Waldburg House

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Coat of arms of the House of Waldburg with the imperial orb as a symbol of the court office as imperial inheritance
Family coat of arms of the Waldburg in the Zurich coat of arms roll , approx. 1340

The Waldburg family is a noble Swabian noble family. The ancestral castle of the original Welfisch - Hohenstaufen ministerial family , which has been documented since the middle of the 12th century, is the Waldburg in the municipality of Waldburg in the Ravensburg district in Upper Swabia .

Origins of the Waldburg House

The first member of the family known by name is Cono von Waldburg (also Cuno or Kuno ), abbot of Weingarten Monastery (1108– † 1132). He wrote the Augustine Commentary and probably the Genealogia Welforum . A Gebhard von Waldburg has also been named for the year 1123.

Heinrich (1140–1173) and Friedrich (1147–1183) von Waldburg are possibly the sons of a brother of Abbot Cono.

  • Cono von Waldburg, Abbot of Weingarten 1108– † 1132
  • Heinrich, 1140– † 1173
  • Friedrich, 1147– † 1183

Friedrich, who died in 1183, had two sons:

  • Heinrich, since 1183 Truchsess and since 1198 Reichstruchsess
  • Friedrich, since 1192 Truchsess and since 1198 Reichstruchsess († 1198 killed in a revolt in Viterbo )

With the death of the two of them, the older Waldburg house became extinct in 1210 in the male line.

Early history of the younger Waldburg family

Coat of arms in the Sempach Chapel, 1386
Coat of arms flag on the forest castle

The Tanne servants took over ownership and offices of the older Waldburg family. Most likely they were related to that one. The von Waldburg and von Tanne were among the service men, so "ministerials" of the Welfs . After the death of Welf VI. in 1191 they became ministerials to the Staufer dukes.

Eberhard von Tanne-Waldburg (1170– † 1234) is considered to be the actual progenitor of the Waldburg family, which has had this name since 1217. Eberhard was first called Reichstruchseß in 1225. His nephew was Schenk Konrad von Winterstetten . Both worked as guardians and advisers to King Henry VII from 1220 to 1225 . At that time, the imperial regalia were kept in the forest castle.

The following personalities are known during the reign of Emperor Friedrich II and his sons: Two bishops of Constance, Eberhard II Truchseß von Waldburg, Archbishop of Salzburg 1200– † 1246, Count of Regensberg 1269– † 1291, Bishops of Brixen, Strasbourg and Speyer . They also provided the imperial protonotary for many years. This corresponds to the governor of the king.

Around 1214, the house was given the management of the office of chief servant in the Holy Roman Empire . From 1419 to 1806 the office was part of the name (Truchsess or from 1525 Reichserbtruchsess von Waldburg). In addition to the office of trustee, they had the office of gift giving from 1196 and the office of marshal from 1198.

After the fall of the Hohenstaufen dynasty , the Waldburg family succeeded in establishing itself as an aristocratic family directly under the empire. In the 14th century, the Waldburgers were in the favor of Emperor Ludwig of Bavaria as well as the Habsburgs . They took possession of the town of Isny , the Trauchburg and the Zeil rule, and in 1406 they also obtained the pledge of the five towns of Mengen , Munderkingen , Riedlingen , Saulgau and Waldsee . Thus the territory of the Waldburgers had grown considerably in the course of the 14th century.

The House of Waldburg took part with a contingent on July 9, 1386 in the Battle of Sempach on the side of the Habsburgs , with Otto von Waldburg falling. His coat of arms is depicted in the battle chapel of Sempach and recorded in the list of fallen nobles on the Habsburg side in the battle of Sempach .

In the 15th century, representatives of the Waldburg family were often bailiffs in Upper and Lower Swabia.

Leading representatives of the younger Waldburg family until the division of the estate in 1429

Coat of arms of fir

The history of the Waldburg family was marked by numerous inheritance divisions, the most important of which was that of 1429. The following list shows the sequence of the most important representatives of the house up to the division:

  • Werner von Thann / Tanne around 1100
  • Heinrich von Tanne around 1190
  • Eberhard I. Tanne-Waldburg, 1170– † 1234 ∞ (1) Adelheid von Waldburg, daughter of Heinrich von Waldburg ∞ (2) Mrs. Adelheid von Klingen
  • Berthold I of Trauchburg, 1170/71
  • Friedrich von Waldburg, c. 1171– † 1197 (or Truchseß 1214, † 1227?)
  • Heinrich von Tanne (* around 1190; † 1248)
  • Berthold II of Tanne † 1212
  • Berthold III. von Trauchburg † 1245
  • Otto Berthold, Truchseß von Waldburg, 1234 – c. † 1269 (or † 1276?)
  • Eberhard II Prince-Bishop of Constance † 1274
  • Eberhard II., C. 1269– † 1291 ∞ Elisabeth of Montfort
  • John I, 1291– † 1338/1339 ∞ Clare
  • Eberhard III., 1338– † 1361/1362 ∞ Agnes von Teck
  • Johannes II von Waldburg , before 1362– † 1424 ∞ married in first marriage to Elisabeth von Habsburg-Laufenburg, in second marriage to Catarina von Cilli, in third marriage to Elisabeth von Montfort (1399) and in fourth marriage to Ursula von Abensberg

There is possibly a connection to the Lords of Dahn (Than) and the Dahner Burgengruppe .

Division of property from 1429

In 1429 the house ownership was largely divided into three lines. The stewardess Johannes II. (Or Hans II.) Left three sons entitled to inherit on his death in 1424. Son Eberhard I (1424–1479) founded the Sonnenberg line, which had already died out in 1511. His brother Jakob (or in the spelling Jacob , † 1460) was the progenitor of the Jacobean line, which owned the Trauchburg rulership with Kißlegg and Friedberg-Scheer together with Dürmentingen . The Jacobean line died out in Swabia in 1772, whereas the evangelical side line Waldburg-Capustigall , which had existed in East Prussia since the Reformation, only died out in the male line in 1875. The third of the brothers involved in the division of 1429 was called George I († 1479). He founded the Georgian line, which in 1595 was divided into the lines Zeil (still existing today as Walburg zu Zeil and Trauchburg ) and Wolfegg (today as Waldburg-Wolfegg-Waldsee ).

The connection between the three major lines Waldburg-Sonnenberg , Waldburg-Trauchburg and Waldburg-Wolfegg-Zeil was made by these three brothers and their wives:

  • Eberhard I. 1424– † 1479 (brother of Jakob), 1st Imperial Count of Sonnenberg 1463 ∞ Kunigunde of Montfort
  • Jakob Waldburg-Trauchburg 1424– † 1460 ∞ Magdalena von Hohenberg
  • Georg I von Waldburg-Zeil, † 1467 ∞ Eva von Bickenbach

Overview of the divisions

Both the castle and the rule Waldburg were considered imperial fiefs. Trauchburg's own property was also converted into an imperial fief in 1429. In addition, the Waldburg family came into the possession of Habsburg pledges in the course of the 14th century. These included the rule of Kallenberg, the county of Friedberg, the rule of Scheer, the rule of Bussen and the Danube cities of Saulgau, Mengen, Riedlingen and Munderkingen. The affected residents in the pledges, however, still felt themselves to be subjects of the House of Habsburg and therefore resisted the rule of the House of Waldburg for centuries with varying intensity through obedience and tax refusal. In particular, the Jacobean line with the counties of Trauchburg and Friedberg-Scheer got caught up in a never-ending vortex of overwhelming debts and the associated disputes with the subjects who saw themselves heavily taxed in the centuries that followed. It was characteristic that all Upper Swabian lines of the Waldburg family adhered to Catholicism. To be Catholic and to be in the service of the emperor and empire was part of the self-image of the house. Only the Waldburg-Capustigall line in East Prussia had become Protestant during the Reformation and produced a number of Prussian court masters, ministers and generals.

John II
(† 1424)
Division of inheritance 1429
Eberhard I.
(† 1479)
(† 1460)
George I
(† 1467)
Line († 1511)
(† 1554)
Wilhelm the Elder Elderly
(† 1557)
George III
( "Bauernjörg", † 1531)
Capustigall line
in East Prussia († 1875)
Trauchburg line
Distribution of the estate in
(† 1612)
(† 1637)
(† 1614)
Division of inheritance
Wolfegg line
(† 1652)
(† 1636)
Division of inheritance
Distribution of the estate in
Friedberg-Scheer line
(† 1717)
Younger line
(† 1681)
(† 1724)
(† 1684)
(† 1700)
Christoph Franz
(† 1717)
(† 1798)
Scheer and
Dürmentingen line
(† 1764)
and Kißlegg
(† 1772)

(† 1833)

(† 1818)
(† 1807)
House Wolfegg-
house of Zeil-
house of Zeil-
(† 1903)

Sonnenberg lines

The Eberhard or Sonnenberg line lasted only a short time and ended with the murder of Count Andreas. The representatives of the line owned the counties Sonnenberg and Friedberg-Scheer. The most important descendant of the line is the humanistically educated Count Otto, who headed the diocese of Constance from 1475 to 1491.

Jacobean lines

The Jacobean line determined the politics of the Waldburg family in the Upper Swabian region for centuries and also produced an offshoot in East Prussia with the Waldburg-Capustigall line. Important representatives of the Waldburg-Trauchburg line are Wilhelm the Elder , his son Otto and the failed Elector Gebhard of Cologne . The notoriously heavily indebted Jacobean Line died out in 1772 shortly before the end of the Holy Roman Empire. The later princes of Waldburg-Zeil took over the inheritance.

  • John II, 1361-1414
    • Jakob , † 1460, from Waldburg-Trauchburg
      • Johann d. Ä. von Waldburg-Trauchburg, † 1505, ∞ Anna zu Oettingen
        • Wilhelm the Elder of Waldburg-Trauchburg , † 1557, from 1526 Reichs-Erb-Truchsess
          • Wilhelm the Elder J. von Waldburg-Trauchburg, † 1566
            • Christoph von Waldburg-Trauchburg, † 1612
              • Wilhelm von Waldburg-Friedberg-Scheer, Count of Waldburg since September 7, 1628, † 1652, see section Count of Waldburg I
              • Friedrich von Waldburg-Trauchburg, † 1636, see paragraph Waldburg-Trauchburg from 1612
            • Gebhard von Waldburg-Trauchburg , Archbishop of Cologne 1577–1583, Truchsessischer Krieg
          • Otto von Waldburg-Trauchburg , Bishop of Augsburg 1543–1573
        • Friedrich von Waldburg-Capustigall, † 1554, see paragraph Waldburg-Capustigall

Imperial Count of Waldburg I

  • Wilhelm von Waldburg-Friedberg-Scheer, Count of Waldburg since September 7, 1628, † 1652
    • Otto Reichsgraf von Waldburg, † 1663
      • Maximilian Wunibald Reichsgraf von Waldburg, † 1717 (line dies out)

Waldburg-Trauchburg line from 1612

Ruins of Alt-Trauchburg Castle , in the background the border and Isny

Waldburg-Capustigall line

Waldburg-Capustigall Castle (today Nikolajewka (Kaliningrad) )

Georgian lines

The county of Waldburg (yellow) 1802

The third and youngest line of the House of Waldburg, which emerged when the year 1429 was divided, existed in several branches at the end of the Holy Roman Empire. An important representative at the beginning of this line is head dresser Georg III. von Waldburg , also known as Bauernjörg, who, as a military leader of the Swabian League in the Peasants' War in 1525, played a decisive role in the suppression of the uprisings. The Georgian Line made large profits from the events of the Peasants' War in areas where peasant revolts had been put down and collected substantial ransom money. Stewardess Georg III. commissioned the humanist and canon of Augsburg, Matthäus von Pappenheim, to write a chronicle of the Waldburg Truchessen, which he wrote in 1526 and 1527. This family history valuable chronicle also contains colored woodcuts by Hans Burgkmair the Elder with images of knight figures from the history of the house. In 1595 the Georgian line split into the Wolfegg and Zeil lines. Count Maximilian Willibald von Waldburg-Wolfegg had successfully defended the cities of Lindau and Constance against the advancing Protestant Swedes with his army for the Catholic imperial troops during the Thirty Years' War . The resulting imperial debt could never be paid to the Waldburg family. In the year of the Reichsdeputationshauptschluss 1803, the 475 square kilometer Principality of Waldburg was formed, which, however, was mediatized as early as 1806 and fell largely to the Kingdom of Württemberg and a smaller part to the Kingdom of Bavaria . The princes of the three lines Waldburg-Wolfegg-Waldsee, Waldburg-Zeil-Trauchburg and Waldburg-Zeil-Wurzach had as lords in the 19th century ever a mandate in the First Chamber of the Württembergische estates and in the Chamber of Councilors of the Bavarian Parliament . Members of the Waldburg-Zeil-Trauchburg line emerged as particularly politically active. Prince Maximilian von Waldburg-Zeil quarreled with his new sovereign Friedrich von Württemberg . Maximilian's grandson Constantin von Waldburg-Zeil was a member of the Frankfurt National Assembly and had to spend some time as a prisoner at Hohenasperg fortress in 1850 because of lese majesty . Even after the nobility's privileges were abolished in 1919, the family remained very present in public and extremely active in local politics. Alois von Waldburg-Zeil was active in federal politics and was a member of the German Bundestag as a member of the CDU from 1980 to 1998 . As church patrons , the heads of the Waldburg family still hold on to their patronage and presentation rights in the Catholic Church in their former territories.

  • John II, 1361-1414
    • Georg I von Waldburg-Zeil, † 1467 ∞ Eva von Bickenbach
      • Georg II of Waldburg-Zeil, † 1482 ∞ Anna von Kirchberg
        • Johann II von Waldburg-Zeil, † 1511 ∞ Countess Helene von Hohenzollern
          • George III von Waldburg-Zeil ( Bauernjörg ) † 1531, ∞ II. Countess Maria zu Oettingen-Flockberg from the House of Oettingen , from 1526 Reichs-Erb-Truchsess
            • George IV of Waldburg-Zeil, † 1569 ∞ Johanna von Rappoltstein
              • Jacob von Waldburg-Zeil, † 1589 ∞ Countess Johanna von Zimmer (noble family)
                • Count Heinrich von Waldburg-Wolfegg, † 1637, since September 7, 1628 Count ∞ Countess Marie Jakobe von Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen , see section Counts von Waldburg-Wolfegg
                • Frobenius von Waldburg-Zeil, † 1614 ∞ Freiin Katharina Johanna von Toerring see paragraph Counts von Waldburg-Zeil
              • Johann von Waldburg-Zeil-Waldsee 1548–1577 ∞ Countess Kunigunde von Zimmer

Count of Waldburg-Wolfegg

Castle in Bad Waldsee
  • Heinrich Count von Waldburg-Wolfegg, † 1637, since September 7, 1628 Count
    • Maximilian Willibald Count von Waldburg-Wolfegg, † 1667
      • Maximilian Franz Graf von Waldburg-Wolfegg, † 1681
        • Ferdinand Ludwig Graf von Waldburg-Wolfegg, † 1733
          • Joseph Franz Graf von Waldburg-Wolfegg, † 1774
            • Ferdinand Maria Graf von Waldburg-Wolfegg, † 1779
            • Joseph Aloys Graf von Waldburg-Wolfegg, † 1798
          • Karl Eberhard Count von Waldburg-Wolfegg, 1798
      • Johann Maria Graf von Waldburg-Waldsee, † 1724
        • Maximilian Maria Graf von Waldburg-Waldsee, † 1748
          • Gebhard Graf von Waldburg-Waldsee, † 1791
            • Joseph Anton Graf von Waldburg-Waldsee, 1791–1833, since March 21, 1803 Prince of Waldburg zu Wolfegg and Waldsee
    • Johann Graf von Waldburg-Wolfegg , Bishop of Konstanz 1628–1644
Coat of arms of the Waldburg family in the Prince's diploma from March 21, 1803

Princes of Waldburg-Wolfegg-Waldsee

Counts of Waldburg-Zeil

Pedigree of Sigmund Christoph von Waldburg-Zeil-Trauchburg
  • Frobenius von Waldburg-Zeil, † 1614 ∞ Freiin Katharina Johanna von Toerring
    • Johann Jacob I of Waldburg-Zeil, † 1674
      • Paris Jacob von Waldburg-Zeil, † 1684
        • Johann Christoph von Waldburg-Zeil, † 1717
          • Johann Jacob II of Waldburg-Zeil, † 1750
            • Franz Anton von Waldburg-Zeil, † 1790
      • Sebastian Wunibald von Waldburg-Wurzach, † 1700, see Waldburg-Wurzach

Prince of Waldburg-Zeil

Counts of Waldburg-Zeil-Lustenau-Hohenems

Hohenems Palace , Vorarlberg
  • Clemens Graf zu Waldburg-Zeil-Lustenau-Hohenems (1753-1817)
    • Maximilian Clemens Count of Waldburg-Zeil-Lustenau-Hohenems, † 1868, second son of Prince Maximilian Wunibald von Waldburg-Zeil, inherited Lustenau in 1817 from his uncle Clemens
      • Clemens Maximilian Graf zu Waldburg-Zeil-Lustenau-Hohenems (1842–1904)
        • Maximilian Wunibald Count of Waldburg-Zeil-Lustenau-Hohenems (1870–1930)
          • Georg Graf zu Waldburg-Zeil-Lustenau-Hohenems (1878–1955)
            • Franz Josef zu Waldburg-Zeil-Lustenau-Hohenems (* 1927),
Castle in Bad Wurzach
New castle in Kißlegg

Counts and princes of Waldburg-Zeil-Wurzach

  • Sebastian Wunibald von Waldburg-Wurzach, † 1700
    • Ernst Jacob von Waldburg-Wurzach, † 1734
      • Franz Ernst von Waldburg-Wurzach, † 1781
        • Eberhard I. Ernst Prince of Waldburg-Wurzach, † 1807, since March 12, 1803 Prince
          • Leopold von Waldburg-Wurzach, † 1800

Family titles, offices and functions

Coat of arms of the Waldburg from the Scheibler coat of
arms book from 1450 to 1480

until 1803:

  • Imperial Counts and Counts of Sonnenberg , Waldburg, Capustigal, Friedberg, Scheer, Trauchburg, Waldsee, Wolfegg, Wurzach, Zeil, Sargans -Trochtelfingen
  • Barons von Waldburg, Dürmentingen , Bussen, Kissleg, Waldsee , Machstetten, Altmans-Hoffen, Ratzenried etc.
  • Lords of Tanne, von Bendern, Reichshof Lustenau etc.

1803 to 1806:

  • Imperial princes of Waldburg-Wolfegg-Waldsee, Waldburg-Zeil-Trauchburg and Waldburg-Wurzach

after 1806:

  • The principalities of Wolfegg, Zeil and Wurzach were mediatized in 1805/06 and fell to Bavaria and mostly to Württemberg . They belong to the noble houses of the second division of the Genealogical Handbook of the Nobility.

1806 to 1830:

Extinguished lines

Before the great division of 1429:

  • Waldburg-Warthausen (first half of the 13th century extinct)
  • Waldburg-Rohrdorf (from 1210), later Waldburg- Meßkirch (extinct around 1350)

Eberhard line after the division of 1429:

Jacobean lines after the division of 1429:

Georgian lines after the division of 1429:

Living lines

Castles and palaces are still owned by the family

The castles and palaces of the Waldburg family include (as of 2005):

Waldburg-Wolfegg line

Waldburg-Zeil line

Waldburg-Zeil-Hohenems line

See also


  • Matthäus von Pappenheim : Chronicle of the Truchsessen von Waldburg , 16th century, printed in the 18th century ( Google , evidence of further e-copies: see Wikisource ).
  • Johann Jacob Ranisch: Kurtze Historisch-Juristische Abhandung, Von dem, Denen Counts von Waldburg, Im Heil. Rom. The inheritance and title to which he is entitled, the same origin, privileges, and other rights dependent thereon . Stelter, Königsberg 1721 ( digitized version )
  • New genealogical-schematic realm and state handbook . 1748, p. 288 ff. ( Digitized version ).
  • Johann Nepomuk von Vanotti : Attempt of a history of the princes of Waldburg . In: Württembergische Jahrbücher für patriotic history… , 17th year 1834, pp. 134–181 ( digitized version ) and p. 205–368 ( digitized version ).
  • Constantin von Wurzbach : Waldburg, the imperial counts, genealogy . In: Biographisches Lexikon des Kaiserthums Oesterreich . 52nd part. Kaiserlich-Königliche Hof- und Staatsdruckerei, Vienna 1885, p. 168 ( digitized version ).
  • Constantin von Wurzbach : Waldburg, the imperial counts, marriage . In: Biographisches Lexikon des Kaiserthums Oesterreich . 52nd part. Imperial and Royal Court and State Printing Office, Vienna 1885, p. 169 ( digital copy ).
  • Joseph Vochezer: History of the princely house of Waldburg in Swabia . 3 volumes. Kösel, Kempten 1888–1907 (digitalis: Volume 1 , Volume 2 , Volume 3 )
  • Wilhelm Mössle: Prince Maximilian Wunibald of Waldburg-Zeil-Trauchburg. 1750-1818. Spirit and politics of the Upper Swabian nobility at the turn of the 18th to the 19th century . Kohlhammer, Stuttgart 1968.
  • Rudolf Rauh : The domiciliary rights of the imperial inheritance meals princes of Waldburg . 2 volumes. Allgäuer Zeitungsverlag, Kempten 1971–1972.
  • Hubert Graf Waldburg-Wolfegg: Thoughts on the earliest history of our family . Book and offset printing company Wilhelm Haag, Adelsheim 1972.
  • Walter-Siegfried Kircher: A princely revolutionary from the Allgäu. Prince Constantin von Waldburg-Zeil. 1807-1862 . Allgäuer Zeitungsverlag, Kempten 1980.
  • Franz Ludwig Prince of Waldburg-Wolfegg: The descendants of my great-grandparents . Self-published, Bad Waldsee (printing: Sauter, Kißlegg) 1985.
  • Andreas Dornheim: Nobility in the bourgeois industrialized society. A sociological-historical case study about the Waldburg-Zeil family . Lang, Frankfurt am Main et al. 1993, ISBN 3-631-44859-7 .
  • Gerhard Wolf: From the Chronicle to the World Book. Sense and claim of southwest German house chronicles at the end of the Middle Ages . De Gruyter, Berlin et al. 2002, ISBN 3-11-016805-7 (with a chapter on the “Truchsessenchronik”).
  • Martin Zürn: “Ir aigen liberty”. Waldburg, Habsburg and the rural resistance on the upper Danube 1590–1790 . Bibliotheca Academica, Tübingen 1998, ISBN 3-928471-15-5 .
  • Priscilla Waldburg-Zeil: The palace of Hohenems light and shadow. From the family history of Waldburg-Zeil-Hohenems and Schönborn-Wiesentheid . Self-published, Hohenems 2004, ISBN 963-86305-9-0 .
  • Mark Hengerer: Waldburg , in: Werner Paravicini (ed.), Jörg Wettlaufer, Jan Hirschbiegel : Courtyards and residences in the late medieval empire. Counts and gentlemen . (= Residency research; 15.IV) Thorbecke, Ostfildern 2010, ISBN 978-3-7995-4525-9 , pp. 1584–1627 ( full text ).
  • Johann Hübner, Genealogical Tables , 1744, Volume 2, p. 515 .
  • Harald Derschka : The ministerials from Tanne / Waldburg / Winterstetten. Pillar of the Hohenstaufen rule in Upper Swabia. In: Thomas Zotz et al. (Ed.): From the Welfs to the Staufers. The death of Welf VII. 1167 and the foundation of Upper Swabia in the Middle Ages . (= Upper Swabia. Research on landscape, history and culture . Volume 4). Kohlhammer, Stuttgart, 2020, ISBN 978-3-17-037334-1 , pp. 91-108.

Web links

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References and comments

  1. a b c d e f Max Wilberg: Regent tables. Frankfurt / Oder 1906. Unchanged reprint in Weltbild Verlag, Augsburg 1995, ISBN 3-89350-709-4
  2. JGD Memminger: Württembergische Jahrbücher für patriotic history - sagas of the origin of the family von Waldburg, S. 147, 1834, first issue
  3. Max Graf zu Waldburg-Wolfegg (Ed.): The Waldburg in Swabia . Thorbecke, Ostfildern 2008, ISBN 978-3-7995-1069-1 , p. 18
  4. a b Biographical dictionary on German history. Third volume. KG Saur Verlag. 2nd Edition. License Weltbild Verlag, Augsburg 1995, ISBN 3-89350-708-6 , p. 3018
  5. ^ Rudolf Beck: The mediatization of the Waldburg house . In: Nobility in Transition. Upper Swabia from the early modern period to the present Volume 1, Thorbecke, Sigmaringen 2006, ISBN 3-7995-0219-X , p. 268
  6. http://genealogy.euweb.cz/waldburg/waldburg1.html#J2
  7. burgenlexikon.eu
  8. ^ Walter-Siegfried Kircher: "Catholic above all?" The Waldburg House and the Catholic Church from the 19th to the 20th century. In: Nobility in Transition. Upper Swabia from early modern times to the present. Volume 1, Jan Thorbecke Verlag, Ostfildern 2006, p. 306
  9. The real name Graf von Waldburg-Wolfegg-Waldsee was replaced in 1989 by the primogeneity name Fürst von Waldburg-Wolfegg-Waldsee used in public by the new head of the house . Wikipedia currently does not know whether this name became official as a result of a name change in accordance with the law on changing surnames and first names , or whether it was merely a form of courtesy.
  10. The real name Graf von Waldburg-Wolfegg-Waldsee was replaced with the new head of the house in 1998 by the primogeneity name Fürst von Waldburg-Wolfegg-Waldsee used in public . Simple information from the community of Wolfegg, in accordance with Section 32 (1) of the Registration Act, issued on request in July 2010, confirmed the following official name: Johannes Baptista Franz Willibald Maria Josef Philipp Jeningen Leonhard Fürst von Waldburg-Wolfegg-Waldsee, first name Johannes .
  11. The real name Georg Graf von Waldburg zu Zeil und Trauchburg has been replaced by the public name Georg Fürst von Waldburg zu Zeil and Trauchburg since 1953 . Wikipedia is currently unknown since when this name became officially valid. A simple information from the city of Leutkirch, in accordance with Section 32 (1) Registration Act, issued on request in June 2010, confirmed the following official name: Maria Georg Konstantin Ignatius Antonius Felix Augustinus Prince of Waldburg zu Zeil and Trauchburg, first name Georg .