House of Henneberg

Henneberg was a medieval German comital family (Grafen) which from the 11th century onwards held large territories in the Duchy of Franconia. Their county was raised to a princely county (Gefürstete Grafschaft) in 1310.

Henneberg
Parent houseBabenberg in turn from the Robertians
TitlesPrincely Counts of Henneberg
Estate(s)County of Henneberg
(Princely) County of Henneberg
(Gefürstete) Grafschaft Henneberg (de)
c. 1037–1660
Coat of arms
County of Henneberg around 1350
StatusPrincipality
CapitalHenneberg
Schleusingen
Römhild
Common languagesEast Franconian
GovernmentPrincipality
Historical eraMiddle Ages, Renaissance
 Poppo I, first count
c. 1037
 Internally divided
1274
 Raised to principality
1310
 Joined
   Franconian Circle
1500
 Schleusingen branch
   extinct
1583
 Divided
1660
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Duchy of Franconia
Saxe-Weimar
Saxe-Gotha
Saxe-Zeitz

Upon the extinction of the line in the late 16th century, most of the territory was inherited by the Saxon House of Wettin and subsequently incorporated into the Thuringian estates of its Ernestine branch.


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