Frederick Charles of Stolberg-Gedern

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Frederick Charles
Prince of Stolberg-Gedern
Spouse(s) Louise of Nassau-Saarbrücken

Issue

Louis Christian of Stolberg-Gedern
Gustav Adolf of Stolberg-Gedern
Christian Charles of Stolberg-Gedern
Caroline, Princess of Hohenlohe-Langenburg
Noble family House of Stolberg-Gedern (founder)
Father Louis Christian of Stolberg
Mother Christine of Mecklenburg-Güstrow
Born (1693-10-11)11 October 1693
Gedern
Died 28 September 1767(1767-09-28) (aged 73)
Gedern

Frederick Charles, Prince of Stolberg-Gedern (11 October 1693 – 28 September 1767), was a German politician. He founded the Stolberg-Gedern line of the House of Stolberg, which ended in 1804 when it became part of the line of Stolberg-Wernigerode.

Life[edit]

Frederick Charles was the son of Louis Christian, Count of Stolberg and the younger brother of Ernest, Count of Stolberg-Wernigerode. After his father's death in 1710, Frederick was granted the Lordship of Gedern and one sixth of the Lordship of Rochefort, per his father's will of 23 January 1699. He later received another sixth of the Lordship from his brother Christian Ernest, and after the death of Count Henry August of Stolberg-Schwarza, an additional sixth.

On February 18, 1742 he purchased the elevation to the rank of Imperial Prince, in the presence of Holy Roman Emperor Charles VII in Frankfurt am Main. The beneficiaries of this elevation included his descendants and his sister (the abbess Auguste Marie at Herford Abbey), but not other counts and countesses of Stolberg.

Marriage and Descendants[edit]

Charles married Louise, daughter of Louis Crato, Count of Nassau-Saarbrücken on 13 September 1719. She died one year before him, on October 28, 1766.

They had four children:

Christian and Eleonore had two children: