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.
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.
If you know where to get a better picture of Ämilie, would you ?