Charles Frederick Augustus, Count of Lippe

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Charles Frederick Augustus
Count of Lippe
Spouse(s) Countess Barbara Eleonore of Solms-Baruth
Noble family House of Lippe
Father Rudolf Ferdinand of Lippe-Sternberg-Schwalenberg
Mother Louise Juliane of Kunowitz
Born (1706-01-20)20 January 1706
Biesterfeld
Died 31 July 1781(1781-07-31) (aged 75)
Friedrichsruh

Count Charles Frederick Augustus of Lippe-Biesterfeld (20 January 1706 in Biesterfeld – 31 July 1781 in Friedrichsruh) was a Count of Lippe and Lord of Lippe-Biesterfeld, Sternberg and Schwalenberg and a Knight of the Order of the Red Eagle.

He was the eldest son of Rudolf Ferdinand of Lippe-Sternberg-Schwalenberg (17 March 1671 – 12 July 1736) Louise Juliane of Kunowitz (21 August 1671 – 21 October 1754) and the grandson of Jobst Herman of Lippe-Biesterfeld.

Life[edit]

Charles Frederick Augustus was the last Lord of Biesterfeld. During his reign, he had the manor's brewery moved from Schwalenberg to Biestereld and added a distillery, investing the princely sum of 6000 taler in this endeavour. In 1763, he constructed a hunting lodge, named Friedrichsruh after himself. The nearby village was later renamed after the hunting lodge.[1] However, the hunting lodge was demolished in 1859 to make room for a guest house. Otto von Bismarck later purchased Friedrichsruh and attached it to his manor Sachsenwald. He expanded the guest house to a castle, which is still named Friedrichsruh Castle.

Marriage and issue[edit]

Count Charles Frederick Augustus married on 7 May 1732 with Countess Barbara Eleonore of Solms-Baruth (30 October 1707 – 16 June 1744). They had the following children:

  • Wilhelmine Louise Constantine (15 June 1733 – 18 February 1766)
married Count Seyfried of Promnitz (1734-1760), the son of Count Erdmann II of Promnitz
married secondly Count John Christian of Solms-Baruth (1733-1800)
  • Simon Rudolph Ferdinand (6 October 1734 – 23 May 1739)
  • Charles Ernest Casimir (2 November 1735 – 19 November 1810)
married Countess Ferdinando of Bentheim-Tecklenburg (1734-1779)
  • Frederick William (25 January 1737 – July 31, 1803)
married Johanna Meinertzhagen (1752-1811)
  • Marie Wilhelmine Henriette (5 December 1740 – 19 April 1741)
  • Henry Louis (21 April 1743 – 16 September 1794)
married Elisabeth Kellner (1765-1794), who was made Countess of Lippe-Falkenflucht in 1790
  • Barbara Marie Eleanor (June 16, 1744 – 16 June 16, 1776)
married Count William of Schaumburg-Lippe (1724-1777)
  • Ferdinand John Benjamin (June 16, 1744 – 23 April 23, 1772)
married Countess Wilhelmine of Schönburg-Lichtenstein (1746-1819)

Ancestry[edit]

References[edit]

  • Willy Gerking: Die Grafen zur Lippe-Biesterfeld, 2001
This article incorporates information from the equivalent article on the German Wikipedia.

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Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Hanswilhelm Haefs: Ortsnamen und Ortsgeschichten in Schleswig-Holstein: zunebst dem reichhaltigen slawischen Ortsnamenmaterial und den dänischen Einflüssen auf Fehmarn und Lauenburg, Helgoland und Nordfriesland. Woraus sich Anmerkungen zur Landesgeschichte ergeben, Books on Demand, Norderstedt 2004, ISBN 3-8334-0509-0, p. 105