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Maximilian I, Prince of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen

Maximilian I, Prince of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen 20 January 1636 – 13 August 1689 in Sigmaringen was a German nobleman He was the third ruling Prince of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen; he ruled from 1681 until his death


  • 1 Life
  • 2 Marriage and issue
  • 3 Ancestry
  • 4 See also
  • 5 Footnotes
  • 6 References
  • 7 External links


Maximilian was the son of Prince Meinrad I 1605-1681 from his marriage to Anna Marie 1613-1682, daughter of Ferdinand Baron of Törring at Seefeld He was named after Elector Maximilian I of Bavaria, whom his father was serving at the time of his birth

He joined the Imperial army, together with his younger brother Francis Anthony He command a Dragoon regiment and, like his cousins in the Hohenzollern-Hechingen line, fought under Emperor Leopold I in the Fourth Austro-Turkish War During the Franco-Dutch War, he commanded the imperial army on the Rhine After the Peace of Nijmegen of 1675, Maximilian returned to Vienna

Maximilian married Maria Clara in Boxmeer on 12 January 1666 She was a daughter of Count Albert of Berg-'s-Heerenberg After the death of her brother Oswald III in 1712, she inherited the County of 's-Heerenberg, which thus fell to the House of Hohenzollern[1] Among his Dutch possessions were the Lordships of Boxmeer, Bergh, Diksmuide, Gendringen, Etten, Wisch, Pannerden and Millingen

In 1681, his father died Maximilian divided the inheritance with his brother Francis Anthony received the County of Haigerloch; Maximilian received the original County of Sigmaringen He initiated various construction projects in the town of Sigmaringen, among them and expansion of Sigmaringen Castle

Marriage and issue

From his marriage to Maria Clara, he following children:

  • Anna Maria 1666-1668
  • Maria Magdalena Clara 1668-1725, a nun in Gnadenthal Abbey
  • Cleopha Maria Theresa 1669-1731, a nun in Buchau Abbey
  • Meinrad II Charles Anthony 1673-1715, Prince of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen, married in 1700 to Countess Johanna Katharina von Montfort 1678-1759
  • Francis Albert Oswald 1676-1748, a canon in Cologne
  • Francis Henry 1678-1731, a canon in Cologne and Augsburg
  • Charles Anthony 1679-1684
  • Anthony Sidonius 1681-1719, fell in battle, married in 1712 to Countess Maria Josepha of Verdenberg and Namiest 1687-1745
  • John Francis Anthony 1683-1733 fell in battle, married:
    1. in 1712 to Maria Barbara Everhardt of Lightemhaag
    2. Maria Antonia of Frauenberg b 1705
  • Maximilian Froben Maria 1685-1734, a monk
  • Charles 1687-1689
  • Friederike Christiane Maria 1688-1745, married in 1718 to Sebastian, Count of Montfort-Tettnang 1684-1728


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See also

  • House of Hohenzollern


  1. ^ Annalen des Historischen Vereins für den Niederrhein, insbesondere die Alte Erzdiözese Köln, DuMont-Schauberg, Cologne, 1862, p 174 Online


  • Otto Hintze 1982, Die Hohenzollern und ihr Werk 1415-1915 in German, Solingen: Verlag A Steiger, ISBN 3921564182mw-parser-output citecitationmw-parser-output citation qmw-parser-output id-lock-free a,mw-parser-output citation cs1-lock-free amw-parser-output id-lock-limited a,mw-parser-output id-lock-registration a,mw-parser-output citation cs1-lock-limited a,mw-parser-output citation cs1-lock-registration amw-parser-output id-lock-subscription a,mw-parser-output citation cs1-lock-subscription amw-parser-output cs1-subscription,mw-parser-output cs1-registrationmw-parser-output cs1-subscription span,mw-parser-output cs1-registration spanmw-parser-output cs1-ws-icon amw-parser-output codecs1-codemw-parser-output cs1-hidden-errormw-parser-output cs1-visible-errormw-parser-output cs1-maintmw-parser-output cs1-subscription,mw-parser-output cs1-registration,mw-parser-output cs1-formatmw-parser-output cs1-kern-left,mw-parser-output cs1-kern-wl-leftmw-parser-output cs1-kern-right,mw-parser-output cs1-kern-wl-rightmw-parser-output citation mw-selflink
  • 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, Fleischer, Leipzig, 1843, p 247 ff, Online
  • Günter Schmitt: Sigmaringen, in: Günter Schmitt: Burgenführer Schwäbische Alb, vol 3: Donautal Wandern und entdecken zwischen Sigmaringen und Tuttlingen, Biberacher Verlagsdruckerei, Biberach, 1990, ISBN 3-924489-50-5, p 41–62

External links

  • Entry at Geneallnet
Maximilian I, Prince of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen House of HohenzollernBorn: 20 January 1636 Died: 13 August 1689
Preceded by
Meinrad I
Prince of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen
Succeeded by
Meinrad II

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