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History of Württemberg, Germany

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 Württemberg, Germany

Württemberg is a historical German territory. Together with Baden and Hohenzollern, two other historical territories, it now forms the Federal State of Baden-Württemberg.

Württemberg, often spelled "Wirtemberg" or "Wurtemberg" in English, developed as a political entity in southwest Germany, with the core established around Stuttgart by Count Conrad (died 1110). His descendants expanded Württemberg while surviving Germany's religious wars, changes in imperial policy, and invasions from France. The state had a basic parliamentary system that changed to absolutism in the 18th century.

Originally part of the old Duchy of Swabia, its history can be summarized in the following periods:
County of Württemberg (1083–1495)
Duchy of Württemberg (1495–1803)
Electorate of Württemberg (1803–1806)
Kingdom of Württemberg (1806–1918)
Free People's State of Württemberg (1918–1945)

After World War II, it was split into Württemberg-Baden and Württemberg-Hohenzollern. Finally, in 1952, it was integrated into Baden-Württemberg. Stuttgart, the historical capital city of Württemberg, became the capital of the present state.


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  • Württemberg - Duke, Johann Frederick (1582–1628), failed to become an absolute ruler, and perforce recognised the checks on his power.
    During his reign, which ended in July 1628, Württemberg suffered severely from the Thirty Years' War although the duke himself took no part in it.
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  • 1700 - Duchy of Württemberg is part of the Holy Roman Empire


  • 1800 - Populaton of the Duchy of Württemberg (Holy Roman Empire) - 1,350,000


  • 1806 - Württemberg recognized as a kingdom of Germany
    Frederick II of the Duke of Württemberg assumed the title of King Frederick I on 1 January 1806.
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  • Württemberg - King Frederick II was succeeded by his son, William I who, after much discussion, granted a new constitution in September 1819.

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  • Württemberg - In July 1864, Charles I succeeded his father William I as king

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    Urberg bei St. Sankt Blasien Baden-Württemberg, Germany
  • Württemberg - When King Charles died suddenly on 6 October 1891, he was succeeded by his nephew, William II

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    Baden-Württemberg, Germany
    Incline Railway
  • 1906
    Wiirttemberg, wUR'tem-beRa\ a kingdom in the SW. part of Germany, the third state in size of the German Em pire, and the fourth in order of...Read MORE...


  • 1951 - December 9 - Baden and Wurttemberg merge to form Baden-Wurttemberg.




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  • Württemberg - Duke, Johann Frederick (1582–1628), failed to become an absolute ruler, and perforce recognised the checks on his power.
    During his reign, which ended in July 1628, Württemberg suffered severely from the Thirty Years' War although the duke himself took no part in it.
    www.wikipedia.org
  • 1700 - Duchy of Württemberg is part of the Holy Roman Empire
  • 1800 - Populaton of the Duchy of Württemberg (Holy Roman Empire) - 1,350,000
  • 1806 - Württemberg recognized as a kingdom of Germany
    Frederick II of the Duke of Württemberg assumed the title of King Frederick I on 1 January 1806.
    www.wikipedia.org
  • Württemberg - King Frederick II was succeeded by his son, William I who, after much discussion, granted a new constitution in September 1819.

    www.wikipedia.org
  • Württemberg - In July 1864, Charles I succeeded his father William I as king

    www.wikipedia.org
  • Württemberg - When King Charles died suddenly on 6 October 1891, he was succeeded by his nephew, William II

    www.wikipedia.org
  • 1906
    Wiirttemberg, wUR'tem-beRa\ a kingdom in the SW. part of Germany, the third state in size of the German Em pire, and the fourth in order of... Read MORE...

  • 1951 - December 9 - Baden and Wurttemberg merge to form Baden-Wurttemberg.

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