Christian Albert, Burgrave and Count of Dohna

Christian Albert, Burgrave and Count of Dohna

Christian Albert of Dohna
Spouse(s) Sophie Theodore of Brederode-Vianen
Noble family von Dohna
Father Christopher von Dohna
Mother Ursula of Solms-Braunfels
Born (1621-12-10)10 December 1621
Died 15 December 1677(1677-12-15) (aged 56)

Christian Albert, Burgrave and Count of Dohna (also known as Christoph Albert, 10 December 1621[1] in Küstrin &nash; 14 December 1677 in Gartz) was a German nobleman. He served as a general in the army of Brandenburg.

He was the son of Christopher von Dohna and his wife, Countess Ursula of Solms-Braunfels (24 November 1594 in Braunfels 18 August 1657 in Turnhout). His brothers Frederick and Christopher Delphicus also served as army officers. His cousin Louise Henriette was Electress consort of Brandenburg.


He joined the Dutch army, initially serving as ensign. He was educated by Prince Frederick Henry and in 1684, he was promoted to colonel. On 6 October 1656, he became a Lieutenant in the army of Brandenburg. He also served as privy councillor and governor of Küstrin. On 16 March 1657, he became stadtholder of Halberstadt and Captain at Gröningen. In 1659, he participated in a campaign in Pomerania. He expanded the fortresses of Berlin and Küstrin and on 2 March 1666, he was promoted to General of the Infantry. In 1671, he became head of a newly formed regiment in Küstrin that was named after him ("Dohna zu Fuß"). In 1672, he was appointed Feldzeugmeister. From 1675 to 1677, he fought another campaign in Pomerania, where he died in 1677.

Marriage and issue

On 6 April 1644, Christian Albert married Countess Sophie Theodore of Brederode-Vianen (16 March 1620 in Vianen 23 September 1678 in Halberstadt). Together, they had six sons, who were also army officers, and four daughters:


  1. 15 December 1621, according to Scharing


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