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Albert, Prince of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt

Albert, Prince of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt

Prince of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt
The basics
Date of birth Rudolstadt, Saalfeld-Rudolstadt, Thuringia, Germany
Date of death Nov 26, 1869 Rudolstadt, Saalfeld-Rudolstadt, Thuringia, Germany
Father: Louis Frederick II, Prince of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt
Mother: Caroline of Hesse-Homburg
Brother(s): Friedrich Günther Prince of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt
Children: George Albert, Prince of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt
Awards Order of the Black Eagle
Authority VIAF id
The details

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 (* 1793) 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. As a prussian Lieutenant the 16 years old Albert participated 1814 and 1815 as member of the staff of Louis William, Landgrave of Hesse-Homburg, his uncle, in the Prussian campaign against Napoleon Bonaparte. Serving in the Prussian army he married 1827 Auguste zu Solms-Braunfels, a nice of the Prussian king.

Following the death of his brother Friedrich Günther on 28 June 1867 Albert succeeded his brother as reigning prince instead of his nephew Prince Sizzo of Leutenberg who was born as a result of a morganatic marriage. 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

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 William of Solms-Braunfels and nice of the Prussian king Friedrich Wilhelm III. . 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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