Vassals of an Imperial Count

Apr 2017
1,237
U.S.A.
#1
In feudal European times (1000-1600) what kind of vassals (such as lesser nobles) would an imperial count (who rules a county) of the Holy Roman Empire have? Would they have barons serving them? If they are primarily based in a city who would they have a lesser noble to administer it?
 
#2
I'm not completely sure, but I'm guessing that in the feudal Holy Roman Empire, an imperial count (graf) might have barons (freiherren), hereditary knights (ritter), hereditary squires (edler), and hereditary non-titled nobility (junkers) serving under them as vassals. (I'm not sure if I've gotten the German plurals correct or not).
 

Willempie

Ad Honorem
Jul 2015
5,097
Netherlands
#3
Assuming you are talking Germany, typically they wouldn't be based in a city. I am also unsure about the vassals as it worked differently in Germany.
 

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