Solms-Laubach

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County of Solms-Laubach
Grafschaft Solms-Laubach
State of the Holy Roman Empire
1544–1676
1696–1806


Coat of arms

Capital Laubach
Government Principality
Historical era Middle Ages
 •  Partitioned from S-Lich 1544
 •  Partitioned to create
    Solms-Sonnenwalde

1561
 •  Partitioned to create
    S-Baruth & S-Rödelheim

1607
 •  Partitioned to create
    Solms-Sonnenwalde

1627
 •  Annexed to Solms-Baruth 1676–96
 •  Mediatised to Hesse 1806
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Solms-Lich Solms-Lich
Grand Duchy of Hesse

Solms-Laubach was a County of southern Hesse and eastern Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. The House of Solms had its origins at Solms, Hesse.

Solms-Laubach was originally created as a partition of Solms-Lich. Solms-Laubach partitioned between itself and Solms-Sonnenwalde 1561; between itself, Solms-Baruth and Solms-Rödelheim 1607; and between itself and Solms-Sonnenwalde 1627. Solms-Laubach inherited Solms-Sonnenwalde in 1615. With the death of Count Charles Otto in 1676, it was inherited by Solms-Baruth and recreated as a partition in 1696. Solms-Laubach was mediatised to Hesse-Darmstadt in 1806.

Laubach Castle

Counts of Solms-Laubach[edit]

First creation: 1544–1676[edit]

  • Frederick Magnus I (1544–61)
  • John George (1561–1600)
  • Albert Otto I (1600–10)
  • Albert Otto II (1610–56)
  • Charles Otto (1656–76)

Second creation: 1696–1806[edit]

  • Frederick Ernest (1696–1723)
  • Christian Augustus (1723–84), with...
    • Frederick Magnus II (1723–38)
  • Frederick Louis Christian (1784–1806)

Mediatized[edit]

  • Friedrich Ludwig Christian, 5th Count 1806(Mediatized)-1822 (1769-1822)
    • Otto, 6th Count 1822-1872 (1799-1872)
      • Friedrich, 7th Count 1872-1900 (1833-1900)
        • Otto, 8th Count 1900-1904 (1860-1904)
          • Georg, 9th Count 1904-1969 (1899-1969)
            • Otto, 10th Count 1969-1973 (1926-1973)
              • Karl, 11st Count 1973–present (b.1963)
                • August, Hereditary Count of Solms-Laubach (b.1994)
              • Count Gustav (b.1965)
                • Count Oscar (b.2008)
              • Count Franz (b.1971)
          • Count Friedrich (1902-1991)
            • Count Ernst (b.1939)
              • Count Stefan (b.1976)
        • Count Reinhard (1872-1937)
          • Count Hans (1927-2009)
            • Count Georg (b.1972)
      • Count Ernst (1837-1908)
        • Count Ernstotto (1890-1977)
          • Count Friedrich-Ernst (b.1940)
            • Count Moritz (b.1980)
            • Count Philipp (b.1985)

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References[edit]

  • Rudolph zu Solms-Laubach: Geschichte des Grafen- und Fürstenhauses Solms. Adelmann, Frankfurt am Main 1865