House of Schwarzburg
- Sizzo I, (d.1160), Count of Schwarzburg. Founder of the dynasty.
Partitioned and reannexed several times until 1599 when the county was partitioned into Schwarzburg-Sondershausen and Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt, which were not reunified until 1909. Male line extinct in 1971.
The Counts of Schwarzburg were Masters of the Horse as illustrated in the bottom of the arms: or a pitchfork and beneath a horsecomb both fesseways gules.
Schwarzburg 16th Century
Masters of the Horse
Schwarzburg in 1597
Counts of Schwarzburg-Sondershausen
Princes of Schwarzburg-Sondershausen
Reunited with Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt in personal union
Schwarzburg in 1650
Schwarzburg-Sondershausen from 1697
Schwarzburg-Sondershausen from 1853
Counts of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt
Princes of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt
Princes of Schwarzburg
Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt from 1701
Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt from 1853