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Württemberg
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[German Version]

I. Territory

In the late 11th century, the castle name “Württemberg” (in the vicinity of Stuttgart-Rotenberg) was adopted by an aristocratic family that is first attested at this time. The counts of Württemberg (dukes from 1495 onward) began to build up a territory after the end of the Hohenstaufen dynasty; by the early 16th century, it had acquired the appearance that it would retain until the radical changes of the Napoleonic period. The …

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Ehmer, Hermann, “Württemberg”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 18 July 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_COM_025423>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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