Gustav Ernst, Count of Erbach-Schönberg

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Gustav Ernst, Count of Erbach-Schönberg Gender: M
born on 27 April 1739 at 22:30 (= 10:30 PM )
Place Bensheim, Germany, 49n41, 8e37
Timezone LMT m8e37 (is local mean time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 07°06' s_mo.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 04°01 Asc.s_sagcol.18.gif 14°49'


French colonel, Prussian Generalmajor (in the titularrang) and count of Erbach-Schönberg.

His brother was the ruling count and Austrian general Karl Eugen of Erbach-Schönberg.

He became a captain of France in 1758. In the Seven Years' War he fought against the Prussians on their side. In 1768 he became colonel in the infantry regiment Royal Deux Ponts and knight of the Order Ordre du Mérite militaire. In the following years he worked with the Prussians and was able to recruit numerous recruits. On 3 November 1803 he received the thanks of the Prussian King Friedrich Wilhelm III and the title of Prussian Generalmajor. His son Maximilian also received a patent and was appointed a (titular) Seconde lieutenant. In 1807 he received the Order of the Red Eagle.

He died on 13 February 1812 in Zwingenberg on the Bergstraße.

Link to Wikipedia biography (German)


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield cites Gronau churchbook quoted in "Historische Genealogie des Reichsgräflichen Hauses Erbach die als Zusätze und Verbesserungen zu Daniel Schneiders im Jahr 1736 herausgegebenen Erbachischen Historie und auch als eigenes Werk gebraucht werden kann: 2" (1786), p. 89: "Anno 1739, den 27. April Nachts zwischen 10. und 11. Uhr wurde ... ein junger Herr gebohren ... Gustav Ernst." (born between 10 and 11 o'clock at night).

Gronau is an area within Bensheim.


  • Vocation : Military : Military career (Generalmajor)
  • Notable : Famous : Royal family (House of Erbach)