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The house Rantzau – A family chronicle


The genealogy of the family began with the documentary 1226 John Ritter mentioned Ranzow, the lock on Rantzau settled in Plön. He served as a squire in the service of Adolf IV. and was to 1235 elevated to knighthood. Johann von Rantzau was the founder of the various lines Rantzauer, the following centuries, the history of Schleswig-Holstein influenced. Heinrich (1526-1598) Heritage of Breitenburg, Melbeck and stubbornness Hagen, brought it to a sum of 20 Goods: of his cousins, he earned Rantzau and the Beautiful Weida, Furthermore Wandesburg, Hattstedt, Ovendorp, Stelnow,  [...]