Philip II, Count of Schaumburg-Lippe

Philipp II Ernst, Count of Schaumburg-Lippe (5 July 1723– 13 February 1787) was a ruler of the counties of Lippe-Alverdissen and Schaumburg-Lippe.

Philip II
Count of Schaumburg-Lippe
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Philip II, Count of Schaumburg-Lippe
Born(1723-07-05)5 July 1723
Died13 February 1787(1787-02-13) (aged 66)
Noble familyHouse of Lippe
Spouse(s)Ernestine Albertine of Saxe-Weimar
Juliane of Hesse-Philippsthal
FatherFrederick Ernest, Count of Lippe-Alverdissen
MotherElisabeth Philippine of Friesenhausen


He was born at Rinteln the son of Friedrich Ernst, Count of Lippe-Alverdissen (1687-1777) and his wife Elisabeth Philippine von Friesenhausen. His father was the son of Count Philip Ernest I, the founder of the Lippe-Alverdissen line of the House of Schaumburg-Lippe and his wife Duchess Dorothea Amalia of Schlesvig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck (1656-1739).

He succeeded his father as Count of Lippe-Alverdissen in 1749 and ruled until he inherited the Schaumburg-Lippe territories following the death of his cousin William on the 10 September 1777. He reigned as Count until his death on the 13 February 1787 when he was succeeded by his only surviving son Georg Wilhelm.

Marriages and childrenEdit

He was married firstly on the 6 May 1756 at Weimar to Princess Ernestine Albertine of Saxe-Weimar (1722-1769), the daughter of Ernest August I, Duke of Saxe-Weimar. From this marriage he had four children.

  • Count Clemens August (1757-1757)
  • Count Karl Wilhelm (1759-1780)
  • Count Georg Karl (1760-1776)
  • Countess Friederike Antoinette (1762-1777)

He was married secondly on the 10 October 1780 at Philippsthal to Landgravine Juliane of Hesse-Philippsthal (1761-1799), they had four children.

  • Countess Eleonore Luise (1781-1783)
  • Countess Wilhelmine Charlotte (1783-1858) married (Count) Ernst zu Münster Minister of Hanover, parents of Prince Georg Herbert Munster
  • Count Georg Wilhelm (1784-1860), later (first) Prince (Sovereign) of Schaumburg-Lippe.
  • Countess Karoline Luise (1786-1846)

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Philip II, Count of Schaumburg-Lippe
Born: 5 July 1723 Died: 13 February 1787
Regnal titles
Preceded by Count of Lippe-Alverdissen
United with Schaumburg-Lippe
Preceded by Count of Schaumburg-Lippe
Succeeded by