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Ferdinande Henriette, Countess of Stolbert-Gedern

Ferdinande Henriette, Countess of Stolberg-Gedern, born 2 October 1699 at Gedern, Oberhessen, Hesse-Darmstadt, then in the Holy Roman Empire, was a daughter of Louis Christian, Count of Stolberg-Gedern, and Princess Christine of Mecklenburg-Güstrow. She died at König, Starkenburg, Hesse-Darmstadt, on 31 January 1750, at age 50.[1]

Through her daughter Karoline, she is a direct female line ancestor of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom, as well as of Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden.


She married Georg August, Count of Erbach-Schönberg, on 27 June 1719 at Waldenburg, Baden-Württemberg, and had thirteen children.

  1. Christine, Countess of Erbach Schonberg (b. Schönberg, Starkenburg, Hesse-Darmstadt, 5 May 1721 - d. Eschleiz, Reuss-Juengere-Linie, Thuringia, 26 November 1769), married in Schönberg on 2 October 1742 to Heinrich XII, Count of Reuss Schleiz.
  2. Georg Ludwig II, Count of Erbach Schonberg (b. Schönberg, 27 January 1723 - d. Plön, Schleswig-Holstein, Prussia, 11 February 1777), married in Plön on 11 November 1764 to Friederike, Princess of Holstein Sonderburg Plön.
  3. Franz Karl, Count of Erbach (b. Schönberg, 28 July 1724 - d. Schönberg, 29 September 1788), married in Bergheim, Oberhesse, Hesse-Darmstadt on 4 September 1778 to Auguste Karoline, Countess of Isenburg.
  4. Christian Adolf, Count of Erbach (b. Gedern, 23 August 1725 - d. Gedern, 29 March 1726).
  5. Karoline Ernestine of Erbach-Schönberg (b. Gedern, 20 August 1727 - d. Ebersdorf, 22 April 1796), married Heinrich XXIV, Count of Reuss-Ebersdorf, on 28 June 1754 in Thurnau, Bavaria.
  6. Christian, Count of Erbach (b. Gedern, 7 October 1728 - d. Mergentheim, 29 May 1799).
  7. Auguste Friederike, Countess of Erbach (b. Schönberg, 20 March 1730 - d. Thurnau, 5 September 1801), married in Schönberg on 13 September 1753 to Christian Count von Giech-Wolfstein.
  8. Georg August, Count of Erbach (b. Schönberg, 9 March 1731 - d. König, 8 February 1799).
  9. Karl, Count of Erbach Schonberg (b. Schönberg, 10 February 1732 - d. Schönberg, 29 July 1816) married in Cernetice, Strakonice, Czechoslovakia on 1 July 1783 to Marie Josefina Viktoria Anna Zadubska.
  10. Friedrich, Count of Erbach (b. Schönberg, 22 January 1733 - d. Schönberg, 6 April 1733).
  11. Louise Leonore, Countess of Erbach (b. Schönberg, 26 August 1735 - d. Schönberg, 23 January 1816), married on 6 July 1750 to Leopold Casimir, Count von Rechteren.
  12. Kasimir, Count of Erbach (b. Schönberg, 27 September 1736 - d. Prague, Czechoslovakia, 6 April 1760).
  13. Gustav Ernst, Count of Erbach Schönberg (b. Schönberg, 27 April 1739 - d. Zwingenberg, 6 April 1760), married in Rotteberode on 3 August 1753 to Princess Henriette of Stolberg-Stolberg.


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