Solms-Rödelheim-Assenheim

Solms-Rödelheim-Assenheim was a County of southern Hesse and eastern Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. The House of Solms[1] had its origins at Solms, Hesse.

County of Solms-Rödelheim-Assenheim
Grafschaft Solms-Rödelheim-Assenheim
1635–1699
1722–1728
1778–1806
Coat of arms of Solms-Rodelheim-Assenheim
Coat of arms
StatusState of the Holy Roman Empire
CapitalRödelheim
GovernmentPrincipality
Historical eraMiddle Ages
• Union of S-Rödelheim
    and S-Assenheim
1635
• Repartitioned in twain
1699
• Reunited
1722
• Repartitioned
1728
• Reunited
1778
1806
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Solms Solms-Assenheim
Solms Solms-Rödelheim
Grand Duchy of Hesse
Landgraviate of Hesse-Kassel
Solms-Rödelheim-Assenheim coat of arms

Solms-Rödelheim-Assenheim was thrice created by a union of the Counts of Solms-Assenheim and Solms-Rödelheim, and on the first two occasions repartitioned into those statelets. Solms-Rödelheim-Assenheim was mediatised to Hesse-Kassel (or Hesse-Cassel) and Hesse-Darmstadt in 1806.

Counts of Solms-Rödelheim-AssenheimEdit

First creation: 1635–1699[2][better source needed]Edit

  • Johann August, Count 1635–1680 (1623-1680), second son of Johann Georg II, Count of Solms-Baruth
    • Johann Karl Eberhard, Count 1680–1699 (1657-1699), eldest surviving son

Second creation: 1722–28Edit

Ludwig Heinrich, Count 1722-1728 (1667-1728), third surviving son of Johann August, inherited Assenheim 1699, Rödelheim 1722

Third creation: 1778–1806Edit

  • Johann Ernst Karl, Count 1778–90 (1714-1790), second surviving son of Ludwig Heinrich, inherited elder brother's territories 1778
    • Volrath Franz Karl Ludwig, Count 1790–1818 (1762-1818), mediatized 1806

After MediatizationEdit

  • Volrath Franz Karl Ludwig, Count 1790–1818 (1762-1818), mediatized 1806
    • Karl, Count 1818-1844 (1790-1844)
      • Maximilian, Count 1844-1892 (1826-1892)
        • Karl Franz, Count 1892-1923 (1864-1923)
          • Maximilian, Count 1923-1968 (1893-1968)
            • Markwart, Count 1968-1976 (1925-1976), adopted Nikolaus as his successor
          • Count Joachim Ernst of Solms-Rödelheim-Assenheim (1896-1978)
            • Count Günther Wolfgang of Solms-Rödelheim-Assenheim (1931-1979)
              • Nikolaus, Count 1979-1981 (1961-1981)
              • Philipp, Count 1981–present (born 1964)

PropertiesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ See German article on the House of Solms or French article Maison de Solms.
  2. ^ Marek, Miroslav. "solms/solms8.html". genealogy.euweb.cz.[self-published source]