Henry Ernest, Count of Stolberg
|Henry Ernest, Count of Stolberg|
|Spouse(s)||Anna Elisabeth of Stolberg-Ortenberg|
|Father||Christopher II of Stolberg|
|Mother||Hedwig of Regenstein-Blankenberg|
20 July 1593|
|Died||4 April 1672
He was the eldest son of Count Christopher II of Stolberg. From 1639 to 1645, Henry Ernst and his younger brother John Martin jointly ruled the County of Stolberg. On 31 May 1645, they divided their inheritance, with Henry Ernest receiving the County of Wernigerode and Hohnsteiner Forest. He moved the residence of his county from Wernigerode to Ilsenburg.
On 2 May 1649, he married Anna Elisabeth, a daughter of Count Henry Volrad of Stolberg-Ortenberg. They had two sons, Ernest and Louis Christian, and one daughter, Anna Eleonore, who married Emmanuel, Prince of Anhalt-Köthen in Ilsenburg on 23 March 1670.
As there was no primogeniture in Stolberg, his sons jointly inherited the county when Henry Ernest died in 1672.
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