Albert Wolfgang, Count of Schaumburg-Lippe

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Albert Wolfgang, Count of Schaumburg-Lippe

Albrecht Wolfgang, Count of Schaumburg-Lippe (27 April 1699 – 24 September 1748) was a ruler of the County of Schaumburg-Lippe.


He was born in Bückeburg the son of Friedrich Christian, Count of Schaumburg-Lippe and his first wife, Countess Johanna Sophia of Hohenlohe-Langenburg (1673–1743). He succeeded his father as Count on the 13 June 1728. In 1743, he joined Maria Theresa of Austria and Schaumburg-Lippe led during the War of the Austrian Succession. He died at Bückeburg and was succeeded as Count by his son Wilhelm.

Marriages and children[edit]

He was married firstly to Countess Margarete Gertrud of Oeynhausen (1701–1726), an illegitimate daughter of George I of Great Britain and his mistress Ehrengard Melusine von der Schulenburg, on the 30 October 1721 at London.
They had two children.

  • Count Georg Wilhelm (1722–1742)
  • Count Wilhelm (1724–1777)

He was married secondly to Princess Charlotte of Nassau-Siegen (1702–1785) on the 26 April 1730 at Varel. She was the eldest daughter of Frederick William Adolf, Prince of Nassau-Siegen.

He had an illegitimate son, August Wolfrath von Campen, who married Wilhelmine, daughter of William Gustav of Anhalt-Dessau.

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Albert Wolfgang, Count of Schaumburg-Lippe
Born: 27 April 1699 Died: 24 September 1748
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Friedrich Christian
Count of Schaumburg-Lippe
Succeeded by