BURIAL CHURCHES OF SOVEREIGNS OF SCHWARZBURG FROM A TO Z

 

ARNSTADT (GERMANY)

BURIED IN THE OLD CEMETERY (Arnstadt, Fürstengruft auf dem Alten Friedhof, Turnvater Jahn Str.):

 

1. Princess MATILDA OF HOHENLOHE (+1888), consort of Prince Günther Frederick Charles II of Sonderhausen

 

2. Princess CAROLINE OF RUDOLSTADT (+1854), consort of Prince Günther Frederick Charles of Sonderhausen

 

 

RUDOLSTADT (GERMANY)

BURIED IN THE OLD CEMETERY (Rudolstadt, Alten Friedhof):

 

1. Prince LOUIS FREDERICK II OF RUDOLSTADT(+1807)

 

2. Prince FREDERICK GÜNTHER OF RUDOLSTADT (+1867)

 

The cemetery was demolished in the past.

 

 

RUDOLSTADT (GERMANY)

BURIED IN THE TOWN CHURCH OF ST ANDREW (Rudolstadt, Stadtkirche St. Andreas, Kirchhof/Kirchgasse):

 

1. Prince ALBERT OF RUDOLSTADT (+1869)

 

2. Prince GEORGE OF RUDOLSTADT  (+1890)

 

3. Prince GÜNTHER VICTOR OF RUDOLSTADT  (+1925)

 

4. Princess ANNE LOUISE OF SCHÖNBURG-WALDENBURG (+1951), consort of Prince Günther Victor

 

Buried in the sealed vault under the church.

 

 

SCHWARZBURG (GERMANY)

BURIED IN THE CASTLE CHURCH (Schwarzburg, Schlosskirche, Schlossstr.):

 

1. Prince LOUIS FREDERICK I  OF RUDOLSTADT (+1718)

 

2. Prince FREDERICK ANTHONY OF RUDOLSTADT (+1744)

 

3. Prince JOHN FREDERICK OF RUDOLSTADT (+1767)

 

4. Prince FREDERICK CHARLES OF RUDOLSTADT (+1793)

 

The Castle Church had been partially demolished by the Nazis during WW2 and the remains of the princes buried there were probably translated to Rudolstadt.

 

 

SONDERSHAUSEN (GERMANY)

BURIED IN THE TRINITY CHURCH

(Sondershausen, Trinitatiskirche, Fürstliche Grabkapelle, Langestr./Trinitatisplatz):

 

1. Prince GÜNTHER FREDERICK CHARLES II OF SONDERHAUSEN (+1889)

 

2. Prince CHARLES GÜNTHER OF SONDERHAUSEN (+1909)

 

3. Princess MARIE OF SAXE-ALTENBURG (+1930), consort of Prince Charles Günther

 

LIST OF SOVEREIGNS OF SCHWARZBURG 1666-1918

 

SCHWARZBURG-SONDERSHAUSEN

COUNTY OF SCHWARZBURG-SONDERSHAUSEN UNTIL 1697:

HOUSE OF SCHWARZBURG (Haus Schwarzburg)

1666-1697: ANTHONY GÜNTHER II (Anton Günther II.; Prince from 1697)

 

PRINCIPALITY OF SCHWARZBURG-SONDERSHAUSEN 1697-1918:

HOUSE OF SCHWARZBURG (Haus Schwarzburg)

1697-1716: ANTHONY GÜNTHER II (Anton Günther II.; reigned together with Christian William)

Born in 1653 at Sondershausen.

Father: Count Anthony Günther I of Schwarzburg-Sondershausen. Mother: Countess Maria Magdalena of Birkenfeld.

Married in 1684 Princess AUGUSTA DOROTHEA of Brunswick (*1666,+1751).

Died in 1716 at Arnstadt.

 

 

1697-1721: CHRISTIAN WILLIAM (Christian Wilhelm; reigned together with Anthony Günther II)

Born in 1645 at Sondershausen.

Father: Count Anthony Günther I of Schwarzburg-Sondershausen. Mother: Countess Maria Magdalena of Birkenfeld.

Married firstly in 1673 Countess Antonie Sybille von Barby-Mühlingen (*1641,+1684).

Married secondly in 1684 Princess WILHELMINA CHRISTIANA of Saxe-Weimar (*1658,+1712).

His issue who reigned:

-GÜNTHER I/XLIII (*1678,+1740; son of Antonie Sybille),

-Christiane Emilie (*1681,+1715; Duchess of Mecklenburg-Strelitz; daughter of Antonie Sybille),

-HENRY (*1689,+1758; son of Wilhelmine Christiane).

Died in 1721 at Sondershausen.

 

 

1721-1740: GÜNTHER I (Günther I/XLIII)

Born in 1678.

Father: Prince Christian William of Schwarzburg-Sondershausen. Mother: Princess Antonie Sybille.

Married in 1712 Princess ELIZABETH ALBERTINA of Anhalt-Bernburg (*1693 Bernburg,+1774 Arnstadt).

Died in 1740.

 

 

1740-1758: HENRY (Heinrich)

Born in 1689.

Father: Prince Christian William of Schwarzburg-Sondershausen. Mother: Princess Wilhelmina Christiana.

Unmarried.

Died in 1758.

 

 

1758-1794: CHRISTIAN GÜNTHER III (Christian Günther III)

Born in 1736.

Father: Prince August of Schwarzburg. Mother: Princess Charlotte of Anhalt-Bernburg.

Married in 1760 Princess WILHELMINA of Anhalt-Bernburg (*1737,+1777).

His issue who reigned: GÜNTHER FREDERICK CHARLES I (*1760,+1835).

Died in 1794.

 

 

1794-1835: GÜNTHER FREDERICK CHARLES I (Günther Friedrich Karl I.)

Born in 1760 in Sondershausen.

Father: Prince Christian Günther III. Mother: Princess Wilhelmina of Anhalt-Bernburg.

Married in 1799 Princess CAROLINE of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt (*1774,+1854).

His issue who reigned:

-Emilie (*1800,+1867; Princess of Lippe),

-GÜNTHER FREDERICK CHARLES II (*1801,+1889).

Abdicated in 1835.

Died in 1837 in Schloss Zum Possen near Sondershausen. His consort Princess Caroline of Rudolstadt was buried in the Old Cemetery in Arnstadt.

 

 

1835-1880: GÜNTHER FREDERICK CHARLES II (Günther Friedrich Karl II.)

Born in 1801 at Sondershausen.

Father: Prince Günther Frederick Charles I. Mother: Princess Caroline of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt.

Married firstly in 1827 Princess Marie of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt (*1809,+1833).

Married secondly in 1838 Princess MATILDA of Hohenlohe-Oehringen (*1814 Oehringen,+1888 Salzburg).

His issue who reigned: CHARLES GÜNTHER (*1830,+1909; son of Marie).

Abdicated in 1880.

Died in 1889 at Sondershausen.

Buried in the Princely Mausoleum of the Trinity Church at Sondershausen. His consort Princess Matilda of Hohenlohe was buried in the Old Cemetery in Arnstadt.

 

 

1880-1909: CHARLES GÜNTHER (Karl Günther).

Born in 1830 at Arnstadt.

Father: Prince Günther Frederick Charles II. Mother: Princess Marie of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt.

Married in 1869 at Altenburg Princess MARIE of Saxe-Altenburg (*1845 Munich,+1930 Sondershausen).

Died in 1909 at Weisser Hirsch near Dresden.

Buried with his consort Princess Marie in the Princely Mausoleum of the Trininty Church at Sondershausen.

 

 

1909: PRINCIPALITY OF SCHWARZBURG-SONDERSHAUSEN UNITED WITH THE PRINCIPALITY OF SCHWARZBURG-RUDOLSTADT.

 

 

 

 

SCHWARZBURG-RUDOLSTADT

PRINCIPALITY OF SCHWARZBURG-RUDOLSTADT 1710-1918:

HOUSE OF SCHWARZBURG (Haus Schwarzburg)

1710-1718: LOUIS FREDERICK I (Ludwig Friedrich I.)

Born in 1667 in Rudolstadt.

Father: Count Albert Anthony of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt. Mother: Countess Emilie Juliane von Barby.

Married in 1691 at Schloss Friedenstein Princess ANNE SOPHIA of Saxe-Gotha (*1670,+1728).

His issue who reigned:

-FREDERICK ANTHONY (*1692,+1744),

-Anna Sophia (*1700,+1780; Duchess of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld),

-LOUIS GÜNTHER II (*1708,+1790).

Died in 1718 in Rudolstadt.

Buried in the Castle Church at Schwarzburg. His mortal remains were probably translated to Rudolstadt prior to the demolishion of the church by the Nazis in WW2 (no tomb).

 

 

1718-1744: FREDERICK ANTHONY (Friedrich Anton)

Born in 1692 at Rudolstadt.

Father: Prince Louis Frederick I of Schwarzburg-Rudolstad. Mother: Princess Anna Sophia of Saxe-Gotha.

Married firstly in 1720 at Saalfeld Princess SOPHIA WILHELMINA of Saxe-Saalfeld (*1693,+1727).

Married secondly in 1729 at Stadtilm Princess CHRISTINA SOPHIA of East Friesland (*1688,+1750).

His issue who reigned: JOHN FREDERICK (*1721,+1767; son of Sophie Wilhelmine).

Died in 1744 at Rudolstadt.

Buried in the Castle Church at Schwarzburg. His mortal remains were probably translated to Rudolstadt prior to the demolishion of the church by the Nazis in WW2 (no tomb).

 

 

1744-1767: JOHN FREDERICK (Johann Friedrich)

Born in 1721 at Rudolstadt.

Father: Prince Frederick Anthony of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt. Mother: Sophie Wilhelmine of Saxe-Saalfeld.

Married in 1744 at Eisenach Princess BERNARDINA of Saxe-Weimar (*1724,+1757).

Died in 1767 at Rudolstadt.

Buried in the Castle Church at Schwarzburg. His mortal remains were probably translated to Rudolstadt prior to the demolishion of the church by the Nazis in WW2 (no tomb).

 

 

1767-1790: LOUIS GÜNTHER II (Ludwig Günther II.)

Born in 1708 at Rudolstadt.

Father: Prince Louis Frederick I of Schwarzburg-Rudolstad. Mother: Princess Anna Sophia of Saxe-Gotha.

Married in 1733 at Greiz Countess SOPHIA of Reuss-Untergreiz (*1711,+1771).

His issue who reigned: FREDERICK CHARLES (*1736,+1793).

Died in 1790 at Rudolstadt.

 

 

1790-1793: FREDERICK CHARLES (Friedrich Karl)

Born in 1736 at Rudolstadt.

Father: Prince Louis Günther II of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt. Mother: Princess Sophie of Reuss.

Married firstly in 1763 in Schwarzburg Princess Frederica of Schwarzburg-Rudolstad (*1745,+1778).

Married secondly in 1780 at Roda Princess AUGUSTA of Saxe-Gotha (*1752,+1805 Rudolstadt).

His issue who reigned:

-LOUIS FREDERICK II (*1767,+1807; son of Frederica),

-Caroline (*1774,+1854; Princess of Schwarzburg-Sondershausen; daughter of Frederica).

Died in 1793 at Rudolstadt.

Buried in the Castle Church at Schwarzburg. His mortal remains were probably translated to Rudolstadt prior to the demolishion of the church by the Nazis in WW2 (no tomb).

 

 

1793-1807: LOUIS FREDERICK II (Ludwig Friedrich II.)

Born in 1767 at Rudolstadt.

Father: Prince Frederick Charles of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt. Mother: Princess Frederica.

Married in 1791 at Homburg CAROLINE of Hesse-Homburg (*1771 Homburg,+1854 Rudolstadt).

His issue who reigned:

-FREDERICK GÜNTHER (*1793,+1867),

-ALBERT (*1798,+1869).

Died in 1807 at Rudolstadt.

Buried in the Old Cemetery (Alten Friedhof) at Rudolstadt (no tomb).

 

 

1807-1867: FREDERICK GÜNTHER (Friedrich Günther)

Born in 1793 at Rudolstadt.

Father: Prince Louis Frederick II of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt. Mother: Princess Caroline of Hesse-Homburg.

Married firstly in 1816 at Dessau Princess AUGUSTA of Anhalt-Dessau (*1793 Dessau,+1854 Rudolstadt).

Married secondly in 1855 Princess HELEN of Anhalt (*1835,+1860 Rudolstadt).

Married thirdly and morganatically in 1861 Marie Schulze (*1840,+1909).

Died in 1867 at Schloss Heidecksburg near Rudolstadt.

Buried in the Old Cemetery (Alten Friedhof) at Rudolstadt (no tomb).

 

 

1867-1869: ALBERT

Born in 1798 at Rudolstadt.

Father: Prince Louis Frederick II of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt. Mother: Princess Caroline of Hesse-Homburg.

Married in 1827 in Schloss Schönhausen Princess Auguste of Solms-Braunfels (*1804,+1865 Eichberg near Eltville).

His issue who reigned:

-Elizabeth (*1833,+1896; Princess of Lippe),

-GEORGE (*1838,+1890).

Died in 1869 at Rudolstadt.

Buried in the Town Church at Rudolstadt (no tomb).

 

 

1869-1890: GEORGE (Georg)

Born in 1838 at Rudolstadt.

Father: Prince Albert of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt. Mother: Princess Auguste of Solms-Braunfels.

Unmarried.

Died in 1890 at Rudolstadt.

Buried in the Town Church at Rudolstadt (no tomb).

 

 

1890-1918: GÜNTHER (Günther; from 1909 Prince of Schwarzburg after the unification of Rudolstad and Sondershausen)

Born in 1852 at Rudolstadt.

Father: Prince Adolf of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt. Mother: Princess Mathilde of Schönburg-Waldenburg.

Married in 1891 at Rudolstadt Princess ANNE LOUISE of Schönburg-Waldenburg (*1871 Hermsdorf,+1951 Sondershausen).

Abdicated in 1918.

Died in 1925 at Sondershausen.

Buried with his consort Princess Anne Louise in the Town Church at Rudolstadt (no tomb).

 

 

REPUBLIC OF GERMANY SINCE 1918

 

Select Bibliography

Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie, Leipzig 1876

Fleischer H. et al.: Die Fürsten von Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt, Rudolstadt 2001

 

Flaggenbuch, Berlin 1905