Emilie of Oldenburg-Delmenhorst
|Emilie of Oldenburg-Delmenhorst|
15 June 1614|
|Died||4 December 1670
|Noble family||House of Oldenburg|
|Spouse(s)||Louis Günther I, Count of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt|
|Father||Anthony II of Oldenburg|
|Mother||Sibylle Elisabeth of Brunswick-Dannenberg|
Emilie was the daughter of Count Anthony II and his wife Sibylle Elisabeth, née Duchess of Brunswick-Dannenberg.
She married on 4 February 1638 to Count Louis Günther I of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt. When her husband died in 1646, she took up government as guardian and regent for her son, Albert Anton. She was 32 when she took up the regency, and ruled until her son came of age in 1662.
The Countess gave her children a religious education along the lines promoted by the Virtuous Society. She hired the author Ahasverus Fritsch to act as her Hofmeister. During her son's rule, Fritsch eventually rose to the post of Chancellor.
Emilie died on 4 December 1670 in Rudolstadt.
From her marriage to Louis Günther I of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt, the following children were born:
- Sophie Juliane (1639-1672)
- Ludmilla Elisabeth (1640-1672)
- Albert Anton (1641-1710)
- Christiane Magdalene (1642-1672)
- Maria Susanna (1646-1688)
- Friedrich Apfelstedt: Das Haus Kevernburg-Schwarzburg von seinem Ursprunge bis auf unsere Zeit: dargestellt in den Stammtafeln seiner Haupt- und Nebenlinien und mit biographischen Notizen über die wichtigsten Glieder derselben, Bertram, Sondershausen, 1890, ISBN 3-910132-29-4
- Horst Fleischer, Hans Herz, Lutz Unbehaun and Frank Esche: Die Grafen von Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt. Albrecht VII. bis Albert Anton, Thüringer Landesmuseum Heidecksburg, Rudolstadt, 2000, ISBN 3910013406
Emilie of Oldenburg-DelmenhorstBorn: 15 June 1614 Died: 3 December 1670
Louis Günther I
|Regent of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt
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