County Bentheim

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Arms (crest) of County Bentheim
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The County Bentheim was a medium sized county located in the present-day German state of Niedersachsen near the current Dutch border. The largest part is the current district of Grafschaft Bentheim It existed as an independent territory from 1454-1495 as Lordship and from 1495 to 1806 as a county, when it was mediatised to the Grand-Duchy of Berg. Capital was the city of Bentheim.

The arms are those of the Lords, later Counts and Princes, of Bentheim (1050-present).

Coat of arms (crest) of County Bentheim

The arms in the Wapen- en Vlaggenboek van Gerrit Hesman (1708)


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