Coat of arms of the Princes of Hohenlohe-Waldenburg-Schillingsfürst
Antique print of the princely arms

Hohenlohe-Waldenburg-Schillingsfürst was a county in northeastern Baden-Württemberg, Germany. Its name derives from the castle of Hohenloch near Uffenheim in Mittelfranken, which came into the possession of the descendants of Conrad of Weikersheim by 1178.[1] Waldenburg-Schillingsfürst was partitioned from the lands held by the descendants of Kraft of Hohenlohe, who was made an Imperial count in 1450.[1] The Hohenlohe territories were divided between the brothers Count Ludwig Kasimir (d.1517-1568) (of the senior Neunstein line, progenitors of the Hohenlohe-Langenburg and Hohenlohe-Oehringen branches) and Count Eberhard (1535-1570), founder of the various Hohenlohe-Waldenburg branches.[1] The Schillingsfürst line descends from Count Ludwig Gustav (1634-1697), whose descendant Philipp obtained the erection of his fiefs into a principality within the Holy Roman Empire, enjoying Imperial immediacy, in 1744.[1] The county of Waldenburg was added to the principality in 1757. It was mediatised to the Kingdom of Württemberg in 1806.

Three branches are extant; those of Waldenburg, Ratibor and Corvey, and Schillingsfürst.[1] The members of the house bear the style of "Prince/Princess of Hohenlohe-Waldenburg-Schillingsfürst" or "Prince/Princess von Ratibor und Corvey, Prince/Princess of Hohenlohe-Schillingsfürst" or "Prince/Princess of Hohenlohe-Schillingsfürst, von Ratibor und Corvey" or Prince/Princess von Ratibor und Corvey" or "Prince/Princess of Hohenlohe-Waldenburg-Schillingsfürst, von Ratibor und Corvey" depending upon which of the four sub-lines of the Waldenburg-Schillingsfürst branch to which they belong.[1]

Counts of Hohenlohe-Waldenburg-Schillingsfürst (1688-1744)

Princes of Hohenlohe-Waldenburg-Schillingsfürst (1744-present)[1]

  • Philip Ernest, 1st Prince of Hohenlohe-Waldenburg-Schillingsfürst 1744-1750 (1663-1759)
    • Charles Albert I, 2nd Prince of Hohenlohe-Waldenburg-Schillingsfürst 1750-1793 (1719-1793)
      • Charles Albert II, 3rd Prince of Hohenlohe-Waldenburg-Schillingsfürst 1793–1796 (1742-1796)
        • Charles Albert III, 4th Prince of Hohenlohe-Waldenburg-Schillingsfürst 1796–1843 (1776-1843)
          • Friedrich Karl I, 5th Prince of Hohenlohe-Waldenburg-Schillingsfürst 1843-1884 (1814-1884)
            • Nikolaus, 6th Prince of Hohenlohe-Waldenburg-Schillingsfürst 1884–1886 (1841-1886)
            • Friedrich Karl II, 7th Prince of Hohenlohe-Waldenburg-Schillingsfürst 1886–1924 (1846-1924)
              • Friedrich Karl III, 8th Prince of Hohenlohe-Waldenburg-Schillingsfürst 1924–1982 (1908-1982)
                • Friedrich Karl IV, 9th Prince of Hohenlohe-Waldenburg-Schillingsfürst 1982–present (b. 1933)
                • Prinz Hubertus zu Hohenlohe-Waldenburg-Schillingsfürst (b. 1935), Friedrich Karl IV's brother and heir presumptive
                  • Prinz Felix zu Hohenlohe-Waldenburg-Schillingsfürst (b. 1963)
                    • Prinz Konrad zu Hohenlohe-Waldenburg-Schillingsfürst (b. 1995)
                    • Prinz Albrecht zu Hohenlohe-Waldenburg-Schillingsfürst (b. 2002)
                  • Prince Franz zu Hohenlohe-Waldenburg-Schillingsfürst (b. 1965)
                  • Prince Maximilian zu Hohenlohe-Waldenburg-Schillingsfürst (b. 1967)
        • Franz Joseph, 5th Prince of Hohenlohe-Schillingsfürst (1787-1841), founder of the Ratibor and Corvey lines


  1. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Genealogisches Handbuch des Adels, Fürstliche Häuser XV. "Hohenlohe". C.A. Starke Verlag, 1997, pp. 227-229, 252-255, 265. ISBN 3-7980-0814-0.

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