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Karl, Count of Hohenzollern-Haigerloch


Karl, Count of Hohenzollern-Haigerloch 1588 in Haigerloch – 9 March 1634 in Überlingen was the third Count of Hohenzollern-Haigerloch

Life

Karl was the second son of Count Christoph of Hohenzollern-Haigerloch from his marriage to Katharina d after 1608, the daughter of Baron Christoph of Welsperg After his father's early death, he was raised by his uncles Eitel Friedrich IV of Hohenzollern-Hechingen and Karl II of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen After completing his education, he initially pursued a military career

in 1602, Karl succeeded his brother Johann Christoph as Count of Hohenzollern-Haigerloch He married on 25 March 1618 in Haigerloch to Countess Rosamunde of Ortenburg d 1636 This marriage remained childless

In January 1633, at the height of the Thirty Years' War, the Swedish army approached Haigerloch and Karl fled with an entourage of 21 people to Hohenzollern Castle The Swedish army soon occupied Hohenzollern Castle Count Karl was granted a free retreat and he went to the imperial army in Überlingen, where he tried unsuccessfully to talk them into helping him recapture his castle

He died on 9 March 1634, in the inn zur Krone in Überlingen As he died without an heir, Hohenzollern-Haigerloch fell to Prince Johann of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen under the terms of the 1575 inheritance treaty

References

  • Nachrichten über die Königliche Stammburg Hohenzollern: Mit 1 lithogr Plan u 8 Holzschnitten, Duncker, 1863, p 64 ff Online
  • Gustav Schilling: Geschichte des Hauses Hohenzollern, in genealogisch fortlaufenden Biographien aller seiner Regenten von den ältesten bis auf die neuesten Zeiten, nach Urkunden und andern authentischen Quellen, F Fleischer, 1843, p 312 ff

External links

  • wwwhohenzollern-homecom
Karl, Count of Hohenzollern-Haigerloch House of HohenzollernBorn: 1588 Died: 9 March 1634
Preceded by
Johann Christoph
Count of Hohenzollern-Haigerloch
1623–1634
Succeeded by
Johann
as Prince of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen



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