Friedrich Günther II, Prince of Schwarzburg

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Friedrich Günther II zu Schwarzburg (born on March, 5 1901), is the current ruler of both the Principalities of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt and Schwarzburg-Sondershausen, two of the constituent states of the German Empire, succedding to his father Sizzo on March, 24 1926.


Friedrich Günter was born on March, 5 1901, son of Prince Sizzo of Schwarzburg, son of Prince Friedrich Günther of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt , and Princess Princess Alexandra of Anhalt. Five years before his birth, his father was recognised as a dynast of the house having previously not had dynastic rights due to his parents morganatic marriage. The principalities of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt and Schwarzburg-Sondershausen entered in personal union in 1909, with the death without a heir of Prince Karl Günther of Schwarzburg-Sondershausen, allowing Prince Günther Victor of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt to become head of the reunited House of Schwarzburg. As Günther Victor died without heirs in 1925, his cousin Sizzo succeeded him, only to die a year later. His son Friedrich Günther eventually became the new Prince, spending most of his reign to ask the administration in Berlin to merge the two principaities, in personal union since 1909, into a sole member state of the German Empire, but too many administrative problems and traditionalism has impeached every attempt. The Schwarzburg problem remains one of the symbols of the aging German administration. The Prince is still unmarried, and if he would die without a heir, the House of Schwarzburg would be extinguished.

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