Rechberg and Rothenlöwen

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Lordship (Barony, County) of Rechberg and Rothenlöwen
Herrschaft (Freiherrschaft, Grafschaft) Rechberg und Rothenlöwen
State of the Holy Roman Empire
before 1206–1806

Coat of arms of Osterberg

Capital Unknown
Government Principality
Historical era Middle Ages
 •  First mention of Rechberg 1176
 •  Established before 1206 12th century
 •  Raised to barony 1577
 •  Raised to county 1607
 •  Inherited Osterberg 1767
 •  Mediatised to
 •  Acquired by Bavaria 1810
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Duchy of Swabia
Kingdom of Württemberg

Rechberg and Rothenlöwen was a country in the Holy Roman Empire. Rechberg and Rothenlöwen was a renaming of Osterberg, and it inherited Osterberg in 1767. Rechberg and Rothenlöwen was mediatised to Württemberg in 1806. The family of the Grafen von Rechberg und Rothenlöwen would be an important one in the 19th century. Aloys was a prominent Bavarian statesman, while his son Johann Bernhard, would enter the Austrian diplomatic service and rise eventually to the post of Minister of Foreign Affairs.

Counts of Rechberg and Rothenlöwen[edit]

After German Mediatisation[edit]


  • Maximilian Emanuel, Count 18..-1819 (1736-1819)
    • Aloys, Count 1819-1849 (1766-1849)
      • Albrecht, Count 1849-1885 (1803-1885)
        • Otto, Count 1885-1918 (1833-1918)
          • Joseph, Count 1918-1967 (1885-1967)
          • Count Albert (1887-1983)
            • Albert, Count 1967-2013 (1912-2013)
              • Bernhard, Count 2013–present (b.1956)
                • Konrad, Hereditary Count (b.1994)
                • Count Gaudenz (b.1996)
              • Count Nikolaus (b.1958)
                • Count Leon (b.1996)

Coordinates: 48°9′N 10°10′E / 48.150°N 10.167°E / 48.150; 10.167