Friedrich Magnus, Prince of Schwarzburg

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Friedrich Magnus
Prince of Schwarzburg
Count of Solms-Wildenfels
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Spouse Katharina Duerst
Gisela Paroll
Issue Prince Michael
Prince Konstantin
House House of Schwarzburg
House of Solms-Wildenfels
Father Friedrich Magnus V, Count of Solms-Wildenfels
Mother Princess Marie Antoinette of Schwarzburg
Born (1927-01-18)18 January 1927
Wildenfels, Saxony

Friedrich Magnus VI, Prince of Schwarzburg, Count of Solms-Wildenfels (18 Jan 1927) is the head of the House of Schwarzburg as heir to the principalities of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt and Schwarzburg-Sondershausen and head of the House of Solms-Wildenfels. Both Houses are combined in a personal union following the inheritance to the headship of the House of Schwarzburg under Semi-Salic primogeniture by his mother.[1][2]

Early life[edit]

He was born in Wildenfels in the Saxony the son of Friedrich Magnus V, Count of Solms-Wildenfels (1886–1945) and his wife Princess Marie Antoinette of Schwarzburg (1898–1984).


Prince Friedrich Magnus married first on February 7, 1948 at Esslingen am Neckar in Baden-Württemberg, to Katharina Duerst (1923-1970), daughter of Harald Eduard Duerst and Käthe Saile. The couple were divorced in 1954 and remarried in 1966. Prince Friedrich Magnus married for a third time on September 30, 1994 at Bonn Gisela Ursula Maria Paroll (1957).


Prince Friedrich Magnus has two sons, his direct heir, Prince Michael, born at Esslingen am Neckar January 10, 1949, and Prince Konstantin, born there on March 9, 1950.


Titles, styles, honours, and arms[edit]

Titles and styles[edit]

  • 18 January 1927 – 6 September 1945: His Serene Highness The Hereditary Count of Solms-Wildenfels
  • 6 September 1945 – 4 November 1984: His Serene Highness The Count of Solms-Wildenfels
  • 4 November 1984 – present: His Serene Highness The Prince of Schwarzburg, The Count of Solms-Wildenfels


  1. ^ The House of Schwarzburg on
  2. ^ James, John Almanach de Gotha, Volume I, 2013.

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Friedrich Magnus, Prince of Schwarzburg
Born: 18 January 1927
Titles in pretence
Preceded by
Princess Marie Antoinette
Prince of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt
Prince of Schwarzburg-Sondershausen

Reason for succession failure:
Principalities abolished in 1918
Current holder
Preceded by
Friedrich Magnus V
Count of Solms-Wildenfels
Current holder