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County (Principality) of
Grafschaft (Fürstentum) Wied-Neuwied
|Status||State of the Holy Roman Empire|
|Historical era||Early modern period|
• Partitioned from Wied
• Raised to principality
Wied-Neuwied was a German statelet in northeastern Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany, located northeast of the Rhine River flanking the northern side of the city of Neuwied. Wied-Neuwied emerged from the partitioning of Wied. Its status was elevated from county to principality in 1784. It was mediatised to Nassau and Prussia in 1806.
The House of Wied-Neuwied with William of Albania briefly ruled the Principality of Albania in 1914. Among the notable members of the family was Prince Alexander Philip Maximilian, the second son of Prince John Frederick Alexander and a famous explorer, ethnologist and naturalist. The latest successor of this family is a possible claimant of the vacant Albanian throne.