Emilie of Oldenburg-Delmenhorst

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Emilie of Oldenburg-Delmenhorst
Emilie von Oldenburg.jpeg
Spouse(s) Louis Günther I, Count of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt
Noble family House of Oldenburg
Father Anthony II of Oldenburg
Mother Sibylle Elisabeth of Brunswick-Dannenberg
Born (1614-06-15)15 June 1614
Delmenhorst
Died 4 December 1670(1670-12-04) (aged 56)
Rudolstadt

Emilie Antonia of Oldenburg-Delmenhorst (15 June 1614 in Delmenhorst – 4 December 1670 in Rudolstadt), was regent of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt from 1646 to 1662.

Life[edit]

Emilie was the daughter of Count Anthony II and his wife Sibylle Elisabeth, née Duchess of Brunswick-Dannenberg.

She married on 4 February 1638 to Count Louis Günther I of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt. When her husband died in 1646, she took up government as guardian and regent for her son, Albert Anton. She was 32 when she took up the regency, and ruled until her son came of age in 1662.

The Countess gave her children a religious education along the lines promoted by the Virtuous Society. She hired the author Ahasverus Fritsch to act as her Hofmeister. During her son's rule, Fritsch eventually rose to the post of Chancellor.

Emilie died on 4 December 1670 in Rudolstadt.

Issue[edit]

From her marriage to Louis Günther I of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt, the following children were born:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • Friedrich Apfelstedt: Das Haus Kevernburg-Schwarzburg von seinem Ursprunge bis auf unsere Zeit: dargestellt in den Stammtafeln seiner Haupt- und Nebenlinien und mit biographischen Notizen über die wichtigsten Glieder derselben, Bertram, Sondershausen, 1890, ISBN 3-910132-29-4
  • Horst Fleischer, Hans Herz, Lutz Unbehaun and Frank Esche: Die Grafen von Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt. Albrecht VII. bis Albert Anton, Thüringer Landesmuseum Heidecksburg, Rudolstadt, 2000, ISBN 3910013406
Emilie of Oldenburg-Delmenhorst
Born: 15 June 1614 Died: 3 December 1670
Preceded by
Louis Günther I
as Count
Regent of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt
1646-1662
Succeeded by
Albert Anton
as Count