Princess Marie Antoinette of Schwarzburg
|Princess Marie Antoinette of Schwarzburg|
|Countess of Solms-Wildenfels|
|Spouse||Friedrich Magnus V, Count of Solms-Wildenfels|
|Issue||Countess Anne of Solms-Wildenfels
Friedrich Magnus, Prince of Schwarzburg, Count of Solms-Wildenfels
Countess Jutta of Solms-Wildenfels
Count Albert of Solms-Wildenfels
Countess Kristin of Solms-Wildenfels
|House||House of Schwarzburg|
|Father||Sizzo, Prince of Schwarzburg|
|Mother||Princess Alexandra of Anhalt|
7 February 1898|
Großharthau, Kingdom of Saxony
|Died||4 November 1984
Klingen, West Germany
Marie Antoinette was born at Großharthau, Kingdom of Saxony, the first child of Sizzo, Prince of Schwarzburg (1860–1926), (son of Friedrich Günther, Prince of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt and Countess Helena of Raina) and his wife, Princess Alexandra of Anhalt (1868–1958), (daughter of Frederick I, Duke of Anhalt and Princess Antoinette of Saxe-Altenburg). Through her mother she was descendant of King Frederick William II of Prussia.
Marie Antoinette married on 4 January 1925 in Wildenfels to Friedrich Magnus V, Count of Solms-Wildenfels (1886–1945), only son of Friedrich Magnus IV, Count of Solms-Wildenfels and his wife, Jacqueline, Baroness Bentinck.
They had five children:
- Anne, Countess of Solms-Wildenfels, born on 1 January 1926
- Friedrich Magnus, Prince of Schwarzburg, Count of Solms-Wildenfels, born on 18 January 1927 , married three times: with Katharina Duerst (m.1948, div.1954/m.1966), had issue; with Gisela Frania (m.1971 div.1972), no issue; an with Gisella Marie Parsoll (m.1994), no issue.
- Jutta, Countess of Solms-Wildenfels, born on 12 February 1928 , married in 1957 with Salim Farid Saad.
- Albrecht Sizzo, Count of Solms-Wildenfels, born on 28 May 1929 , married in 1970 with Ingrid Gross.
- Kristin, Countess of Solms-Wildenfels, born on 27 May 1938 , married in 1971 with Dietrich Gross.
House of Schwarzburg
Following her brother's death in 1971 the House of Schwarzburg became extinct in the male line. However the Schwarzburg principalities operated under Semi-Salic primogeniture, meaning in the event of the extinction of all male dynasts, as happened with the death of Prince Friedrich Günther, females can inherit. As such, Marie Antoinette became the head of the House of Schwarzburg.
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Upon her death in 1984, her elder son Friedrich Magnus VI, Count of Solms-Wildenfels became head of a personal union between the Houses of Schwarzburg and of Solms-Wildenfels.[self-published source?] [unreliable source?]
Titles and styles
- 7 February 1898 – 28 March 1909: Her Serene Highness Princess Marie Antoinette of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt
- 28 March 1909 – 4 January 1925: Her Serene Highness Princess Marie Antoinette of Schwarzburg
- 4 January 1925 – 4 November 1984: Her Serene Highness The Countess of Solms-Wildenfels
Notes and sources
- thePeerage.com - Marie Antoinette Prinzessin von Schwarzburg
- Genealogics - Leo van de Pas - Marie Antoinette, Prinzessin zu Schwarzburg
- Genealogisches Handbuch des Adels, Fürstliche Häuser, Reference: 1991 201
Princess Marie Antoinette of SchwarzburgBorn: 7 February 1898 Died: 4 November 1984
|Titles in pretence|
Prince Friedrich Günther
|— TITULAR —
Princess of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt
Princess of Schwarzburg-Sondershausen
Reason for succession failure:
Principalities abolished in 1918
Prince Friedrich Magnus