Ludwig zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg


Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg was a county (Grafschaft) located in the southeastern Sauerland, Germany (in the modern state of North Rhine-Westphalia). Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg was a partition of Sayn-Wittgenstein. It was partitioned twice: the first time between itself, Sayn-Wittgenstein-Homburg and Sayn-Wittgenstein-Neumagen in 1631; and the second time between itself, Sayn-Wittgenstein-Karlsburg and Sayn-Wittgenstein-Ludwigsburg in 1694. It was raised from a county to a principality in 1792, and was mediatised to the Grand Duchy of Hesse in 1806 before being annexed to Prussia in 1816.

Princes of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg

Counts of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg (1607–1792)

  • Georg (1607–31)
  • Ludwig Casimir (1631–43)
  • Georg Wilhelm (1643–84)
  • Ludwig Franz (1684–94)
  • Casimir (1694–1741)
  • Ludwig Ferdinand (1741–73)
  • Christian Heinrich (1773–92)

Princes of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg (1792–1806)

  • Christian Henrich (1792–1800)
  • Albert (1800–06)

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