Ferdinand, Prince of Solms-Braunfels

Ferdinand Wilhelm Ernst, 2nd Prince of Solms-Braunfels (8 February 1721 in Braunfels – 2 October 1783, ibid.) was the second Prince of Solms-Braunfels. He was the son of Frederick William, Prince of Solms-Braunfels (1696–1761) by his first wife Princess Magdalena Henrietta of Nassau-Weilburg (1691–1725).

Ferdinand, Prince of Solms-Braunfels
Ferdinand Wilhelm Ernst Fürst zu Solms-Braunfels.jpg
Born(1721-02-08)8 February 1721
Died2 October 1783(1783-10-02) (aged 62)
Noble familyHouse of Solms-Braunfels
Spouse(s)Countess Sophie of Solms-Laubach
FatherFrederick William, Prince of Solms-Braunfels
MotherPrincess Magdalena Henrietta of Nassau-Weilburg


Ferdinand Wilhelm Ernst was born in Braunfels, Solms-Braunfels as the first son and child of Frederick William, Count of Solms-Braunfels and his first wife Princess Magdalena Henriette of Nassau-Weilburg (1691–1725) daughter of Johann Ernst, Prince of Nassau-Weilburg. On 22 May 1742, Emperor Charles VII raised the House of Solms-Braunfels to the rank of Imperial Prince and so when his father died he succeeded him as the 2nd Prince.

Marriage and issueEdit

On 24 August 1756 he married in Laubach, Countess Sophie Christine Wilhelmine of Solms-Laubach. She was the first daughter and second child of Christian August, Count of Solms-Laubach and his first wife Princess Elisabeth of Isenburg und Büdingen zu Birstein daughter of the first Prince, Wolfgang Ernest I. They had the following children:


External linksEdit

  • Marek, Miroslav. "Genealogy of Solms-Braunfels". Genealogy.EU.
  • House of Solms