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Anton of Stolberg-Wernigerode
Chief Minister and Governor in Magdeburg and Prussian Minister of State

Anton of Stolberg-Wernigerode

Anton of Stolberg-Wernigerode
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Intro Chief Minister and Governor in Magdeburg and Prussian Minister of State
Was Politician
From Germany
Field Politics
Gender male
Birth 23 October 1785, Wernigerode Castle
Death 11 February 1854, Berlin (aged 68 years)
Family
Father: Christian Frederick of Stolberg-Wernigerode
Children: Anna of Stolberg-WernigerodeEberhard zu Stolberg-WernigerodeBolko zu Stolberg-WernigerodeTheodor Stolberg-Wernigerode
Anton of Stolberg-Wernigerode
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Biography

Count Anton zu Stolberg-Wernigerode (23 October 1785 − 11 February 1854), was chief minister in Magdeburg, governor in the Prussian Province of Saxony and Prussian Minister of State.

Life

Count Anton was a fourth Son of the reigning Count Christian Frederick of Stolberg-Wernigerode and the Countess Auguste Eleonore of Stolberg-Stolberg, he was born at Schloss Wernigerode. He entered into the Prussian military service in 1802. He participated in the Napoleonic wars part, and was Lieutenant General and commander of the 27th Landwehr Regiment.

On 18 December 1815, his father had transferred the Lordship of Kreppelhof (Grodztwo) in Silesia (today part of Kamienna Góra, Poland) to him in fideicommiss and majorat. This meant that he was not allowed to sell it and it would be owned by him and his descendants in perpetuity and it would be indivisible and inherited according to primogeniture. In 1831, he inherited the Lordship of Diersfordt near Wesel from his brother-in-law Baron Christopher Alexander Charles Frederick of Wylich.

In 1828, he became governor of the Landkreis Landeshut in Silesien. In 1834, he was appointed chief minister in Düsseldorf. In 1837, he was appointed chief minister in Magdeburg as well as governor of the Prussian Province of Saxony. He was made an honorary citizen of Magdeburg in 1841.

In 1840, he was appointed as a confidant of the king Frederick William IV of Prussia of Prussia. He moved to Berlin and two years later he was appointed as Minister of State. After the March Revolution of 1848, he was forced to resign from this position. He was then adjutant general of the king and in 1851 Minister of the Royal House.

Count Anton died in 1854 and was buried in the cemetery of his family in Wernigerode. The tomb was designed by Friedrich August Stüler.

Marriage and issue

In 1809, Anton married Baroness Louise von der Recke (1787–1874). They had the following children:

  • Count Eberhard (1810–1872), succeeded his father as Lord of Kreppelhof
  • Count Conrad (1811–1851), whose son, Count Udo inherited Kreppelhof in 1872
  • Count Udo (1812–1826)
  • Countess Jenny (1813–1900), married on 12 July 1838 to Count Alexander von Keller (16 Juni 1801 – 30 May 1879)
  • Countess Marianne (1815–1844)
  • Countess Bertha (1816–1861)
  • Countess Elizabeth (1817–1822)
  • Countess Anna (1819–1868)
  • Countess Charlotte (1821–1885), married on 24 July 1851 to Hans Hugo von Kleist-Retzow (25 November 1814 – 20 May 1892)
  • Count Bolko (1823–1884), married on 5 November 1853 to Elisabeth von Thun (22 August 1833 – 6 February 1900)
  • Countess Friederike (1824–1848)
  • Count Theodore (1827–1902), married on 16 April 1872 to Klara von der Schulenburg (16 December 1849 – 8 May 1936)

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