Günther VII, Count of Schwarzburg-Blankenburg

Günther VII, Count of Schwarzburg-Blankenburg
Spouse(s) Sophie
Noble family House of Schwarzburg
Father Henry II, Count of Schwarzburg-Blankenburg
Mother Irmgard of Weimar-Orlamünde
Died 1274

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).

Around 1228/29 Günther is in Jerusalem, together with Emperor Frederick II.

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:

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