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'''Schwarzburg-Sondershausen''' was a small [[principality]] in Germany, in the present day state of [[Thuringia]], with capital at [[Sondershausen]]. ==History== [[File:Karl Gunther Schwarzburg.jpg|thumb|left|Karl Gunther, the last Prince of Schwarzburg-Sondershausen]] Schwarzburg-Sondershausen was a [[Graf|county]] until 1697, in that year it became a [[principality]], and lasted until the fall of the [[German monarchies]] in 1918, during the [[German Revolution of 1918–1919]]. After which it became a republic. In 1920 it joined with other small states in the area to form the new state of [[Thuringia]]. Schwarzburg-Sondershausen had an area of 862 km² and a population of 85,000 (1905). Towns placed in the state were: [[Arnstadt]], [[Sondershausen]], [[Gehren]], [[Langewiesen]], [[Großbreitenbach]], [[Ebeleben]], [[Großenehrich]], [[Greußen]] and [[Plaue]]. ===Counts of Schwarzburg-Sondershausen=== * 1552–1586 John Günther I * 1586–1643 Günther XLII, ''with'' * 1586–1638 Anthony Henry, ''with'' * 1586–1631 John Günther II, ''with'' * 1586–1642 Christian Günther I * 1642–1666 Anthony Günther I * 1666–1697 Christian William, ''with'' * 1666–1697 Anthony Günther II ''Raised to Prince in 1697'' ===Princes of Schwarzburg-Sondershausen=== * 1697–1716: Anthony Günther II * 1697 – 10 May 1721: [[Christian William I, Prince of Schwarzburg-Sondershausen|Christian Wilhelm]] * 10 May 1721 – 28 November 1740: [[Günther XLIII, Prince of Schwarzburg-Sondershausen|Günther XLIII]] * 28 November 1740 – 6 November 1758: [[Heinrich XXXV, Prince of Schwarzburg-Sondershausen|Heinrich XXXV]] * 6 November 1758 – 14 October 1794: [[Christian Günther III, Prince of Schwarzburg-Sondershausen|Christian Günther III]] * 14 October 1794 – 19 August 1835: [[Günther Friedrich Karl I, Prince of Schwarzburg-Sondershausen|Günther Friedrich Karl I]] * 19 August 1835 – 17 July 1880: [[Günther Friedrich Karl II, Prince of Schwarzburg-Sondershausen|Günther Friedrich Karl II]] * 17 July 1880 – 28 March 1909: [[Karl Günther, Prince of Schwarzburg-Sondershausen|Karl Günther]] ''United under Prince Günther of [[Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt]]'' * 28 March 1909 – November 1918: [[Günther, Prince of Schwarzburg|Prince Günther]] === Heads of the princely house of Schwarzburg === On the death of the childless Prince Günther Victor in 1925 he was succeeded by Prince Sizzo (1860–1926) who was the son of Prince Friedrich Günther (1793–1867) from his second, [[morganatic]] marriage. Prince Sizzo was recognised as a full member of the [[House of Schwarzburg]] in 1896. * 1918–1925: [[Günther, Prince of Schwarzburg|Prince Günther]] (1852–1925) * 1925–1926: [[Sizzo, Prince of Schwarzburg|Prince Sizzo]] (1860–1926) * 1926–1971: [[Friedrich Günther, Prince of Schwarzburg|Prince Friedrich Günther]] (1901–1971) === Villages with more than 2000 people === {| class="wikitable" border="1" |----- bgcolor="#FFDEAD" ! Village ! Inhabitants
December 1, 1910 |- | [[Arnstadt]] | align="right"|17,841 |- | [[Sondershausen]] | align="right"|7759 |- | [[Langewiesen]] | align="right"|3814 |- | [[Greußen]] | align="right"|3348 |- | [[Großbreitenbach]] | align="right"|3255 |- | [[Gehren]] | align="right"|2917 |- | [[Geschwenda]] | align="right"|2291 |} == External links == *[http://starnarcosis.net/obsidian/gerS.html Regnal chronology] {{Upper Saxon Circle}} {{States of the Confederation of the Rhine}} {{States of the German Confederation}} {{States of the North German Confederation}} {{States of the German Empire}} {{coord missing|Thuringia}}