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About Botho III, Graf zu Stolberg-Wernigerode

Bodo III, Graf zu Stolberg

* Stolberg 04.01.1467 + Stolberg 12.06.1538


Father: Heinrich IX, Graf zu Stolberg * 12.05.1436

Mother: Margarethe von Mansfeld * c. 1435



Anna von Eppenstein, Gräfin von Eppenstein-Königstein * 1481


Wolfgang, Graf zu Stolberg-Stolberg * 01.10.1501 Dorothea von Regenstein-Blankenburg Genovefa von Wied

Ludwig zu Stolberg, Graf zu Königstein, Diez, Rochefort und Wertheim * 12.01.1505 Walpurga Johanna von Wied-Runkel

Juliana zu Stolberg-Wernigerode * 15.02.1506 Philipp II, Graf von Hanau, Herr von Münzenberg Wilhelm I, Graf von Nassau-Dillenburg

Maria zu Stolberg-Wernigerode * 08.12.1507 Kuno II, Graf von Leiningen-Westerburg

Heinrich X, Graf zu Stolberg-Wernigerode * 02.01.1509 Elisabeth von Gleichen-Rembda

Magdalene zu Stolberg-Wernigerode * c. 1500 Ulric IX, Graf von Regenstein-Blankenburg


Counts of Stolberg

Botho zu Stolberg

Botho Graf zu Stolberg

Botho Graf zu Stolberg to Wernigerode and Lord, called the happy man, (* January 4 1467 in Stolberg (Harz) , † June 22 1538 ) was a German Regent. He ruled over the County of Stolberg , the County of Wernigerode and the county Hohnstein .

[ edit ] Life

He was the son of Count Heinrich of the elderly to Stolberg and his first wife, Mechthild, daughter of the Count of Mansfeld Volrad. Born the same time with him was his twin brother, Henry the Younger .

Part of his early teenage years spent Botho in southern Germany, where he was at the court of the Earl, then Duke Eberhard von Württemberg brother of his step-mother, was brought up the. From 16 April 1493 until 9 February 1494 he took a 26-year-old on a trip to Jerusalem and made some in recent years, several princes knight services. He developed into a skillful diplomat. Already around the year 1491/92, he experienced one offered by the debt being extraordinary transformation of the administration, in which a single management of finances by the treasurer Stolberg, the emphasis rested and studied officials came to the fore. Because of his ability as a manager and negotiator, he was also an extraordinary degree of emperor and empire, but even more far removed from its feudal lords and larger stands in right, both through bonds than by the transfer of offices and shops. At first this was done by the Duke George of Saxony , which he from 1501 to 1505 as a captain in Coburg was used, but which, further stretching its claims as lord, as was the practice up until now, it to the provincial assemblies and to put forth some unique shops as well. But not in this and not in the many different services to the very busy or that Prince provided that, the count is historical significance, but in the first place in the relationship, which he to the greatest prelates in the kingdom, the archbishop of Magdeburg and Mainz and Cardinal Albert occupied. From 1515 to the end of his life he was the Cardinal's Council, or steward for the pins Magdeburg and Halberstadt , ie, he was his agent, or rot in the very many and important matters which were entrusted to the Cardinal. The count occurred during the Reformation , its nature and also that of his master accordingly, usually mild and conciliatory on. He enjoyed the confidence of the Cardinal so unconditionally, while the Count asked a few years after his first order to be relieved of his duties. Since, however, be too prolonged service at court and the time corresponding to the absence of his family, country and people to him in the long run was too much, he insisted in 1524 on the release from its original conditions of service and limited off from there to the position of a Council of the house.

Behind his hard work for the Cardinal Albrecht joined the services of a Council of the Emperor Maximilian I and Charles V returns, although this recognition and thanks, in special ceremonies in 1518 and 1521 found. The suggestion of Charles V., in the latter years the position of the four councils in the imperial government to Nuremberg to assume he refused.

[ edit ] Family

Botho was with Anna, the sister of the last representative of the Eppsteiner noble family, Eberhard IV of Eppstein and since 1505 Count of Koenigstein, married. Eberhard's death the childless in 1535 after inheriting one after his sister, sons Ludwig zu Stolberg († 1574) and Christoph († 1581) the rule of King County Eppstein, including the stone.

Botho had several children, including the Count Henry and Louis of Stolberg , Countess Juliana of Stolberg , who as the ancestress of the House of Orange-Nassau is and Countess Anna zu Stolberg , the 28th Abbess of Quedlinburg kingdom.

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Botho III, Graf zu Stolberg-Wernigerode's Timeline

January 4, 1467
Stolberg, Sachsen, Deutschland(HRR)
October 1, 1501
Stolberg, Stolberg, Deutschland(HRR)
Of Stolberg Sachsen Prusia, Südharz, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany
January 28, 1504
January 12, 1505
Of Stolberg Sachsen Prusia, Südharz, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany
February 15, 1506
Schloß Stolberg, Stolberg, Sachsen, Deutschland(HRR)
December 8, 1507
Stolberg (Rhineland), Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
January 2, 1509
April 24, 1510