Thursday, March 28, 2013

Royal death: Prince of Schwarzburg-Sonderhausen

March 28, 1909

Prince Karl Günther of Schwarzburg-Sonderhausen died earlier today in a private sanitarium in Dresden, reports the New York Times.   He was 80 years old.

He had suffered a serious injury while hunting three years ago, and was confined to bed for the rest of his life.
The Prince was the head of the princely house of Schwarzburg.   He served as General in the Prussian army and was Colonel in Chief of the 3rd Regiment  of the Thuringia infantry.

His marriage to Princess Marie of Saxe-Altenburg childless.  The title passes to a cousin, Prince Gunther Viktor.

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