von Galen

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von Galen
noble family
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Country Flag of Germany.svg Germany
Titles Freiherr, count
Founded 13th century
Founder Rotger von Galen
Ethnicity German

The Von Galen family is an old, noble, Westphalian family, historically Roman Catholic, from the County of Mark.


The earliest von Galens appeared in the twelfth century. Some branches of the family spread to East Prussia through the crusades and military expeditions of the Teutonic Order during the high and late Middle Ages. The German branches still in existence hold the titles of Freiherr (baron) and Graf (count).

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