House of Waldburg

House of Waldburg

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Stewards of Waldburg

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Holders of the Hereditary Office of Steward of the Holy Roman Empire (with the augmentation of gules an orb or) from 1419 to 1806.

Stewards of Waldburg 1183-1424, partitioned in 1424:
Counts of
Waldburg-Sonnenburg, annexed by Austria, 1511
Stewards of Waldburg-Trauchburg , partitioned in 1504:
Stewards and Counts of
Waldburg-Capustigall, annexed by Prussia, 1745. Line extinct 1875.
Stewards of Waldburg-Trauchburg, partitioned in 1612:
Counts ofWaldburg-Friedburg-Scheer, restored in 1717
Counts of Waldburg-Trauchburg, partitioned in 1717:
Counts of
Waldburg-Scheer, restored in 1764
Counts of
Waldburg-Trauchburg, annexed by Waldburg-Zeil, 1772

Stewards of Waldburg-Wolfegg-Zeil, partitioned in 1589:
Stewards of
Waldburg-Waldburg, divided between Waldburg-Wolfegg and Waldburg-Zeil in 1660
Counts of Waldburg-Wolfegg, partitioned in 1667:
Counts of
Waldburg-Waldsee, raised to principality in 1803 as Princes of Waldburg-Waldsee-Wolfegg, mediatised to Württemberg in 1806 extant
Counts of
Waldburg-Wolfegg, annexed by Waldburg-Waldsee in 1798.

Stewards of Waldburg-Zeil, partitioned in 1674:
Counts and Princes of
Waldburg-Wurzach, raised to principality in 1803, mediatised to Württemberg in 1806 extinct 1903.
Counts of
Waldburg-Zeil, raised to principality in 1803 as Princes of Waldburg-Zeil-Trauchburg, mediatised to Württemberg in 1806 extant. Junior branch of Counts of Waldburg-Zeil-Lustenau-Hohenems extant.


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Counts of Waldburg-Trauchburg

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Counts of Waldburg-Wolfegg

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Princes of Waldburg-Waldsee-Wolfegg

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Princes of Waldburg-Wurzach

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Princes of Waldburg-Zeil-Trauchburg

Notable Clerics:

  • Otto Truchsess von Waldburg ( 1514- 1573), Cardinal-Bishop of Augsburg from 1543.
  • Gebhard Truchsess von Waldburg (1547-1601), Prince-elector and A rchbishop of Cologne from 1577.
  • Johann Graf von Waldburg zu Wolfegg, ( 1598- 1644), Prince-Bishop of Constance from 1628.


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Prince-elector and Archbishop of Cologne

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Cardinal-Bishop of Augsburg

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Prince-Bishop of Constance