House of Schwarzburg

House of Schwarzburg

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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.
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Schwarzburg 16th Century

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Masters of the Horse

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Schwarzburg in 1597

Counts of Schwarzburg-Sondershausen
1599-1697
Princes of Schwarzburg-Sondershausen
1697-1909
Reunited with Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt in personal union

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Schwarzburg in 1650

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Schwarzburg-Sondershausen from 1697

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Schwarzburg-Sondershausen from 1853


Counts of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt
1599-1710
Princes of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt
1710-1909
Princes of Schwarzburg
1909-1971 extinct

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Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt from 1701

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Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt from 1853