Countess Karoline Ernestine of Erbach-Schönberg

Countess Karoline Ernestine of Erbach-Schönberg, born 20 August 1727 (20 July, according to other sources) at Gedern, Oberhessen, Hesse-Darmstadt, in the then Holy Roman Empire, was a daughter of George August, Count of Erbach-Schönberg, and Ferdinande Henriette, Countess of Stolberg-Gedern. She died at Ebersdorf, Thuringia, on 22 April 1796, at age 68.

Countess Karoline Ernestine of Erbach-Schönberg
Born(1727-08-20)20 August 1727
Died22 April 1796(1796-04-22) (aged 68)
Spouse(s)Heinrich XXIV, Count Reuss of Ebersdorf
FatherGeorge August, Count of Erbach-Schönberg
MotherFerdinande Henriette, Countess of Stolberg-Gedern

Through her daughter Augusta, she was the great grandmother of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom.


She married Heinrich XXIV, Count Reuss of Ebersdorf, on 28 June 1754 at Thurnau, Bavaria, and had seven children, all of them born at Ebersdorf, Reuss-Jüngere-Linie, Thüringia.

Name Birth Death Spouse Children
Heinrich XLVI, Count Reuss of Ebersdorf 14 May 1755 18 April 1757
Countess Augusta Reuss of Ebersdorf 19 January 1757, Ebersdorf 16 November 1831, Ebersdorf Duke Franz of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld Princess Sophie of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld
Princess Antoinette of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld
Princess Juliane of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld
Ernest I, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
Prince Ferdinand of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
Princess Marianne
Leopold I of Belgium
Prince Francis Maximilian
Princess Victoria of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld
Countess Louise Christine Reuss of Ebersdorf 2 June 1759, Ebersdorf 5 December 1840, Lobenstein Prince Heinrich XLIII of Reuss-Köstritz
Heinrich LI, Prince Reuss of Ebersdorf 16 May 1761, Ebersdorf 10 July 1822, Ebersdorf Heinrich LXXII, Prince Reuss of Lobenstein and Ebersdorf
Countess Ernestine Ferdinande Reuss of Ebersdorf 28 April 1762, Ebersdorf 19 May 1763, Ebersdorf
Heinrich LIII, Count Reuss of Ebersdorf 24 May 1765, Ebersdorf 28 June 1770, Ebersdorf
Countess Henriette Reuss of Ebersdorf 9 May 1767, Ebersdorf 3 September 1801, Coburg Emich Carl, 2nd Prince of Leiningen Prince Friedrich Karl Heinrich Ludwig of Leiningen