George Albert, Prince of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt

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George Albert
Prince of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt
Georg of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt.jpg
House House of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt
Father Albert, Prince of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt
Mother Princess Augusta of Solms-Braunfels
Born (1838-11-23)23 November 1838
Rudolstadt, Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt
Died 19 January 1890(1890-01-19) (aged 51)
Rudolstadt, Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt

Georg Albert, Prince of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt (23 November 1838 - 19 January 1890) was the penultimate sovereign prince of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt.

Biography[edit]

He was born in Rudolstadt the son of Prince Albert of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt and his wife Princess Augusta of Solms-Braunfels (1804–1865). Princess Augusta was the daughter of Prince Friedrich Wilhelm of Solms-Braunfels (1770–1814) and his wife Duchess Frederica of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (1778–1841), the daughter of Grand Duke Charles II.

Following the death of his uncle Friedrich Günther on June 28, 1867 his father Albert ascended the throne thereby making Georg the heir apparent with the title Hereditary Prince. His father died on November 26, 1869 two years after ascending the throne, with Georg becoming the new sovereign prince.

During his reign the North German Confederation was dissolved following the victory of the Kingdom of Prussia backed by states of the confederation in the Franco-Prussian War over the Second French Empire. As a result on January 18, 1871 the King of Prussia was proclaimed German Emperor and so Prince Georg no longer ruled over an independent state as Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt became a state of the German Empire and therefore Prince Georg was subordinate to the German Emperor.[1]

Prince Georg never married and following his death in Rudolstadt he was succeeded as prince by his first cousin once removed Günther. He was buried in Stadtkirche in Rudolstadt.[2]

Ancestry[edit]

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Friedrich Karl, Prince of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ludwig Friedrich II, Prince of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Princess Friederike of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Albert, Prince of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Frederick V, Landgrave of Hesse-Homburg
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Landgravine Caroline of Hesse-Homburg
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Landgravine Karoline of Hesse-Darmstadt
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Georg, Prince of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ferdinand Wilhelm Ernst, Prince of Solms-Braunfels
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Prince Frederick William of Solms-Braunfels
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Countess Sophie Christine Wilhelmine of Solms-Laubach
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Princess Augusta of Solms-Braunfels
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Charles II, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Duchess Frederica of Mecklenburg-Strelitz
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Friederike Caroline Luise of Hesse-Darmstadt
 
 
 
 
 
 

Titles[edit]

  • His Serene Highness Prince Georg of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt (23 November 1838 - 28 June 1867)
  • His Serene Highness The Hereditary Prince of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt (28 June 1867 - 26 November 1869)
  • His Serene Highness The Prince Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt (26 November 1869 - 19 January 1890)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ogg, Frederic Austin (1913). The Governments of Europe. New York: The Macmillan Company. p. 204. 
  2. ^ Royalty guide

External links[edit]

George Albert, Prince of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt
Cadet branch of the House of Schwarzburg
Born: 23 November 1838 Died: 19 January 1890
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Albert
Prince of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt
1869–1890
Succeeded by
Günther