Friedrich Gunther


Preceeded by: Ludwig Friedrich II of Schwarzburg Rudolstadt
Reign: 1807-1867
Succeeded by: Albrecht of Schwarzburg Rudolstadt

Friedrich Gunther
1863 1 Thaler
Ob. FRIEDR. GUNTHER FURST ZU SCHWARZBURG
Rev. EIN VEREINSTHALER XXX EIN PFUND FEIN
Edge: GOTT MIT UNS
Silver 0.9000
18.520g
mintage: 17,000
Mint: ?
MM:
Friedrich Gunther

Titles: Prince of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt
Born: 6/11/1793
Died: 28/6/1867
Father: Ludwig Friedrich II of Schwarzburg Rudolstadt
Mother: Landgravine Caroline of Hesse-Homburg
Married to: Princess Augusta of Anhalt-Dessau (1816)
Children: Prince Friedrich GŁnther (1818-1821)
Prince GŁnther (1821-1845)
Prince Gustav (1828-1837)
Married to: Countess Helene of Reina (1855)
Children: Princess Helene (1860-1937)
Prince Sizzo (1860-1926)
Married to: Marie Schultze (1861)
Children: None
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The Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt line is a younger branch of the house of Schwarzburg, being descended from Johann Gunther, who died in the mid 17th century. Friedrich Gunther received a civil list of some 145,300 florins or £12,108. He also had income from certain state domains which were declared property of the ruling house.

The fundamental law of the principality is the constitution of April 21th 1821, which underwent several alterations in 1848 and again in 1854. For all legislative measures the prince has to obtain the consent of a Chamber of Representatives of 15 members. Five of these are elected by the nobility, 5 from the inhabitants of the towns and 5 by the rural population. These deputies met every three years and they were required to be re-elected after two sessions.

In 1861 the population numbered 71,913 on an area of 340 square miles. All of the population were Lutherans except 73 Roman Catholics and 169 Jews.

The army commanded by Friedrich Gunther in 1863 consisted of: Click here


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