Anthony Günther, Count of Oldenburg

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Anthony Günther
Count of Oldenburg
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Anthony Günther of Oldenburg
Spouse(s) Sophie Catherine of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg
Noble family House of Oldenburg
Father John VII, Count of Oldenburg
Mother Elisabeth of Schwarzburg-Blankenburg
Born (1583-11-10)10 November 1583
Oldenburg
Died 19 June 1667(1667-06-19) (aged 83)
Rastede

Anthony Günther, Count of Oldenburg (10 November 1583 in Oldenburg – 19 June 1667 in Rastede) was an Imperial Count and a member of the House of Oldenburg. He was the ruling count of Oldenburg from 1603 until his death, and of Delmenhorst from 1647 until his death. He was the son of John VII (1540–1603) and Elisabeth of Schwarzburg-Blankenburg.

He married Sophie Catherine (28 June 1617 – 22 November 1696), a daughter of Alexander, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg and Dorothea of Schwarzburg-Sondershausen.


References[edit]

  • Merzdorf (1875), "Anton Günther, letzter Graf von Oldenburg", Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie (ADB) (in German) 1, Leipzig: Duncker & Humblot, pp. 491–493 
  • Hermann Lübbing (1953), "Anton Günther, Graf von Oldenburg", Neue Deutsche Biographie (NDB) (in German) (Berlin: Duncker & Humblot) 1: 317–317 , (full text online)
  • Friedrich-Wilhelm Schaer: Anton Günther, in: Hans Friedl, Wolfgang Günther, Hilke Günther-Arndt and Heinrich Schmidt (eds.): Biographisches Handbuch zur Geschichte des Landes Oldenburg, Isensee Verlag, Oldenburg, 1992, ISBN 3-89442-135-5, p. 37–40
  • Karl Veit Riedel: August Oetken, in: Biographisches Handbuch zur Geschichte des Landes Oldenburg, Isensee Verlag, Oldenburg, 1992, ISBN 3-89442-135-5, p. 534–535
  • Gerold Schmidt: Der Kirchenmaler und Mosaikkünstler des Historismus Prof. August Oetken (1868–1951), Mitgestalter des Melanchthonhauses in Bretten, in: Stefan Rhein and Gerhard Schwinge (eds.): Das Melanchthonhaus Bretten. Ein Beispiel des Reformationsgedenkens der Jahrhundertwende, Verlag Regionalkultur, Ubstadt-Weiher, 1997, ISBN 3-929366-63-0, p. 167–212

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Anthony Günther, Count of Oldenburg
Born: 10 November 1583 Died: 19 June 1667
Preceded by
John VII
Count of Oldenburg
1603–1667
Succeeded by
Frederick I
Preceded by
Christian V
Count of Delmenhorst
1647–1667