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Flag Principality of Aschaffenburg,
The flag showed probably the depiction of the coat of arms, which had its roots in the Electorate of Mainz. The Principality of Aschaffenburg, was in principle the rest area of the Electorate of Mainz, and was reigned by the former Elector and Archbishop of Mainz, the Prince Primate Karl Theodor von Dalberg as sovereign.
Source: Volker Preuß
Coat of arms of the Principality of Aschaffenburg,
The former Elector of Mainz and Reichserzkanzler got Aschaffenburg transferred after the end of the Electorate of Mainz. He took over the heraldry of Mainz and transferred it to the Principality of Aschaffenburg. The territory was a former part of the Electorate of Mainz. This can be seen from the fact, that in the later coat of arms of the Grand Duchy of Frankfurt is included the Wheel of Mainz as a placeholder for Aschaffenburg.
Source: F. W. Putzgers Historischer Schul-Atlas, modyfied by: Volker Preuß
The map shows the Principality of Aschaffenburg between 1803 and 1807, outlined in red.
Area: 656 square miles
Inhabitants: ca. 60.000 (ca. 1805)
official Language: German
Currency: not known
Source: Wikipedia (D)
1792, 1796, 1800 and 1805 · invasions of French revolutionary troops under Napoleon in the German Empire, the German Empire subjectes and becomes territorially transformed
1801 · all left-bank territories of the River Rhine ceded to France, and incorporated by this
1803 · German Mediatisation (Reichsdeputationshauptschluss), transformation of the territorial partition of the German Empire, ecclesiastical possessions become confiscated, old princely territories and free cities become confiscated or dissolved or annexed to old or new principalities, the number of sovereign authorities and territorial entities of the empire is thus reduced from 300 to 60 – the Electorate and Bishopric of Mainz becomes canceled in this way, the Elector of Mainz and Reichserzkanzler gets from the holdings of the former Electorate of Mainz, the areas of Aschaffenburg, Klingenberg, Orb and Lohr as Principality of Aschaffenburg
12th of July in 1806 · Napoleon forces the creation of the Rhine Confederation, an alliance of sixteen southern and southwestern German states under French protectorate, the Principality of Aschaffenburg is one of the founding members
1st of August 1806 · the states of the Rhine Confederation declare themselves sovereign and resign from the Holy Roman Empire of German Nation
6th of August in 1806 · Emperor Franz II. lays down the crown of the Holy Roman Empire of German Nation, the empire ends
16th of February in 1810 · Napoléon hands over the Principality of Regensburg (the Prince of Aschaffenburg is simultaneously the Prince of Regensburg) to Bavaria, the Prince of Aschaffenburg is compensated with the areas of Hanau and Fulda, these become connected to Aschaffenburg, and it becomes established the Grand Duchy of Frankfurt, the Principality of Aschaffenburg ends
Source: Wikipedia (D)
The name "Aschaffenburg" goes back to the river Aschaff, on its banks once was built the Aschaffenburg (Aschaff Castle).