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Karoline Ernestine of Erbach-Schönberg

Countess Karoline Ernestine of Erbach-Schönberg, born 20 August 1727 (20 July, according to other sources) at Gedern, Oberhessen, Hesse-Darmstadt, in the then Holy Roman Empire, was a daughter of George August, Count of Erbach-Schönberg, and Ferdinande Henriette, Countess of Stolberg-Gedern. She died at Ebersdorf, Thuringia, on 22 April 1796, at age 68.

Through her daughter Augusta, she is an ancestor of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom.


She married Heinrich XXIV, Count Reuss of Ebersdorf, on 28 June 1754 at Thurnau, Bavaria, and had seven children, all of them born at Ebersdorf, Reuss-Jhungere-Linie, Thüringia.

  • Heinrich XLVI, Count Reuss of Ebersdorf (b. Ebersdorf, 14 May 1755 - d. Ebersdorf, 18 April 1757).
  • Countess Augusta Caroline Sophia Reuss of Ebersdorf (b. Ebersdorf, 19 January 1757 - d. Coburg, 16 November 1831); created Princess of Reuss-Ebersdorf (German: Fürstin Reuß zu Ebersdorf) on 9 April 1806; married on 13 June 1777 to Duke Franz of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld.
  • Countess Louise Christine Reuss of Ebersdorf (b. Ebersdorf, 2 June 1759 - d. Lobenstein, 5 December 1840); created Princess Reuss of Ebersdorf (German: Fürstin Reuß zu Ebersdorf) on 9 April 1806; married on 1 June 1781 to Prince Heinrich XLIII of Reuss-Köstritz.
  • Heinrich LI, Prince Reuss-Ebersdorf (b. Ebersdorf, 16 May 1761 - d. Ebersdorf, 10 July 1822); created Prince Reuss of Ebersdorf (German: Fürst Reuß zu Ebersdorf) on 9 April 1806.
  • Countess Ernestine Ferdinande Reuss of Ebersdorf (b. Ebersdorf, 28 April 1762 - d. Ebersdorf, 19 May 1763).
  • Countess Heinrich LIII Count Reuss of Ebersdorf (b. Ebersdorf, 24 May 1765 - d. Ebersdorf, 28 June 1770).
  • Countess Henriette Reuss of Ebersdorf (b. Ebersdorf, 9 May 1767 - d. Coburg, 3 September 1801); married on 4 July 1787 to Prince Emich Kyrill, 2nd Prince of Leiningen-Dagsburg-Hartenburg.

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