was a state of the Holy Roman Empire
located in present-day Rhineland-Palatinate
, one of the various partitions of Salm
. It was twice created: the first time as a Wild- and Rhinegraviate
(partitioned from Upper Salm
), and secondly as a Principality (succeeding the earlier Principality of Salm-Leuze
). The first state of Salm-Kyrburg was partitioned between itself, Salm-Mörchingen
in 1607, and was inherited by Salm-Neuweiler
in 1681 upon the lines' extinction.
In 1742, Salm-Kyrburg was raised to a principality; it shared its vote in the Reichstag with Salm-Salm. Salm-Kyrburg was annexed by France in 1798; this was recognized by the Holy Roman Empire in the Treaty of Lunéville of 1801. As a compensation, the princes were granted new territories formerly belonging to the Bishops of Münster in 1802, which formed the newly-founded Principality of Salm.
The full title used by the Princes of the resurrected state was "Prince of Salm-Kyrburg, Sovereign Prince of Ahaus, Bocholt and Gemen, Wildgrave of Daun and Kyrburg, Rhinegrave of Stein".
Princes of Salm-Kyrburg
Wild- and Rhinegraves (1499–1681)
- John VII (1499–1531)
- John VIII (1531–1548)
- Otto I (1548–1607)
- John Casimir (1607–1651)
- George Frederick (1651–1681)
Sovereign princes (1743–1813)
Mediatised princes within Prussia (1813–1905)
- Frederick IV (1813–1859)
- Frederick V (1859–1887)
- Frederick VI (1887–1905)