Virneburg

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Virneburg
Virneburg
Virneburg
Coat of arms of Virneburg
Coat of arms
Virneburg   is located in Germany
Virneburg
Virneburg
Location of Virneburg within Mayen-Koblenz district
Virneburg in MYK.png
Coordinates: 50°20′32″N 7°4′44″E / 50.34222°N 7.07889°E / 50.34222; 7.07889Coordinates: 50°20′32″N 7°4′44″E / 50.34222°N 7.07889°E / 50.34222; 7.07889
Country Germany
State Rhineland-Palatinate
District Mayen-Koblenz
Municipal assoc. Vordereifel
Government
 • Mayor Herbert Pung
Area
 • Total 5.42 km2 (2.09 sq mi)
Elevation 402 m (1,319 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 372
 • Density 69/km2 (180/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 56729
Dialling codes 02656
Vehicle registration MYK
Website www.virneburg-eifel.de

Virneburg is a municipality in the district of Mayen-Koblenz in Rhineland-Palatinate, western Germany. Virneburg Castle is located in the village.

Geography[edit]

Virneburg is a municipality in the Vulkaneifel. Next towns are Mayen in the East and Adenau in the West. The average height is 402 meters above NN. Virneburg is in a valley surrounded by four mountains. In the middle of Virneburg there is a fifth mountain on which the Virneburg ruin was built.

County of Virneburg[edit]

The County of Virneburg lies between Mayen and Adenau, near the city of Koblenz. It is located in what is now called the region of Rheinland-Pfalz.

Counts of Virneburg (ca 1052–1445)[edit]

The earliest Counts of Virneburg date back to the eleventh century.[2]

  • Bernhard, Count of Virneburg (died after 1052)
  • Herman I, Count of Virneburg (died after 1112)
  • Herman II, Count of Virneburg (died after 1157)
  • Godfrey, Count of Virneburg (died after 1192)
  • Frederik, Count of Virneburg (died after 1213), brother of Godfrey.
  • Herman III, Count of Virneburg (died after 1238), probably the son of Godfrey, Count of Virneburg.
  • Henry I, Count of Virneburg. Son of Hermann III and Lukardis of Nassau.
  • Robert II, Count of Virneburg (died 1308). Son of Henry I and his wife Ponzetta.
  • Robert III, Count of Virneburg (died 1352). Son of Robert II and Kunigunde von Neuenahr.
  • Gerard, Count of Virneburg (died 1379), son of Robert III.
  • Adolf, Count of Virneburg (died 1384), son of Robert III.
  • Robert IV, Count of Virneburg (died 1445), son of Adolf of Virneburg and Jutta van Randerode.

Other notable members of the Virneburg family:

  • Heinrich II of Virneburg, the sixth son of Count Heinrich of Virneburg. Archbishop of Cologne from 1304 to his death in 1332.
  • Jan van Virneburg (died 23 June 1371) was a bishop of Münster from 1363 to 1364, and bishop of Utrecht from 1364 to 1371. Son of Robert III of Virneburg

Counts of Manderscheid and Virneburg[edit]

  • Francis, Count of Manderscheid and Virneburg (b. 1514 – d. 1548)
  • Joachim, Count of Manderscheid and Virneburg (d. 9 Sep. 1582).[3]
    • Anna Salome of Virneburg.
    • Elisabeth of Virneburg. Inherited Virneburg from her sister Anna Salome.

Counts of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Virneburg (1611–1812)[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gemeinden in Deutschland mit Bevölkerung am 31. Dezember 2015" (PDF). Statistisches Bundesamt (in German). 2016. 
  2. ^ Cawley, Charles, Counts of Virneburg, Medieval Lands database, Foundation for Medieval Genealogy ,[self-published source][better source needed] on Medieval Lands
  3. ^ Johann Friedrich Schannat, Georg Baersch, Eiflia illustrata oder geographische und historische Beschreibung der Eifel, Volumes 1-2 , Mayer, 1825, p 1058, Google Books