Erdmann II, Count of Promnitz

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Erdmann II, Count von Promnitz (born 22 August 1683 in Sorau, Electorate of Saxony (now Żary, Poland); died: 7 September 1745 at the forest castle near Żary) was Lord of Żary (German: Sorau) and Trzebiel (German: Triebel) in Lower Lusatia, and Pszczyna (German: Pless) in Upper Silesia.

Erdmann II of Promnitz
Born(1683-08-22)22 August 1683
Sorau, Electorate of Saxony (now Żary, Poland)
Died7 September 1745(1745-09-07) (aged 62)
near Sorau, Electorate of Saxony (now Żary, Poland)
Noble familyPromnitz
  • Anna Maria of Saxe-Weissenfels
  • Henriette Eleonore Reuss-Lobenstein
FatherBalthasar Erdmann of Promnitz
MotherEmilie Agnes Reuss of Schleiz
Promnitz Palace in Żary (formerly Sorau)

He served Augustus II the Strong, elector of Saxony and king of Poland, and later his son and successor Augustus III as Privy Councillor and as cabinet minister.

In 1703, Erdmann II inherited his father's vast estates. He administered this estate himself.

Erdmann von Promnitz brought Georg Philipp Telemann and Wolfgang Caspar Printz as Kapellmeister to his court in Sorau.


In 1705, he married Anna Maria, the daughter of the Duke Johann Adolf I, Duke of Saxe-Weissenfels. They had the following children:

He later married his second wife, Henriette Eleonore (1 January 1706 – 7 April 1762), daughter of Heinrich XV, Count of Reuss-Lobenstein (1674–1739). They had one son:

  • Seyfried of Promnitz-Drehna (22 May 1734 – 27 February 1760), married Caroline Wilhelmine Louise (15 July 1733 – 18 February 1766), daughter of Count Charles Frederick Augustus of Lippe-Biesterfeld.