Principality of Leiningen

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Principality of Leiningen

Fürstentum Leiningen
1803–1806
Coat of arms of Leiningen
Coat of arms
Map of the Principality of Leiningen
Map of the Principality of Leiningen
StatusState of the Holy Roman Empire
CapitalAmorbach
GovernmentPrincipality
Historical eraEarly modern period
• Established
1803
• Mediatized to Baden
1806
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Duchy of Swabia
Grand Duchy of Baden Coat of Arms of the Grand Duchy of Baden 1877-1918.svg

The Principality of Leiningen (German: Fürstentum Leiningen) was a short-lived principality ruled by the Prince of Leiningen.

History[edit]

The principality emerged in 1803 in the course of secularization and was created when the princely branch of the House of Leiningen, which had been raised to the rank of a Prince of the Holy Roman Empire in 1779, was deprived of its lands on the left bank of the Rhine by France, namely at Dagsburg, Hardenburg and Durkheim, and subsequently received the secularized Amorbach Abbey as an ample compensation in 1803.[1]

A few years later, the Principality of Leiningen was mediatized in 1806,[2] its territory is now included mainly in Baden-Württemberg, but partly in Bavaria and in Hesse. Amorbach Abbey is still today the family seat of the Prince of Leiningen.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Scheele, Godfrey; Scheele, Margaret (1977). The Prince Consort: Man of Many Facets : the World and the Age of Prince Albert. Oresko Books. p. 23. ISBN 9780846703228.
  2. ^ Wilson, Peter H. (2016-02-29). Heart of Europe: A History of the Holy Roman Empire. Harvard University Press. p. 663. ISBN 9780674058095.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Laurenz Hannibal Fischer: Die Verwaltungsverhältnisse des fürstlichen Hauses Leiningen, Amorbach 1828.
  • Eva Kell: Das Fürstentum Leiningen. Umbruchserfahrungen einer Adelsherrschaft zur Zeit der Französischen Revolution. Kaiserslautern 1993.
  • Sandra Schwab: Die Entschädigung des Hauses Leiningen durch den Reichsdeputationshauptschluß von 1803, Studienarbeit. GRIN Verlag für akademische Texte, BoD. Norderstedt 2007.
  • Ingo Toussaint: Die Grafen von Leiningen: Studien zur leiningischen Genealogie und Territorialgeschichte bis zur Teilung von 1317/18. J. Thorbecke Verlag, 1982.