Hohenthal (noble family)

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Coat of arms of the Counts of Hohenthal
Peter Hohmann (1663–1732), 1717 Edler von Hohenthal , progenitor of the noble family

Hohenthal is the name of an aristocratic family ennobled in 1717 with the original name of Hohmann. 1733/36 wealthy Leipzig merchant Peter Hohmann became the nobles of Hohenthal raised his sons acquired in 1733 the Empire baron . The family acquired numerous goods in Saxony , and its members often held high positions in the Saxon civil service. In 1790 the entire family was raised to the rank of imperial count .



The line of the family begins with Adam Homann († 1632), master craftsman for experts , who appears in a document from 1611. His grandson Peter Hohmann , born on July 26, 1663 in Könnern, was the progenitor of the noble branch. He made wealth as a businessman in Leipzig and became a royal Polish and electoral Saxon councilor. He owned several manors , including Hohenprießnitz , Crostewitz ( dredged over by the Espenhain opencast mine ), Großstädteln , Kleinstädteln (today districts of Markkleeberg ), Großdeuben , Probstdeuben (today district of Großdeuben), Wallendorf (Luppe) and Lichte (Wallendorf) (from 1709 ). On March 2, 1717 in Vienna , he received the imperial knighthood with the title of Edler von Hohenthal and an improvement in the coat of arms . Peter Hohmann died on January 2, 1732.

Spread and lines

The three younger sons of Peter Hohmann and his wife Gertrud Sabina, née Koch, Carl Ludwig, Theodor August and Georg Wilhelm, who did not yet have the paternal nobility title , later asked the court marshal in Dresden for confirmation of imperial nobility. The electoral Saxon recognition took place on May 27, 1732. All three received the imperial baron status in Vienna on November 2, 1733 with the salutation Well-born . Her three older brothers Peter, Royal Polish and Electoral Saxon secret war council , Johann Friedrich, Royal Polish and Electoral Saxon Oberhof Court - Assessor and Christian Gottlieb Edler von Hohenthal, Fürnehmen the Council to Leipzig were on 22 September 1736 in Vienna raised to the imperial baron class with the salutation well-born.

Of the six brothers, only Peter, Christian Gottlieb and Carl Ludwig were able to continue the tribe. The line of Carl Ludwig died with the death of his son Friedrich Wilhelm, lord of among others Großstädteln, Probstdeuben and Crostewitz , on August 21, 1819. The line of Peter Freiherr von Hohenthal, died out with Alfred Graf von Hohenthal on November 16, 1860 in Male trunk . Only the line of Christian Gottlieb Freiherr von Hohenthal (1701–1763) was able to continue the line to this day. His descendants founded the houses in Püchau , Dölkau (with Altranstädt ) and Knauthain . The Dölkau Line acquired Lauenstein Castle in 1821 , which was transferred to the Püchauer Line in 1826 and remained in their possession until 1945. Christian Gottlieb Graf von Hohenthal acquired the Löbnitz manor near Groitzsch in 1819. It remained in the possession of the Püchauer line until it was expropriated in 1945.

Status surveys

The status surveys already mentioned are no longer mentioned here.

On August 7, 1790 Dresden, the overall sex received by Elector Friedrich August I of Saxony as imperial vicar the imperial counts .

The son and future male descendants of Karl Adolph Graf von Hohenthal, royal Saxon envoy, and Caroline Countess von Bergen (née von Berlepsch ) were given a royal Saxon name and coat of arms with those of the counts on December 15, 1854 von Bergen, as Counts of Hohenthal and Bergen .

In the Kingdom of Bavaria , Count Adolf von Hohenthal and Bergen was registered at Egg Castle on September 20, 1885 in the count class of the nobility registers. Egg remained in the family from 1884 to 1931.

The Bavarian castle estate Maxlrain was acquired by the family in the 1930s to compensate for Saxon possessions that had to be given to the public sector and was last inherited by the Lobkowitz princes .

coat of arms

The family coat of arms shows a golden, red-tongued lion in blue. On the helmet with blue and gold covers, between two blue horns, the lion growing.

The count's coat of arms is squared with the family coat of arms as a heart shield. In the 1st and 4th fields, split by gold and blue, a growing man up to his knees in a helmet, holding three arrows in his right hand. In the 2nd and 3rd field, divided by red and gold, an eagle in confused colors.

Name bearer

Walburga von Hohenthal


Web links

Commons : Hohenthal family  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Castle archive
  2. Albert Brödel: From the Köhlerhütte to the industrial site ... according to official sources 1937–1939 (chapter The origin of the Wallendorf manor) , published by W. Brödel, Kulmbach 1997
  3. ^ Entry on Löbnitz mansion in the private database "Alle Burgen". Retrieved August 10, 2016.