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|House of Este|
|Princely noble family|
|Country|| Duchy of Ferrara|
Duchy of Modena and Reggio
|Etymology||From the town of Este|
|Founded||1097; 926 years ago (1097)|
|Founder||Fulco I of Este|
|Final ruler||Ercole III (Modena)|
Maria Beatrice (Massa & Carrara)
(Unattended by the tireless dragon)
|Estate(s)||Castello Estense (Ferrara)|
Ducal Palace (Modena)
|Cadet branches||Habsburg-Este (cognatic)|
|Branches||House of Welf (elder branch of the original House of Este)|
The original House of Este's elder branch, which is known as the House of Welf, included dukes of Bavaria and of Brunswick. This branch produced Britain's Hanoverian monarchs, as well as one Emperor of Russia (Ivan VI) and one Holy Roman Emperor (Otto IV).
The original House of Este's younger branch, which is simply called the House of Este, included rulers of Ferrara (1240–1597), and of Modena (–1859) and Reggio (1288–1796). This branch's male line became extinct with the death of Ercole III in 1803.
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