Gunther Friedrich Carl II


Preceeded by: Günther Friedrich Carl I
Reign: 19/8/1835-18/9/1889
Succeeded by: Charles Gonthier, Prince of Schwarzburg-Sondershausen

Gunther Friedrich II
1865 1 Thaler
Ob. GUNTHER FR. C. II FRUST Z. SCHWARZB. SONDERSH
Rev. EIN VEREINSTHALER XXX EIN PFUND FEIN
Edge: GOTT MIT UNS
Silver 0.9000
18.5200g
mintage: 10,400
Mint: Arnstadt
MM:
Gunther Freidrich II

Titles: Prince of Schwarzburg-Sonderhausen 1814-1867
Born: 24/9/1801
Died: 15/9/1889
Father: Günther Friedrich Carl I
Mother: Caroline
Married to: Caroline Irene Marie
Children: Günther Friedrich Carl Alexander (1828-1833)
Elisabeth Caroline Luise ( -1829)
Charles Gonthier, Prince of Schwarzburg-Sondershausen (1830-1909)
Leopold (-1832)
Married to: Mathilde
Children: Marie (-1837)
Hugo (-1839)
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Gunther II Prince of Schwarzburg-Sondershausen was born on September 24th 1801 and succeeded the throne after the abdication of his father on August 19th 1835.

The Princes of the House of Schwarzburg belong to a very wealthy and ancient family, one which became Emperor of Germany in the 14th century. It was partly because of this lineage that the house was left undisturbed at the Congress of Vienna, instead being mediatised – similar to a number of other rulers.

The Prince received some 150,000 thalers (£22,340) annually, this being nearly a quarter o the countries revenue. Gunther was also in receipt of a large income from private estates in Bohemia and Mecklenburg, purchased mostly by his father who exercised the trade of brewer as a monopoly in his lands.

The government is an absolute monarchy. A charter granted in 1849 was abolished in 1857, and there is therefore no civil list as such, but his income was estimated at some 150,000 thalers.

The area of Schwarzburg- Sondershausen covered 318 square miles and contained 64,894 inhabitants.

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


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