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County of Wied-Neuwied
Grafschaft Wied-Neuwied
State of the Holy Roman Empire

Capital Neuwied
Government Principality
Historical era Middle Ages
 •  Partitioned from Wied 1698
 •  Raised to principality 1784
 •  mediatised to
1806 1806
 •  Nassau annexed by Prussia 1866
Arms of the Princes of Wied
Neuwied Castle

Wied-Neuwied was a German statelet of northeastern Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany, located northeast of the Rhine River, north and inclusive of Neuwied. Wied-Neuwied was a partition of Wied, and was raised from a County to a Principality in 1784. Prince Alexander Philip Maximilian was the second son of Prince John Frederick Alexander and was a famous explorer, ethnologist and naturalist. Wied-Neuwied was mediatised to Nassau and Prussia in 1806.

The House of Wied-Neuwied with William of Albania ruled Albania (Principality of Albania). The current successor of this family is a possible pretender to the vacant Albanian throne.[citation needed]

Counts of Wied-Neuwied (1698–1784)

Princes of Wied-Neuwied (1784–1806)

Heads of the House of Wied-Neuwied, 1806–present