Solms-Rödelheim-Assenheim

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County of Solms-Rödelheim-Assenheim
Grafschaft Solms-Rödelheim-Assenheim
State of the Holy Roman Empire
1635–1699
1722–1728
1778–1806


Coat of arms

Capital Rödelheim
Government Principality
Historical era Middle Ages
 •  Union of S-Rödelheim
    and S-Assenheim
1635
 •  Repartitioned in twain 1699
 •  Reunited 1722
 •  Repartitioned 1728
 •  Reunited 1778
 •  Mediatised to Hesse-
    -Kassel
and -Darmstadt
1806
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Solms Solms-Assenheim
Solms Solms-Rödelheim
Grand Duchy of Hesse
Landgraviate of Hesse-Kassel
Assenheim Castle

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

Solms-Rödelheim-Assenheim was thrice created by a union of the Counts of Solms-Assenheim and Solms-Rödelheim, and on the first two occasions repartitioned into those statelets. Solms-Rödelheim-Assenheim was mediatised to Hesse-Kassel (or Hesse-Cassel) and Hesse-Darmstadt in 1806.

Counts of Solms-Rödelheim-Assenheim[edit]

First creation: 1635–1699[1][edit]

  • Johann August, Count 1635–1680 (1623-1680), second son of Johann Georg II, Count of Solms-Baruth
    • Johann Karl Eberhard, Count 1680–1699 (1657-1699), eldest surviving son

Second creation: 1722–28[edit]

Ludwig Heinrich, Count 1722-1728 (1667-1728), third surviving son of Johann August, inherited Assenheim 1699, Rödelheim 1722

Third creation: 1778–1806[edit]

  • Johann Ernst Karl, Count 1778–90 (1714-1790), second surviving son of Ludwig Heinrich, inherited elder brother's territories 1778
    • Volrath Franz Karl Ludwig, Count 1790–1818 (1762-1818), mediatized 1806

After Mediatization[edit]

  • Volrath Franz Karl Ludwig, Count 1790–1818 (1762-1818), mediatized 1806
    • Karl, Count 1818-1844 (1790-1844)
      • Maximilian, Count 1844-1892 (1826-1892)
        • Karl Franz, Count 1892-1923 (1864-1923)
          • Maximilian, Count 1923-1968 (1893-1968)
            • Markwart, Count 1968-1976 (1925-1976), adopted Nikolaus as his successor
          • Count Joachim Ernst of Solms-Rödelheim-Assenheim (1896-1978)
            • Count Günther Wolfgang of Solms-Rödelheim-Assenheim (1931-1979)
              • Nikolaus, Count 1979-1981 (1961-1981)
              • Philipp, Count 1981–present (born 1964)
                • Theodor, Hereditary Count (born 2010)[2]

References[edit]