The Counts of Tirol originate from the village of Tirol, now in South Tyrolia (Südtirol) in Italy. They acquired the area of the present Tirol in the 12 and 13th centuries. In 1363 Tirol became a possession of the Habsburg family, who enlarged the territory during the centuries. In 1809 Tirol was divided by Bayern (Bavaria), Italy and France. In 1814 the whole of Tirol became Austrian. In 1918 Südtirol became part of Italy.