County of Stolberg-Rossla
Grafschaft Stolberg-Rossla
State of the Holy Roman Empire

Coat of arms

Capital Rossla
Government Principality
Historical era Early Modern era
   Partitioned from
  Under Vogterei of
     the Electorate of Saxony
   Mediatised to Saxony 1803
  Awarded to Prussia 1815
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Electorate of Saxony

The County of Stolberg-Rossla (German: Grafschaft Stolberg-Roßla) was a county of the Holy Roman Empire. Its capital was Rossla, now in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. It was owned and ruled by a branch of the House of Stolberg from 1341 until 1803.

Stolberg-Rossla emerged as a partition of Stolberg-Stolberg in 1706. It was forced to recognize the suzerainty of the Electorate of Saxony in 1738. Stolberg-Rossla was mediatised to Saxony in 1803, but passed to the Kingdom of Prussia in 1815. Although the territory was subsequently administered within the Province of Saxony, the counts retained their possessions until 1945. In 1893 they became Princes of Stolberg-Rossla.

Rulers of Stolberg-Rossla

Princes of Stolberg-Rossla [1]

  • Botho, 1st Prince 1893 (1850-1893)
    • Jost-Christian, 2nd Prince 1893-1916 (1886-1916)
    • Christoph Martin, 3rd Prince 1916-1949 (1888-1949)
      • Johann Martin, 4th Prince 1949-1982 (1917-1982)

Prince Alexander of Stolberg-Wernigerode (b.1967) was adopted by Stolberg-Roßla line.[1][2] He has a son, Prince Ludwig (b.2008), and three daughters.[1]

See also


  1. 1 2 3 Online Gotha - Stolberg
  2. 90th birthday of Fürstin Hildegard zu Stolberg-Roßla
  • Köbler, Gerhard (1988). Historisches Lexikon der deutschen Länder (in German). Munich: Verlag C. H. Beck. p. 639. ISBN 3-406-33290-0. 
  • Schwineköper, Berent (1987). Handbuch der historischen Stätten Deutschlands, Band 11, Provinz Sachsen/Anhalt (in German). Stuttgart: Alfred Kröner Verlag. p. 644. ISBN 3-520-31402-9. 

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