Sayn-Homburg

Sayn-Homburg (not to be confused with the later state of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Homburg) was a mediaeval county of Germany with its seat at Homburg Castle. It was created as a partition of Sponheim-Sayn in 1283. In 1345, Salentin, the son of Count Godfrey, married the heiress of Wittgenstein and the Counties were united and, on his death, merged to form the County of Sayn-Wittgenstein.

County of Sayn-Homburg
Grafschaft Sayn-Homburg
1283–1384
StatusState of the Holy Roman Empire
CapitalHomburg
GovernmentPrincipality
Historical eraMiddle Ages
• Partitioned from
    Sponheim-Sayn
 
1283 1283
• Count marries heiress
    to Wittgenstein
 
1345
• Counties merged
1384
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Image missing Sponheim-Sayn
Sayn-Wittgenstein Image missing

Counts of Sayn-Homburg (1283–1384)Edit

To County of Sayn-Wittgenstein