Jobst Herman, Count of Schaumburg

Jobst Hermann von Holstein-Schaumburg (6 October 1593 at Gemen Castle in Borken – 5 November 1635 in Bückeburg) was a member of the House of Schaumburg.

Jobst Herman, Count of Schaumburg
Born(1593-10-06)6 October 1593
Gemen Castle in Borken
Died5 November 1635(1635-11-05) (aged 42)
Bückeburg
Noble familyHouse of Schaumburg
Spouse(s)Catherine Sophia, daughter of Otto II, Duke of Brunswick-Harburg
FatherHenry V, Count of Holstein-Schaumburg

LifeEdit

His parents were Henry V, Count of Schaumburg and Holstein-Pinneberg (d. 1606), from a collateral line of the Gemen family tree, and Countess Matilda of Limburg-Styrum (1561–1622), a daughter of Count Hermann Georg of Limburg. In 1622, he became Count of Schaumburg and Lord of Gemen. Although he was raised as a Catholic, he made no attempt to change the religious denomination of his territories.

During the Thirty Years' War, he had little opportunity to influence events; however he succeeded in protecting his Lordship of Gemen from the worst oppression by imperial and Hessian troops.

InheritanceEdit

He married Catherine Sophia (1577–1665), daughter of Otto II, Duke of Brunswick-Harburg, but the marriage was childless, and when he died in 1635, a succession dispute broke out between the families of Holstein-Schaumburg and Limburg-Styrum in relation to the immediate Lordship of Gemen. His aunt, Countess Agnes of Limburg-Styrum, who was abbess of Elten, Vreden, Borghorst Abbey and Freckenhorst won the dispute and shortly afterwards transferred Gemen to her nephew Hermann Otto I of Limburg-Styrum, a wealthy man who had a successful career as a lieutenant general in the Dutch cavalry. When he died in 1644, he left Gemen to his second son, Adolf Ernst, who married Isabella, the daughter of Count Alexander of Velen-Meggen-Raesfeld. Adolf Ernst unsuccessfully attempted to reintroduce Catholicism in Gemen.

ReferencesEdit

Helge Bei der Wieden: Schaumburgische Genealogie. Stammtafeln der Grafen von Holstein und Schaumburg - auch Herzöge von Schleswig - bis zu ihrem Aussterben 1640, 2nd revised edition, Melle,1999

External linksEdit

  • Marek, Miroslav. "Genealogy of Holstein". Genealogy.EU.
Jobst Hermann of Schaumburg
Born: 6 October 1593 on Gemen Castle Died: 5 November 1635 in Bückeburg
Regnal titles
Preceded by Prince of Schaumburg
1622–1635
Succeeded by
Count of Holstein-Pinneberg
1622–1635
Sovereign Lord of Gemen
1622–1635
Succeeded by