Johann Günther I, Count of Schwarzburg-Sondershaus

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Johann Günther I, Count of Schwarzburg-Sondershaus Gender: M
born on 20 December 1532 Jul.Cal. (30 Dec 1532 greg.) at 03:30 (= 03:30 AM )
Place Sondershausen, Germany, 51n22, 10e52
Timezone LMT m10e52 (is local mean time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 08°20' s_mo.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 19°15 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 12°38'

Count of Schwarzburg-Sondershaus Johann Günther I


German nobleman, the co-ruler of Schwarzburg from 1552 until 1571 (jointly with his three brothers) and the sole ruler of Schwarzburg-Sondershausen from 1571 until his death on 28 October 1586 in Arnstadt. Count Johann Günther I was the son of the Count Günther XL of Schwarzburg (1490-1552), nicknamed Günther the Rich or Günther with the large Jaws, and his wife Elisabeth (d. 14 May 1572).

He fought in the Netherlands alongside his eldest brother Günther XLI and distinguished himself during the conquest of Saint-Quentin in 1583. After his brothers Günther XLI of Schwarzburg-Arnstadt and Wilhelm I of Schwarzburg-Frankenhausen had died withour male heirs, Johann Günther I inherited Schwarzburg-Arnstadt and his remaining brother Albrecht VII inherited Schwarzburg-Frankenhausen. Johann Günther I is regarded as the progenitor of the line Schwarzburg-Sondershausen.

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  • Death, Cause unspecified 28 October 1586 Jul.Cal. (7 Nov 1586 greg.) (Age 53)
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Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes "Diplomataria et scriptores historiae Germanicae medii aevi" by Georges Christoph Kreysig, Buder (Typis et sumtibus Pauli Emanuel Richteri, 1753), p. 709: "Von Johanne Günthero I. Graffen zu Schwartzburg ... ist gebohren zu Sondershausen im Jahr 1532. Freytags nach Luciae, ist gewesen der 20. Tag December früh zwischen 3. und 4. Uhren."

Translation: Johann Günther I, Count of Schwartzburg ... was born in Sondershausen in 1532 on Friday after Luciae, the 20th of December, early between 3 and 4 o'clock.

Note: 20 December 1532 OS was a Friday.


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