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 Günther XXI. von Schwarzburg-Blankenburg

Günther XXI. von Schwarzburg-Blankenburg

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Death 14 Jun 1349 (aged 44–45)
Burial Frankfurt am Main, Stadtkreis Frankfurt, Hessen, Germany
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German king, was a descendant of the counts of Schwarzburg and the younger son of Henry VII, count of Blankenburg.
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Günther XXI von Schwarzburg, German king, was a descendant of the counts of Schwarzburg and the younger son of Henry VII, Count of Schwarzburg-Blankenburg.
He distinguished himself as a soldier, and rendered good service to the Emperor Louis IV on whose death in 1347 he was offered the German throne, after it had been refused by Edward III of England. He was elected German king at Frankfurt on January 30, 1349 by four of the electors, who were partisans of the house of Wittelsbach and opponents of Charles of Luxemburg, afterwards the Emperor Charles IV.
Charles, however, won over many of Gunther's adherents and defeated him at Eltville, and Günther, who was now seriously ill, renounced his claims for the sum of 20,001 marks of silver. He died three weeks afterwards at Frankfurt and was buried in the cathedral of that city, where the headstone (a masterpiece of gothic art) was erected to his memory in 1352. Bio by: Kat


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  • Created by: Frank K.
  • Added: 10 Apr 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 68200798
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Günther XXI. von Schwarzburg-Blankenburg (1304–14 Jun 1349), Find A Grave Memorial no. 68200798, citing Cathedral of Frankfurt (Frankfurter Dom), Frankfurt am Main, Stadtkreis Frankfurt, Hessen, Germany ; Maintained by Frank K. (contributor 46941322) .