Albert, Prince of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt

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Prince of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt
Albert of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt.jpg
Born (1798-04-30)30 April 1798
Rudolstadt, Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt
Died 26 November 1869(1869-11-26) (aged 71)
Rudolstadt, Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt
Spouse Princess Augusta of Solms-Braunfels
Issue Prince Karl Günther
Elisabeth, Princess of Lippe
Georg, Prince of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt
Prince Ernst Heinrich
House House of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt
Father Louis Frederick II, Prince of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt
Mother Landgravine Caroline of Hesse-Homburg

Albert, Prince of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt (30 April 1798 – 26 November 1869) was a sovereign prince of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt.


He was born in Rudolstadt the second son of the reigning prince of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt, Louis Frederick II and his wife Landgravine Caroline of Hesse-Homburg (1771–1854). His father died on 28 April 1807 and his brother Friedrich Günther succeeded him as sovereign prince with Albert becoming the heir presumptive. Landgravine Caroline acted as regent for Albert's brother Friedrich Günther until he came of age in 1814.

Following the death of his brother Friedrich Günther on 28 June 1867 Albert succeeded his brother as prince instead of his nephew Prince Sizzo of Leutenberg who was born as a result of a morganatic marriage.[1] His short two-year reign came to an end following his death in Rudolstadt. His was succeeded by his son Hereditary Prince Georg.

Marriage and children[edit]

On 26 July 1827 Prince Albert was married to Princess Augusta Luise of Solms-Braunfels (25 July 1804 – 8 October 1865), daughter of Duchess Frederica of Mecklenburg-Strelitz and Prince Frederick Wilhelm of Solms-Braunfels.[2] They had four children.


Louis Günther II, Prince of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt
Frederick Charles, Prince of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt
Countess Sophie Elisabeth Reuss of Unter-Greiz
Louis Frederick II, Prince of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt
John Frederick I, Prince of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt
Princess Friederike of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt
Bernhardine of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach
Albert, Prince of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt
Landgrave Frederick IV Charles of Hesse-Homburg
Landgrave Frederick V Louis of Hesse-Homburg
Ulrike Louise of Solms-Braunfels
Landgravine Caroline of Hesse-Homburg
Louis IX, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt
Landgravine Caroline of Hesse-Darmstadt
Karoline of Zweibrücken


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Albert, Prince of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt
Cadet branch of the House of Schwarzburg
Born: 30 April 1798 Died: 26 November 1869
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Friedrich Günther
Prince of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt
Succeeded by
George Albert