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by Santiago Dotor
Former Landgrafschaft, consisting of the Herrschaft Homburg on this side of the Rhine and the Herrschaft Meisenheim on the other side of the Rhine; 275 km²; at first part of the Landgrafschaft Hessen-Darmstadt; 1622-1866 independent, except for the years 1806-15 when Hessen-Homburg was incorporated into Hessen-Darmstadt. When Landgraf Ferdinand (1846-66) died the dynastic line became extinct on 24 March 1866, whereupon the land reverted to Hessen-Darmstadt; and after the war of 1866 it fell to Prussia; it became part of the province Hessen-Nassau. Source: Brockhaus' Kleines Konversations-Lexikon 1914.
Jarig Bakker, 27 July 2000
White over red. Communication by Lucien Philippe.
Jaume Ollé, August 1998