Albert, Prince of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt

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Albert
Prince of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt
Albert of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt.jpg
Spouse Princess Augusta of Solms-Braunfels
Issue Prince Karl Günther
Elisabeth, Princess of Lippe
Georg, Prince of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt
Prince Ernst Heinrich
House House of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt
Father Louis Frederick II, Prince of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt
Mother Landgravine Caroline of Hesse-Homburg
Born (1798-04-30)30 April 1798
Rudolstadt, Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt
Died 26 November 1869(1869-11-26) (aged 71)
Rudolstadt, Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt

Albert, Prince of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt (30 April 1798 – 26 November 1869) was a sovereign prince of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt.

Biography[edit]

He was born in Rudolstadt the second son of the reigning prince of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt, Louis Frederick II and his wife Landgravine Caroline of Hesse-Homburg (1771–1854). His father died on April 28, 1807 and his brother Friedrich Günther succeeded him as sovereign prince with Albert becoming the heir presumptive. Landgravine Caroline acted as regent for Albert's brother Friedrich Günther until he came of age in 1814.

Following the death of his brother Friedrich Günther on June 28, 1867 Albert succeeded his brother as prince instead of his nephew Prince Sizzo of Leutenberg who was born as a result of a morganatic marriage.[1] His short two year reign came to an end following his death in Rudolstadt. His was succeeded by his son Hereditary Prince Georg.

Marriage and children[edit]

On July 26, 1827 Prince Albert was married to Princess Augusta Luise of Solms-Braunfels (25 July 1804-8 October 1865), daughter of Duchess Frederica of Mecklenburg-Strelitz and Prince Frederick Wilhelm of Solms-Braunfels.[2] They had four children.

Ancestry[edit]

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ludwig Gunther IV, Prince of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Friedrich Karl I, Prince of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Countess Sophie Elisabeth Reuss of Unter-Greiz
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ludwig Friedrich II, Prince of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Johann Friedrich I, Prince of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Princess Friederike of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bernhardine of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Albert, Prince of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Landgrave Friedrich IV Karl of Hesse-Homburg
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Landgrave Friedrich V Ludwig of Hesse-Homburg
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ulrike Louise of Solms-Braunfels
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Landgravine Caroline of Hesse-Homburg
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Louis IX, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Landgravine Caroline of Hesse-Darmstadt
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Karoline of Zweibrücken
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Albert, Prince of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt
Cadet branch of the House of Schwarzburg
Born: 30 April 1798 Died: 26 November 1869
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Friedrich Günther
Prince of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt
1867–1869
Succeeded by
George Albert