County (Principality) of Solms-Hohensolms-Lich
Grafschaft (Fürstentum) Solms-Hohensolms-Lich
State of the Holy Roman Empire

Coat of arms

Capital Lich
Government Principality
Historical era Middle Ages
   Union of S-Hohensolms
    and Solms-Lich
  Raised to principality 1792
   Mediatised to Austria,
    Hesse, Prussia and
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Archduchy of Austria
Grand Duchy of Hesse
Kingdom of Prussia
Kingdom of Württemberg
The princely castle at Lich, Hesse

Solms-Hohensolms-Lich was a County with Imperial immediacy in what is today the federal Land of Hessen, Germany.


The county was originally created as a union of the counties of Solms-Hohensolms and Solms-Lich, and it was raised to a Principality of the Holy Roman Empire in 1792. Solms-Hohensolms-Lich was mediatised to Austria, Hesse-Darmstadt, Prussia and Württemberg in 1806. The House of Solms had its origins at Solms, Hesse. The actual prince of Solms-Hohensolms-Lich still resides at Lich castle.

Rulers of Solms-Hohensolms-Lich

Counts of Solms-Hohensolms-Lich (1718–1792)[1]

  • Friedrich Wilhelm, Count 1718–44 (1682-1744)
    • Charles Christian, Count 1744–92 (1725-1803), created Reichsfürst 1792

Princes of Solms-Hohensolms-Lich (1792–present)[2]

  • Charles Christian, 1st Prince 1792–1803 (1725-1803)
    • Charles Louis Augustus, 2nd Prince 1803–1807 (1762-1807) - Mediatized in 1806
      • Charles, 3rd Prince 1807-1824 (1803-1824)
      • Ludwig, 4th Prince 1824-1880 (1805-1880)
      • Prince Ferdinand (1806-1876)'
        • Hermann, 5th Prince 1880-1899 (1838-1899)
          • Charles, 6th Prince 1899-1920 (1866-1920)
          • Reinhard Louis, 7th Prince 1920-1951 (1867-1951)
            • Hermann Otto, Hereditary Prince (1902-1940)
              • Philipp-Reinhard, 8th Prince 1951-2015 (1934-2015)[3]
                • Carl-Christian, 9th Prince 2015–present (born 1975)
                • Prince Louis Phillip (born 1978)
                • Prince Frederik Sebastian (born 1987)
              • Prince Wilhelm (born 1937)
                • Prince Benedict (born 1965)
                • Prince Christian-Lucius (born 1974)
                  • Prince Maximilian
              • Prince Hermann Otto (born 1940)


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  2. "House of Solms". Retrieved 2016-11-27.
  3. "Anzeige von Philipp Reinhard Fürst zu Solms-Hohensolms-Lich". Retrieved 2016-11-27.
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