County of Wied

Wied was a County of Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany, located on the river Wied where it meets the Rhine. Wied emerged as a County earlier than many other German states. From 1243–1462, Wied was united with an Isenburgian County as Isenburg-Wied. Wied was partitioned twice: between itself and Wied-Dierdorf in 1631, and between Wied-Neuwied and Wied-Runkel in 1698. Via William of Albania, the House of Wied ruled the Principality of Albania in 1914.

County of Wied

Grafschaft Wied
1093–1243
1462–1698
Coat of arms
StatusState of the Holy Roman Empire
CapitalWied
GovernmentPrincipality
Historical eraMiddle Ages
 Established / Reichsfreiheit
1093
 Comital line extinct; passed to Isenburg-Wied
 
1243
 Inherited by Lords of Runkel and restored
 
1462
 Partitioned to create Wied-Dierdorf
1631
 Partitioned into W-Neuwied, W-Runkel
1698
 Both parts mediatised to Nassau-Weilburg
 
1806
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Duchy of Franconia
Wied-Dierdorf
Wied-Neuwied
Wied-Runkel

Counts of Wied (c. 860–1243)

  • Matfried I (c. 860– ?)
  • Eberhard
  • Matfried II
  • Richwin II
  • Richwin III
  • Richwin IV (1093–1112) with...
  • Matfried III (1093–1129)
  • Burchard (? –1152) with...
  • Siegfried (1129–61) with...
  • Theodoric (1158–89) with...
  • George, in 1217-1218 he was a commander of the German crusaders of the 5th crusade
  • Lothar (? –1243)

To Isenburg-Wied (1243–1462)

Counts of Wied (1462–1698)

  • Frederick I (1462–87)
  • William III, Count of Mörs (1487–1526) with...
  • John I (1487–1533)
  • Philip (1533–35)
  • John II (1535–81)
  • Herman I (1581–91) with...
  • William IV (1581–1612) with...
  • Herman II (1581–1631)
  • Frederick II (1631–98)

Partitioned between Wied-Neuwied and Wied-Runkel

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