Günther VII, Count of Schwarzburg-Blankenburg
|Günther VII, Count of Schwarzburg-Blankenburg|
|Noble family||House of Schwarzburg|
|Father||Henry II, Count of Schwarzburg-Blankenburg|
|Mother||Irmgard of Weimar-Orlamünde|
Count Günther VII of Schwarzburg († 1274) was Count of Schwarzburg-Blankenburg from 1236 until his death.
Günther was a son of Count Henry II of Schwarzburg-Blankenburg from his marriage with Countess Irmgard of Weimar-Orlamünde (died: c. 1222).
In 1236, he succeeded his father as Count of Schwarzburg-Blankenburg.
During the War of the Thuringian Succession, he was taken prisoner in 1248/1249.
In 1259, he succeeded his brother Henry III as Count of Schwarzburg.
In 1267, he founded the monastery at Saalfeld.
Marriage and issue
Günther was married with a lady named Sophie, about whom nothing further is known. They had the following children:
- Günther (died 1289), Count of Schwarzburg-Blankenburg
- Sophie (died 1279), married 1268 with Count Berthold V of Henneberg
- Irmgard (died 1313), abbess of Ilm
- Henry V (died 1285), Count of Schwarzburg-Blankenburg
- Günther X (died c. 1308
- Albert III (died c. 1265
- Günther XI (died c. 1308
- A daughter, who married Count Otto of Lobdeburg-Arnshaugk
- Christina, married c. 1282 to Burgrave Otto of Dohna