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Albert Wolfgang, Count of Hohenlohe-Langenburg

Albert Wolfgang, Count of Hohenlohe-Langenburg Count of Hohenlohe-Langenburg

Count of Hohenlohe-Langenburg
Albert Wolfgang, Count of Hohenlohe-Langenburg
The basics

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Intro Count of Hohenlohe-Langenburg
Was Count
Type Royals
Gender male
Birth 6 July 1659, Langenburg
Death Langenburg
Family
Father: Henry FrederickCount of Hohenlohe-Langenburg
Siblings: Philippine Henriette zu Hohenlohe-LangenburgAugusta Dorothea zu Hohenlohe-LangenburgCountess Johanna Sophia of Hohenlohe-Langenburg
Spouse: Sofie Amalie von Nassau-Saarbrücken
Children: LouisPrince of Hohenlohe-Langenburg
The details

Biography

Albert Wolfgang, Count of Hohenlohe-Langenburg (born 6 July 1659 in Langenburg; died: 17 April 1715 in Langenburg) was the oldest child of Count Henry Frederick of Hohenlohe-Langenburg (1625–1699) and his second wife Countess Juliana Dorothea of Castell-Remlingen (1640–1706).
He was head of the House of Hohenlohe-Langenburg and introduced primogeniture in Langenburg in 1699. This meant the oldest son would inherit the entire county, and younger sons would only inherit if the oldest were to die childless. From then on, younger sons would mostly embark on military careers, for example, in the imperial army, or in friendly nations.

Marriage and issue

On 22 August 1686 he married Countess Sophia Amalia (1666–1736), daughter of Count Gustav Adolf of Nassau-Saarbrücken. They had the following children:

  • Eleonora Juliana (1687–1701)
  • Frederick Louis (1688-1688)
  • Sophie Charlotte (1690–1691)
  • Philip (1692–1699)
  • Christiana (1693–1695)
  • Louis (1696–1765), married Countess Eleonore of Nassau-Saarbrücken (1707–1769)
  • Charlotte (1697–1743)
  • Christian (1699–1719)
  • Albertina (1701–1773), married Prince Philip Henry of Hohenlohe-Ingelfingen (1702–1781)
  • Sophie Friederike (1702–1734)
  • Henrietta (1704–1709)
  • Charles Frederick (1706–1718)
Albert Wolfgang, Count of Hohenlohe-Langenburg
House of Hohenlohe
Born: 6 July 1659 Died: 17 April 1715
Preceded by
Henry Frederick
Count of Hohenlohe-Langenburg
1699-1715
Succeeded by
Louis
as Prince of
Hohenlohe-Langenburg


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