Members of this family are known from the 1200s on. Their first known base was the town of Melsungen and they had possessions in various places, but are most closely associated with the area around Lauterbach (Hessen). Outside the town is the imposing fortress called Eisenbach from which came their title. The men of the family were elevated to the title of Baron (Freiherr) in 1680.
Full-size images of all of the following are available by clicking on them.
This page (in German) has links to portraits of many of the noble Riedesels zu Eisenbach