Albert Wolfgang, Count of Hohenlohe-Langenburg

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Albert Wolfgang, Count of Hohenlohe-Langenburg
Spouse(s) Sophia Amalia of Nassau-Saarbrücken
Noble family House of Hohenlohe
Father Henry Frederick, Count of Hohenlohe-Langenburg
Mother Juliana Dorothea of Castell-Remlingen
Born (1659-07-06)6 July 1659
Langenburg
Died 17 April 1715(1715-04-17) (aged 55)
Langenburg.

Albert Wolfgang, Count of Hohenlohe-Langenburg (born 6 July 1659 in Langenburg; died: 17 April 1715 in Langenburg) was the oldest child of Count Henry Frederick of Hohenlohe-Langenburg (1625–1699) and his second wife Countess Juliana Dorothea of Castell-Remlingen (1640–1706).

He was head of the House of Hohenlohe-Langenburg and introduced primogeniture in Langenburg in 1699. This meant the oldest son would inherit the entire county, and younger sons would only inherit if the oldest were to die childless. From then on, younger sons would mostly embark on military careers, for example, in the imperial army, or in friendly nations.

Marriage and issue[edit]

On 22 August 1686 he married Countess Sophia Amalia (1666–1736), daughter of Count Gustav Adolf of Nassau-Saarbrücken. They had the following children:

  • Eleonora Juliana (1687–1701)
  • Frederick Louis (1688-1688)
  • Sophie Charlotte (1690–1691)
  • Philip (1692–1699)
  • Christiana (1693–1695)
  • Louis (1696–1765), married Countess Eleonore of Nassau-Saarbrücken (1707–1769)
  • Charlotte (1697–1743)
  • Christian (1699–1719)
  • Albertina (1701–1773), married Prince Philip Henry of Hohenlohe-Ingelfingen (1702–1781)
  • Sophie Friederike (1702–1734)
  • Henrietta (1704–1709)
  • Charles Frederick (1706–1718)


This article incorporates information from the equivalent article on the German Wikipedia.
Albert Wolfgang, Count of Hohenlohe-Langenburg
Born: 6 July 1659 Died: 17 April 1715
Preceded by
Henry Frederick
Count of Hohenlohe-Langenburg
1699-1715
Succeeded by
Louis
as Prince of
Hohenlohe-Langenburg