1637–1706
Countess of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt

Introduction

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Stadtkirche St. Andreas
Rudolstadt, Germany

Born: Au­gust 16, 1637, Hei­decks­burg Cas­tle, Schwarz­burg-Ru­dol­stadt, Ger­ma­ny. This was the cas­tle of her great-un­cle, Count Lud­wig Gün­ther, where her fa­mi­ly had tak­en ref­uge dur­ing the Thir­ty Years’ War.

Died: De­cem­ber 3, 1706, Ru­dol­stadt, Thür­ing­en, Ger­ma­ny.

Buried: Stadt­kirche, Ru­dol­stadt, Thür­ing­en, Ger­ma­ny.

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Biography

Ämilie was the daugh­ter of Count Al­bert Fried­rich of Bar­by and Mühl­ing­en (on the El­be Riv­er, near its junc­tion with the Saale) and So­phia Ur­su­la of Old­en­burg-Del­men­horst, and cou­sin to hym­nist Lud­ä­mil­ia Elis­a­beth.

After her fa­ther died in 1641, and her mo­ther the next year, she was adopt­ed by her aunt.

She grew up at Ru­dol­stadt, and mar­ried her cou­sin, Count Al­bert An­ton II, in 1665.

She stu­died un­der Aha­sue­rus Fritsch and oth­ers, and event­u­al­ly wrote some 600 hymns.

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Lyrics

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