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Solms-Hohensolms-Lich was at first a County and later Principality with Imperial immediacy in what is today the federal Land of Hessen, Germany.

County (Principality) of Solms-Hohensolms-Lich

Grafschaft (Fürstentum) Solms-Hohensolms-Lich
Coat of arms of Solms-Hohensolms-Lich
Coat of arms
StatusState of the Holy Roman Empire
Historical eraMiddle Ages
• Union of S-Hohensolms
    and Solms-Lich
• Raised to principality
• Mediatised to Austria,
    Hesse, Prussia and
Preceded by
Succeeded by
County of Solms Solms-Hohensolms
County of Solms Solms-Lich
Archduchy of Austria
Grand Duchy of Hesse
Kingdom of Prussia
Kingdom of Württemberg
The princely castle at Lich, Hesse


The county was originally created in 1718 as a union of the counties of Solms-Hohensolms and Solms-Lich for Count Friedrich Wilhelm zu Solms-Hohensolms-Lich (1682-1744). It existed from 1718 until 1792.


It was raised to a Principality of the Holy Roman Empire in 1792 for Prince Karl Christian zu Solms-Hohensolms-Lich (1725-1803). Solms-Hohensolms-Lich was mediatised to Austria, Hesse-Darmstadt, Prussia and Württemberg in 1806. The House of Solms had its origins at Solms, Hesse. The Prince of Solms-Hohensolms-Lich still resides at Castle Lich in Lich.

Rulers of Solms-Hohensolms-LichEdit

Monument of Prince Ludwig zu Solms-Hohensolms-Lich outside Lich Castle

The House of Solms-Hohensolms-Lich is a Hessian princely family, and a line of the House of Solms-Braunfels. The House of Solms-Hohensolms-Lich originally were imperial counts, raised to the rank of Imperial Prince in 1792.

Counts of Solms-Hohensolms-Lich (1718–1792)[1]Edit

  • Friedrich Wilhelm, Count 1718–44 (1682-1744)
    • Charles Christian, Count 1744–92 (1725-1803), created Reichsfürst 1792

Princes of Solms-Hohensolms-Lich (1792–present)Edit

  • Charles Christian, 1st Prince 1792–1803 (1725-1803) ∞ 1759 Sophie Charlotte, Countess of Dohna-Schlobitten
    • Charles Louis Augustus, 2nd Prince 1803–1807 (1762-1807) - Mediatized in 1806; ∞ 1802 Henrietta Sophie, Countess of Bentheim-Steinfurt
      • Charles, 3rd Prince 1807-1824 (1803-1824)
      • Ludwig, 4th Prince 1824-1880 (1805-1880); ∞ 1829 Marie, princess of Isenburg-Büdingen
      • Prince Ferdinand (1806-1876)'
        • Hermann, 5th Prince 1880-1899 (1838-1899); Agnes, Countess of Stolberg-Wernigerode
          • Charles, 6th Prince 1899-1920 (1866-1920); ∞ 1894 Emma, Princess of Stolberg-Wernigerode
          • Reinhard Louis, 7th Prince 1920-1951 (1867-1951); ∞ 1898 Marka Clara, Countess of Solms-Sonnewalde
            • Hermann Otto, Hereditary Prince (1902-1940); ∞ 1933 Gertrud, Baroness of Werthern-Beichlingen
              • Philipp-Reinhard, 8th Prince 1951-2015 (1934-2015);[2] ∞ 1974 Marie, Countess Fouché d’Otrante
                • Carl-Christian, 9th Prince 2015–present (born 1975); ∞ 2009 Christina, Countess of Douglas-Langenstein
                • Prince Louis PhilHlip (born 1978)
                • Prince Frederik Sebastian (born 1987)
              • Prince Wilhelm (born 1937) ∞ Milicent von Boch-Galhau (b.1937)
                • Prince Benedict (born 1965)
                • Prince Christian-Lucius (born 1974)
                  • Prince Maximilian
              • Prince Hermann Otto (born 1940) ∞ Margit Mayer (b.1944) div. 1971 ∞ Christiane Meyer zu Eissen (b. 1955)


  1. ^ Marek, Miroslav. "solms/solms5.html".[self-published source][better source needed]
  2. ^ "Anzeige von Philipp Reinhard Fürst zu Solms-Hohensolms-Lich". Retrieved 2016-11-27. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)