Würzburg Bishopric Franc EC 743: Diocese established 1168: Acquired East Franconia
1441: HRE Duke
1803: To Bavaria
1805: To the Grand Duchy of Würzburg
1814: To Bavaria
CoA Würzburg Diocese.svg Würzburg Electorate
1806: Grand Duchy
Franc EL 1805: Former Bishopric of Würzburg given to the Elector of Salzburg in exchange for Salzburg 1806: Grand Duke
1814: To Bavaria

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