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Coat of arms of the Prince of Solms-Baruth

Solms-Baruth was a Lower Lusatian state country, from 16th century until 1945.


Castle Baruth in the 19th century, seat of the Solms-Baruth family

Solms-Baruth was one of the many minor states of the Holy Roman Empire. The House of Solms had its origins at Solms, Hesse.

It lost its independence in the German Mediatization of 1806. Initially it passed to the Kingdom of Saxony. In 1815, when Saxony was punished at the Congress of Vienna for its loyalty to Napoleon by the confiscation of a significant part of its territory, Solms-Baruth was transferred to Prussia. The Prussian representative at the Congress was Karl August von Hardenberg and his assistant, Count of Solms-Sonnewalde.

The Solms-Baruth state was until 1945 owned by the Solms-Baruth family, the state consisted in, the family seat Castle, ten villages and about 15,000 hectares of agriculture and forestry land.


  • Friedrich Magnus, Count of Solms-Laubach-Sonnenwalde (1521-1561)
    • Otto, Count of Solms-Sonnenwalde 1596−1612 (1550-1612), second surviving son
      • Friedrich Albert, Count of Solms-Sonnenwalde 1612−1615 (1592-1615)
    • Johann Georg I, Count of Solms-Laubach (1546-1600), eldest surviving son
      • Johann Georg II, Count of Solms-Baruth in Wildenfels 1615-1632 (1591-1632), sixth surviving son

Counts of Solms-Baruth[1][edit]

  • Johann Georg III, Count 1632-1690 with his brother (1630–1690), fifth and youngest surviving son of Johann Georg II
  • Friedrich Sigismund I, Count 1632–1696 initially with his brother (1627-1696), fourth surviving son of Johann Georg II
    • Friedrich Sigismund II, Count 1696–1737 (1669-1737)
      • Friedrich Gottlob Heinrich, Count 1737–1787 (1725-1787)
        • Friedrich Carl Leopold, Count 1787–1801 (1757-1801)
          • Friedrich Heinrich Ludwig, Count 1801–1879 (1795-1879)
            • Friedrich Hermann Carl, Count 1879-1888 (1821-1904), created Fürst 1888

Princes ( Fürsten) of Solms-Baruth[edit]

  • Fürst Friedrich Hermann Carl, 1st Prince 1888-1904 (1821–1904)
    • Fürst Friedrich Hermann Johann, 2nd Prince 1904–1920 (1853-1920)
      • Fürst Friedrich Hermann Heinrich, 3rd Prince 1920–1951 (1886-1951)
        • Fürst Friedrich Wilhelm Ferdinand, 4th Prince 1951-2006 (1926-2006)
          • Fürst Friedrich Eduard Philipp, 5th Prince 2006–present (born 1963)
          • Count Julian of Solms-Baruth (born 1965)
            • Count Afonso of Solms-Baruth (born 1997)
      • Count Hans Georg Eduard of Solms-Baruth (1893-1971)
        • Count Friedrich-Hans of Solms-Baruth (1923-2006)
          • Count Christian-Friedrich of Solms-Baruth (born 1954)
            • Count Alexander of Solms-Baruth (born 1989)
        • Count Hubertus of Solms-Baruth (1934-1991)
          • Count Ruprecht of Solms-Baruth (born 1963)
            • Count Kasimir of Solms-Baruth (born 1991)
            • Count Humbertus of Solms-Baruth (born 1993)
            • Count Clemens of Solms-Baruth (born 1996)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Marek, Miroslav. "solms/solms12.html". [self-published source][better source needed]

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