Since 1653 they are Imperial Barons (Reichsfreiherrn) and acquire until 1660 as an addition to their scattered territories the Lordships of Burresheim and Blieskastell, where they build their residence around 1760.
1697 they got the county of Hohengeroldseck as a fiefdom from Austria. In 1711 they become imperial counts and in 1806 imperial princes with sovereignity over Hohengeroldseck. In 1819 the principality gets mediatized under Baden.
The two members of the family become Archbishopric of Trier:
and one Archbishopric of Mainz
The martyrdom of Ursula; Germany and the family.(A compromise on tax and child-care expenses)(Ursula von der Leyen)
Feb 04, 2006; A family minister calling the tune The coalition deal on child care says much about Germany's politics "CHASING another pig...