Branches of the Bibra Family
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Family Branches
The upper one is an updated outline and the lower one is from the family histories from the 1800's.
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For the last four centuries the family has divided itself between two Branches named after the two brothers
whom all living Bibra descend: Valentine (1560 - 1595) and Bernhard (1562- 1609).  Within each branch, the
family has divided further in Lines centered on castles and a manor house.  The last two centuries, the Lines
are as follows:

Valentine Branch
     Adelsdorf Line (extinct in the male line since 1993)   
             Raised to Imperial Barons (Reichsfreiherr) 1698
             Became Bavarian Barons 1815
     
Gleicherweisen Line
             Raised to Imperial Barons (Reichsfreiherr) 1698
             Became Bavarian Barons 1815
     
Schwebheim Line (extinct 1958)
             Raised to Imperial Barons (Reichsfreiherr) 1698
             Became Bavarian Barons 1817
      
Schnabelwaid, later Weisendorf Line (extinct 1856)
              Raised to Imperial Barons (Reichsfreiherr) 1698
              Became Bohemian Barons 1810
     
Bernhard Branch        
     
Brennhausen Line
             Raised to Imperial Barons (Reichsfreiherr) 1772
             Became Bavarian Barons 1828        
     
Bibra-Bibra Line
             Raised to Imperial Barons (Reichsfreiherr) 1772
             Became Bavarian Barons 1816
     
Irmelshausen Line (Older sub-line & Younger sub-line)
             Raised to Imperial Barons (Reichsfreiherr) 1713
             Became Bavarian Barons 1816