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Duchy of SwabiaTimeline: Principia Moderni III (Map Game)
OTL equivalent: Archbishopric of Salzburg
|Official languages||Swabian German|
|-||Bavarian Vassalization||June 1, 1578|
|-||Annexation into Bavaria||November 13, 1655|
The Duchy of Swabia was a German state existing in southwest Germany. Initially a series of counties, duchies, and bishoprics in the Holy Roman Empire, the Duchy underwent largescale centralization after it came under Habsburg rule in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries.
With its new capital in Stuttgart, the Duchy proved to be a powerful force within Germany, surviving mostly intact when the Habsburg-dominated Empire was struck with war in the 1560s. After 1578, the Duchy of Swabia changed hands to the Bavarian Wittelsbachs, becoming a vassal state under the Bavarian Kingdom until the mid-seventeenth century.
Upon acquisition of the Duchy by Bavaria, it was demoted to a County, and renamed to Swabia-Württemberg, under direct personal control of the Bavarian crown. Upon the death of Bavarian Queen Catherine I in 1591, a Duke was appointed.
Rulers of Swabia
Bavarian Counts of Swabia-Württemburg (1578 - 1594)
- Queen Catherine I von Wittelsbach (1578 - 1591)
- Duke Friedrich von Hamburg
- Governor: Markus Shafburg
- King Albert III von Wittelsbach (1591-1592)
- Ingrid of Sweden
- Governor: Markus Shafburg, Heinrich von Augustin
- King Franz-Albert II von Wittelsbach (1592 - 1594)
- Never Married
- Governor: Ferdinand-Klara von Hoff
Bavarian Dukes of Swabia (1594 - 1655)
- King Franz-Albert II von Wittelsbach (1594 - 1633)
- Never Married
- Governor: Ferdinand-Klara von Hoff, Johann von Jeunacht, Maria Ingelmar
- King Franz-Heinrich I von Wittelsbach (1633 - 1644)
- Adelheid of Saxony
- Governor: Maria Ingelmar, Frederick von Habsburg-Wittelsbach
- King Leopold I von Wittelsbach (1644 - 1652)
- Maria of Wurzburg
- Governor: Frederick von Habsburg-Wittelsbach
- King Leopold II von Wittelsbach (1652 - 1655)
- Klara von Eggenburg
- Governor: Frederick von Habsburg-Wittelsbach, Isabell von Andechs