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Württemberg

11th century–1918
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Flag of the Kingdom of Württemberg
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Coat of arms of the Kingdom of Württemberg
Württemberg, shown within the German Empire (1871–1918)
Württemberg, shown within the German Empire (1871–1918)
Status State of the Holy Roman Empire (until 1806)
Capital Stuttgart
Common languages Swabian German
Religion
Lutheran
Government Monarchy
King  
• ca 1089–1122 (first count)
Conrad I
• 1457–96
    (first duke from 1495)
 
Eberhard I (V)
• 1797–1816
    (first king from 1806)
 
Frederick I (III)
• 1891–1918
    (last king, died 1921)
 
William II
Standesherren
Abgeordnetenhaus
Historical era Middle Ages
• County founded
    by Conrad I
 
before 1081
• Treaty of Nürtingen
    divides county
 
1442 11th century
• Treaty of Münsingen
    reunites county
 
1482
• Raised to duchy
1495
• Raised to electorate
1803
• Raised to kingdom
1806
• Monarchy overthrown
November 9, 1918 1918
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Duchy of Swabia Duchy of Swabia
Free People's State of Württemberg

The Kingdom of Württemberg was a German state that existed from 1805 to 1918, located within the area that is now Baden-Württemberg. The kingdom was a continuation of the Duchy of Württemberg, which existed from 1495 to 1805.

Prior to 1495, Württemberg was a County in the former Duchy of Swabia, which had dissolved after the death of Duke Conradin in 1268. The total area of the state was 19,508 km2 (7,532 sq mi).

Under the terms of a military convention of 25 November 1870, the troops of Württemberg formed the XIII (Royal Württemberg) Corps of the Imperial German Army.

The kingdom had borders with Bavaria on the east and south, with Baden in the north, west, and south. The southern part surrounded the Prussian province of Hohenzollern on most of its sides and touched on Lake Constance.

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