The origin of the name "Württemberg" remains obscure. Scholars have universally rejected the once-popular derivation from "Wirth am Berg". Some authorities derive it from a proper name: "Wiruto" or "Wirtino," others from a Celtic place-name, "Virolunum" or "Verdunum".
As such Rudolf von Ehingen zu Kilchberg was a mentor for the future Ludwig I, Count of Württemberg-Urach and Ulrich V, Count of Württemberg. Many years later, after the death of Count Louis III in 1450, Rudolf was for a time regent of the young Eberhard I, Duke of Württemberg. After Rudolf's death (after 1463), Kilchberg passed to his son ...
Count Wilhelm von Württemberg (1810-1869), Duke Wilhelm's third son, would become the first Duke von Urach in 1867 and ancestor of the current princely Urach line. Although both of his marriages were to dynastic princesses, he wed them as a count, marrying Théodelinde de Beauharnais, Princess of Leuchtenburg (1814–1857) in 1841 and Princess Florestine of Monaco (1833–1897) in 1863.
By the second half of the 13th century, count Rudolph IV (1218–1291) had become one of the most influential territorial lords in the area between the Vosges Mountains and Lake Constance. Due to these impressive preconditions, on 1 October 1273, Rudolph was chosen as the King of the Romans and received the name Rudolph I of Germany .
The defeat of the city league by Count Eberhard II of Württemberg in 1372 led to the formation of a new league of fourteen Swabian cities on 4 July 1376. The emperor refused to recognise the newly revitalised Swabian League, seeing it as a rebellion, and this led to an " imperial war " against the league.
Aug 09, 2020 · — The origin of the name Württemberg is uncertain, but the once popular derivation from Wirth am Berg is now universally rejected. Some authorities derive it from a proper name, Wiruto or Wirtino; others from a Celtic place-name, Virolunum or Verdunum.
During the war against Württemberg, Emperor Charles IV took the town without a fight after a siege. On 3 December 1360, he declared Aalen an Imperial City , that is, a city or town responsible only to the emperor, a status that made it a quasi-sovereign city-state and that it kept until 1803. 
First name. Eberhard of Friuli (815–66), Duke and key figure in the Carolingian Empire; Eberhard of Béthune (died 1212), Flemish grammarian. Eberhard I, Duke of Württemberg (1445–96) Eberhard II, Count of Württemberg (after 1315–1392) Eberhard I, Count of Bonngau (died 937) Eberhard III, Duke of Franconia (ca 885 – 939)
His father, Count Eberhard IV was buried in the abbey in 972, sealing the connection between the family and Altorf.  The abbey had was built following a cenobite community of monks called the Altum Coenobium , which was reported in 787, where the name of the abbey and village came from.