County of Wied-Neuwied
Grafschaft Wied-Neuwied
State of the Holy Roman Empire

Coat of arms

Capital Neuwied
Government Principality
Historical era Middle Ages
   Partitioned from Wied 1698
  Raised to principality 1784
   mediatised to
1806 1806
  Nassau annexed by Prussia 1866
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Neuwied Castle

Wied-Neuwied was a German statelet in northeastern Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany, located northeast of the Rhine River flanking the northern side of the city of Neuwied. Wied-Neuwied emerged from the partitioning of Wied. Its status elevated from County to Principality in 1784. Pried-Neuwied was mediatised to Nassau and Prussia in 1806.

The House of Wied-Neuwied with William of Albania ruled Albania (Principality of Albania). Among the notable members of the family are Prince Alexander Philip Maximilian, the second son of Prince John Frederick Alexander and a famous explorer, ethnologist and naturalist. The latest successor of this family is a possible claimant of the vacant Albanian throne.

Counts of Wied-Neuwied (1698–1784)

Princes of Wied-Neuwied (1784–1806)

Heads of the House of Wied-Neuwied, 1806-


  • John Augustus, 3rd Prince 1809-1836 (1779–1836)
    • Hermann, 4th Prince 1836-1864 (1814–1864)
      • William, 5th Prince 1864-1907 (1845–1907)
        • William Frederick, 6th Prince 1907-1945 (1872–1945)
          • Hermann, Hereditary Prince of Wied (1899-1941)
            • Frederick William, 7th Prince 1945-2000 (1931–2000)
              • Prince Alexander (b.1960) - renounced rights
              • Carl, 8th Prince 2000-2015 (1961–2015)
                • Maximilian, 9th Prince 2015-present (b.1999)
                • Prince Friedrich (b.2001)
              • Prince Wolff-Heinrich (b.1979)
            • Prince Metfried (b.1935)
              • Prince Christian (b.1968)
                • Prince Constantin (b.2003)
                • Prince Leopold (b.2006)
                • Prince Alexander (b.2007)
                • Prince Friedrich (b.2010)
              • Prince Magnus (b.1972)
          • Prince Dietrich (1901-1976)
            • Prince Maximilian (1929-2008)
            • Prince Ulrich (1931-2010)
              • Prince Wilhelm (b.1970)
                • Prince Friedrich (b.2001)
                • Prince George (b.2004)
                • Prince Philipp (b.2010)
            • Prince Ludwig-Eugen (1938-2001)
              • Prince Edzard (b.1968)


  1. Online Gotha - Wied

Coordinates: 50°25′43″N 7°27′41″E / 50.42861°N 7.46139°E / 50.42861; 7.46139

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