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Principality of Frankfurt

Grand Duchy of Frankfurt
Großherzogtum Frankfurt (de)
Grand-duché de Francfort (fr)
Client state of the French Empire
1810–1813

Coat of arms

The Grand Duchy of Frankfurt in 1812.
Capital Aschaffenburg
Government Constitutional monarchy
Protector
 -  1810–1813 Napoleon I
Grand Duke
 -  1810–1813 Karl von Dalberg
 -  1813 Eugène de Beauharnais
Historical era Napoleonic Wars
 -  Established 16 February 1810
 -  Disestablished December 1813
Area
 -  1810 5,173 km² (1,997 sq mi)
Population
 -  1810 est. 302,100 
     Density 58.4 /km²  (151.3 /sq mi)
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Wappen Frankfurt am Main.svg Free City of Frankfurt
Wappen Aschaffenburg.svg Principality of Aschaffenburg
Wappen Nassau-Fulda.svg Principality of Nassau-Orange-Fulda
Blason Maison de Crèvecœur.svg County of Hanau
Wappen Wetzlar.svg County of Wetzlar
Free City of Frankfurt Wappen-frankfurt.png
Kingdom of Bavaria
Grand Duchy of Hesse
Electorate of Hesse
Kingdom of Prussia
Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach

The Grand Duchy of Frankfurt was a German satellite state of Napoleonic creation. It came into existence in 1810 through the combination of the former territories of the Archbishopric of Mainz along with the Free City of Frankfurt itself.

History

Frankfurt lost its status as a free imperial city in 1806 with the dissolution of the Holy Roman Empire. The city was granted to the previous Archbishop of Mainz, Karl Theodor Anton Maria von Dalberg, and became the Principality of Frankfurt. When Dalberg was forced to relinquish his Principality of Regensburg to the Kingdom of Bavaria in 1810, he combined his remaining territories of Aschaffenburg, Wetzlar, Fulda, Hanau, and Frankfurt into the new Grand Duchy of Frankfurt.

Although the grand duchy was named after the city of Frankfurt, Dalberg resided in the city of Aschaffenburg. However, the territory was actually ruled by French commissioners. By the constitution of the grand duchy, upon Dalberg's death, the state would be inherited by Napoleon's stepson, Eugène de Beauharnais.

Dalberg abdicated in favour of Eugene on 26 October 1813, following Napoleon's defeat at the Battle of Leipzig. The grand duchy ceased to exist after December 1813, when the city was occupied by allied troops. While Frankfurt itself once again became a free city, most of the territory of the grand duchy was ultimately annexed by the Kingdom of Bavaria.

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