Abensberg-Traun

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Coat of arms of the family

Abensberg und Traun (now usually written Abensperg-Traun) is the name of an Austrian noble family, originally from the Upper Austrian Traungau, and one of the oldest extant aristocratic families in Central Europe. They are one of the so-called "Apostel Houses", i.e. they are one of the few families which had already played a historical role during the period of Babenburg rule of Austria (976 to 1246).

History

The County of Abensperg und Traun (or Abensperg-Traun) was a state of the Holy Roman Empire, formed by the family in 1653. Geographically, the state included modern-day Abensberg in Bavaria and the Traun, Petronell, Maissau, Rappottenstein, Wolkersdorf, Groß-Schweinbarth, Bockfließ and Bisamberg areas in Austria. To this day, the Abensperg und Traun family owns large estates in these areas, as well as a number of castles and fortresses.

In 1668, the Count of Abensperg-Traun also held the Lordship of Eglofs, which was later sold to the Windisch-Graetz family in 1804.[1][2] A notable Count of Abensperg-Traun was Otto Ferdinand von Abensperg und Traun (1677-1748).

Residences

References

  1. C. v. Wurzbach, "Biographisches Lexikon des Kaiserthum Österreich"
  2. Hormayer, "Österreichischer Plutarch"

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