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Principality of Schwarzburg-Sondershausen
Fürstentum Schwarzburg-Sondershausen
House of Schwarzburg
Schwarzburg-Sondershausen was a small principality in Germany, in the present day state of Thuringia, with capital at Sondershausen.Schwarzburg-Sondershausen was a county until 1697, in that year it became a principality, and lasted until the fall of the German monarchies in 1918, during the German Revolution of 1918-1919. After which it became a republic. In 1920 it joined with other small states in the area to form the new state of Thuringia. Schwarzburg-Sondershausen had an area of 862 km² and a population of 85,000 (1905). Towns placed in the state were: Arnstadt, Sondershausen, Gehren, Langewiesen, Großbreitenbach, Ebeleben, Großenehrich, Greußen and Plaue.
Rulers of Schwarzburg-Sondershausen - 1552-1918

Counts of Schwarzburg-Sondershausen

  • 1552-1586 John Günther I
  • 1586-1631 Günther XLII, with Anton Henry, John Günther II and Christian Günther I
  • 1631-1638 Günther XLII, with Anton Henry and Christian Günther I
  • 1638-1642 Günther XLII, with Christian Günther I
  • 1642-1643 Günther XLII, with Anton Günther I
  • 1643-1666 Anton Günther I
  • 1666-1697 Christian William, with Anton Günther II

Raised to Principality in 1697

Princes of Schwarzburg-Sondershausen

  • 1697-1716: Anton Günther II
  • 1697 - 10 May 1721: Christian William
  • 10 May 1721 - 28 November 1740: Günther XLIII
  • 28 November 1740 - 6 November 1758: Heinrich XXXV
  • 6 November 1758 - 14 October 1794: Christian Günther III
  • 14 October 1794 - 19 August 1835: Günther Friedrich Karl I
  • 19 August 1835 - 17 July 1880: Günther Friedrich Karl II
  • 17 July 1880 - 28 March 1909: Karl Günther

United under Prince Günther of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt

  • 28 March 1909 - November 1918: Prince Günther

Heads of the princely house of Schwarzburg

On the death of the childless Prince Günther Victor in 1925 he was succeeded by Prince Sizzo (1860-1926) who was the son of Prince Friedrich Günther (1793-1867) from his second,morganatic marriage. Prince Sizzo was recognised as a full member of the House of Schwarzburg in 1896.

  • 1918-1925: Prince Günther (1852-1925)
  • 1925-1926: Prince Sizzo (1860-1926)
  • 1926-1971: Prince Friedrich Günther (1901-1971)
 The Family Titles and Styles

The members of this family bore the title of Prince or Princess of Schwarzburg-Sondershausen, together with the formal appellation of His or Her Serene Highness.

The Genealogy of the Princely House
August Günther Pr von Schwarzburg-Sondershausen (Sondershausen 27 Apr 
1691-Ebeleben 27 Oct 1750); m.Bernburg 19 Jul 1721 Charlotte Pss of 
Anhalt-Bernburg (Bernburg 21 May 1696-Sondershausen 22 Jul 1762)
1a) Friederike Auguste (Ebeleben
9 Jul 1723-Ebeleben 7 Oct 1725)
2a) Charlotte (Ebeleben 10 Feb 1732-Festenberg 11 Jun 1774);
m.Ebeleben 30 Jun 1754 Heinrich Gf von Reichenbach-Goschütz
(1731-Goschütz 11 Mar 1790)
3a) Christian Wilhelm (Ebeleben 7
Feb 1734-Ebeleben 2 Nov 1737)
4a) CHRISTIAN GÜNTHER, suc his uncle as Fst von Schwarzburg-
Sondershausen 1758 (Ebeleben 24 Jun 1736-Sondershausen 14 Oct
1794); m.Bernburg 4 Feb 1760 Wilhelmine Pss of Anhalt-Bernburg
(Bernburg 25 Aug 1737-Sondershausen 26 Apr 1777)
1b) GÜNTHER FRIEDRICH KARL Fst von Schwarzburg-Sondershausen 
(Sondershausen 5 Dec 1760-Schloß an der Possen, bei Sondershausen
22 Apr 1837); m.Schloß Rudolstadt 23 Jun 1799 Caroline Pss von 
Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt (1774-1854)
1c) Emilie Friederike Charlotte (Sondershausen 23 Apr 1800
-Detmold 2 Apr 1867); m.Arnstadt 23 Apr 1820 Leopold Fst 
zur Lippe (6 Nov 1796-1 Jan 1851)
2c) GÜNTHER FRIEDRICH KARL Fst von Schwarzburg-Sondershausen 
(Sondershausen 24 Sep 1801-Sondershausen 15 Sep 1889); m.1st
Rudolstadt 12 Mar 1827 Marie Pss von Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt 
(1809-1833); m.2d Öhringen 29 May 1838 (div 1852) Mathilde 
Pss zu Hohenlohe-Oehringen (Öhringen 3 Jul 1814-Schloß 
Mirabell, nr Salzburg 3 Jun 1888)
1d) Günther Friedrich Karl Alexander 
(Arnstadt 18 Feb 1828-Arnstadt 31 Oct 1833)
2d) Elisabeth Caroline Luise (Arnstadt 
22 Mar 1829-Dresden 11 May 1893)
3d) KARL GÜNTHER Fst von Schwarzburg-Sondershausen 
(Arnstadt 7 Aug 1830- Weisser Hirsch, nr Dresden 28
Mar 1909); m.Altenburg 12 Jan 1869 Marie Pss of 
Saxe-Altenburg (Munich 28 Jun 1845-Sondershausen 
5 Jul 1930)
4d) Günther Leopold (Arnstadt
2 Jul 1832-Berlin 20 Apr 1906)
5d) Marie Pauline Caroline Luise Wilhelmine Auguste 
(Sondershausen 14 Jun 1837- Reichenhall 21 Apr 1921)
6d) Günther Friedrich Karl August Hugo 
(Sondershausen 13 Apr 1839-Sondershausen 
25 Nov 1871)
2b) Katharine Charlotte Friederike Albertine (Sondershausen
2 Aug 1762-Otterwisch 31 Jan 1801); m.Sondershausen 11 Apr
1790 Christian Pr von Schwarzburg-Sondershausen (below)
3b) Günther Albrecht August (Sondershausen 6 Sep 
1767-Fürstenberg bei Sondershausen 23 Jun 1833)
4b) Karoline Auguste Albertiune, Deaconess at Herford 
(Sondershausen 19 Feb 1769- Sondershausen 1 Aug 1819)
5b) Albertine Wilhelmine Amalie (Sondershausen 5 Apr 
1771-Wetzlar 25 Apr 1829); m.Sondershausen 18 Mar 1795
(div 1801) Duke Ferdinand of Württemberg (Treptow 22
Oct 1763-Wiesbaden 20 Jan 1834)
6b) Johann Karl Günther (Sondershausen 24 Jun 1772-Otterwisch 
16 Nov 1842); m.Coswig 5 Jul 1811 his niece, Güntherine Pss von 
Schwarzburg-Sondershausen (below)
1c) Karl Friedrich Christian Günther 
(Arnstadt 11 Apr 1812-Arnstadt 27 Apr 1812)
2c) Luise Friederike Albertine Pauline (Sondershausen 12 Mar 
1813-Otterwisch 30 May 1848); m.Grindelwald 7 Aug 1847 Wilhelm
Albrecht von Götz (1815-Zwickau 1 May 1871)
3c) Adolf Karl Friedrich Christian Günther 
(Arnstadt 20 Sep 1815-Arnstadt 15 Mar 1816)
4c) Charlotte Amalie Friederike Albertine (Arnstadt 7 Sep 1816
-Glockenthal 7 Feb 1912); m.Münsingen 26 Feb 1856 Hans Heinrich
Frhr von Jud (1825-Malaga 13 Jan 1864)
5a) Johann Günther (Ebeleben 13
Oct 1737-Ebeleben 20 Jan 1738)
6a) August (Ebeleben 8 Dec 1738-Sondershausen 10 Feb 1806); m.
Bernburg 27 Apr 1762 Christine Pss of Anhalt-Bernburg (Bernburg
14 Nov 1746-Coswig 18 May 1823)
1b) Friedrich Christian Karl Albert (Sondershausen 14 May 1763-
Otterwisch 26 Oct 1791); m.Sondershausen 11 Apr 1790 Friederike
Pss von Schwarzburg-Sondershausen (above)
1c) Güntherine (Otterwisch 24 Jul 1791-Neumünster nr Zürich
30 Oct 1875); m.Coswig 5 Jul 1811 her uncle Karl Pr von 
Schwarzburg-Sondershausen (above)
2b) Katharina Christiane Wilhelmine (Sondershausen
27 Jun 1764-Sondershausen 21 Feb 1775)
3b) Albertine Charlotte Auguste (Sondershausen 1 Feb 1768
-Arolsen 26 Dec 1849); m.Otterwisch 12 Sep 1784 Georg Fst
zu Waldeck u.Pyrmont (1747-1813)
4b) Wilhelm Ludwig Günther (Sondershausen
16 Jul 1770-Bamberg 19 Aug 1807)
5b) Alexius Karl August (Sondershausen 15
Jul 1773-Sondershausen 29 May 1777)
6b) Friederike Albertine Johanna Elisabeth (Sondershausen 15 Jul
1774-Wittgenstein 26 Jul 1806); m.Coswig 31 May 1796 Friedrich
Fst zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Hohenstein (1766-1837)

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