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Encyclopedia > Lordship of Wickrath
The arms of the Lords of Broichhausen which ruled Wickrath until 1488.
The arms of the Lords of Broichhausen which ruled Wickrath until 1488.
The arms of the Knights of Hompesch, which ruled Wickrath in 1488-1502.
The arms of the Knights of Hompesch, which ruled Wickrath in 1488-1502.
The arms of the Quadt-Wickrath, which ruled Wickrath in 1502-1794.
The arms of the Quadt-Wickrath, which ruled Wickrath in 1502-1794.

The Lordship of Wickrath (sometimes spelled "Wykradt") was a Lordship of the Holy Roman Empire located in western North Rhine-Westphalia around the castle of Wickrath. The Lordship was bordered by Jülich to the south, west and north, and the Archbishopric of Cologne to the east. Wickrath became an immediate Lordship in 1488 afrer it passed to the Knights of Hompesch. It was located in the Lower Rhenish-Westphalian Circle, and from 1752 it was an Imperial Estate with a vote in the Bench of Counts of Westphalia. The Holy Roman Empire and from the 16th century on also The Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation was a political conglomeration of lands in Central Europe in the Middle Ages and the early modern period. ... North Rhine-Westphalia (German: Nordrhein-Westfalen, usually shortened to: NRW) is - in population and economic output - the largest Federal State of Germany. ... Jülich is a medium-size town in the district of Düren, in the federal state of Nordrhein-Westfalen, in Germany. ... The Archbishopric of Cologne was one of the major ecclesiastical principalities of the Holy Roman Empire. ... A map of the Imperial Circles as at the beginning of the 16th century. ...


Wickrath during and after the Holy Roman Empire

The first mention of Wickrath occured in 971 where it was called "Wickenrodero Marca". Wickrath received its first church in 1200. It was ruled by the Lords of Broichhausen. In 1488 the Lordship of Wickrath was raised to an immediate lordship and was given to the Knights of Hompesch. It came to the Lords (later raised to Counts) of Quadt which renamed to Quadt-Wykradt in 1502. They were raised to an immediate state with a vote in the Bench of Counts of Westphalia in 1752. Wickrath, along with all German territory west of the Rhine River, was annexed to France in 1794 and the Counts of Quadt were later renumerated for their loss by gaining the City of Isny in modern Baden-Württemberg in 1803. The Congress of Vienna awarded Wickrath to the Kingdom of Prussia in 1814. The Rhine canyon (Ruinaulta) in Graubünden in Switzerland Length 1. ... For nearly 1000 years, Isny was an important town within the Holy Roman Empire of the German nation. ... Baden-Württemberg is a federal state in southwestern Germany to the east of the Upper Rhine. ... The Congress of Vienna by Jean-Baptiste Isabey, 1819. ... Coat of Arms of the Kingdom of Prussia, 1701-1918 Prussia (German: ; Latin: Borussia, Prutenia; Lithuanian: ; Polish: ; Old Prussian: PrÅ«sa) was, most recently, a historic state originating in East Prussia, an area which for centuries had substantial influence on German and European history. ...


 
 

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