Schlichting (noble family)

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Coat of arms of those of Schlichting

Schlichting is the name of an old Silesian noble family . Branches of the family still exist today.


The family first appears in a document at Pentecost 1447 with Toman and Christoph Slichting on Guhren and Züllichau . Bartusch and Merten Slichting appear in a document on November 6, 1461 in the country of Schwiebus . The safe line of tribe begins with Caspar von Schlichting on Rietschütz, Oggerschütz, Jehser and Oppelwitz (near Schwiebus), who is documented from 1510 to 1534.


The Polish captain Samuel von Schlichting and Buckowick from the Bauchwitz line was raised to the old Bohemian lordship with “well-born” on December 24, 1694.

The Fideikommissherrn on Schlichtingsheim with Gurschen , Province of Posen and Wilkau in Silesia Rudolf von Schlichting-Bukowiec, member of the Prussian manor house for life, the Prussian baron status was confirmed on March 17, 1886.

coat of arms

Coat of arms Schlichting with antlers as Helmzier

The family coat of arms shows two upright black stag poles with outwardly turned ends in silver, above a black stag pole lying crosswise with upwardly turned ends. On the helmet with black and silver covers three (black, silver and black) ostrich feathers.

Known family members


  • Deutsche Adelsgenossenschaft (Hrsg.): Yearbook of the German nobility . Volume 3, 1899, published by WT Bruer, p. 395. Digitalisat
  • Włodzimierz Dworzaczek : Schlichtingowie w Polsce. Warsaw 1938 ( online )
  • Genealogisches Handbuch des Adels , B 2, Volume 16 of the complete series, 1957, pp. 424-426; A 6, volume 29 of the complete series, 1962, pp. 451-489; A 5, Volume 30 of the Complete Series, 1963, pp. 322-334; Adelslexikon Volume XII, Volume 125 of the complete series, 2001, pp. 475-476; FA 24, Volume 143 of the complete series, 2008, pp. 515–524, CA Starke Verlag, Limburg (Lahn)
  • Gothaisches Genealogisches Taschenbuch der Freiherrlichen Häuser (F) Gotha 1853, 1854–1941 (continuations), (1853–1860 and from 1911 v. Schlichting, (1863–1871 Schlichting-Buckowick)
  • Joachim von Roy: To the origin of the Silesian family von Schlichting. In: Ostdeutsche Familienkunde 20. 1972, pp. 132-138.
  • Joachim von Roy: The castle in the Riet - Rietschütz, ancestral seat of the barons v. Schlichting. In: Local history sheets for the Züllichau-Schwiebus district. No. 8, 1975.
  • Joachim von Roy: von Schlichting de Bukowiec. In: Deutsches Familienarchiv 67. 1977, pp. 151–172.
  • Joachim von Roy: corrections to the genealogy of the Silesian lords of Schlichting. In: Genealogy 49. 2000, pp. 144–150.
  • Bruno von Schlichting: Overview of the genealogy of the noble and baronial families v. Schlichting. Detmold 1882/83.
  • Bruno von Schlichting: Nobility history of the baronial and noble families of those v. Schlichting. Detmold 1892.

Individual evidence

  1. Bruno von Schlichting: noble family of the baronial and noble families of those von Schlichting. Detmold 1892, p. 7.
  2. ^ Adolph Friedrich Riedel : Novus Codex diplomaticus Brandenburgensis III 1. Berlin 1859, pp. 352-353. No. 235.