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Following the death of Hermann IV, Margrave of Baden, his son, Hermann V continues the main line of succession in the House of Baden. Herman V's brother, Heinrich (Henry) establishes the House of Baden-Hachberg, appoints himself Margrave of Hachberg, and bases himself at Hochburg Castle near Emmendingen, north of Freiburg.
Rudolph von Baden-Hachberg, the younger son of Heinrich (Henry) II, Margrave of Hachberg, establishes the Hachberg-Sausenberg line. This branch of the extended Baden nobility takes its name from the family seat of Sausenberg Castle near Kandern, built by the Baden-Hachbergs in 1240.
Through Rudolph's marriage in 1298 or 1299 to Agnes, heiress of Rötteln, the Hachberg-Sausenbergs comes into possession in 1315 of Rötteln Castle, near the modern day Swiss border at Lörrach. In 1444 they acquire Badenweiler Castle.
On the death of Philip von Hach...
The last of the House of Baden-Hachberg, founded in 1212, becomes extinct following the death of Otto II von Baden-Hachberg. Impoversihed, Otto had already sold the family possessions (including the family seat at Hochburg Castle) and titles to Bernhard I, Margrave of Baden, in 1415. The junior branch of the Baden-Hachberg line, the Hachberg-Sausenbergs, continue for nearly another century before also passing into history.