County (Principality) of Schwarzburg-Sondershausen
Grafschaft (Fürstentum) Schwarzburg-Sondershausen
Schwarzburg-Sondershausen within the German Empire
Schwarzburg-Sondershausen within Thuringia
|Status||State of the Holy Roman Empire, |
State of the Confederation of the Rhine,
State of the German Confederation,
State of the North German Confederation,
State of the German Empire,
State of the Weimar Republic
|Historical era||Middle Ages|
o Partitioned from
o Raised to Principality
o Merged into Thuringia
|1905||862 km2 (333 sq mi)|
Schwarzburg-Sondershausen was a county until 1697. In that year, it became a principality, which lasted until the fall of the German monarchies in 1918, during the German Revolution of 1918-1919. After the German Revolution, 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.
Raised to Principality in 1697
United under Prince Günther Victor of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt
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. He was succeeded in 1926 by his son, Prince Friedrich Günther (1901-1971). He was the last in the male line.
December 1, 1910