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