Solms-Braunfels

Solms-Braunfels was a County with Imperial immediacy in what is today the federal Land of Hesse in Germany.

County (Principality) of Solms-Braunfels

Grafschaft (Fürstentum) Solms-Braunfels
1258–1806
Coat of arms of Solms-Braunfels
Coat of arms
StatusState of the Holy Roman Empire
CapitalBraunfels
Common languagesWest Central German
GovernmentPrincipality
Historical eraMiddle Ages
• Partitioned from Solms
1258
• Partitioned to create
    Ottenstein

1325
• Partitioned to create Lich
1409
• Partitioned to create
    Greifenstein and Hungen

1592
• Raised to principality
1742
• Mediatised to Austria,
    Hesse, Prussia and
    Württemberg
1806
Preceded by
Succeeded by
County of Solms
Archduchy of Austria
Grand Duchy of Hesse
Kingdom of Prussia
Kingdom of Württemberg

Solms-Braunfels was a partition of Solms, ruled by the House of Solms, and was raised to a Principality of the Holy Roman Empire in 1742. Solms-Braunfels was partitioned between: itself and Solms-Ottenstein in 1325; itself and Solms-Lich in 1409; and itself, Solms-Greifenstein and Solms-Hungen in 1592. Solms-Braunfels was mediatised to Austria, Hesse-Darmstadt, Prussia and Württemberg in 1806.

RulersEdit

Counts of Solms-Braunfels (1258–1742)[1][2]Edit

  • Henry III, Count 1258–1312 (died 1312), elder son of Henry II, Count of Solms
    • Bernhard I, Count 1312–49 (died 1349), second son of Henry III
      • Otto I, Count 1349–1410 (died 1410)

Princes of Solms-Braunfels (1742–1806)[3]Edit

Mediatized Princes of Solms-BraunfelsEdit

The main branch of the princely House of Solms-Braunfels became extinct with Georg Friedrich Victor in 1970. Braunfels Castle was inherited by the last Prince's son-in-law, the Count of Oppersdorff who changed the family name in 1969 to Oppersdorff-Solms-Braunfels. An Austrian side branch continues to exist.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Marek, Miroslav. "solms/solms1.html". genealogy.euweb.cz.[self-published source][better source needed]
  2. ^ Marek, Miroslav. "solms/solms2.html". genealogy.euweb.cz.[self-published source][better source needed]
  3. ^ Marek, Miroslav. "solms/solms3.html". genealogy.euweb.cz.[self-published source][better source needed]