Abenberg


ABENBERG

County in the Holy Roman Empire, in southern Germany.   The town of Abenberg is south of Nürnberg, in the Land of Bayern.

The Counts, vassals of the Bishops of Bamberg, were powerful in the 11th and 12th centuries and held several lay advocacies over Church lands.   When the last Count died in 1199, the County passed to the Burgrave of Nuremberg, an office which had recently passed to the Hohenzollern family, though Abenberg itself was sold to the Bishop of Eichstätt by Burgrave Conrad II  in 1296.

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