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History of the Count and sex of those baronial Grote

The origin of the Grote family until Henry the Lion:

The German parent, in which the oldest documented Grote

and wealthy residents were, the Ostfalen, formed with Western living Engern Westphalia and the powerful people of the Saxons. She had moved about in the second century of the islands between the two seas from the south and had a lot of land by fighting between the Elbe and Weser acquired.

The entire progeny of Henry Vogt's never ever been grouped under the name of Grote, but rather, is that of Henry's eldest son, dem Otto. Magnus Dictus (died between 1206 and 1211) only the oldest son, Otto II. Magnus and his heirs passed. While in the first half of the 13. Century in 44 Cases, sons and grandsons of Henry's advocate were documented, Magnus is in this context only 17 Time before. The rest of the descendants of Henry: I Werner. + after 1225, I give Hard. + before 1252, Werner II. + at 1264. The son of Gevehard I. led to the part, nor the name “of Lüneborg”.

The German form “Large” occurs first in 1288 on by “Johannes Dictus Groten”. With the beginning of this century, this form will win more often and about the year 1320 about the “Magnus” the upper hand and will of 1325 in the usual form in the family.

The Bezziehungen near the Grote-Schwerin to the Count of Schwerin, and the choice of the family name by Werner von Schwerin II. explained without genealogical fables very simple, when one considers, that Heinrich the Lion, set to the count in the state Gunzelin, the conquered Mecklenburg against the incessant attacks of the Slavic peoples to assert, was left to count a number of his own ministeriales. The ancestor of the Grote-Schwerin will also have one of them. His descendants remained vassals of the counts, As is clear from the numerous feudal.

Stan Deser lift oscillations and survival:

The family was already at the beginning of the 13. Century in possession of the Duke of Lüneburg Erbtruchsessenamtes. Otto X., Mr. Horn on style, Specialized field, and Breese, gained 1583 the abbey of St Erbkämmererwürde. Michaelis in Lüneburg.

In 1254 The Eight wurde. Magnus, which is known to be alive in any deed Knight, explicitly documented with the predicate “dominus” occupied, the relevant certificate for the monastery among the witnesses called Ebstorf “Otto and Wernerus, filii domains Ottonis Magni”.

Very short time after the attainment of knighthood is the Grote family-Schwerin in possession of a coat of arms, wore the badge as a lasting the whole race in the battle as the tournament to be used: the “right border tamed horse”


When the 15. Century drew to a close, The family consisted only of the aged Otto IX. in addition to his two sons, Thomas II. Werner and VIII. and there after his father's death (1502/1503) yet neither of them was married, was close to an extinction of sex. Werner remained unmarried, But Thomas finally married at the age of 42 Years, the Anne of Niendorf or Neindorf and planted so on the sex. He was appointed governor of Lüneburg country and guardian of the orphaned prince.

From the mean, or Hanoverian line, the already 1764 went out again, came the minister Otto Grote Look. He bought for his house, the prince elector of Hanover and for his own family the baron. Look after the purchase of direct imperial rule on the resin he was on 1. July 1689 to Vienna under the name Large, Baron to look Emperor Leopold raised to the peerage.

After they died, inherited the old line of shows and took over the title. The remaining lines carried the title Freiherr customary law, of the Prussian 18. September 1911 was confirmed for the overall gender. The branch received at Breese 4. September 1809 Berlin the Prussian Count Title. (See Wikipedia)


Large, Emmo: History of the Counts and free sex Herrlich Grote'schen Published on behalf of Gesammtfamilie and use of preparatory work of the late Louis Freiherr Grote Grote and Julius Neuhof-looking, Hanover 1891 (With many family trees and the portraits of family members)

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