Christian Günther II, Count of Schwarzburg-Sondershausen-Arnstadt

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Christian Günther II, Count of Schwarzburg-Sondershausen-Arnstadt
Spouse(s) Sophia Dorothea of Mörsperg-Beffort
Noble family House of Schwarzburg
Father Christian Günther I, Count of Schwarzburg-Sondershausen
Mother Anna Sibylle of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt
Born (1616-04-01)1 April 1616
Died 10 September 1666(1666-09-10) (aged 50)

Christian Günther II, Count of Schwarzburg-Sondershausen-Arnstadt (1 April 1616 – 10 September 1666) was Count of Schwarzburg-Sondershousen. From 1642 until his death, he ruled a part of the County around his residence in Arnstadt.

Life[edit]

Count Christian Günther II was the son of Count Christian Günther I of Schwarzburg-Sondershausen (1578-1642), and his wife, Countess Anna Sibille (1584-1623), the daughter of Count Albert VII of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt.

After the death of his father, the brothers were divided the County among themselves on and Christian Günther II received the entire Upper Schwarzburg-Sondershausen with his residence of Arnstadt.

Marriage and issue[edit]

In 1645, Christian Günther II married since 1645 to Sophia Dorothea (d. 1685), the daughter of Count George of Mörsperg and Beffort, and they had the following children:

  • Sibille Juliane (1646-1698), married Count Henry I of Reuss-Obergreiz (1668-1681)
  • Sophia Dorothea (1647-1708), married Ernest, Count of Stolberg-Ilsenburg (1650-1710)
  • Clara Sabine (1648-1698)
  • Christine Elisabeth (1651-1670)
  • Catherine Eleanor (1653-1685)
  • John Günther IV (1654-1669), his successor, died unmarried and without issue

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • Friedrich Apfelstedt: Das Haus Kevernburg-Schwarzburg von seinem Ursprunge bis auf unsere Zeit, Arnstadt, 1890
  • Dr. Kamill von Behr: Genealogie der in Europa regierenden Fürstenhäuser, Leipzig, 1870