Hohenzollern-Haigerloch

Hohenzollern-Haigerloch was a small county in southwestern Germany. Its rulers belonged to the Swabian branch of the House of Hohenzollern. It became part of the neighboring Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen in 1767.

County of Hohenzollern-Haigerloch
Grafschaft Hohenzollern-Haigerloch
1576–1767
Motto: Latin: Nihil Sine Deo
(Nothing without God)
StatusCounty
CapitalHaigerloch
Common languagesGerman
Religion
Roman Catholic
GovernmentCounty
Historical eraMiddle Ages
  1576
 
1634–81
• Incorporation into
    Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen
  1767
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Hohenzollern Zollern
Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen

HistoryEdit

 
Haigerloch Castle

The more famous younger Franconian branch of the Hohenzollern family became Burgraves of Nuremberg, Margraves of Brandenburg, Kings of Prussia, and finally Emperors of Germany. Unlike their northern relatives, the Swabians remained Catholic.

The county of Hohenzollern-Haigerloch was created in 1576, when Karl I of Hohenzollern died and his lands were divided between his three sons:

All three territories were located in south-western Germany and were fiefs of the Holy Roman Empire. The area is now part of the German Land of Baden-Württemberg. Hechingen, Sigmaringen, and Haigerloch were the capitals of the three states.

Counts of Hohenzollern-Haigerloch (1576-1767)[1][2]Edit

  • Christoph, Count 1575–1592 (1552-1592), third surviving son of Karl I of Hohenzollern
Per treaty, at the extinction of the line, the county reverted to the principality of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen.
With the death of the last count, the county was permanently incorporated into the principality of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Marek, Miroslav. "hohz/hohenz8.html". genealogy.euweb.cz.[self-published source][better source needed]
  2. ^ Marek, Miroslav. "hohz/hohenz11.html". genealogy.euweb.cz.[self-published source][better source needed]

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Coordinates: 48°22′N 8°48′E / 48.367°N 8.800°E / 48.367; 8.800