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House of Käfernburg–Counts of Schwarzburg

Line of Blankenburg

Line of Wachsenburg

Line of Leutenberg

Princedom of Schwarzburg-Sondershausen

Princedom of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt

Line of Arnstadt

Line of Ebeleben

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Chronology

Some dates down to the fifteenth century may vary by a year or more.

Names and titles

Numbering of the Günthers and Henrys is inconsistent, and may vary from source to source. As in other German princely families, non-reigning males, such as monks, bishops, and members of knightly orders, were numbered–hence the gaps in the sequences.

Eberl, I., “Die frühe Geschichte des Hauses Schwarzburg,” Thüringen im Mittelalter: die Schwarzburger (Rudolstadt, 1995), 79–130.Herrmann, K., Die Erbteilungen im Hause Schwarzburg (Halle, 1919).Huberty, M., l'Allemagne dynastique (7 vols., Le Perreux, 1976–94), III, 479–606.

1137–1160

Sizzo (son of Gunther I of Käfernburg; count of Schwarzburg as a vassal of the empire by 1137)

1160–1184

Henry I (son)

1160–1197

Günther II (brother)

1197–1221

Günther III (son)

1197–1236

Henry II (brother)

1236–1259

Henry III (son)

1236–1275

Günther V (brother)

1275–1292

Günther IX (son)

1292–1308

Günther XII (son)

1308–1361

Henry IX (son)

1361–1382

Günther XXII (son)

1382–1397

Günther XXVII (son; union with Wachsenburg 1397)

1221–1266

Günther IV of Günther III; received Käfernburg at separation from Schwarzburg 1221)

1266–1289

Günther VII, the Elder (grandson)

1266–1302

Günther VIII, the Younger (brother)

1289–1324

Günther X (son of Gunther VII)

1324–1371

Günther XIII (son)

1371–1376

George (son)

1376–1385

Günther XV (son; partition between Blankenburg and the house of Wettin 1385)

1275–1287

Henry V (son of Günther V; received Blankenburg at separation from Schwarzburg 1275)

1287–1324

Henry VII (son)

1287–1352

Günther XIV (brother)

1324–1338

Henry X (son of Henry VII)

1324–1349

Günther XXI (brother; rival king of Germany 1349)

1338–1368

Günther XXV (son of Henry X)

1338–1372

Henry XII (brother)

1349–1357

Henry XIII (son of Günther XXI)

1368–1413

Henry XX (son of Günther XXV; shared Käfernburg 1385)

1368–1416

Günther XXIX (brother)

1372–1374

Henry XVII (son of Henry XII)

1372–1387

Henry XVIII (brother)

1372–1418

Günther XXVIII (brother)

1416–1444

Henry XXIV (son of Günther XXIX)

1444–1488

Henry XXVI (son; shared Wachsenburg 1450)

1488–1493

Günther XXXVI (son; abdicated, died 1503)

1488–1526

Henry XXXI (nephew)

1493–1531

Günther XXXIX (son of Henry XXVI)

1526–1552

Günther XL, the Rich (son of Henry XXXI)

1531–1538

Henry XXXII (son of Günther XXXIX)

1532–1537

Henry XXXIV (son of Henry XXXI)

1552–1583

Günther XLI, the Warlike (son of Günther XL; Leutenberg 1564)

1308–1355

Günther XVIII (son of Günther XII; received Wachsenburg at separation from Schwarzburg 1340)

1355–1362

Günther XXVI (son)

1355–1407

John (brother; Schwarzburg1397)

1407–1426

Henry XXI (grandson)

1407–1450

Günther XXXII (brother; partition between Blankenburg and Leutenberg 1450)

1361–1402

Henry XV (son of Henry IX; received Leutenberg at separation from Schwarzburg 1361)

1402–1430

Henry XVI (son)

1430–1463

Henry XXV (son; shared Wachsenburg 1450)

1463–1521

Balthasar (son; abdicated, died 1525)

1521–1555

John Henry (son)

1555–1564

Philip (son; union with Blankenburg 1564)

1552–1586

John Günther I (son of Günther XL; received Sondershausen by partition 1584)

1552–1597

William (brother)

1586–1631

John Günther II (son of John Günther I)

1586–1638

Anthony Henry (brother)

1586–1642

Christian Günther I (brother)

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