Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt - a family portrait



Princess Marie Antoinette (1898-1984) , Princess Irene (1899-1939) and Prince Friedrich Gunther (1901-1971) of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt

They were the children of Prince Sizzo of Schwarzburg and Princess Alexandra of Anhalt.  Marie Antoinette married Friedrich Magnus v, Count of Solms-Wildenfels.  

Irene did not marry.  Prince Friedrich Gunther married Princess Sophie of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach.  There were no children, and the marriage ended in divorce.   Friedrich was the last male in the family.  The line became extinct with his death.

2 comments:

Ki Bi said...

Do you know what became of Sophie after her divorce from Friedrich Gunther or why they divorced, on paper it looked like a good match.

Marlene Eilers Koenig said...

No idea. They divorced several months after the wedding. Nothing in US/UK press about wedding. Incompatibility, one was gay, infidelity, all sorts of things. Neither married again.