Solms-Hohensolms-Lich

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County (Principality) of Solms-Hohensolms-Lich
Grafschaft (Fürstentum) Solms-Hohensolms-Lich
State of the Holy Roman Empire
County of Solms
 
County of Solms
1718–1806
 

 

 


Coat of arms

Capital Lich
Government Principality
Historical era Middle Ages
 •  Union of S-Hohensolms
    and Solms-Lich
1718
 •  Raised to principality 1792
 •  Mediatised to Austria,
    Hesse, Prussia and
    Württemberg
1806
The princely castle at Lich, Hesse

Solms-Hohensolms-Lich was a County with Imperial immediacy in what is today the federal Land of Hessen, Germany.

History[edit]

The county was originally created as a union of the counties of Solms-Hohensolms and Solms-Lich, and it was raised to a Principality of the Holy Roman Empire in 1792. Solms-Hohensolms-Lich was mediatised to Austria, Hesse-Darmstadt, Prussia and Württemberg in 1806. The House of Solms had its origins at Solms, Hesse. The actual prince of Solms-Hohensolms-Lich still resides at Lich castle.

Rulers of Solms-Hohensolms-Lich[edit]

Counts of Solms-Hohensolms-Lich (1718–1792)[1][edit]

  • Friedrich Wilhelm, Count 1718–44 (1682-1744)
    • Charles Christian, Count 1744–92 (1725-1803), created Reichsfürst 1792

Princes of Solms-Hohensolms-Lich (1792–present)[2][edit]

  • Charles Christian, 1st Prince 1792–1803 (1725-1803)
    • Charles Louis Augustus, 2nd Prince 1803–1807 (1762-1807) - Mediatized in 1806
      • Charles, 3rd Prince 1807-1824 (1803-1824)
      • Ludwig, 4th Prince 1824-1880 (1805-1880)
      • Prince Ferdinand (1806-1876)'
        • Hermann, 5th Prince 1880-1899 (1838-1899)
          • Charles, 6th Prince 1899-1920 (1866-1920)
          • Reinhard Louis, 7th Prince 1920-1951 (1867-1951)
            • Hermann Otto, Hereditary Prince (1902-1940)
              • Philipp-Reinhard, 8th Prince 1951-2015 (1934-2015)[3]
                • Carl-Christian, 9th Prince 2015-present (born 1975)
                • Prince Louis Phillip (born 1978)
                • Prince Frederik Sebastian (born 1987)
              • Prince Wilhelm (born 1937)
                • Prince Benedict (born 1965)
                • Prince Christian-Lucius (born 1974)
                  • Prince Maximilian
              • Prince Hermann Otto (born 1940)

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://genealogy.euweb.cz/solms/solms5.html
  2. ^ http://www.almanachdegotha.org/id102.html
  3. ^ http://mittelhessen-gedenkt.de/Traueranzeige/PhilippReinhard-FuerstzuSolms-Hohensolms-Lich