The Wartensleben family is a historic noble family from Magdebourg, promoted to the title of Count on 1 January 1703 by the King of Prussia. The title was also recognised by the Holy Roman Empire, with a coat of arms, on 29 March 1706.
Amongst the distinguished members of the family are:
- Count Alexander Hermann von Wartensleben (1650-1734), General Marshal of the Prussian army, Governor of Berlin
- Count Hermann von Wartensleben (1700-1761), builder of Schloss Meseberg, son of the above
- Count Leopold Alexander von Wartensleben (1710-1775), Lieutenant-General, brother of the above
- Count Ferdinand von Wartensleben (1740-1776), son of the above, Marshal of the Court of the future Frederick William II of Prussia
- Count Leopold Alexander von Wartensleben (1745-1822), Lieutenant-General, defender of the citadel of Petersberg, Governor of Erfurt, son of Leopold Alexander (1710-1775)
- Count Gustav von Wartensleben (1796-1886), Lieutenant-General of the Prussian Army
- Count Alexander von Wartensleben-Schwirsen (1807-1883), Deputy of the Frankfurt Parliament
- Count Hermann Ludwig von Wartensleben (1826-1921), General of the Cavalry, Commander of the Order of Saint John (Bailiwick of Brandenburg)
- Count Ludwig von Wartensleben (1831-1926), landowner, member of the Prussian House of Lords
- Editha von Wartensleben (1837-1895), spouse of the landmarschall and Count Kuno von Hahn (1832-1885)
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- "Counts of Wartensleben - Geneall.net". geneall.net.
- "Wartensleben - Public Member Trees - Ancestry.com.au". www.ancestry.com.au.
- Biographie, Deutsche (1896). Wartensleben, Alexander Graf von - Deutsche Biographie. www.deutsche-biographie.de.
- Title is roughly equivalent to Speaker of the House of Lords.
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