Fürstenberg-Fürstenberg

Fürstenberg-Fürstenberg was a territory in Swabia, which was located in present-day southern Baden-Württemberg, Germany. It was ruled by the House of Fürstenberg in the Circle of Swabia during the Holy Roman Empire.

Principality of
Fürstenberg-Fürstenberg

Fürstentum Fürstenberg-Fürstenberg
1716–1804
Coat of arms of Fürstenberg-Fürstenberg
Coat of arms
StatusPrincipality
CapitalDonaueschingen
Religion
Catholic
GovernmentPrincipality
Prince (Fürst) 
Historical eraEarly modern period
• Raised to principality
1716
• Inherited by Fürstenberg-Pürglitz
1804
Area
17702,000 km2 (770 sq mi)
Population
• 1770
79000

HistoryEdit

The territory consisted at times of two historical states, which were both named after the state of Fürstenberg and the Fürstenberg Castle. The first state was created in 1408 as a partition of the county of Fürstenberg. After the death in 1441 of its only count, Henry VII, it was partitioned between Fürstenberg-Baar and Fürstenberg-Geisingen.

The second state emerged as a county in 1704, as a partition of Fürstenberg-Stühlingen. It was raised to a principality in 1716, then was partitioned between itself and Fürstenberg-Pürglitz in 1762, after the death of Prince Joseph Wilhelm Ernst (1699–1762).

The last male of the Fürstenberg-Fürstenberg branch was Prince Charles Joachim (1771–1804). Upon his death in 1804, the principality was inherited by the Princes of Fürstenberg-Pürglitz, who descended from Prince Joseph Wilhelm Ernst's second son.

Count of Fürstenberg-Fürstenberg (1408–41)Edit

Henry VII, Count from 1408–41

Count of Fürstenberg-Fürstenberg (1704–16)Edit

Joseph Wilhelm Ernst, Count from 1704–16 (1699–1762), great-great-grandson of Christoph II, Count of Fürstenberg

Princes of Fürstenberg-Fürstenberg (1716–1804)[1]Edit

  • Joseph Wilhelm Ernst, 1st Prince from 1716–62 (1699–1762)
    • Joseph Wenceslaus, 2nd Prince from 1762–83 (1728–1783), eldest son of Joseph Wilhelm Ernst
      • Joseph Maria Benedict, 3rd Prince from 1783–96 (1758–1796)
      • Charles Joachim, 4th Prince from 1796–1804 (1771–1804)

Upon the extinction of this line in 1804, the principality passed to the Princes of Fürstenberg-Pürglitz.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Marek, Miroslav. "furstbg/furstenbg3.html". genealogy.euweb.cz.[self-published source][better source needed]