Schwarzburg, House of

Schwarzburg, House of, one of the oldest noble families of Germany; first comes into authentic history in the 12th century with Count Sizzo IV. (the first to take the title of Schwarzburg), and in the 16th century divides into the two existing branches, the Schwarzburg-Sondershausen and Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt—which give their names to two sovereign principalities of Central Germany wedged in between Prussia and the lesser Saxon States, the latter embracing part of the Thuringian Forest; both are prosperous agricultural and mining regions.

Definition taken from The Nuttall Encyclopædia, edited by the Reverend James Wood (1907)

Schwarz, Christian Friedrich * Schwarzenburg, Karl Philip, Prince von
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Schulze-Delitzsch, Hermann
Schumann, Robert
Schürer, Emil
Schuyler, Philip John
Schwann, Theodor
Schwanthaler, Ludwig
Schwarz, Berthold
Schwarz, Christian Friedrich
Schwarzburg, House of
Schwarzenburg, Karl Philip, Prince von
Schwegler, Albert
Schweinfurth, Georg August
Schwenckfeld, Caspar von
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Scioppius, Caspar