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The Standesherren, known in English as the Mediatized Houses, comprised a category in the constitutional law of the German Confederation (1815–1866) and its member states. That constitution granted a limited continued elevated status to those secular imperial princes and counts whose territories had been mediatized by the Reichsdeputationshauptschluss of 1803 [2. 317–375] (Mediatization). They included many of the higher imperial nobility, some of whose territories included extensive conglomerates such as the Principalities of Hohenlohe am Kocher,…

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Marquardt, Bernd, “Standesherren”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 30 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_SIM_028196>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20180208

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