Tag Archives: Hesse

Büdingen

BÜDINGEN Lordship in the Holy Roman Empire.   The town of Büdingen is in central Germany, northwest of Gelnhausen, southeast of Nidda, and northeast of Frankfurt.  The lords were also keepers of an Imperial forest (now in Hessen) that lay south … Continue reading

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Boyneburg

BOYNEBURG County, named from a hill south of Eschwege in eastern Hesse, in central Germany.   The Counts belonged to the family of the Counts of Northeim, of whose family Count Siegfried IV of Boyneburg, who died in 1144, was the … Continue reading

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Battenberg

BATTENBERG Town near the River Eder, NNW of Marburg, in Hessen in central Germany.  It belonged to the County of Wittgenstein, and was held by the Wittgenstein-Battenberg branch of the family, which died out in the early 13th century.  In  … Continue reading

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