Philip I, Count of Schaumburg-Lippe

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Philipp I, Count of Schaumburg-Lippe

Philipp I, Count of Schaumburg-Lippe (18 July 1601 – 10 April 1681) was the founder of the Schaumburg-Lippe line.

He was born in Lemgo the son of Simon VI, Count of Lippe (1555–1613) and his second wife Countess Elisabeth of Holstein-Schaumburg (1566–1638).

Following the death of his father in 1613, he inherited Lippe-Alverdissen, which he ruled until the creation of Schaumburg-Lippe in 1640.

Schaumburg-Lippe was founded after the Thirty Years' War, when Otto V, Count of Schaumburg died without children. Following his death the County of Schaumburg went to his mother, Countess Elisabeth of Lippe as the legal heir. In 1640 she transferred her rights to her brother Philipp, who then became the first Count of Schaumburg-Lippe. He reigned as count until his death, when he was succeeded by his son Friedrich Christian. His second son Philipp Ernest received Lippe-Alverdissen.

Marriage and children[edit]

He was married on the 13 October 1644 at Stadthagen to Landgravine Sophie of Hesse-Kassel (or Hesse-Cassel) (1615–1670), they had ten children.

  • Countess Elisabeth (1646–1646)
  • Countess Sophie (1648–1671)
  • Countess Johanna Dorothea (1649–1696)
  • Countess Luise (1650–1731)
  • Count Wilhelm Bernard (1651–1651)
  • Countess Elisabeth Philiooine (1652–1703)
  • Countess Charlotte Juliana (1658–1684)
  • Count Friedrich Christian (1655–1728)
  • Count Karl Hermann (1656–1657)
  • Count Philipp Ernest (1659–1753) founder of the Schaumburg-Lippe-Alverdissen line

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Philip I, Count of Schaumburg-Lippe
Born: 18 July 1601 Died: 10 April 1681
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Simon VI
as Count of Lippe
Count of Lippe-Alverdissen
1613–1640
Vacant
Title next held by
Philipp Ernest
Preceded by
Otto V
as Count of Holstein-Schaumburg
Count of Schaumburg-Lippe
1640–1681
Succeeded by
Friedrich Christian