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Wolter v.T.

The Tiesenhausen family originates from Tiesenhusen, situated in Northern Germany between Nienburg and Holtorf in the lower Weser region(“Unterweser”). They were knights of the counts Wölpe. The Tiesenhausen first mentioned is Engelbertus de Tysenhusen, who sailed together Albert von Buxhövede to Livland (today Latvia). Buxhövede was not only Engelbertus brother in law but also later became the first bishop of Riga. There, the family soon rose to influence and prosperity, not least through the policy that only allowed the sale of land within the family.
In 1375, the brothers Johann and Bartholomäus v.Tiesenhausen, were given the heritable title "Haus- und Tafelgenossen des Kaisers des Heiligen Römischen Reiches Deutscher Nationen". In 1654, the General Major Hans Heinrich v. Tiesenhausen was made a Freiherr zu Erlaa.
Berend Heinrich v. Tiesenhausen, Russian Minister and Chairman of the Estonian Knighthood, was made a "Reichsgraf" in 1759. 1854, the Russian Tsar also acknowledged the title Baron.

The Grafen, Freiherrn and Barone Tiesenhausen are today combined in a family association.

President:
Wolter Frhr.v.Tiesenhausen
Neue Schönhauser Allee 6
10178 Berlin
Germany

Vice-President:
Bernd Baron v.Tiesenhausen
Osterholder Allee 35
25421 Pinneberg
Germany

Secretary:
Hans-Theodor Frhr.v.Tiesenhausen
Helfer Straße 22
58099 Hagen
Germany

Treasurer:
Barbara Frfr.v.Delwig-Tiesenhausen,
Turnhallenstraße 16,
72250 Freudenstadt,
Germany

Genealogist:
Sabine Röder, geb,Freiin v.Tiesenhausen,
Falltorweg 12,
63303 Dreieich-Buchschlag
Germany

updated : 10/31/01

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