Pappenheim-Schwindegg was a statelet in the Holy Roman Empire that existed from 1518 until 1568.
|Status||State of the Holy Roman Empire|
|Historical era||Middle Ages|
• Inherited and renamed to Pappenheim-Treuchtlingen
|Today part of||Germany|
In 1518 the Fraunhofens became extinct in the male line and Schwindegg passed by marriage of the heiress Anna to Ulrich, a younger son of the lord of Pappenheim-Treuchtlingen, thereby founding the line of Pappenheim-Schwindegg. In 1555 the family converted to Lutheranism. After the Treuchtlingen line became extinct in 1568, the Schwindegg line inherited that territory, and assumed that name and title.
Schwindegg was sold to the knight Sebastian of Haunsperg in 1591.
Heads of state edit
Lords of Pappenheim-Schwindegg (1518 – 1568) edit
- Ulrich (1518–1539)
- George IV (1539–1553)
- Veit (1553–1568), Lord of Pappenheim-Treuchtlingen (1568–1600)
- (in German) Deutsche Biographie – Von Pappenheim
- (in German) Historisches Lexikon Bayerns – Reichsmarschälle von Pappenheim