Ämelie Juliane Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt

Ämelie Juliane Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt (née von Barby). b. Heidecksberg, near Rudolstadt, 16 August 1637; d. Rudolstadt, 3 December 1706. She was born into the noble von Barby family, which had taken refuge from the Thirty Years’ War at Heidecksberg with the Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt family. She was the cousin of Ludämilia Elisabeth Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt*. Her father died in 1641 and her mother in 1642, but she was brought up in the family and received a good education, with an emphasis on Lutheran devotional works, such as those of Luther* himself, and Johann Arndt*’s Paradiesgärtlein. The tutor to the family, Asahuerus Fritsch, founded a charitable organisation for noblewomen entitled...

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