Mediatized families

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Mediatized families are families of the princes and counts of the Holy Roman Empire who since the thirteenth century had step-by-step acquired a quasi-sovereign position in their territories and then were deprived of this quasi-sovereign position early in the nineteenth century. However, they retained their titles and certain minor privileges until the end of World War I. See "Standesherr"[1]


  1. Percy L. Greaves, Jr. "Mises Made Easier ", 1974. Referenced 2014-07-22.