Orsini-Rosenberg

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House of Orsini-Rosenberg
Coat of arms of Orsini-Rosenberg
Country Austria
Parent house House of Graben von Stein
Titles Reichsfürst und Reichsgraf von Orsini und Rosenberg
Burggraf of Klagenfurt
Freiherr auf Lerchenau und Grafenstein
Founded first named in 1322
Founder Konrad ab dem Roesenperg

Orsini-Rosenberg (also Ursin-Rosenberg) is the name of an old Austrian noble family. It originally sprang out from the Graben family (an apparent or illegitimate branch of the House of Meinhardin)[1] from Schloss Alt-Grabenhofen near the city of Graz.[2]

History[edit]

The earliest known member of the Orsini-Rosenberg family, Konrad ab dem Roesenperg, lived around 1322. He was a member of the low nobility who lived at Schloss Alt-Grabenhofen, between Reinerkogel and Rosenberg. During the 17th and 18th centuries, the success of the family arose from the steady accumulation of land, and loyalty to the Habsburg Emperor.

On 2 August 1633, Johann Andreas von Rosenberg, Herr von Rosenberg, was elevated to the Reichsfreiherrenstand with the title of Freiherr of the Holy Roman Empire, Freiherr of Lerchenau, Herr of Magereckh and Grafenstein, and in 1648 to the Austrian Grafenstand. Since 1681, the family held the title of Reichsgraf, and in 1683 they became members of the Reichstag. In the same year, they took the name of the old Italian princely Orsini family; their family name changed to Ursini-Rosenberg or Orsini-Rosenberg. On 9 October 1790, Franz Xaver Wolfgang von Orsini-Rosenberg was elevated to Reichsfürst von Orsini-Rosenberg.

Princes of Orsini-Rosenberg (1790)[edit]

  • Vincenz, 1st Prince 1790-1794 (1722-1794)
    • Franz, 2nd Prince 1794-1832 (1761-1832)
      • Ferdinand, 3rd Prince 1832-1859 (1790-1859)
        • Heinrich, 4th Prince 1859-1929 (1848-1929)
          • Johannes, 5th Prince 1929-1932 (1893-1932)
            • Heinrich, 6th Prince 1932-2011 (1925-2011)
              • Johannes, 7th Prince 2011-present (b.1949)
                • Heinrich, Hereditary Prince of Orsini-Rosenberg (b.1979)
                • Prince Paul (b.1982)
              • Prince Ferdinand (b.1953)
                • Prince Konrad (b.1982)
                • Prince Ludwig (b.1989)
              • Prince Markus (b.1955)
                • Prince Maximilian (b.1988)
            • Prince Johann (1926-2004), male heirs exist
      • Prince Friedrich (1801-1887), male heirs exist

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Family members[edit]

Franz Xaver von Orsini-Rosenberg
Thaler with the family arms (1793)

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Rudolf Granichstaedten-Czerva (1948): "Brixen - Reichsfürstentum und Hofstaat".
  2. ^ Collegium Res Nobilis Austriae: Orsini und Rosenberg Archived March 3, 2016, at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ Online Gotha - Orsini and Rosenberg

Literature[edit]

  • Hans Pawlik: Orsini-Rosenberg, Geschichte und Genealogie eines alten Kärntner Adelsgeschlechts. In: Archiv für vaterländische Geschichte und Topographie. book nr. 98. Verlag des Geschichtsvereines für Kärnten, Klagenfurt 2009. p. 1-304.

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