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County (Principality) of Solms-Braunfels
Grafschaft (Fürstentum) Solms-Braunfels
State of the Holy Roman Empire




Coat of arms

Capital Braunfels
Government Principality
Historical era Middle Ages
 •  Partitioned from Solms 1258
 •  Partitioned to create

 •  Partitioned to create Lich 1409
 •  Partitioned to create
    Greifenstein and Hungen

 •  Raised to principality 1742
 •  Mediatised to Austria,
    Hesse, Prussia and
Carl of Solms-Braunfels (1812–1875), Founder of New Braunfels, Texas

Solms-Braunfels was a County in what is today the federal Land of Hesse in Germany.

Solms-Braunfels was a partition of Solms, ruled by the House of Solms, and was raised to a Principality in 1742. Solms-Braunfels was partitioned between: itself and Solms-Ottenstein in 1325; itself and Solms-Lich in 1409; and itself, Solms-Greifenstein and Solms-Hungen in 1592. Solms-Braunfels was mediatised to Austria, Hesse-Darmstadt, Prussia and Württemberg in 1806.


  • Rulers of Solms-Braunfels 1
    • Counts of Solms-Braunfels (1258–1742) 1.1
    • Princes of Solms-Braunfels (1742–1806) 1.2
    • Mediatized Princes of Solms-Braunfels 1.3

Rulers of Solms-Braunfels

Counts of Solms-Braunfels (1258–1742)

Princes of Solms-Braunfels (1742–1806)

Mediatized Princes of Solms-Braunfels

The princely House of Solms-Braunfels became extinct with Georg Friedrich in 1970. Braunfels Castle was inherited by the Counts of Oppersdorf who changed their name to Counts of Oppersdorf-Solms-Braunfels.

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