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INTRODUCTION. 1

Chapter 1.                GRAFEN und FÜRSTEN von ANHALT, GRAFEN von ASCHERSLEBEN 1212-1316. 3

Chapter 2.                GRAFEN und FÜRSTEN von ANHALT, HERREN zu BERNBURG 1253-1468. 11

Chapter 3.                GRAFEN und FÜRSTEN von ANHALT, HERREN zu KÖTHEN 1252-1508. 17

Chapter 4.                FÜRSTEN von ANHALT-DESSAU. 31

A.         FÜRSTEN von ANHALT-DESSAU 1603-1807. 31

B.         HERZOGEN von ANHALT-DESSAU 1807-1863. 36

Chapter 5.                FÜRSTEN von ANHALT-BERNBURG. 39

A.         FÜRSTEN von ANHALT-BERNBURG 1603-1806, HERZOGEN von ANHALT-BERNBURG 1806-1863. 39

B.         FÜRSTEN von ANHALT-BERNBURG-SCHAUMBURG-HOYM 1709-1812. 44

Chapter 6.                FÜRSTEN von ANHALT-PLÖTZKAU, FÜRSTEN von ANHALT-KÖTHEN 1603-1847. 49

Chapter 7.                FÜRSTEN von ANHALT-ZERBST 1603-1793. 53

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

 

 

The lands held by the family of the Grafen von Anhalt, in the southern part of the German province of Saxony, consisted originally of the counties of Ascania, Aschersleben and Anhalt itself.  The county of Ascania was a fief of the dukes of Saxony.  It was acquired in [1100] by Otto "der Reiche" Graf von Ballenstedt[1], although the previous fief-holder has not yet been identified.  Ascania was consolidated into the Westphalian lands of the Ballenstedt family together with the county of Aschersleben, which also appears to have been a Saxon fief (although according to Arnold, Aschersleben was a direct imperial grant, for which no documentary evidence has survived[2]).  Albrecht "der Bär" Markgraf von Brandenburg is named as Graf von Aschersleben in a charter dated 28 Dec 1156:  "Adelbertus…comes Asscherslovensis" confirmed a donation to Kloster Ilsenburg by "domino Alberto et fratre suo Tiederico de Crozuch"[3]However, the title Graf von Aschersleben is rarely mentioned in early family documentation: an isolated example is provided by the charter dated [Jan/Sep] 1228 under which "Heynricus comes in Aschersleve" freed the church of Zernitz from the church at Bernburg[4]

 

On the death of Bernhard Duke of Saxony in 1212, Ascania and Aschersleben were inherited by his older son Heinrich, while his younger son Albrecht succeeded as duke of Saxony.  This inheritance is confirmed by the charter dated 4 Nov 1213 under which "Heinricus…comes Ascharie" granted revenue from Coswig brewery to the hospital next to the Marienkirche[5]The reason for the older son of Bernhard Duke of Saxony inheriting the family's less important territories and titles is unclear.  Consciousness of his apparently inferior position, and a desire to avoid swearing fealty to his younger brother, presumably prompted Heinrich to assert princely status.  This claim is first evidenced by the charter dated 21 Feb 1215 under which "Heinricus…comes Ascharie et princeps in Anahalt" confirmed the foundation of a seminary next to the Marienkirche at Coswig[6].  Use of the title "princeps" persisted, as shown by the charter dated 7 Apr 1252 under which Wilhelm King of Germany confirmed a donation to Quedlinburg at the request of "Heinrici et Bernardi comitum Ascharie et principum de Hanalt"[7].  This charter constitutes royal recognition of the title, although no earlier imperial grant of the title has been found in the sources consulted during the preparation of the present document.  The status of the youngest branch of the family, the Grafen von Anhalt-Köthen who descended from Heinrich’s third son Siegfried, as imperial princes (“Reichsfürsten”) was formalised when Emperor Ludwig IV granted "daz furstentum zu Anhalt” to “fursten grafe Albrechten und grafe Woldemar von Anhalt” by charter dated 7 Feb 1333[8]

 

The origin and early status of the county named Anhalt is unclear.  It is first named in the charter dated 11 May [1213] under which Emperor Otto IV declared his protection over Regensburg Schottenkloster, witnessed by "Albrecht hertog zu Sachsen, Heinrich sein bruder grave zu Anehalt…"[9].  Other charters dated between 1213 and 1220 apply the titles "Graf von Anhalt" and "Graf von Askarie" indiscriminately to Graf Heinrich I[10], although after 1220 the title Graf von Askarie is noted more frequently in surviving contemporary documentation.  The county of Anhalt was presumably of minor importance compared with the counties of Ascania and Aschersleben in the 12th and early 13th centuries.  Nevertheless over time it became the dominant family name with respect to all the family's territorial holdings. 

 

The territories of Heinrich I Graf von Anhalt were divided between his three sons when he died in [1251/52].  The oldest son Graf Heinrich II received Aschersleben (see Chapter 1), the second son Bernhard inherited Bernburg (Chapter 2), while Köthen passed to the third son Siegfried (Chapter 3).  After the extinction in [1315/16] of the senior line, Aschersleben passed to the Bernburg branch.  In 1468 the Köthen line, then represented by Georg I Fürst von Anhalt in Zerbst, Dessau and Köthen, inherited all the family properties after the death of Bernhard VI Fürst von Anhalt-Bernburg.  All later princes of Anhalt descended from Fürst Georg.  The early counts and princes of Anhalt appear never to have played a major political role, either locally in Saxony/Westphalia or nationally within the empire.  It is probable that their lands were not considered of sufficient political and economic importance to have become the object of hostility from their more powerful neighbours.  Nevertheless, the Anhalt principalities survived as separate political entities until the fall of the German Empire after the First World War, under the rulership of different branches of the family. 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 1.    GRAFEN und FÜRSTEN von ANHALT, GRAFEN von ASCHERSLEBEN 1212-1316

 

 

HEINRICH von Ballenstedt, son of BERNHARD von Ballenstedt Duke of Saxony, Graf von Aschersleben und Anhalt & his wife Judyta of Poland ([1170]-[8 May 1251/17 May 1252], bur Ballenstedt).  The Cronica Principum Saxonie names (in order) "Albertum ducem Saxonie et Henricum comitem de Anahalt et Magonem" as sons of "Bernardus dux Saxonie" & his wife[11].  He succeeded his father in 1212 as HEINRICH I "der Fette" Graf von Anhalt, Graf von Askarie, Graf von Aschersleben, the title Duke of Saxony passing to his younger brother.  Vogt of Kloster Nienburg until 1220.  "…Heinricus dux de Anhalt…" witnessed the charter dated 21 Feb 1219 under which Emperor Friedrich II confirmed an exchange of property involving Kloster Eberbach[12].  "…Heinricus comes de Anehalt, Albertus frater eius dux de Berneburch, filii ducis Bernhardi…" witnessed the charter dated [22/27] Jul [1220] under which Emperor Friedrich II granted protection to Kloster Lausnitz[13].  He was appointed tutor for Johann I and Otto III joint Markgrafen von Brandenburg in 1220, after the death of their father Markgraf Albrecht II: "Mechtildis…marchionissa Brandenburgensis, Johannes et Otto filii eius" purchased territories from the archbishop of Magdeburg, with the consent of "Henricus comes Ascharie, qui tutelam prefatorum nepotum nostrorum gerimus", by charter dated 20 Sep 1221[14].  "Heynricus comes in Aschersleve" freed the church of Zernitz from the church at Bernburg by charter dated [Jan/Sep] 1228[15].  "Henricus…comes Ascharie" confirmed property of Kloster Nienburg, with the consent of "filiis nostris, Henrico…et Bernardo", by charter dated 1240[16].  The date of his death is set by the charter dated 17 May 1252 under which "Bernardus et Sifridus…comites Ascharie et principes de Anehalt…Hermannus Halberstadensis et Magnus Lubucensis prepositi, fratres eorundem" confirmed the donation by "patris nostri bone memorie" to Coswig[17]

m IRMGARD von Thüringen, daughter of HERMANN I Landgraf of Thuringia & his second wife Sophie von Bayern ([1197]-[1244]).  The Cronica Principum Saxonie names "Sophiam sororem lantgravii Thuringie" as wife of "Henricum comitem de Anahalt"[18]The Cronica Reinhardsbrunnensis names "Irmingardis" as oldest daughter of "Hermannus" & his second wife, specifying that she married "comiti Heinrico de Anhalt"[19].  Her family origin is confirmed by the charter dated 29 Mar 1256 under which her son "Henricus…comes Ascharie" confirmed the donation made by "bone memorie avunculum nostrum Turingie lantgravium Ludewicum" to the nuns of Mehringen (later Petersthal)[20]

Heinrich I & his wife had [eleven] children: 

1.         HEINRICH von Anhalt (-[12 Jun/28 Sep] 1266).  The Cronica Principum Saxonie names (in order) "Henricum Pinguem comitem Ascharie…Bernhardum comitem…Sifridem comitem…Albertum…Hermannum…Magonum…Ottonem" as sons of "Henricum comitem de Anahalt" & his wife[21].  He succeeded his father in 1252 as HEINRICH II Graf von Anhalt und Aschersleben. 

-        see below

2.         BERNHARD von Anhalt (-[1286/87]).  The Cronica Principum Saxonie names "comes Bernardus, filius comitis Henrici de Anhalt", and in a later passage names (in order) "Henricum Pinguem comitem Ascharie…Bernhardum comitem…Sifridem comitem…Albertum…Hermannum…Magonum…Ottonem" as sons of "Henricum comitem de Anahalt" & his wife[22].  He succeeded his father in 1252 as BERNHARD I Fürst von Anhalt, Graf von Aschersleben. 

-        see Chapter 2.  GRAFEN und FÜRSTEN von ANHALT, HERREN zu BERNBURG 1253-1468

3.         SIEGFRIED von Anhalt (-after 25 Mar 1298, bur Coswig Kloster).  The Cronica Principum Saxonie names (in order) "Henricum Pinguem comitem Ascharie…Bernhardum comitem…Sifridem comitem…Albertum…Hermannum…Magonum…Ottonem" as sons of "Henricum comitem de Anahalt" & his wife, specifying that Siegfried founded "claustrum sanctimonialium in Kozwik ordinis Predicatorum et duas filias ibid edit"[23].  He succeeded his father in 1252 as SIEGFRIED Graf von Anhalt und Aschersleben.  Graf von Anhalt in Köthen und Dessau 1253. 

-        see Chapter 3.  GRAFEN und FÜRSTEN von ANHALT, HERREN zu KÖTHEN.  

4.         ALBRECHT von Anhalt (-[1245]).  The Cronica Principum Saxonie names (in order) "Henricum Pinguem comitem Ascharie…Bernhardum comitem…Sifridem comitem…Albertum…Hermannum…Magonum…Ottonem" as sons of "Henricum comitem de Anahalt" & his wife, specifying that Albrecht became "frater Minor"[24].  Franciscan monk. 

5.         HERMANN von Anhalt (-2 Aug 1289).  The Cronica Principum Saxonie names (in order) "Henricum Pinguem comitem Ascharie…Bernhardum comitem…Sifridem comitem…Albertum…Hermannum…Magonum…Ottonem" as sons of "Henricum comitem de Anahalt" & his wife, specifying that Hermann was "prepositum Halberstadensem"[25].  Canon at Halberstadt Cathedral 1243, provost 1245/89.  Provost of Unsere Liebe Frau at Halberstadt 1248.  "Bernardus et Sifridus…comites Ascharie et principes de Anehalt…Hermannus Halberstadensis et Magnus Lubucensis prepositi, fratres eorundem" confirmed the donation by "patris nostri bone memorie" to Coswig by charter dated 17 May 1252[26]

6.         MAGNUS von Anhalt (-after 18 Jun 1264).  The Cronica Principum Saxonie names (in order) "Henricum Pinguem comitem Ascharie…Bernhardum comitem…Sifridem comitem…Albertum…Hermannum…Magonum…Ottonem" as sons of "Henricum comitem de Anahalt" & his wife, specifying that Magnus was "canonicum Magdeburgensem"[27].  Provost at Lebus 1249/64.  "Bernardus et Sifridus…comites Ascharie et principes de Anehalt…Hermannus Halberstadensis et Magnus Lubucensis prepositi, fratres eorundem" confirmed the donation by "patris nostri bone memorie" to Coswig by charter dated 17 May 1252[28]Canon at Magdeburg Cathedral 1253. 

7.         OTTO von Anhalt (-after 19 Jul 1246).  The Cronica Principum Saxonie names (in order) "Henricum Pinguem comitem Ascharie…Bernhardum comitem…Sifridem comitem…Albertum…Hermannum…Magonum…Ottonem" as sons of "Henricum comitem de Anahalt" & his wife, specifying that Otto was "canonicum Magdeburgensem"[29].  Canon at Magdeburg Cathedral). 

8.         JUTTA von Anhalt (-after 14 May 1277).  The Cronica Principum Saxonie names (in order) "Iuttam…Sophiam…Hedwigem" as daughters of "Henricum comitem de Anahalt" & his wife, specifying that Jutta married "Nycolaus dominus de Werle"[30]"Nicolaus dominus de Rozstoc" confirmed the rights of Kloster Amelungsborn, with the consent of "uxoris mee Jutte ac fratrum meorum Johannis…et Heinrici ac Pribizlavi", by charter dated 10 Mar 1233[31]Henricus et Johannes...domini de Werle” donated property to religious orders, for the souls of “patris nostri domini Nicolai de Werle felicis memorie et matris nostre domine Jutte”, by charter dated 14 May 1277[32]m (before 10 Mar 1233) NIKOLAUS [I] Herr von Werle zu Rostock, son of HEINRICH BORWIN [II] Herr von Mecklenburg zu Rostock & his wife Christine of Scotland (-13/14 May 1277). 

9.         SOPHIE von Anhalt (-[23 Nov 1272/5 Jan 1274]).  The Cronica Principum Saxonie names (in order) "Iuttam…Sophiam…Hedwigem" as daughters of "Henricum comitem de Anahalt" & his wife, specifying that Sophie married firstly "ducis Meranie" and secondly "comes Sifridus de Regenstein"[33].  The primary source which confirms her third marriage has not yet been identified.  m firstly (after May 1231) as his second wife, OTTO I Graf von Andechs Duke of Merano Comte Palatin de Bourgogne, son of BERTOLD III Duke of Merano, Marchese di Istria, Graf von Andechs & his wife Agnes von Wettin (-Besançon 7 May 1234, bur Langheim).  m secondly SIEGFRIED [I] Graf von Regenstein, son of HEINRICH [I] Graf von Regenstein & his wife --- (-12 Mar [1240/45]).  m thirdly OTTO [II] von Hadmersleben, son of OTTO [I] von Hadmersleben & his wife Jutta von Blankenburg (-[1277/80]). 

10.      HEDWIG von Anhalt (-21 Dec 1259, bur Liegnitz Dominikanerkirche).  The Cronica Principum Saxonie names (in order) "Iuttam…Sophiam…Hedwigem" as daughters of "Henricum comitem de Anahalt" & his wife, specifying that Hedwig married "Bolizslaus dux Slesie"[34].  The Epytaphia ducum Slezie record the death "1259 12 Kal Ian" of "Hedwigis uxor eiusdem ducis Bolezlai Legnitzensis filia comitis de Anhalt"[35]m ([8 May/18 Oct] 1242]) as his first wife, BOLESLAW II "Rogatka" Duke of Lower Silesia, son of HEINRICH II Duke of Lower Silesia, Krakow and Greater Poland & his wife Anna of Bohemia ([1220/25]-[26/31] Dec 1278, bur Liegnitz Dominikanerkirche). 

11.      [GERTRUD von Anhalt (-[1275]).  Her possible parentage is shown in Europäische Stammtafeln[36].  The primary source on which this speculation is based has not been identified.  Canoness 1249.  Abbess of Gernrode 1260 to 1275.] 

 

 

HEINRICH von Anhalt, son of HEINRICH I "der Fette" Graf von Anhalt und Aschersleben & his wife Irmgard von Thüringen (-[12 Jun/28 Sep] 1266).  The Cronica Principum Saxonie names (in order) "Henricum Pinguem comitem Ascharie…Bernhardum comitem…Sifridem comitem…Albertum…Hermannum…Magonum…Ottonem" as sons of "Henricum comitem de Anahalt" & his wife[37]"Henricus…comes Ascharie" confirmed property of Kloster Nienburg, with the consent of "filiis nostris, Henrico…et Bernardo", by charter dated 1240[38].  "Heynricus…iunior comes Ascharie" confirmed the donation by "patris nostri Heynrici comitis Ascharie" to Coswig by charter dated 8 May 1251[39]He succeeded his father in 1252 as HEINRICH II Graf von Anhalt und Aschersleben.  "Henricus…comes Ascharie" the donation by "bone memorie avunculum nostrum Turingie lantgravium Ludewicum" to the nuns of Mehringen (later Petersthal) by charter dated 29 Mar 1256[40]

m (dispensation 4o 18 May 1245) MATHILDE von Braunschweig-Lüneburg, daughter of OTTO "dem Kind" Herzog von Braunschweig-Lüneburg & his wife Mathilde von Brandenburg (-25 Aug or 1 Dec 1297).  The Cronica Principum Saxonie names (in order) "Mechtildim…Helenam…Alheidem…Helenam" as the daughters of "Ottonem de Lunenburch" & his wife, specifying that Mathilde married "Henricus Pinguis comes de Anahalt" and later became abbess of Gernrode[41].  She was regent in Anhalt 1266-1270 during the minority of her son.  "Mechtildis…comitissa Ascharie, princeps in Anehalt" confirmed an agreement between Helbert von Adersleben and Goslar convent by charter dated 28 Sep 1266[42].  "Mechtildis…comitissa Ascharie et princeps de Anhalt…cum filiis suis Ottone et Heinrico comitibus" agreed with Heinrich Graf von Honstein to renounce claims to woods at Heigenberg and Wintlite by charter dated 1266[43]Abbess of Gernrode 1275-1295.  "Mechtildis relicta Heinrici comitis Ascharie et principis in Anehalt beate memorie cum filiis suis...Ottone comite Ascharie et principe in Anehalt ac domino Heinrico sancte Magdeburgensis ecclesie canonico” donated property to the Marienkloster at Aschersleben by charter dated 5 May 1281[44]

Heinrich II & his wife had two children: 

1.         OTTO von Anhalt (-[25 Jun 1304/25 Jan 1305]).  The Cronica Principum Saxonie names "Ottonem comitem" as son of "Henricus Pinguis comes de Anahalt" & his wife[45].  He succeeded his father in 1266 as OTTO I Fürst von Anhalt, Graf von Aschersleben, under the regency of his mother until 1270.  "Mechtildis…comitissa Ascharie et princeps de Anhalt…cum filiis suis Ottone et Heinrico comitibus" agreed with Heinrich Graf von Honstein to renounce claims to woods at Heigenberg and Wintlite by charter dated 1266[46].  "Mechtildis relicta Heinrici comitis Ascharie et principis in Anehalt beate memorie cum filiis suis...Ottone comite Ascharie et principe in Anehalt ac domino Heinrico sancte Magdeburgensis ecclesie canonico” donated property to the Marienkloster at Aschersleben by charter dated 5 May 1281[47].  "Albertus et Bernardus...comites in Berneburch dicti de Anhalt” sold property to Kloster Mehringen, with the consent of “patruorum nostrorum...Ottonis comitis Ascharie principis in Anhalt ac fratris sui Hinrici prepositi in Bruneswich canonici in Magdeburch, Alberti comitis in Kotene et fratrum suorum Hinrici canonici in Halberstadt, Syfridi canonici in Magdeburch ac...sororis nostre Sophie in Honstein”, by charter dated 11 Jul 1299[48].  "Otto...comes Ascharie et princeps de Anehalt" donated property to the Marienkloster at Aschersleben, with the consent of “Ottonis filii nostri”, by charter dated 12 Mar 1301[49].  "Otto...comes Ascharie et princeps de Anhalt” donated property to Kloster Marienstuhl near Egeln , with the consent of “Ottonis filii nostri”, by charter dated 25 Jun 1304[50]m ([6 May/23 Jul] 1283, dispensation Rome 18 Dec 1289) as her second husband, HEDWIG von Breslau, widow of HEINRICH von Meissen Herr des Pleissenlandes [Wettin], daughter of HEINRICH III "White" Duke of Breslau [Piast] & his wife Judyta of Mazovia [Piast] ([1252/56]-[before 14 Dec 1300]).  Johann Tylich’s Chronicon Missnense records that “Albertus Turingiæ Lantgravius...Henricus eius filius” married “Hedwigem filiam Ericii ducis Silesiæ” but died childless[51].  The dispensation for the marriage of “Octone comite Aschariæ ac principe Iuanehalt” and “Hedewige germana ducis Urezlaniæ, Halberstadensis dioscesis”, despite the 4o consanguinity between “quondam Hinricum lantgravium Turingiæ, priorem virum Hedewigis” and “Octoni”, is dated 18 Dec 1289[52]Otto I & his wife had three children: 

a)         OTTO von Anhalt (-[24 Jul 1315/21 Nov 1316], bur Ballenstedt)"Otto...comes Ascharie et princeps de Anehalt" donated property to the Marienkloster at Aschersleben, with the consent of “Ottonis filii nostri”, by charter dated 12 Mar 1301[53].  "Otto...comes Ascharie et princeps de Anhalt” donated property to Kloster Marienstuhl near Egeln , with the consent of “Ottonis filii nostri”, by charter dated 25 Jun 1304[54]He succeeded his father as OTTO II Fürst von Anhalt Graf von Aschersleben.  "Otto...princeps de Anhalt et comes Ascharie” granted protection to Kloster Nemzen by charter dated 25 Jan 1305[55].  "Otto...comes in Asscaria et princeps in Anehalt” granted property to “domino Wernero comiti in Vredeburch dicto de Hadmersleve” by charter dated 26 May 1305, sealed by “patrui nostri Heinrici[56].  "Otto...comes Ascharie et princeps in Anehalt” donated property to Kloster Michaelstein by charter dated 24 Jul 1316[57].  The date of his death is indicated by the charter dated 21 Nov 1316 under which Burchard Archbishop of Magdeburg granted property to "vorsten greven Bernarde von Anahalt” after the death of the late “greve Otte von Anahalt[58]m (before 24 Aug 1309) as her first husband, ELISABETH von Meissen, daughter of FRIEDRICH Clem Markgraf von Meissen & his wife Jutta von Schwarzburg (-after 2 May 1347).  "Otto...comes Ascharie et princeps de Anahalt” donated property to Kloster Michaelstein, with the consent of “uxoris nostre...domine Elizabeth”, by charter dated 24 Aug 1309[59]The primary source which confirms her parentage has not been identified.  "Elysabet...comitissa civitatis Ascharie...cum filiabus nostris Elysabet et Katherina” confirmed donations to the Marienkloster at Aschersleben of property held from “Ottone bone memorie quondam marito nostro”, with the consent of “Bernardus...comes in Berneburch”, by charter dated 8 May 1317[60].  "Bernardus...comes in Anahalt nosque Elyzabet...relicta...domini Ottonis bone memorie dicti de Anahalt” donated property to Halberstadt St. Jakob by charter dated 23 Jun 1317[61].  "Elysabeth...comitissa Ascharie...cum filia nostra Katherina” donated property to Marienkloster Aschersleben, with the consent of “comitis Bernardi in Berneburch”, by charter dated 14 Aug 1319[62].  "Elizabetha...in Ascharia comitissa” granted rights to the citizens of Aschersleben by charter dated 28 Jan 1322[63]She married secondly ([30 Jan/31 May] 1322) Friedrich I Graf von Orlamünde Herr zu Weimar.  "Elisabeth von der…Graven Friedrichs Husfrawn von Orlamunde, Gravin tho Aschersleuen" settled a dispute with Halberstadt Cathedral by charter dated 31 May 1322[64]Otto II & his wife had two children: 

i)          ELISABETH von Anhalt (-[9 Aug 1317/14 Aug 1319]).  "Elysabet...comitissa civitatis Ascharie...cum filiabus nostris Elysabet et Katherina” confirmed donations to the Marienkloster at Aschersleben of property held from “Ottone bone memorie quondam marito nostro”, with the consent of “Bernardus...comes in Berneburch”, by charter dated 8 May 1317[65].  "Bernardus...comes Ascharie et princeps in Anehalt” sold property to Halberstadt, with the consent of “filiarum...domini Ottonis de Anehalt patrui nostri bone memorie” noting that they had not yet reached the age of majority, by charter dated 9 Aug 1317[66].  Elisabeth presumably died before 14 Aug 1319, the date of the charter quoted below in which her sister Katharina is named. 

ii)         KATHARINA von Anhalt (-[19 Dec 1367/15 Apr 1369])"Elysabet...comitissa civitatis Ascharie...cum filiabus nostris Elysabet et Katherina” confirmed donations to the Marienkloster at Aschersleben of property held from “Ottone bone memorie quondam marito nostro”, with the consent of “Bernardus...comes in Berneburch”, by charter dated 8 May 1317[67].  "Bernardus...comes Ascharie et princeps in Anehalt” sold property to Halberstadt, with the consent of “filiarum...domini Ottonis de Anehalt patrui nostri bone memorie” noting that they had not yet reached the age of majority, by charter dated 9 Aug 1317[68].  "Elysabeth...comitissa Ascharie...cum filia nostra Katherina” donated property to Marienkloster Aschersleben, with the consent of “comitis Bernardi in Berneburch”, by charter dated 14 Aug 1319[69]m (before 29 Sep 1325) HERMANN [VI] Graf von Orlamünde Herr zu Weimar, son of HERMANN [IV] Graf von Orlamünde Herr zu Weimar & his wife Mechtild von Rabenswald (-[28 Mar 1372/16 Oct 1373]). 

b)         SOPHIE von Anhalt .  The marriage contract between "Fridericus...comes de Bichelinge senior...Friderico filio nostro" and “Otto comes Ascharie ac princeps in Anehelt...filiarum...Elizabet” is dated 7 Jan 1301 and also names “filiarum...suarum Sophie et Elizabet[70].  The Papal dispensation which confirms her marriage has not been consulted.  m (dispensation 1 Jul 1308) ULRICH [II] Graf von Regenstein, son of --- (-[1 Sep 1322/12 Mar 1323]). 

c)         ELISABETH von Anhalt (-before [1306]).  The marriage contract between "Fridericus...comes de Bichelinge senior...Friderico filio nostro" and “Otto comes Ascharie ac princeps in Anehelt...filiarum...Elizabet” is dated 7 Jan 1301[71]m (contract 7 Jan 1301) as his first wife, FRIEDRICH Graf von Beichlingen in Rothenburg, son of FRIEDRICH [VI] Graf von Beichlingen & his wife Lukardis --- (-after 5 Jun 1331). 

2.         HEINRICH [III] von Anhalt (-8/9 Nov 1307).  "Mechtildis…comitissa Ascharie et princeps de Anhalt…cum filiis suis Ottone et Heinrico comitibus" agreed with Heinrich Graf von Honstein to renounce claims to woods at Heigenberg and Wintlite by charter dated 1266[72]Canon at Magdeburg Cathedral 1274/1305.  Provost of St Blasii at Braunschweig 1281.  "Mechtildis relicta Heinrici comitis Ascharie et principis in Anehalt beate memorie cum filiis suis...Ottone comite Ascharie et principe in Anehalt ac domino Heinrico sancte Magdeburgensis ecclesie canonico” donated property to the Marienkloster at Aschersleben by charter dated 5 May 1281[73].  "Albertus et Bernardus...comites in Berneburch dicti de Anhalt” sold property to Kloster Mehringen, with the consent of “patruorum nostrorum...Ottonis comitis Ascharie principis in Anhalt ac fratris sui Hinrici prepositi in Bruneswich canonici in Magdeburch, Alberti comitis in Kotene et fratrum suorum Hinrici canonici in Halberstadt, Syfridi canonici in Magdeburch ac...sororis nostre Sophie in Honstein”, by charter dated 11 Jul 1299[74].  "Otto...comes in Asscaria et princeps in Anehalt” granted property to “domino Wernero comiti in Vredeburch dicto de Hadmersleve” by charter dated 26 May 1305, sealed by “patrui nostri Heinrici[75]Elected Archbishop of Magdeburg 1305, installed 1306.  The Libro Memoriarum Sancti Blasii records the death in Nov 1307 of "dominus Hinricus de Anhalt quondam noster prepositus, archiepiscopum Magdeburgensis, Henricus et Mechtildis parentes sui"[76]

 

 

 

 

Chapter 2.    GRAFEN und FÜRSTEN von ANHALT, HERREN zu BERNBURG 1253-1468

 

 

BERNHARD von Anhalt, son of HEINRICH I "der Fette" Graf von Anhalt und Aschersleben & his wife Irmgard von Thüringen (-[1286/87]).  The Cronica Principum Saxonie names "comes Bernardus, filius comitis Henrici de Anhalt", and in a later passage names (in order) "Henricum Pinguem comitem Ascharie…Bernhardum comitem…Sifridem comitem…Albertum…Hermannum…Magonum…Ottonem" as sons of "Henricum comitem de Anahalt" & his wife[77]"Henricus…comes Ascharie" confirmed property of Kloster Nienburg, with the consent of "filiis nostris, Henrico…et Bernardo", by charter dated 1240[78]He succeeded his father in 1252 as BERNHARD I Fürst von Anhalt, Graf von Aschersleben.  "Bernardus et Sifridus…comites Ascharie et principes de Anehalt…Hermannus Halberstadensis et Magnus Lubucensis prepositi, fratres eorundem" confirmed the donation by "patris nostri bone memorie" to Coswig by charter dated 17 May 1252[79]

m (Hamburg 3 Feb 1258) SOFIA of Denmark, daughter of ABEL King of Denmark & his wife Mechtild von Holstein ([1240]-after 1 Apr 1284).  The Annales Hamburgenses record the marriage "die Blasii in Hammenburch" of "comes Bernardus de Berneburg" and "filiam regis Abel"[80]The Cronica Principum Saxonie names "Sophiam, filiam Abel" as wife of "Bernardum comitem"[81]"Johannes, Albertus, Bernardus...comites de Anhalt” donated property to the church of Rodebille, at the request of “matris ipsorum Sophie”, by charter dated 1 Apr 1284[82]

Bernhard I & his wife had six children: 

1.         JOHANN von Anhalt (-after 5 Jun 1291).  "Johannes, Albertus, Bernardus...comites de Anhalt” donated property to the church of Rodebille, at the request of “matris ipsorum Sophie”, by charter dated 1 Apr 1284[83]He succeeded his father in [1286/87] as JOHANN I Graf von Anhalt.   "Johannes et Bernhardus...comites dicti de Anhalt” released the inhabitants of Preusslitz from “advocato de Gropcecke” by charter dated 5 Jun 1291[84]

2.         ALBRECHT von Anhalt (-14 Sep 1324, bur Halberstadt St Stephan).  "Johannes, Albertus, Bernardus...comites de Anhalt” donated property to the church of Rodebille, at the request of “matris ipsorum Sophie”, by charter dated 1 Apr 1284[85]Canon at St Pauli 1292, provost 1303.  Graf von Bernburg.  "Albertus et Bernardus...comites in Berneburch dicti de Anhalt” sold property to Kloster Mehringen, with the consent of “patruorum nostrorum...Ottonis comitis Ascharie principis in Anhalt ac fratris sui Hinrici prepositi in Bruneswich canonici in Magdeburch, Alberti comitis in Kotene et fratrum suorum Hinrici canonici in Halberstadt, Syfridi canonici in Magdeburch ac...sororis nostre Sophie in Honstein”, by charter dated 11 Jul 1299[86].  "Bernhardus...comes de Berneborch ac...princeps dictus de Anhalt...ac frater noster Albertus canonicus maioris ecclesie Halberstadensis" donated Kloster Kölbigk to Halberstadt by charter dated 15 Sep 1301[87].  "...Albertus et Henricus de Anehalt...” witnessed the charter dated 30 Dec 1302 under which Hermann Bishop of Halberstadt donated property to Kloster Marenthal[88]Bishop of Halberstadt.  Albrecht Bishop of Halberstadt confirmed donations of the share of "patrui nostro...Ottone comite de Anehalt” in certain property to Kloster Adersleben by charter dated 22 Jun 1307[89].  "Bernard...greve von Anhald” sold property to the archbishop of Magdeburg, with the consent of “uses...bruders biscop Albrechts von Halberstat und user...suster greven Tidericks wittewe von Honstein...Sophie”, by charter dated 26 Jun 1317[90]

3.         BERNHARD von Anhalt ([1260]-after 26 Dec 1323)"Johannes, Albertus, Bernardus...comites de Anhalt” donated property to the church of Rodebille, at the request of “matris ipsorum Sophie”, by charter dated 1 Apr 1284[91].  "Johannes et Bernhardus...comites dicti de Anhalt” released the inhabitants of Preusslitz from “advocato de Gropcecke” by charter dated 5 Jun 1291[92]Graf von Bernburg"Albertus et Bernardus...comites in Berneburch dicti de Anhalt” sold property to Kloster Mehringen, with the consent of “patruorum nostrorum...Ottonis comitis Ascharie principis in Anhalt ac fratris sui Hinrici prepositi in Bruneswich canonici in Magdeburch, Alberti comitis in Kotene et fratrum suorum Hinrici canonici in Halberstadt, Syfridi canonici in Magdeburch ac...sororis nostre Sophie in Honstein”, by charter dated 11 Jul 1299[93]BERNHARD II Fürst von Anhalt"Bernhardus...comes de Berneborch ac...princeps dictus de Anhalt...ac frater noster Albertus canonicus maioris ecclesie Halberstadensis" donated Kloster Kölbigk to Halberstadt by charter dated 15 Sep 1301[94]He succeeded in Aschersleben in 1316, on the extinction of the senior branch with the death of Otto Fürst von Anhalt in Aschersleben.  "Bernardus...comes in Anahalt nosque Elyzabet...relicta...domini Ottonis bone memorie dicti de Anahalt” donated property to Halberstadt St. Jakob by charter dated 23 Jun 1317[95].  "Bernard...greve von Anhald” sold property to the archbishop of Magdeburg, with the consent of “uses...bruders biscop Albrechts von Halberstat und user...suster greven Tidericks wittewe von Honstein...Sophie”, by charter dated 26 Jun 1317[96]Pfalzgraf von Sachsen, Graf von Brehna at Frankfurt-am-Main 27 Sep 1320.  m (before 26 Dec 1302) as her second husband, HELENA von Rügen, widow of JOHANN [III] Herr zu Mecklenburg, daughter of WIZLAW II Fürst von Rügen & his wife Agnes von Braunschweig ([1270]-9 Aug 1315, bur Kloster Wiederstedt).  The Hermanni Corneri Cronicon records in 1289 that “Johannes dominus de Mykelenburg juvenis” married “Helenam filiam Wenzlai domini Rugianorum”, who was “ex parte matris...de...sanguine ducum de Brunswic”, celebrated “in opido Sterneberg[97]Her second marriage is indicated by the testament of "Wizlavus senior Ruyanorum princeps", dated 27 Dec 1302, which names "…domine regine Norwegie filie mee…domine Margarete…filie mee uxori domini Bugislavi…filie mee comitisse de Berneburgh…Sophie filie mee apud dominam reginam Norwegie existenti"[98].  Bernhard II & his wife had [three] children: 

a)         BERNHARD von Anhalt (-20 Aug 1348, bur Nienburg Klosterkirche).  He succeeded his father in 1323 as BERNHARD III Fürst von Anhalt, Graf von Askanien, Herr zu Bernburg. 

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b)         HEINRICH von Anhalt (-1337 after 19 Aug).  He is shown in Europäische Stammtafeln[99], but the primary source which confirms his parentage has not been identified.  Dominican monk at Halberstadt 1330. 

c)         [OTTO von Anhalt (-after 1323).  Franciscan monk at Magdeburg 1323.  He is shown in Europäische Stammtafeln as the possible son ofBernhard II[100], but the primary source on which this speculation is based has not been identified.] 

4.         HEINRICH von Anhalt (-after 14 Mar 1324).  He is shown in Europäische Stammtafeln[101], but the primary source which confirms his parentage has not been identified.  ["...Albertus et Henricus de Anehalt...” witnessed the charter dated 30 Dec 1302 under which Hermann Bishop of Halberstadt donated property to Kloster Marenthal[102].  It is not certain that this document refers to the sons of Bernhard I.]  Prior of the Dominicans at Halberstadt. 

5.         RUDOLF von Anhalt (-[27 Oct 1286/11 Jul 1299]).  "...Domino Rudolpho de Anhalt...” witnessed the charter dated 27 Oct 1286 under which Otto IV and Otto V Markgrafen von Brandenburg confirmed property to the Templars at Zielenzig[103].  His absence from the charter of his brothers dated 11 Jul 1299 suggests that he was already deceased at the time. 

6.         SOPHIE von Anhalt (-after 20 May 1322)"Albertus et Bernardus...comites in Berneburch dicti de Anhalt” sold property to Kloster Mehringen, with the consent of “patruorum nostrorum...Ottonis comitis Ascharie principis in Anhalt ac fratris sui Hinrici prepositi in Bruneswich canonici in Magdeburch, Alberti comitis in Kotene et fratrum suorum Hinrici canonici in Halberstadt, Syfridi canonici in Magdeburch ac...sororis nostre Sophie in Honstein”, by charter dated 11 Jul 1299[104]Theodoricus et Henricus fratres comites in Honstein” donated property to Walkenried, with the consent of “Theodorici coniugis Sophiæ et filiorum Henrici, Theodorici, Sigfridi, Ludovici, Burchardi, Alberti, Iohannis, Elgeri, Ulrici et Ottonis nec non filiarum Sophiæ, Luthrudis, Mechtildis et Sophiæ...”, by charter dated 10 Aug 1305[105]"Bernard...greve von Anhald” sold property to the archbishop of Magdeburg, with the consent of “uses...bruders biscop Albrechts von Halberstat und user...suster greven Tidericks wittewe von Honstein...Sophie”, by charter dated 26 Jun 1317[106]m (before 28 Feb 1282) DIETRICH [II] Graf von Honstein, son of HEINRICH [II] Graf von Honstein & his wife Mechtild von Regenstein (-[28 May/11 Aug] 1309). 

 

 

The primary sources which confirm the parentage and marriages of the following members of this family have not been identified, unless otherwise shown below. 

 

BERNHARD von Anhalt, son of BERNARD II Fürst von Anhalt & his wife Helena von Rügen (-20 Aug 1348, bur Nienburg Klosterkirche).  He succeeded his father in 1323 as BERNHARD III Fürst von Anhalt, Graf von Askanien, Herr zu Bernburg.  Various princes, including "greve Bernt von Anhalt unde Bernt unse sone...greve Albrecht und Woldemar unse bruder greven von Anhalt...”, confirmed one year peace by charter dated 2 Sep 1346[107]

m firstly (before 1326, dispensation 4o Avignon 8 May 1328) AGNES von Sachsen, daughter of RUDOLF I Herzog von Sachsen-Wittenberg, Elector of Saxony & his first wife Judith von Brandenburg ([1310]-4 Jan 1338).  The date of her marriage and her family origin are indicated by the charter dated 1326 under which [her husband] "Bernardus...princeps in Anhalt, comes Aschanye et dominus in Berneburch” donated property to the Marienkloster at Ascherleben, at the request of “Rodolfi ducis Saxonie generi nostri necnon uxoris noster”, by charter dated 1326[108]Pope John XXII issued dispensation for the marriage of "Bernardo comiti de Anhalt” and “Agneti nate...Rudolphi ducis Saxonie eius uxori” despite 4o consanguinity, dated 8 May 1328[109]

m secondly (dispensation 3o Avignon 20 Feb 1342) MATHILDE von Anhalt, daughter of ALBRECHT I Graf von Anhalt in Köthen und Zerbst & his second wife Agnes von Brandenburg [Askanier] (-before [1339]). 

m thirdly MATHILDE von Braunschweig, daughter of MAGNUS I "dem Frommen" Herzog von Braunschweig in Braunschweig und Göttingen & his wife Sophie von Brandenburg (-after 28 Jun 1354, bur Nienburg an der Saale). 

Bernhard III & his first wife had four children: 

1.         BERNHARD von Anhalt (-after 28 Jun 1354).  Various princes, including "greve Bernt von Anhalt unde Bernt unse sone...greve Albrecht und Woldemar unse bruder greven von Anhalt...”, confirmed one year peace by charter dated 2 Sep 1346[110]He succeeded his father in 1348 as BERNHARD IV Fürst zu Anhalt, Markgraf von Landsberg. 

2.         HEINRICH von Anhalt (-[7 Jul 1374/13 Dec 1375], bur Ballenstedt Stiftskapelle).  He succeeded as HEINRICH IV Fürst zu Anhalt, Herr von Bernburg.  m SOPHIE, daughter of ---.  Heinrich IV & his wife had three children: 

a)         ADELHEID von Anhalt (-1374 after 2 Feb).  Provost at Gernrode 1346/48.  Abbess of Gernrode 1348/74. 

b)         BERNHARD [V] von Anhalt (-[24 Jun/25 Sep] 1410, bur Wiederstedt).  Herr zu Bernburg.  m (before 8 Sep 1396) ELISABETH von Honstein, daughter of ULRICH I Graf von Honstein in Kelbra & his wife --- (-1426).  Bernhard V & his wife had one child: 

i)          ADELHEID von Anhalt (-after 1434)m (before 24 Mar 1415) MORITZ [IV] "der Jüngere" Graf von Spiegelberg, son of --- (-killed in battle near Rinteln 26 Nov 1434). 

c)         RUDOLF von Anhalt (-28 Nov 1406, bur Halberstadt Cathedral).  Canon at Magdeburg Cathedral 1390/92.  Canon at Halberstadt and Hildesheim Cathedrals.  Elected Bishop of Halberstadt 1400, installed 1401. 

3.         ALBRECHT von Anhalt (-after 1 Aug 1336). 

4.         SOPHIE von Anhalt (-18 Dec 1362, bur Lüneburg St Michaelis).  The marriage contract between “Bernhard...Vorste tu Anhalt Greue tu Asschanien Herre tu Berneburch...unse Dochter” and “Hertogen Wilhelme von Brunswik un von Luneburch” is dated 2 Feb 1341[111]m (Magdeburg 12 Mar 1346) as his third wife, WILHELM Herzog von Braunschweig und Lüneburg, son of OTTO II "der Strenge" Herzog von Braunschweig und Lüneburg in Lüneburg & his second wife Mechtild von Bayern (-23 Nov 1369, bur Lüneburg St Michaelis).

Bernhard III & his [first/second] wife had one child: 

5.         KATHARINA von Anhalt (-30 Jan 1390, bur Lüneburg St Michaelis).  Botho’s Chronicon Brunsvicensium Picturatum records that “Hertoghe Albrecht to Sassen unde to Lunenborch” married “Hertoghen Magnus weddeven to Brunswick”, calling her “ein Marggrevinne to Brandenborch” [presumably confusing her with the widow of Duke Magnus I][112]m firstly (before 6 Oct 1356) MAGNUS II "Torquatus/mit der Kette" Herzog von Braunschweig und Lüneburg, son of MAGNUS I "dem Frommen" Herzog von Braunschweig in Braunschweig und Göttingen & his wife Sophie von Brandenburg ([1328]-killed in battle near Leveste 26 Jul 1373, bur Braunschweig Cathedral).  m secondly  (Hannover 10 Nov 1373, Celle 11 May 1374) ALBRECHT III Herzog von Sachsen-Wittenberg Herzog von Lüneburg, son of OTTO von Sachsen-Wittenberg & his wife Elisabeth von Braunschweig-Lüneburg (-Wittenberg 28 Jul 1385). 

Bernhard III & his [second/third] wife had two children: 

6.         OTTO von Anhalt (-[27 Feb 1404/3 Apr 1406]).  Fürst zu Anhalt, Herr von Bernburg.  Described as brother-in-law of Busso and Günther Grafen von Mansfeld in 1389[113]m firstly ---.  The name of Otto’s first wife is not known.  m secondly (before 1391) LUTRUDIS, daughter of --- (-after 2 Jul 1426).  Otto & his first wife had two children: 

a)         BERNHARD von Anhalt (-2 Feb 1468, bur Wiederstedt).  He succeeded in 1411 as BERNHARD VI Fürst zu Anhalt, Herr zu Bernburg.  m firstly (before 21 Oct 1419) MECHTILD von Querfurt, daughter of PROTZE von Querfurt zu Burgscheidungen & his wife --- (-1432).  m secondly (before 11 Mar 1434) HEDWIG von Sagan, daughter of JOHANN I Duke of Sagan [Piast] & his wife Scholastika von Sachsen-Wittenberg (-Bernburg 14 May 1497).  Fürst Bernhard & his first wife had two children:

i)          OTTO von Anhalt .  1437. 

ii)         MECHTILD von Anhalt (-1443, bur Wiederstedt)m SIEGMUND II Fürst zu Anhalt Herr zu Köthen und Dessau, son of SIEGMUND I Fürst zu Anhalt in Zerbst & his wife Jutta voon Querfurt (-[22 May 1452/2 Oct 1458]). 

b)         OTTO [IV] von Anhalt (-after 1 May 1416). 

Otto & his second wife had one child: 

c)         MECHTILD von Anhalt (-Coswig before 1432, bur Coswig Kloster Cathedral Church)m (after 1413) as his first wife, GEORG I Fürst zu Anhalt, son of SIEGMUND I Fürst von Anhalt-Dessau & his wife Jutta von Querfurt ([1390]-Dessau 21 Sep 1474).  Herr zu Zerbst und Dessau 1435. 

7.         GERTRUD von Anhaltm (before 12 Aug 1371) GÜNTHER [XII] Graf und Herr zu Schwarzburg, son of --- (-4 Jul 1382). 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 3.    GRAFEN und FÜRSTEN von ANHALT, HERREN zu KÖTHEN 1252-1508

 

 

SIEGFRIED von Anhalt, son of HEINRICH I "der Fette" Graf von Anhalt und Aschersleben & his wife Irmgard von Thüringen (-after 25 Mar 1298, bur Coswig Kloster).  The Cronica Principum Saxonie names (in order) "Henricum Pinguem comitem Ascharie…Bernhardum comitem…Sifridem comitem…Albertum…Hermannum…Magonum…Ottonem" as sons of "Henricum comitem de Anahalt" & his wife, specifying that Siegfried founded "claustrum sanctimonialium in Kozwik ordinis Predicatorum et duas filias ibid edit"[114].  He succeeded his father in 1252 as SIEGFRIED Graf von Anhalt und Aschersleben.  "Bernardus et Sifridus…comites Ascharie et principes de Anehalt…Hermannus Halberstadensis et Magnus Lubucensis prepositi, fratres eorundem" confirmed the donation by "patris nostri bone memorie" to Coswig by charter dated 17 May 1252[115]Graf von Anhalt in Köthen und Dessau 1253.  "Sifridus...comes de Anhalt et Albertus filius eius” donated property to Kloster Coswig, in which “filias nostras” had entered “obsequio summi regis”, by charter dated 29 Jul 1280[116].  "Sifridus et Albertus iunior et alii fratres eius Heinricus et Sifridus comites de Anahalt” donated “advocatiam mansorum ecclesie de Pazleve” to Kloster Coswig by charter dated 4 Jun 1281[117].  He retired in favour of his son Albrecht to become a monk: "Albertus...comes de Anehalt” donated property to Kloster Coswig, with the consent of “patris nostri fratris Siffridi”, by charter dated 12 Dec 1290[118].  "Domino Siffrido comite de Anhalt...” witnessed the charter dated 25 Mar 1298 under which Bolko Duke of Silesia, Herr von Fürstenberg donated annual income to Marienkloster at Grissow[119]

m (before 17 Oct 1259) KATHARINA Birgersdotter of Sweden, daughter of BIRGER Magnusson Jarl, Regent of Sweden & his first wife Ingeborg Eriksdotter of Sweden.  The Cronica Principum Saxonie names "Katerinam, filiam regis Suecie" as wife of "Sifridum comitem"[120]

Siegfried & his wife had ten children: 

1.         ALBRECHT von Anhalt (-[17 Aug 1316/2 Mar 1317])"Sifridus...comes de Anhalt et Albertus filius eius” donated property to Kloster Coswig, in which “filias nostras” had entered “obsequio summi regis”, by charter dated 29 Jul 1280[121]He succeeded as ALBRECHT I Graf von Anhalt in Köthen

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2.         HEINRICH von Anhalt (-13 Dec 1340/28 Mar 1341]).  "Sifridus et Albertus iunior et alii fratres eius Heinricus et Sifridus comites de Anahalt” donated “advocatiam mansorum ecclesie de Pazleve” to Kloster Coswig by charter dated 4 Jun 1281[122].  "Albertus...comes de Anehalt” donated property to the Teutonic Knights at Qualendorf and Provzich, with the consent of “fratris nostri domini Hinrici comitis...ac...fratris nostri iunioris domini Hermanni fratribus domus Teutonicorum”, by charter dated 14 Jan 1290[123]Canon at St Pauli 1292, provost 1304/14.  "Albertus et Bernardus...comites in Berneburch dicti de Anhalt” sold property to Kloster Mehringen, with the consent of “patruorum nostrorum...Ottonis comitis Ascharie principis in Anhalt ac fratris sui Hinrici prepositi in Bruneswich canonici in Magdeburch, Alberti comitis in Kotene et fratrum suorum Hinrici canonici in Halberstadt, Syfridi canonici in Magdeburch ac...sororis nostre Sophie in Honstein”, by charter dated 11 Jul 1299[124]Provost of St Bonifazii 1305/11.  "Henricus...canonicus maioris ecclesie in Halberstat et prepositus ecclesie sancti Pauli...dictus de Anehalt” confirmed that “frater noster Albertus comes de Anehalt et filius suus Cifridus” had sold property to the Teutonic Knights at Burow by charter dated 24 Aug 1307[125]Provost at Halberstadt Cathedral 1313/40. 

3.         SIEGFRIED von Anhalt (-after 25 Feb 1317).  "Sifridus et Albertus iunior et alii fratres eius Heinricus et Sifridus comites de Anahalt” donated “advocatiam mansorum ecclesie de Pazleve” to Kloster Coswig by charter dated 4 Jun 1281[126]Canon at Magdeburg Cathedral 1299/1317.  "Albertus et Bernardus...comites in Berneburch dicti de Anhalt” sold property to Kloster Mehringen, with the consent of “patruorum nostrorum...Ottonis comitis Ascharie principis in Anhalt ac fratris sui Hinrici prepositi in Bruneswich canonici in Magdeburch, Alberti comitis in Kotene et fratrum suorum Hinrici canonici in Halberstadt, Syfridi canonici in Magdeburch ac...sororis nostre Sophie in Honstein”, by charter dated 11 Jul 1299[127]Provost of St Blasii at Braunschweig 1307/10.  

4.         HERMANN von Anhalt (-after 24 Jun 1328).  Knight of the Teutonic Order.  "Albertus...comes de Anehalt” donated property to the Teutonic Knights at Qualendorf and Provzich, with the consent of “fratris nostri domini Hinrici comitis...ac...fratris nostri iunioris domini Hermanni fratribus domus Teutonicorum”, by charter dated 14 Jan 1290[128]Comtur at Nessau 1327.  

5.         AGNES von Anhalt (-after 17 Aug 1316, bur Coswig Kloster).  Nun at Coswig, later Abbess.  "Albertus...comes de Anhalt” donated property to Kloster Coswig, where “quinque...sorores nostras” are nuns, with the consent of “heredum nostrorum...Alberti et Woldemari”, by charter dated 17 Aug 1316[129]

6.         HEDWIG von Anhalt (-after 11 Apr 1317, bur Coswig Kloster).  Nun at Coswig, later Abbess.  "Albertus...comes de Anhalt” donated property to Kloster Coswig, where “quinque...sorores nostras” are nuns, with the consent of “heredum nostrorum...Alberti et Woldemari”, by charter dated 17 Aug 1316[130].  "Hedewic de Anhalt...priorissa...” confirmed a sale of property to Kloster Coswig by charter dated 11 Apr 1317[131]

7.         ELISABETH von Anhalt (-after 17 Aug 1316, bur Coswig Kloster).  Nun at Coswig.  "Albertus...comes de Anhalt” donated property to Kloster Coswig, where “quinque...sorores nostras” are nuns, with the consent of “heredum nostrorum...Alberti et Woldemari”, by charter dated 17 Aug 1316[132]

8.         JUDITH von Anhalt (-after 17 Aug 1316, bur Coswig Kloster).  Nun at Coswig.  "Albertus...comes de Anhalt” donated property to Kloster Coswig, where “quinque...sorores nostras” are nuns, with the consent of “heredum nostrorum...Alberti et Woldemari”, by charter dated 17 Aug 1316[133]

9.         KONSTANZE von Anhalt (-after 17 Aug 1316, bur Coswig Kloster).  Nun at Coswig.  "Albertus...comes de Anhalt” donated property to Kloster Coswig, where “quinque...sorores nostras” are nuns, with the consent of “heredum nostrorum...Alberti et Woldemari”, by charter dated 17 Aug 1316[134]

10.      SOPHIE von Anhalt (-after 9 Jan 1290).  Her parentage and marriage are indicated by the charter dated 12 Dec 1290 under which [her brother] "Albertus...comes de Anehalt” donated property to Kloster Coswig, with the consent of “patris nostri fratris Siffridi”, witnessed by “domino Lodowico de Hakeborn genero nostro...[135].  The chronology of Albrecht’s life, in particular the date of his first marriage, indicates that “gener” in this document must mean brother-in-law not son-in-law.  This suggested is supported by the charter dated [24 Mar] 1297 under which [her husband’s relatives, including her three children] "Albertus et Lodewicus...filius Alberti Albertus, Lodewici filii Albertus et Fredericus ac filia domina Sophia nobiles de Hakeborne” donated property to Kloster Wiederstedt[136].  The primary source which confirms her name has not been identified.  m LUDWIG von Hakeborn, son of --- (-5 Oct 1298). 

 

 

ALBRECHT von Anhalt, son of SIEGFRIED Graf von Anhalt in Köthen und Dessau & his wife Katharina Birgersdotter of Sweden (-[17 Aug 1316/2 Mar 1317])"Sifridus...comes de Anhalt et Albertus filius eius” donated property to Kloster Coswig, in which “filias nostras” had entered “obsequio summi regis”, by charter dated 29 Jul 1280[137].  "Sifridus et Albertus iunior et alii fratres eius Heinricus et Sifridus comites de Anahalt” donated “advocatiam mansorum ecclesie de Pazleve” to Kloster Coswig by charter dated 4 Jun 1281[138]He succeeded in 1281 as ALBRECHT I Graf von Anhalt in Köthen"Albertus...comes de Anehalt” donated property to the Teutonic Knights at Qualendorf and Provzich, with the consent of “fratris nostri domini Hinrici comitis...ac...fratris nostri iunioris domini Hermanni fratribus domus Teutonicorum”, by charter dated 14 Jan 1290[139].  "Albertus...comes de Anehalt” donated property to Kloster Coswig, with the consent of “patris nostri fratris Siffridi”, by charter dated 12 Dec 1290, witnessed by “domino Lodowico de Hakeborn genero nostro...[140].  "Albertus et Bernardus...comites in Berneburch dicti de Anhalt” sold property to Kloster Mehringen, with the consent of “patruorum nostrorum...Ottonis comitis Ascharie principis in Anhalt ac fratris sui Hinrici prepositi in Bruneswich canonici in Magdeburch, Alberti comitis in Kotene et fratrum suorum Hinrici canonici in Halberstadt, Syfridi canonici in Magdeburch ac...sororis nostre Sophie in Honstein”, by charter dated 11 Jul 1299[141]He was a candidate for the Imperial throne in 1308.  In Zerbst 1307.  "Albrecht...greve van Anhalt unde Albrecht unse son” sold property to the Teutonic Knights at Burow by charter dated 14 May 1315[142].  "Albertus...comes de Anhalt” donated property to Kloster Coswig, where “quinque...sorores nostras” are nuns, with the consent of “heredum nostrorum...Alberti et Woldemari”, by charter dated 17 Aug 1316[143]

m firstly (Papal dispensation 4o Rome 28 Feb 1289) as her second husband, LIUTGARD von Holstein, widow of JOHANN I Herzog von Braunschweig und Lüneburg, daughter of GERHARD I Graf von Holstein in Itzehoe & his first wife Elisabeth von Mecklenburg ([1251]-after 28 Feb 1289, bur Lüneburg St Michaelis).  The Annales Hamburgenses record the marriage in 1265 at Hamburg of "dux Iohannes de Bruneswich" and "filiam comitis Gerardi"[144]Pope Nicholas IV granted dispensation for the marriage of "Alberti comitis de Anahalt” and “Lutgardis nate...Gerardi comitis de Holtsatia” despite their 4o consanguinity, dated 28 Feb 1289[145]

m secondly (1300) AGNES von Brandenburg, daughter of KONRAD I Markgraf von Brandenburg [Askanier] & his wife Konstancja of Poland [Piast] (-4 Jun 1330, bur Zerbst St Nikolai).  Her marriage is confirmed by the charter dated 11 Jun 1310 under which "Woldemarus…Brandenburgensis, Lusacie et de Landesburch Marchio" granted rights to Stendal, subscribed by "Albertus de Anhalt comes noster sororius"[146]"Agnes...relicta quondam...comitis Alberti in Anhalt...cum nostris filiis...Alberto et Woldemaro” donated property to Zerbst St. Bartholomäus by charter dated 1329[147]

Albrecht I & his first wife had two children: 

1.         SIEGFRIED [II] von Anhalt (-after 1316).  "Henricus...canonicus maioris ecclesie in Halberstat et prepositus ecclesie sancti Pauli...dictus de Anehalt” confirmed that “frater noster Albertus comes de Anehalt et filius suus Cifridus” had sold property to the Teutonic Knights at Burow by charter dated 24 Aug 1307[148]Canon at Coswig. 

2.         HEINRICH von Anhalt (-before 2 Mar 1317).  Deacon at Coswig.  He is shown in Europäische Stammtafeln[149], but the primary source which confirms his parentage has not been identified. 

Albrecht I & his second wife had five children: 

3.         ALBRECHT von Anhalt (-[22 Aug 1360/17 Jul 1362])"Albrecht...greve van Anhalt unde Albrecht unse son” sold property to the Teutonic Knights at Burow by charter dated 14 May 1315[150]He succeeded in 1319 as ALBRECHT II Graf von Anhalt und Aschersleben.  Pfalzgraf von Sachsen, Graf von Landsberg at Frankfurt-am-Main 27 Sep 1320. 

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4.         AGNES von Anhalt (-1352)m (before 2 Sep 1324) ULRICH [II] Graf von Lindow-Ruppin, son of --- (-3 Feb 1356). 

5.         WOLDEMAR von Anhalt (-after 7 Jan 1368)"Albertus...comes de Anhalt” donated property to Kloster Coswig, where “quinque...sorores nostras” are nuns, with the consent of “heredum nostrorum...Alberti et Woldemari”, by charter dated 17 Aug 1316[151]He succeeded in 1319 as WOLDEMAR I Graf von Anhalt.  Pfalzgraf von Sachsen, Graf von Landsberg at Frankfurt-am-Main 27 Sep 1320.  "Agnes...relicta quondam...comitis Alberti in Anhalt...cum nostris filiis...Alberto et Woldemaro” donated property to Zerbst St. Bartholomäus by charter dated 1329[152]Fürst von Anhalt: Emperor Ludwig IV granted "daz furstentum zu Anhalt” to “fursten grafe Albrechten und grafe Woldemar von Anhalt” by charter dated 7 Feb 1333[153]Various princes, including "greve Bernt von Anhalt unde Bernt unse sone...greve Albrecht und Woldemar unse bruder greven von Anhalt...”, confirmed one year peace by charter dated 2 Sep 1346[154]m firstly (dispensation 4o Avignon 22 Jun 1344) ELISABETH von Sachsen, daughter of RUDOLF I Herzog von Sachsen-Wittenberg, Elector of Saxony & his first wife Judith von Brandenburg (-after 30 May 1351).  m secondly (1365) BEATRICE d'Este, legitimated daughter of OBIZZO III Marchese d'Este Signor di Ferrara e Modena & his second wife Lippa Ariosto (-1387).  Graf Woldemar I & his first wife had [six] children: 

a)         WOLDEMAR [II] von Anhalt (-before 24 Aug 1371). 

b)         BEATE von Anhalt .  Prioress at  Coswig.  "Beata von Anhalt priorisse tu Cosyk...Sophia von Anhalt, Agnyse unde Jutte von Anhalt...” reached agreement with “Hans Daghevir” by charter dated 7 Feb 1375[155]

c)         SOPHIE von Anhalt (-after 6 Jan 1412).  Nun at  Coswig 1375.  "Beata von Anhalt priorisse tu Cosyk...Sophia von Anhalt, Agnyse unde Jutte von Anhalt...” reached agreement with “Hans Daghevir” by charter dated 7 Feb 1375[156]

d)         AGNES von Anhalt .  Nun at Coswig.  "Beata von Anhalt priorisse tu Cosyk...Sophia von Anhalt, Agnyse unde Jutte von Anhalt...” reached agreement with “Hans Daghevir” by charter dated 7 Feb 1375[157]

e)         JUTTA von Anhalt .  Nun at Coswig.  "Beata von Anhalt priorisse tu Cosyk...Sophia von Anhalt, Agnyse unde Jutte von Anhalt...” reached agreement with “Hans Daghevir” by charter dated 7 Feb 1375[158]

f)          [159][GERTRUD von Anhalt .  1371.] 

6.         JUTTA von Anhalt m (Papal dispensation Avignon 17 Jan 1337) ALBRECHT [I] Graf von Regenstein, son of --- (-murdered near Danstedt [4 Nov 1347/25 Jul 1351]). 

7.         MATHILDE von Anhalt (-before [1339])m (Papal dispensation 3o Avignon 20 Oct 1342) as his second wife, BERNHARD III Fürst von Anhalt in Bernburg, son of BERNARD II Fürst von Anhalt & his wife Helena von Rügen ([1300]-20 Aug 1348, bur Nienburg Klosterkirche). 

 

 

The primary sources which confirm the parentage and marriages of the following members of this family have not been identified, unless otherwise shown below. 

 

ALBRECHT von Anhalt, son of ALBRECHT I Graf von Anhalt in Köthen und Zerbst & his second wife Agnes von Brandenburg [Askanier] (-[22 Aug 1360/17 Jul 1362])"Albrecht...greve van Anhalt unde Albrecht unse son” sold property to the Teutonic Knights at Burow by charter dated 14 May 1315[160].  "Albertus...comes de Anhalt” donated property to Kloster Coswig, where “quinque...sorores nostras” are nuns, with the consent of “heredum nostrorum...Alberti et Woldemari”, by charter dated 17 Aug 1316[161]He succeeded in 1319 as ALBRECHT II Graf von Anhalt und Aschersleben.  Pfalzgraf von Sachsen, Graf von Landsberg at Frankfurt-am-Main 27 Sep 1320.  "Agnes...relicta quondam...comitis Alberti in Anhalt...cum nostris filiis...Alberto et Woldemaro” donated property to Zerbst St. Bartholomäus by charter dated 1329[162]Fürst von Anhalt: Emperor Ludwig IV granted "daz furstentum zu Anhalt” to “fursten grafe Albrechten und grafe Woldemar von Anhalt” by charter dated 7 Feb 1333[163]Various princes, including "greve Bernt von Anhalt unde Bernt unse sone...greve Albrecht und Woldemar unse bruder greven von Anhalt...”, confirmed one year peace by charter dated 2 Sep 1346[164]

m firstly (contract 9 Aug 1324, before 2 Sep 1324) AGNES von Rügen, daughter of WIZLAW III Fürst von Rügen & his second wife Agnes von Lindau-Ruppin (-before 25 Jan 1337).  "Guntherus…comes de Lindow" acknowledged the betrothal of "Albertus comes de Anehalt" and "filiam…principis Wizlai Ruyanorum...Agnes" and provided for her dowry by charter dated 9 Aug 1324[165].  The involvement of the Graf von Ruppin indicates his family relationship with the bride, through her mother. 

m secondly (before 25 Jan 1337, dispensation 4o Avignon 22 Jun 1344) BEATRIX von Sachsen, daughter of RUDOLF I Herzog von Sachsen-Wittenberg, Elector of Saxony & his first wife Judith von Brandenburg (-after 26 Feb 1345).  The date of her marriage, and her parentage, are indicated by the charter dated 25 Jan 1337, under which Rudolf I Duke of Saxony confirmed rights of her husband in Brietzen, witnessed by "...comes Albertus de Anhalt gener noster...[166]The dispensation for the marriage between "Alberti de Anhalt comitis” and “Beatricis eius uxoris”, despite their 4o consangunity, is dated 22 Jun 1344[167]

Graf Albrecht II & his second wife had five children: 

1.         daughter .  1353.  m ALBRECHT [VII] von Barby Graf zu Mühlingen, son of --- (-16 Feb 1358). 

2.         JUTTA von Anhalt (-23 Feb 1381, bur Retz Franziskanerkirche)m (contract Prague 11 Mar 1358) BURKHARD [XII] Burggraf von Magdeburg Graf zu Retz Herr von Kaya, son of --- (-Schloß Kaya 5 Mar 1388).

3.         ALBRECHT von Anhalt (-after 1 Aug 1359).  He succeeded in 1359 as ALBRECHT III Fürst von Anhalt

4.         RUDOLF von Anhalt (-3 Sep 1365).  Canon at Magdeburg Cathedral to 1365.  Bishop of Schwerin 1365.  

5.         JOHANN von Anhalt (-[3 Aug 1380/11 Apr 1382]).  He succeeded as JOHANN II Graf von Anhalt, Herr zu Köthen.  m ([1366]) ELISABETH von Henneberg, daughter of JOHANN [I] Graf von Henneberg in Schleusingen & his wife Elisabeth von Leuchtenberg (-Dessau after 20 Jan 1420).  Graf Johann II & his wife had three children: 

a)         AGNES von Anhalt (-[before 5 Jul 1392]).  m (before 23 Sep 1382) BURCHARD von Schraplau, son of --- (-[5 Aug 1392/28 Jun 1393]).

b)         SIEGMUND von Anhalt (-Coswig [19 Jan/22 Oct] 1405, bur Coswig Kloster)SIEGMUND I Fürst zu Anhalt 1378.  Herr zu Zerbst 1396. 

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c)         ALBRECHT [IV] von Anhalt (-Coswig 24 Nov 1423).  Canon at Magdeburg Cathedral 1392.  Herr zu Köthen.  m firstly (before 1398) ELISABETH von Mansfeld, daughter of GEBHARD III Graf von Mansfeld & his wife Elisabeth von Käfernburg (-after 6 Jun 1403, bur Coswig Kloster).  m secondly (before 4 Feb 1419) as her second husband, ELISABETH von Querfurt, widow of CURD von Hadmersleben Herr zu Egeln, daughter of GEBHARD [XI] von Querfurt & his wife --- (-1452, bur Coswig Kloster).  Albrecht [IV] & his first wife had six children:

i)          ADOLF [I] von Anhalt (-Zerbst 1473).  Herr zu Köthen.  m (Ruppin [2 Nov 1442]) CORDULA von Lindow-Ruppin, daughter of ALBRECHT [III] Graf von Lindow-Ruppin & his wife --- (-1 Jun 1508).  Adolf [I] & his wife had six children: 

(a)       ANNA von Anhalt (-1 Aug 1485).  Abbess in Derenburg.

(b)       BERNHARD von Anhalt (-young).

(c)       MELCHIOR von Anhalt (-young).

(d)       MAGNUS von Anhalt (1455-29 or 31 Oct 1524, bur Magdeburg Cathedral).  Herr zu Zerbst 1475.  Canon at Magdeburg 1455.

(e)       WILHELM von Anhalt (1457-Marburg 29 Aug 1504, bur Magdeburg).  A Franciscan monk.

(f)        ADOLF von Anhalt (16 Oct 1458-Merseburg 24 Mar 1526, bur Merseburg).  Herr zu Zerbst 1475.  Canon at Hildesheim.  Provost at Magdeburg Cathedral 1488, resigned 1516.  Bishop of Merseburg 1514. 

ii)         ANNA von Anhalt (-before 13 Jun 1426, bur Güstrow Cathedral)m (1422) as his first wife, WILHELM Fürst von Wenden Herr zu Werle, son of LORENZ Herr von Werle zu Güstrow [Mecklenburg] & his wife Mechtild von Werle [Mecklenburg] (-7 Sep 1436, bur Güstrow Cathedral). 

iii)        LUTRUD von Anhalt (-[4 Jun 1465/11 Jun 1474])m (14 Oct 1430) JOHANN III Herzog von Mecklenburg-Stargard, son of JOHANN II Herzog von Mecklenburg-Stargard & his wife Wilheida Katarzyna of Lithuania ([1389]-31 Dec 1438, bur Sternberg).

iv)       WILHELM von Anhalt (-young).

v)        ALBRECHT von Anhalt (-[18 Mar 1413]).

vi)       WOLDEMAR [V] von Anhalt (-1436, bur Coswig Kloster).  Herr zu Köthen.  m (1420) as her first husband, SOPHIE von Hadmersleben, daughter of CURD von Hadmersleben Herr zu Egeln & his wife ---.  She married secondly Albrecht V Fürst zu Anhalt-Zerbst.  Woldemar [V] & his wife had two children: 

(a)       JOHANN [III] von Anhalt (-1463).  Canon at Magdeburg and Halberstadt.

(b)       ELISABETH von Anhalt (-after 1490).   Nun at Derneburg.

Albrecht [IV] & his second wife had two children:

vii)      ALBRECHT [VI] von Anhalt (-9 Jan 1475, bur Coswig Kloster).  Herr zu Köthen.  m (Contract Alsleben 27 Mar 1454, Papal dispensation 4o 4 Sep 1454) as her first husband, ELISABETH von Mansfeld, daughter of GÜNTHER [II] Graf von Mansfeld & his wife --- (-Querfurt 18 Sep 1482, bur Querfurt Schloßkirche).  She married secondly Bruno [VI] Herr zu Querfurt.  Albrecht [VI] & his wife had seven children: 

(a)       PHILIPP von Anhalt (31 May 1468-13 Nov 1500, bur Zerbst St Bartholomäi).  Mitherr zu Zerbst 1475. 

(b)       ANNA von Anhalt (-young).

(c)       MARIE von Anhalt (-after 1495).   Canoness at Gernrode.

(d)       MAGDALENA von Anhalt (-Gandersheim 2 Oct 1515, bur Gandersheim Münster).  Canoness at Gandersheim 1491.  Abbess of Gandersheim 1511.

(e)       MARGARETE von Anhalt (-young, bur Coswig Kloster).

(f)        DOROTHEA von Anhalt (-3 Aug 1505)m ([28 May 1496]) JOACHIM Graf zu Oettingen in ½ Oettingen, Spielberg und Wallerstein, son of --- (1470-murdered Donauwörth 7 Jul 1520, bur Kirchheim am Ries).

(g)       SCHOLASTICA von Anhalt (-1504).  Abbess of Gernrode.

viii)     SOPHIE von Anhalt (-bur Coswig Kloster).  m GUNTHER [VI] von Barby Graf von Mühlingen, son of --- (1417-29 Nov 1493).

 

 

SIEGMUND von Anhalt, son of JOHANN II Graf von Anhalt in Köthen & his wife Elisabeth von Henneberg (-Coswig [19 Jan/22 Oct] 1405, bur Coswig Kloster)SIEGMUND I Fürst zu Anhalt 1378.  Herr zu Zerbst 1396. 

m (1386) JUTTA von Querfurt, daughter of GEBHARD [XI] von Querfurt & his wife --- (-after 1411). 

Fürst Siegmund I & his wife had eleven children: 

1.         SOPHIE von Anhalt (-1419)m (before 6 Jun 1415) BURKHARD [IV] von Barby Graf von Mühlingen, son of --- (-1 Apr 1420).

2.         ELISABETH von Anhalt (-after 19 Nov 1413)m (before 1402) ALBRECHT [II] Graf von Mansfeld (-5 Apr 1416).

3.         MATHILDE von Anhalt (-1463).  Abbess of Gernrode [1439].

4.         ANNA von Anhalt (-young, bur Coswig Kloster).

5.         MARGARETE von Anhalt (-young, bur Coswig Kloster). 

6.         WOLDEMAR [IV] von Anhalt (-after 22 Jul 1417). 

7.         GEORG [I] von Anhalt ([1390]-Dessau 21 Sep 1474, bur Dessau Marienkirche).  Herr zu Zerbst und Dessau 1435.  Herr zu Köthen 1460.  Herr zu Bernburg 1468. 

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8.         JOHANN von Anhalt (-Dessau 1455, bur Dessau).  Canon at Magdeburg Cathedral 1411/1423.  Canon at Halberstadt Cathedral until 1419.  Provost at Merseburg Cathedral [1437].

9.         SIEGMUND von Anhalt (-[22 May 1452/2 Oct 1458]).  He succeeded as SIEGMUND II Fürst von Anhalt-Zerbstm MECHTILD von Anhalt, daughter of BERNHARD VI Fürst zu Anhalt Herr zu Bernburg & his first wife Mechtild von Querfurt (-1443, bur Wiederstedt). 

10.      ALBRECHT [V] von Anhalt (-[1469]).  Herr zu Zerbst.  m SOPHIE von Hadmersleben, widow of WOLDEMAR V Fürst zu Anhalt Herr zu Köthen,  daughter of CURD von Hadmersleben Herr zu Egeln & his wife ---.  Albrecht [V] & his wife had two children: 

a)         MAGDALENE von Anhalt .  Nun at Gandersheim 1481.

b)         MARGARETE von Anhalt .  1466.

11.      ERNST von Anhalt (-after 22 Oct 1405).

 

 

GEORG von Anhalt, son of SIEGMUND I Fürst zu Anhalt in Zerbst & his wife Jutta voon Querfurt ([1390]-Dessau 21 Sep 1474, bur Dessau Marienkirche).  Herr zu Zerbst und Dessau 1435.  Herr zu Köthen 1460.  Herr zu Bernburg 1468. 

m firstly (after 1413) MECHTILD von Anhalt in Bernburg, daughter of OTTO Fürst zu Anhalt, Herr von Bernburg & his second wife Lutrudis --- (-Coswig before 1432, bur Coswig Kloster). 

m secondly (1432) as her second husband, EUFEMIA von Oels, widow of ALBRECHT III Elector of Saxony, daughter of KONRAD III Duke of Oels [Piast] & his wife Guta --- (-1444) 

m thirdly (after 1442) SOPHIE, daughter of --- (-1451). 

m fourthly (before 25 Jul 1458) ANNA von Lindow-Ruppin, daughter of ALBRECHT [VIII] Graf von Lindow-Ruppin & his wife --- (-Lippehne 9 Jul 1513, bur Coswig Kloster). 

Georg & his first wife had six children: 

1.         ANNA von Anhalt (-8 Apr 1492)m firstly ([8 Nov 1456/22 Jun 1461], divorced) HEINRICH [II] Herrr von Plauen Burggraf von Meissen, son of --- (-[1482/84]).  m secondly (1467) JOHANN [I] Graf von Honstein in Heldrungen, son of --- (-13 Nov 1498).

2.         MARGARETE von Anhalt (-before 1516).

3.         HEDWIG von Anhalt (-young).

4.         MARIE von Anhalt .   Nun at Brehna.

5.         HEDWIG von Anhalt (-before1516).  Nun at Brehna.  

6.         BARBARA von Anhalt .  Nun at Brehna. 

Georg & his third wife had three children: 

7.         AGNES von Anhalt (1445-Kaufungen 15 Aug 1504, bur Kaufungen Stiftskirche).  Abbess of Gandersheim 1485.  Abbess of Neuenheerse 1486-1492.  Abbess of Kaufungen 1495.

8.         WOLDEMAR [VI] von Anhalt (1450-Köthen Nov 1508, bur 25 Nov 1508 Nienburg Stiftskirche).  Mitherr zu Köthen 1471.  Herr zu Köthen 1480.  Herr zu Hoym 1492.  Herr zu Burgscheidungen 1496.  m (Köthen 24 Jan 1485) MARGARETA von Schwarzburg, daughter of GÜNTHER [XXXVI] Graf von Schwarzburg Herr zu Arnstedt & his wife Margareta von Henneberg-Schleusingen (Rudolstadt 16 Jun 1464-Köthen 1 Aug 1539, bur Köthen St Jakob).  Woldemar [VI] & his wife had five children: 

a)         [168]A --- von Anhaltm ---. 

b)         BARBARA von Anhalt ([1485]-10 Aug 1532)m firstly (Waldmünster 25 Nov 1503) HEINRICH [IV] Graf von Plauen Burggraf von Meissen, son of --- (-SchloNeuhartenstein 1519).  m secondly ([1521], separated 10 Jun 1528) JAN Kolowrat von Maschau, son of ---.

c)         WOLFGANG von Anhalt (Köthen 1 Aug 1492-Zerbst 23 Mar 1566, bur Zerbst St Bartholomäi).  He converted to Lutheranism in 1521[169]

d)         MARGARETE von Anhalt (Köthen 22 Nov 1494-Weimar 7 Oct 1521, bur Weimar St Peter & Paul)m (Torgau 13 Nov 1513) as his second wife, JOHANN Herzog von Sachsen, son of ERNST Elector of Saxony & his wife Elisabeth von Bayern (Meissen 30 Jun 1468-Schweinitz 16 Aug 1532, bur Wittenberg).  He succeeded his brother in 1525 as JOHANN "der Beständige" Elector of Saxony

e)         WOLDEMAR von Anhalt (-young).  

9.         SCHOLASTIKA von Anhalt (1451-Gernrode 31 Jul 1504, bur Gernrode).  Abbess of Gernrode 1469. 

Georg & his fourth wife had nine children: 

10.      ERNST von Anhalt (-Dessau 12 Jun 1516, bur Dessau Schloßkirche).  Mitherr zu Dessau 1471.  Herr zu Dessau 1474. 

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11.      SIEGMUND von Anhalt (1454-Dessau 27 Nov 1487).  Herr zu Dessau 1471. 

12.      GEORG [II] von Anhalt (1454-25 Apr 1509, bur Ballenstedt Kloster).  Mitherr zu Köthen 1471.  Herr zu Hoym und Wörlitz 1480.  Pfandherr zu Crossen, Cottbus und Peitz 1480 to 1508.  m (1478) as her second husband, AGNES von Pommern, widow of FRIEDRICH "dem Fetten" Markgraf von Brandenburg, daughter of BARNIM VIII Duke of Pomerania & his wife Agnes von Wunstorf ([1436]-Bernburg 9 May 1512, bur Ballenstedt Stiftskirche).  

13.      ANNA von Anhalt (-10 Oct 1531, bur Oldenburg St Lamberti)m (contract Gernrode 24 Jan 1498, Gandersheim 20 Jun 1498) JOHANN [V] Graf von Oldenburg und Delmenhorst, son of GERHARD [VI] Graf von Oldenburg und Delmenhorst & his wife Adelheid von Tecklenburg (1460-Oldenburg 10 Feb 1526).  He succeeded his father in 1500 as Graf von Oldenburg und Delmenhorst

14.      RUDOLF von Anhalt (-7 Sep 1510, bur 1525 Innsbruck Franciscan Church).

15.      BERNHARD von Anhalt (-young).  

16.      JOHANN von Anhalt (-young).  

17.      HEINRICH von Anhalt (-young).  

18.      LORENZ von Anhalt (-young).  

 

 

ERNST von Anhalt, son of GEORG I Fürst von Anhalt Herr zu Zerbst und Dessau & his fourth wife Anna von Lindau-Ruppin (-Dessau 12 Jun 1516, bur Dessau Schloßkirche).  Mitherr zu Dessau 1471.  Herr zu Dessau 1474. 

m (contract Glatz 6 Mar 1492, Cottbus 20 Jan 1494) MARGARETA von Münsterberg, daughter of HEINRICH "der Ältere" Duke of Münsterberg [Podiebrad] & his wife Ursula von Brandenburg (Breslau 25 Aug 1473-Dessau 28 Jun 1530, bur Dessau Schloßkirche).  The marriage contract between “Heinrich...Herczog zu Münsterbergk Graf zu Glatz...Albrecht...Georgen...Karln Herczogen czu Münsterbergk...unsern...Söhnen...Margaretha geborne Herczogin czu Monstirberg unsre...Tochtyer” and “Ernsten Fürsten zu Anhalt Graven zu Aschkanien und Herrn zu Bernburg unserm...Sun Schwager” is dated Jan 1494[170]

Ernst & his wife had four children: 

1.         THOMAS von Anhalt (1503 before 27 Nov -young).  

2.         JOHANN von Anhalt (Dessau 4 Nov 1504-Zerbst 4 Feb 1551, bur Zerbst St Nikolai).  He and his brothers converted to Lutheranism in 1534[171].  He succeeded in 1544 as JOHANN II Fürst von Anhalt in Zerbst, until 1546.  m (Dessau 15 Feb 1534) as her second husband, MARGARETA von Brandenburg, widow of GEORG I Duke of Pomerania-Wolgast, daughter of JOACHIM I Elector of Brandenburg & his wife Elisabeth of Denmark (29 Sep 1511-1577).  She married thirdly (1553) Hans Jonas von der Goltz.  Johann II & his wife had six children: 

a)         KARL von Anhalt (Dessau 17 Nov 1534-Zerbst 4 May 1561, bur Zerbst St Bartholomäi).  He succeeded in 1556 as KARL Fürst von Anhalt in Zerbstm (Zerbst 16 May 1557) as her first husband, ANNA von Pommern, daughter of BARNIM IX Duke of Pomerania & his wife Anna von Braunschweig-Lüneburg (5 Feb 1531-13 Oct 1592).  She married secondly (25 Aug 1566) Heinrich VI von Plauen Burggraf von Meissen, and thirdly (23 Sep 1576) Jobst II Graf von Barby

b)         JOACHIM ERNST von Anhalt (Dessau 21 Oct 1536-Dessau 6/16 Dec 1586, bur Dessau Schloßkirche).  He succeeded his older brother Karl in 1561 as JOACHIM ERNST Fürst von Anhalt in Zerbst, Bernburg und Köthen.  He succeeded his younger brother Bernhard in 1570 in Dessau. 

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c)         MARIE von Anhalt (1 Dec 1538-Rosslau 25 Apr 1563, bur Barby Klosterkirche)m (25 Aug 1559) ALBRECHT X Graf von Barby und Mühlingen, son of --- (15 Feb 1534-before 19 Jun 1595).

d)         BERNHARD von Anhalt (Dessau 17 Mar 1540-Dessau 1 Mar 1570, bur Dessau Pfarrkirche).  He succeeded in 1565 as BERNHARD VII Fürst von Anhalt in Dessaum (Dessau 29 May 1565) as her first husband, KLARA von Braunschweig-Gifhorn, daughter of FRANZ Herzog von Braunschweig-Lüneburg in Gifhorn & his wife Klara von Sachsen-Lauenburg (Gifhorn 1 May 1550-Franzburg 26 Jan 1598, bur Franzburg).  She married secondly (Franzburg 8 Sep 1572) as his first wife, Bogislaw XIII Duke of Pomerania-Barth

i)          FRANZ GEORG von Anhalt (17 Oct 1567-Zerbst 7 Sep 1568, bur Zerbst St Bartholomäi).

e)         MARGARETA von Anhalt (Dessau 18 Aug 1541-Zerbst 25 Jul 1547, bur Zerbst St Bartholomäi).

f)          ELISABETH von Anhalt (Dessau 15 Oct 1545-Barby 26 Sep 1574, bur Barby).  Abbess of Gernrode 1565.  m (Bernburg 9/19 Jul 1570) WOLFGANG II Graf von Barby und Mühlingen, son of --- (1531-Barby 23 Mar 1615, bur Barby Klosterkirche).

2.         GEORG von Anhalt (Dessau 15 Aug 1507-Dessau 17 Oct 1553, bur Dessau Schloßkirche).  Canon at Merseburg Cathedral 1516.  Provost at Magdeburg Cathedral 1526.  Coadjutor of Merseburg 1518.  He and his brothers converted to Lutheranism in 1534[172].  He succeeded in 1544 as GEORG III Fürst von Anhalt in Plötzkau, until 1546.  Administrator of Merseburg 1545. 

3.         JOACHIM von Anhalt (7 Aug 1509-Dessau 6/16 Dec 1561, bur Dessau Schloßkirche).  He and his brothers converted to Lutheranism in 1534[173].  He succeeded in 1544 as JOACHIM Fürst von Anhalt in Dessau, until 1546. 

 

 

JOACHIM ERNST von Anhalt, son of JOHANN II Fürst von Anhalt-Zerbst & his wife Margareta von Brandenburg (Dessau 21 Oct 1536-Dessau 6/16 Dec 1586, bur Dessau Schloßkirche).  He succeeded his older brother Karl in 1561 as JOACHIM ERNST Fürst von Anhalt in Zerbst, Bernburg und Köthen.  He succeeded his younger brother Bernhard in 1570 as Herr in Dessau. 

m firstly (Barby 3 Mar 1560) AGNES von Barby, daughter of WOLFGANG I Graf von Barby in Barby Mühlingen & his wife --- (Barby 23 Jun 1540-Bernburg 27 Nov 1569, bur Nienburg Schloßkirche). 

m secondly (Stuttgart 9 Jan 1571) as her first husband, ELEONORE von Württemberg, daughter of CHRISTOPH Herzog von Württemberg & his wife Anna Marie von Brandenburg-Ansbach (Tübingen 21 Mar 1552 -Schloß Lichtenberg 12 Jan 1618, bur Darmstadt Stadtkirche).  She married secondly (Darmstadt 25 May 1589) as his second wife, Georg I Landgraf von Hessen-Darmstadt

Joachim Ernst & his first wife had six children: 

1.         ANNA MARIA von Anhalt (Zerbst 13 Jun 1561-Brieg 14 Nov 1605, bur Brieg).  Abbess of Gernrode 1570, resigned 1577.  m (Brieg 19 May 1577) JOACHIM FRIEDRICH von Brieg, son of GEORG II Duke of Brieg [Piast] & his wife Barbara von Brandenburg (1550-Brieg 25 Mar 1602, bur Brieg).  He succeeded his father in 1586 as JOACHIM FRIEDRICH Duke of Brieg, and his nephew in 1596 as Duke of Liegnitz

2.         AGNES von Anhalt (Zerbst 16 Sep 1562-Bernburg 4 Jun 1564, bur Bernburg Schloßkirche).

3.         ELISABETH von Anhalt (Zerbst 5 Sep 1563-Crossen 5 Oct 1607, bur Berlin Cathedral)m (Letzlingen 6 Oct 1577) as his third wife, JOHANN GEORG "Oeconomus" Elector of Brandenburg, son of JOACHIM II Elector of Brandenburg & his first wife Magdalene von Sachsen (11 Sep 1525-Berlin 18 Jan 1598, bur Berlin Cathedral).

4.         SIBYLLE von Anhalt (Bernburg 28 Sep 1564-Leonberg 16/26 Nov 1614, bur Stuttgart Stiftskirche).  Abbess of Gernrode 1577, resigned 1581.  m (Stuttgart 22 May 1581) FRIEDRICH von Württemberg, son of GEORG Graf von Württemberg & his wife Barbara von Hessen (Horburg in Elzas 19 Aug 1557-Stuttgart 29 Jan/8 Feb 1608, bur Stuttgart Stiftskirche).  He succeeded his cousin in 1593 as FRIEDRICH Herzog von Württemberg

5.         JOHANN GEORG von Anhalt (Harzgerode 2 May 1567-Dessau 14/24 May 1618, bur Dessau Schloßkirche).  He succeeded as JOHANN GEORG I Fürst von Anhalt-Dessau

-        FÜRSTEN von ANHALT-DESSAU

6.         CHRISTIAN von Anhalt (Bernburg 11 May 1568-Bernburg 17 Apr 1630, bur Bernburg Schloßkirche)He succeeded as CHRISTIAN I Fürst von Anhalt-Bernburg

-        FÜRSTEN von ANHALT-BERNBURG

Joachim Ernst & his second wife had ten children: 

7.         BERNHARD von Anhalt (Dessau 25 Sep 1571-Klosterhof bei Tyrnau 24 Nov 1596, bur Dessau Schloßkirche).

8.         AGNES HEDWIG von Anhalt (Dessau 12 Feb 1573-Sonderburg 3 Sep 1616, bur Sonderburg).  Abbess of Gernrode 1581, resigned 1586.  m firstly (Dessau 3 Jan 1586) as his second wife, AUGUST Elector of Saxony, son of HEINRICH V "der Fromme" Herzog von Sachsen & his wife Katharina von Mecklenburg (Freiberg 31 Jul 1526-Dresden 11 Feb 1586, bur Freiberg).  m secondly (Sonderburg 14 Feb 1588) as his second wife, JOHANN Herzog von Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg, son of CHRISTIAN III King of Denmark and Norway & his wife Dorothea von Sachsen-Lauenburg (Koldinghus 25 Mar 1545-Glücksburg 9 Oct 1622, bur Sonderburg Schloßkapelle).  

9.         DOROTHEA MARIE von Anhalt (Dessau 2 Jul 1574-Weimar 16 Jul 1617, bur Weimar, St Peter & Paul).  Abbess of Gernrode 1586.  m (Altenburg 7 Jan 1593) JOHANN Herzog von Sachsen-Weimar, son of JOHANN WILHELM Duke of Saxony & his wife Dorothea Susanne Pfalzgräfin von Simmern (Weimar 22 May 1570-Weimar 18 Jul 1605, bur Weimar St Peter & Paul).

10.      AUGUST von Anhalt (Dessau 14 Jul 1575-Plötzkau 22 Aug 1653).  He succeeded as AUGUST Fürst von Anhalt-Plötzkau.   

-        FÜRSTEN von ANHALT-PLÖTZKAU, ANHALT-KÖTHEN

11.      RUDOLF von Anhalt (Harzgerode 28 Oct 1576-Zerbst 30 Jul 1621, bur Zerbst St Bartholomäi)He succeeded as RUDOLF I Fürst von Anhalt-Zerbst

-        FÜRSTEN von ANHALT-ZERBST

12.      JOHANN ERNST von Anhalt (Dessau 1 May 1578-Vienna 12/22 Dec 1601, bur Dessau Schloßkirche).  Colonel in the Imperial army. 

13.      LUDWIG von Anhalt (Dessau 17 Jun 1579-Köthen 7 Jan 1650, bur Köthen St Jakob). He succeeded in 1603 as LUDWIG Fürst von Anhalt-Köthenm firstly (Rheda 31 Oct 1606) ANNA AMALIE Gräfin von Bentheim, daughter of ARNOLD Graf von Bentheim & his wife --- (Bentheim 19 Mar 1586-Oldenburg 8 Sep 1625, bur Köthen St Jakob).  m secondly (Detmold 12 Sep 1626) SOPHIE Gräfin zur Lippe, daughter of SIMON VI Graf zur Lippe & his wife --- (16 Aug 1599-Köthen 19 Mar 1654, bur Köthen St Jakob).  Ludwig & his first wife had two children: 

a)         LUDWIG von Anhalt (Köthen 19 Oct 1607-Köthen 15 Mar 1624, bur Köthen St Jakob).

b)         LUISE AMOENA von Anhalt (Köthen 29 Nov 1609-Harderwyck, Geldern 26 Mar 1625, bur Köthen St Jakob).

Ludwig & his second wife had two children: 

c)         WILHELM LUDWIG von Anhalt-Köthen (3 Aug 1628-Köthen 13 Apr 1665, bur Köthen St Jakob).  He succeeded his father in 1650 as WILHELM LUDWIG Fürst von Anhalt-Köthenm (Köthen 25 Aug 1663) as her first husband, ELISABETH CHARLOTTE von Anhalt-Harzgerode, daughter of FRIEDRICH Fürst von Anhalt-Harzgerode & his first wife Johanna Elisabeth Gräfin von Nassau-Hadamar (Harzgerode 11 Feb 1647-Osterholm 20 Jan 1723, bur Norburg).  She married secondly (Plötzkau 6 Oct 1686) August Herzog von Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg zu Plön

d)         AMALIE LUISE von Anhalt (Köthen 29 Jul 1634-Köthen 29 Jul 1635, bur Köthen St Jakob). 

14.      SABINE von Anhalt (Dessau 7 Nov 1580-Darmstadt 28 Mar 1599).

15.      JOACHIM CHRISTOF von Anhalt (Dessau 7 Jul 1582-Dessau 16 Jul 1583, bur Dessau Schloßkirche).

16.      ANNA SOPHIE von Anhalt (Dessau 15 Jun 1584-Oberkranichfeld 3 Jun 1652)m (Rudolstadt 13 Jun 1613) KARL GUNTHER Graf von Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt, son of --- (1576-Kranichfeld 24 Sep 1630).

 

 

 

 

Chapter 4.    FÜRSTEN von ANHALT-DESSAU

 

 

 

A.      FÜRSTEN von ANHALT-DESSAU 1603-1807

 

 

JOHANN GEORG von Anhalt, son of JOACHIM ERNST Fürst von Anhalt in Zerbst, Bernburg, Köthen und Dessau & his first wife Agnes von Barby (Harzgerode 2 May 1567-Dessau 14/24 May 1618, bur Dessau Schloßkirche). He succeeded in 1586 as Fürst zu Anhalt.  He succeeded in 1606 as JOHANN GEORG I Fürst von Anhalt-Dessau

m firstly (Hedersleben 22 Feb 1588) DOROTHEA Gräfin zu Mansfeld, daughter of JOHANN ALBRECHT Graf zu Mansfeld zu Arnstein & his wife --- (23 Mar 1561-Dessau 23 Feb 1594, bur Dessau Schloßkirche). 

m secondly (Heidelberg 21 Feb 1595) DOROTHEA Pfalzgräfin von Simmern, daughter of JOHANN KASIMIR Pfalzgraf von Simmern zu Neustadt und Kaiserslautern & his wife Elisabeth von Sachsen (Kaiserslautern 6 Jan 1581-Sandersleben 18 Sep 1631, bur Dessau Schloßkirche). 

Johann Georg I & his first wife had five children: 

1.         SOPHIE ELISABETH (Dessau 10 Feb 1589-Liegnitz 30 Jan/9 Feb 1622, bur Liegnitz Hedwigsgruft).  Abbess of Gernrode 1603/1604.  m (Dessau 27 Oct or 4 Nov 1614) as his first wife, GEORG RUDOLF von Brieg Herzog von Liegnitz, son of JOACHIM FRIEDRICH Duke of Brieg [Piast] & his wife Anna Maria von Anhalt (22 Jan 1595-Breslau 14/24 Jan 1653, bur Liegnitz St Johannes).

2.         ANNA MAGDALENE (Dessau 29 Mar 1590-Eschwege 24 Oct 1626, bur Eschwege St Dionysius)m (Dessau 14 Jun 1617) as his second wife, OTTO Erblandgraf von Hessen-Kassel, son of MORITZ "der Gelehrte" Landgraf von Hessen-Kassel & his first wife Agnes Gräfin zu Solms-Laubach (Kassel 24 Dec 1594-Hersfeld 7 Aug 1617).

3.         ANNA MARIE (Dessau 4 May 1591-Dessau 7 Jul 1637, bur Dessau Schloßkirche).

4.         JOACHIM ERNST (Dessau 18/28 Jul 1592-Dessau 29 May 1615, bur Dessau Schloßkirche).  Colonel in the Imperial army[174]

5.         CHRISTIAN (Dessau 23 Feb 1594-Dessau 13 Apr 1594, bur Dessau Schloßkirche). 

Johann Georg I & his second wife had eleven children: 

6.         JOHANN KASIMIR (Dessau 7 Sep 1596-Dessau 15/25 Sep 1660, bur Dessau Schloßkirche).  He succeeded his father in 1618 as JOHANN KASIMIR Fürst von Anhalt-Dessaum firstly (Dessau 18 May 1623) AGNES Landgräfin von Hessen-Kassel, daughter of MORITZ "der Gelehrte" Landgraf von Hessen-Kassel & his second wife Juliane Gräfin von Nassau-Dillenburg (Kassel 13/14 May 1606-Dessau 28 May 1650, bur Dessau Schloßkirche).  m secondly (Dessau 14 Jul 1651) SOPHIE MARGARETE Pss von Anhalt-Bernburg, daughter of CHRISTIAN I Fürst von Anhalt-Bernburg & his wife Anna Gräfin von Bentheim-Tecklenburg (Amberg 16 Sep 1615-Dessau 27 Dec 1673, bur Dessau Schloßkirche).  Johann Kasimir & his first wife had six children: 

a)         MORITZ (Dessau 7/17 Nov 1624-Dessau 30 Dec 1624/8 Jan 1625, bur Dessau Schloßkirche). 

b)         DOROTHEA (Dessau 24 Oct/3 Nov 1625-Dessau 21 Jul 1626, bur Dessau Schloßkirche).

c)         JULIANE (Dessau 17 Sep 1626-Dessau 30 Nov 1652, bur Dessau Schloßkirche).

d)         JOHANN GEORG (Dessau 7/17 Nov 1627-Berlin 17/27 Aug 1693, bur Dessau Stadtkirche).  He succeeded his father in 1660 as JOHANN GEORG II Fürst von Anhalt-Dessau

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e)         LUISE (Dessau 10 Feb 1631-Ohlau 25 Apr 1680, bur Liegnitz Hedwigskirche)m (Dessau 24 Nov 1648) CHRISTIAN von Brieg, son of JOHANN CHRISTIAN Duke of Brieg [Piast] & his first wife Dorothea Sibylle von Brandenburg (19 Apr 1618-28 Feb 1672, bur Liegnitz Hedwigskirche).  He succeeded in his brother in 1664 as CHRISTIAN Duke of Wohlau, Ohlau, Liegnitz and Brieg 

f)          AGNES (Dessau 12/22 Mar 1644-Dessau 13 May 1644, bur Dessau Schloßkirche). 

7.         ANNA ELISABETH (Dessau 5 Apr 1598-Tecklenburg 20 Apr 1660)m (Dessau 2 Jan 1617) WILHELM HEINRICH Graf zu Bentheim und Steinfurt, son of --- (1584-16 Oct 1632).

8.         FRIEDRICH MORITZ (Dessau 18 Feb 1599-Lyon 25 Aug 1610, bur Dessau Schloßkirche). 

9.         ELEONORE DOROTHEA (Dessau 6/16 Feb 1600-Weimar 26 Dec 1664, bur Weimar Freidhof)m (Weimar 23 May 1625) WILHELM "der Grosse" Herzog von Sachsen-Weimar, son of JOHANN Herzog von Sachsen-Weimar & his wife Dorothea Maria Pss von Anhalt (Altenburg 11 Apr 1598-Weimar 17 May 1662, bur Weimar Friedhof). 

10.      SIBYLLE CHRISTINE (Dessau 11 Jul 1603-Hanau 21 Feb/3 Mar 1686)m firstly (Dessau 16/26 Dec 1627) PHILIPP MORITZ Graf von Hanau-Münzenberg, son of --- (1605-Hanau 3/13 Aug 1638).  m secondly (Hanau 13 May 1647) FRIEDRICH KASIMIR Graf von Hanau-Lichtenberg, son of --- (1623-Hanau 30 Mar/9 Apr 1685).

11.      HEINRICH WOLDEMAR (Dessau 7 Nov 1604-Dessau 25 Sep 1606, bur Dessau Schloßkirche).

12.      GEORG ARIBERT (Dessau 3/13 Jun 1606-Wörlitz 14 Nov 1643, bur Wörlitz Kirche).  Fürst von Anhalt-Wörlitz, Kleutsch und Radegast 1632.  m (7 Mar 1637) JOHANNA ELISABETH von Krosigk, daughter of ALBRECHT CHRISTOPH von Krosigk zu Sandersleben, Hofmarschall, & his wife Katharina [von Poplitz] (-after 1686).  Georg Aribert & his wife had five children: 

a)         DOROTHEA ARIBERTE von Aribert (16 Oct 1639-3 May 1661, bur Wörlitz). 

b)         SOPHIE von Aribert (-Wülknitz 23 May 1695, bur Wülknitz).  She was created Gräfin von Bahringen 6 Feb 1671.  m (Weissandt 3 Dec 1682) GEBHARD SIEGFRIED Edler Herr von Plotho, son of --- (-Hanau 31 Aug 1689). 

c)          ELEONORE von Aribert (Wörlitz 16 May 1642-Baruth/Mark 27 Aug 1677).  She was created Gräfin von Bahringen 6 Feb 1671.  m (Radegast 4 May 1675) JOHANN GEORG III Graf zu Solms-Baruth, son of --- (1630-Baruth 12 Oct 1690, bur Baruth Kirche). 

d)         CHRISTIAN ARIBERT von Aribert (-Koblenz 14 Jul 1677, bur Koblenz Jesuit Church).  He was created Graf von Bähringen 6 Feb 1671.  Zu Wörlitz, Kleutsch und Radegast. 

e)         JOHANNA von Bähringen (-1 Nov 1660, bur 2 Dec 1660 Wörlitz). 

13.      KUNIGUNDE JULIANE (Dessau 17 Feb 1608-Rotenburg 26 Sep/5 Oct 1683, bur Rotenburg Stiftskirche)m (Weimar 2 Jan 1642) as his second wife, HERMANN Landgraf von Hessen-Rotenburg, son of MORITZ "der Gelehrte" Landgraf von Hessen-Kassel & his second wife Juliane Gräfin von Nassau-Dillenburg (Kassel 15 Aug 1607-Rotenburg an der Fulda 25 Mar 1658, bur Rotenburg Stiftskirche). 

14.      SUSANNA MARGARETE (Dessau 23 Aug 1610-Babenhausen 3/13 Oct 1663)m (Buchsweiler 16 Feb 1651) JOHANN PHILIPP Graf von Hanau-Lichtenberg in Babenhausen, son of --- (1626-Babenhausen 28 Dec 1663/6 Jan 1664). 

15.      JOHANNA DOROTHEA (1612-1695)m (1636) MORITZ Graf zu Bentheim-Tecklenburg, son of --- (1615-1674).

16.      EVA KATHARINE (1613-1679).

 

 

JOHANN GEORG Erbprinz von Anhalt-Dessau, son of JOHANN KASIMIR Fürst von Anhalt-Dessau & his first wife Agnes Landgräfin von Hessen-Kassel (Dessau 7/17 Nov 1627-Berlin 17/27 Aug 1693, bur Dessau Stadtkirche).  He succeeded his father in 1660 as JOHANN GEORG II Fürst von Anhalt-Dessau.  He was granted the address "Durchlauchtig" by Imperial Order at Vienna 14 Dec 1677.  Zu Wörlitz, Kleutsch und Radegast 1677.  General Field Marshal in the army of the Electorate of Brandenburg.  Governor of the Mittelmark and Berlin[175]

m (Groningen 9 Jul 1659) HENRIETTE CATHARINA Pss van Oranje Gräfin von Nassau, daughter of FREDERIK HENDRIK Prins van Oranje, Graf von Nassau, Stadhouder of the Netherlands & his wife Amalie Gräfin zu Solms-Braunfels (The Hague 31 Jan 1637-Schloß Oranienbaum 3/4 Nov 1708, bur Dessau Schloßkirche).  Regent of Anhalt-Dessau 1693 to 1698. 

Johann Georg & his wife had ten children: 

1.         AMALIE LUDOVIKA (Berlin 7 Nov 1660-Dessau 12 Nov 1660, bur Dessau Schloßkirche). 

2.         HENRIETTE AMALIE (Cöln an der Spree 8/18 Nov 1663-Cöln an der Spree 27 May 1665).  Twin with her brother Friedrich Kasimir. 

3.         FRIEDRICH KASIMIR (Cöln an der Spree 8/18 Nov 1663-Cöln an der Spree 27 May 1665).  Twin with his sister Henriette Amalie. 

4.         ELEONORE ALBERTINE (Cöln an der Spree 1 May 1665-Dessau 5 Oct 1706, bur Barby).  Abbess of Herford 1680/1686.  m (Dessau 30 Mar 1686) HEINRICH Herzog von Sachsen-Weissenfels, son of AUGUST Herzog von Sachsen-Weissenfels & his first wife Anna Maria Herzogin von Mecklenburg-Schwerin (Halle 1657-Barby 16 Feb 1728, bur Barby). 

5.         HENRIETTE AMALIE (Kleve 26 Aug 1666-Oranienstein an der Lahn 18 Apr 1726, bur Diez).  Regent of Friesland 1696-1707.  m (Dessau 26 Nov 1683) HENDRIK CASIMIR II Fürst von Nassau-Diez, son of WILLEM FREDERIK Fürst von Nassau-Diez & his wife Albertina Agnes Pss van Oranje Gräfin von Nassau (The Hague 28 Jan 1657-Leewarden 15/25 Mar 1696).  

6.         LUISE SOPHIE (Dessau 15 Sep 1667-Dessau 18 Apr 1678, bur Dessau Schloßkirche).  She died of smallpox[176]

7.         MARIE ELEONORE (Dessau 14 Mar 1671-Dessau 16 May 1756, bur Dessau Schloßkirche)m (Dessau 3/13 Sep 1687) JERZY JOSZEF Fürst Radziwiłł Duke of Nieświcź and Olyka, Palatine of Troki, son of MICHAŁ KASIMIERZ Fürst Radziwiłł Duke of Nieświcź and Olyka, Palatine of Wilno & his wife Katarzyna Sobieska[177] (Biala 10 Mar 1668-Biala 3 Jan 1689). 

8.         HENRIETTE AGNES (Dessau 9/19 Jan 1674-Dessau 18 Jan 1729, bur Dessau Schloßkirche). 

9.         LEOPOLD (Dessau 3/13 Jul 1676-Dessau 9 Apr 1747, bur Dessau Schloßkirche).  He succeeded his father in 1693 as LEOPOLD I Fürst von Anhalt-Dessau

-        see below.   

10.      JOHANNA CHARLOTTE (Dessau 6 Apr 1682-Herford 31 Mar 1750, bur Herford).  Abbess of Herford 1729.  m (Oranienbaum 15 Jan 1699) PHILIPP WILHELM Markgraf von Brandenburg-Schwedt, von Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg (Königsberg 9/19 May 1669-Schloß Schwedt 19 Dec 1711, bur Berlin Cathedral).  Prussian Governor [Statthalter] of Magdeburg. 

 

 

LEOPOLD Erbprinz von Anhalt-Dessau, son of JOHANN GEORG II Fürst von Anhalt-Dessau & his wife Henriette Catharina Pss van Oranje Gräfin von Nassau (Dessau 3/13 Jul 1676-Dessau 9 Apr 1747, bur Dessau Schloßkirche).  He succeeded his father in 1693 as LEOPOLD I Fürst von Anhalt-Dessau.  Field Marshal in the Prussian army.  Governor of Stadt und Festung Magdeburg.  General Field Marshal in the Imperial army.  He was known as "der alte Dessauer". 

m (Dessau 4/14 Sep 1698) ANNA LUISE Föse, daughter of RUDOLF Föse [apothecary in Dessau] & his wife Agnes Ohme (Dessau 22 Mar/1 Apr 1677-Dessau 5 Feb 1745, bur Dessau Schloßkirche).  She was created Reichsfürstin ["Hochgeboren"] by Imperial Order at Vienna 29 Dec 1701. 

Mistress (1): SOPHIE ELEONORE Söldner, daughter of --- Söldner & his wife --- (Eilrich 7 Sep 1710-Dessau 16 Sep 1779).  She married (5 May 1737) Johann August Rode

Leopold I & his wife had ten children: 

1.         WILHELM GUSTAV (Dessau 12/20 Jun 1699-Dessau 16 Dec 1737, bur Dessau Schloßkirche).  Lieutenant General in the Prussian army.  Zu Gross-Alsleben 1729, and Kleckewitz 1737.  He died of smallpox[178]m (Dessau 14 Mar 1726) JOHANNA SOPHIE Herre, daughter of CHRISTIAN Herre [shopkeeper in Dessau] & his wife Katharina Dorothea Starcke (Dessau 8 Jul 1706-Dessau 5 Jun 1795, bur Dessau Friedhof).  She was created Gräfin von Anhalt by Imperial Order at Vienna 19 Sep 1749.  Mistress (1)HENRIETTE MARIANNE Schardius, daughter of JOHANN PETER Schardius & his wife ---. 

-        GRAFEN von ANHALT[179]

2.         LEOPOLD MAXIMILIAN (Dessau 25 Dec 1700-Dessau 16 Dec 1751, bur Dessau Schloßkirche).  General Field Marshal in the Prussian army and Governor of Magdeburg 1742[180].  He succeeded his father in 1747 as LEOPOLD II Fürst von Anhalt-Dessaum (Bernburg 25 May 1737) GISELA AGNES Pss von Anhalt-Köthen, daughter of LEOPOLD Fürst von Anhalt-Köthen & his first wife Friederike Henriette Pss von Anhalt-Bernburg (Köthen 21 Sep 1722-Dessau 20 Apr 1751, bur Dessau Schloßkirche).  She died of smallpox[181].  Leopold II & his wife had seven children: 

a)         LEOPOLD FRIEDRICH FRANZ Prinz von Anhalt-Dessau (Dessau 10 Aug 1740-Luisium bei Dessau 9 Aug 1817, bur 1822 Jonitz).  He succeeded his father in 1751 as LEOPOLD III Fürst von Anhalt-Dessau, under the regency of his uncle Dietrich Prinz von Anhalt-Dessau from 1751 until 20 Oct 1758 when he was declared of age.  Following the adhesion of Anhalt-Dessau to the Confederation of the Rhine (Rheinbund), Leopold III assumed the title Herzog von Anhalt-Dessau 30 Apr 1807. 

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b)         LUISE AGNES MARGARETE (Dessau 15 Aug 1742-Dessau 11 Jul 1743, bur Dessau Schloßkirche). 

c)         HENRIETTA KATHARINA AGNES (Dessau 5 Jun 1744-Dessau 15 Dec 1799, bur Riesigk Kirche)Canoness at Herford.  m (Bosfeld 26 Oct 1779) JOHANN JOST Freiherr von Loen, zu Cappeln und Tecklenburg, son of --- (1737-Brandenburg am Havel 17 May 1803). 

d)         MARIE LEOPOLDINE (Dessau 18 Nov 1746-Detmold 15 Apr 1769, bur Detmold Reformierte Kirche)m (Dessau 4 Aug 1765) SIMON AUGUST Graf zur Lippe-Detmold, son of --- (1727-Detmold 1 May 1782, bur Detmold Reformierte Kirche). 

e)         JOHANN GEORG (Dessau 28 Jan 1748-Vienna 1 May 1811, bur Vienna).  General of Infantry in the Prussian army.  Canon and provost of the Cathedral of St Sebastian at Magdeburg. 

f)          KASIMIRE (Dessau 19 Jan 1749-Detmold 8 Nov 1778, bur Detmold Reformierte Kirche)m (Dessau 9 Nov 1769) as his second wife, her brother-in-law, SIMON AUGUST Graf zur Lippe-Detmold, son of --- (1727-Detmold 1 May 1782, bur Detmold Reformierte Kirche). 

g)         ALBERT FRIEDRICH (Dessau 22 Apr 1750-Dessau 31 Oct 1811, bur Dessau Friedhof)m (Rheda 25 Oct 1774, divorced 1778) HENRIETTE Gräfin zur Lippe-Weissenfeld, daughter of FERDINAND Graf zur Lippe-Weissenfeld & his wife --- (Weissenfeld 7 Feb 1753-Kloster Welka 27 Jul 1795, bur Kloster Welka).  Mistress (1): ANNA LUISE Franke, daughter of ---.  Albert Friedrich had one illegitimate child by Mistress (1): 

i)          GUSTAV ADOLF .  He was created “von Heideck” in Anhalt-Dessau by order 8 Sep 1836. 

3.         DIETRICH (Dessau 2 Aug 1702-Dessau 2 Dec 1769, bur Dessau Schloßkirche).  General Field Marshal in the Prussian army.  Regent of Anhalt-Dessau for his nephew 1751 to 1758. 

4.         FRIEDRICH HEINRICH EUGEN (Dessau 27 Dec 1705-Dessau 2 Mar 1781, bur Dessau Herzogliche Palais).  Major General in the Prussian army.  General Field Marshal in the army of Electoral Saxony and Governor of Wittenberg[182]

5.         HENRIETTE MARIE LUISE (Dessau 3 Aug 1707-Dessau 7 Aug 1707, bur Dessau Schloßkirche). 

6.         LUISE (Dessau 21 Aug 1709-Bernburg 29 Jul 1732, bur Bernburg Schloßkirche)m (Dessau 25 Nov 1724) as his first wife, VIKTOR FRIEDRICH Fürst von Anhalt-Bernburg, son of KARL FRIEDRICH Fürst von Anhalt-Bernburg & his first wife Sophie Albertine Gräfin zu Solms-Sonnenwalde (Bernburg 20 Sep 1700-Bernburg 18 May 1765, bur Bernburg Schloßkirche). 

7.         MORITZ (Dessau 3 Oct 1712-Dessau 11 Apr 1760).  General Field Marshal in the Prussian army and Governor of Küstrin.  Provost at Brandenburg Cathedral.  Zu Milow und Premnitz 1754.  He died of cancer[183]

8.         ANNA WILHELMINE (Dessau 13 Jun 1715-Dessau 2 Apr 1780, bur Dessau Schloßkirche).  She founded the "adeliges Fräuleinstift Mosigkau"[184]

9.         LEOPOLDINE MARIE (Oranienbaum 12 Dec 1716-Kolberg 27 Jan 1782, bur Kolberg Marienkirche)m (Dessau 13 Feb 1739) her first cousin, FRIEDRICH HEINRICH Markgraf von Brandenburg-Schwedt, son of PHILIPP WILHELM Markgraf von Brandenburg-Schwedt & his wife Johanna Charlotte Pss von Anhalt-Dessau (Schwedt 21 Aug 1709-Schwedt 12 Dec 1788, bur Schwedt Französische Kirche).  He succeeded his brother in 1771 as Markgraf von Brandenburg-Schwedt

10.      HENRIETTE AMALIE (7 Dec 1720-Dessau 5 Dec 1793, bur Dessau Schloßkirche).  Canoness at Herford 1745, deaconess 1764, Coadjutrix 1779. 

Leopold I had two illegitimate children by Mistress (1):  

11.       GEORG HEINRICH von Berenhorst (Sandersleben 26 Oct 1733-Dessau 30 Oct 1814).  He was recognised under his father’s testament 27 Mar 1747.  m firstly (Zöberitz bei Zörbig 8 May 1781, divorced 20 Aug 1783) KATHARINA CHRISTIANE MARIA Otto, daughter of --- (Zörbig 29 Aug 1759- ----).  m secondly (Köthen 26 Oct 1783) HENRIETTE von Bülow, daughter of JOHANN HEINRICH von Bülow & his wife Sophie Viktoria von Schlegell (Predel 1765 -Dessau 1813). 

-        von BERENHORST

12.       KARL FRANZ von Berenhorst (Sandersleben 1 Mar 1735-Dessau 6 Jun 1804)m (Schweinitz 7 Feb 1785) JOHANNE ELEONORE Scholtz, daughter of --- (Schweinitz 14 Jun 1757-Dessau 15 Feb 1826)

-        von BERENHORST

 

 

 

B.      HERZOGEN von ANHALT-DESSAU 1807-1863

 

 

LEOPOLD FRIEDRICH FRANZ Erbprinz von Anhalt-Dessau, son of LEOPOLD II Fürst von Anhalt-Dessau & his wife Gisela Agnes Pss von Anhalt-Köthen (Dessau 10 Aug 1740-Luisium bei Dessau 9 Aug 1817, bur 1822 Jonitz).  He succeeded his father in 1751 as LEOPOLD III Fürst von Anhalt-Dessau, under the regency of his uncle Dietrich Prinz von Anhalt-Dessau from 1751 until 20 Oct 1758 when he was declared of age.  He was known as “Vater Franz” by his subjects, because of his good works.  From about 1767, when he returned from travelling in Holland, England and Italy, he undertook the redevelopment of his principality which had suffered severely during the Seven Years War.  In particular, with the help of his Minister and friend Friedrich Wilhelm von Erdmannsdorf (d. 9 Mar 1800), he sponsored a dyke-building scheme to prevent further flooding of the land from the rivers Elbe and Mude.  He also started various fire protection schemes, and was personally involved in fire-fighting.  From 1766 to 1770, he constructed a new hospital and poorhouse, followed in 1793 by the establishment of a medical commission.  To ease food shortages, he encouraged the import of grain from Russia.  Fürst Leopold was also active in reforming the schooling system.  He improved the cultural activities of Dessau, establishing a new theatre.  Following the adhesion of Anhalt-Dessau to the Confederation of the Rhine (Rheinbund), Leopold III assumed the title Herzog von Anhalt-Dessau 30 Apr 1807, decision published Jun 1807. 

m (Charlottenburg 25 Jul 1767) his first cousin, LUISE HENRIETTE WILHELMINE Markgräfin von Brandenburg-Schwedt, daughter of FRIEDRICH HEINRICH Markgraf von Brandenburg-Schwedt & his wife Leopoldine Marie Pss von Anhalt-Dessau (Stoltzenberg, Berlin 24 Sep 1750-Dessau 21 Dec 1811, bur 1822 Jonitz). 

Mistress (1): JOHANNA ELEONORE Hofmeyer, daughter of JOHANN GOTTFRIED Hofmeyer [Deacon at St Nikolaus in Zerbst] & his wife Eleonore Elisabeth Diermann (Zerbst 12 Nov 1739-Zerbst 3 May 1816).  She married --- von Neitschütz. 

Mistress (2): LEOPOLDINE LOUISE Schoch, wife of --- Schoch, daughter of --- (Wörlitz 8 Oct 1767-Sandersleben 24 Sep 1813).  She was ennobled by Prussian decree 19 Aug 1801 as “von Beringer”.  Her father was gardener to Fürst Leopold III, particularly involved with the planning of the Wörlitzer Park in 1770

Leopold III & his wife had two children: 

1.         daughter stillborn (1768). 

2.         FRIEDRICH Erbprinz von Anhalt-Dessau (Dessau 27 Dec 1769-Dessau 27 May 1814, bur Dessau Friedhof)m (Homburg 12 Jun 1792) CHRISTIANE AMALIE Landgräfin von Hessen-Homburg, daughter of FRIEDRICH V LUDWIG Landgraf von Hessen-Homburg & his wife Karoline Landgräfin von Hessen-Darmstadt (Homburg 29 Jun 1774-Dessau 3 Feb 1846, bur 1852 Dessau Schloßkirche).  Friedrich & his wife had seven children: 

a)         AMALIE AUGUSTE Pss von Anhalt-Dessau (Dessau 18 Aug 1793-Rudolstadt 12 Jun 1854, bur Rudolstadt Friedhof, her remains were transferred 1895 to Schwarzburg)m (Dessau 15 Apr 1816) as his first wife, her first cousin, FRIEDRICH GÜNTHER Fürst zu Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt, son of LUDWIG FRIEDRICH Fürst zu Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt & his wife Karoline Luise Landgräfin von Hessen-Homburg (Rudolstadt 6 Nov 1793-Schloß Heidecksburg 28 Jun 1867).

b)         LEOPOLD FRIEDRICH Erbherzog von Anhalt-Dessau (Dessau 1 Oct 1794-Dessau 22 May 1871, bur Dessau Mausoleum).  He succeeded his grandfather in 1817 as LEOPOLD FRIEDRICH Herzog von Anhalt-Dessau.  On 22 Jan 1842, Leopold Friedrich assumed the form of address “Herzogliche Durchlaucht” (Ducal Highness) for himself and his family.  On 18 Apr 1844, he changed the form of address to “Hoheit” (Highness).  He inherited the territories of Anhalt-Köthen in 1847 on the death of his distant cousin Heinrich Herzog von Anhalt-Köthen.  Succumbing to the pressures of the reformist movement, and in light of the critical financial situation in the territory, in 1848 Leopold Friedrich held elections in Köthen for a Parliament.  This saw the start of a democratic monarchy in Köthen, with the help of Minister von Goßler, although this ended with the unification of the duchies of Anhalt-Dessau and Anhalt-Köthen on 1 May 1853.  Leopold Friedrich took the title Herzog von Anhalt-Dessau-Köthen in 1854.  In 1863, he took the title Herzog von Anhalt following the death of the last Herzog von Anhalt-Bernburg.  m (Berlin 18 Apr 1818) FRIEDERIKE WILHELMINE Pss of Prussia, daughter of FRIEDRICH LUDWIG KARL Prince of Prussia (son of Friedrich Wilhelm II King of Prussia). & his wife Friederike Pss von Mecklenburg-Strelitz (Berlin 30 Sep 1796-Dessau 1 Jan 1850, bur Jonitz).  

-        HERZOGEN von ANHALT 1863-1918.

c)         GEORG BERNHARD Prinz von Anhalt-Dessau (Dessau 21 Feb 1796-Dresden 16 Oct 1865, bur Dessau Friedhof).  Lieutenant-Colonel in the Imperial Austrian army.  m firstly (Rudolstadt 6 Aug 1825) KAROLINE Pss von Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt, daughter of KARL GÜNTHER Prinz zu Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt & his wife Luise Ulrike Landgräfin von Hessen-Homburg (4 Apr 1804-Rudolstadt 14 Jan 1829).  m secondly (morganatically, Dresden 4 Oct 1831) THERESE EMMA von Erdmannsdorf, daughter of ALEXANDER FERDINAND von Erdmannsdorf & his wife Luise Friederike von Erdmannsdorf (Wittenberg 12 Sep 1807-Mannheim 28 Feb 1848, bur Mannheim).  She was created Gräfin von Reina 4 Oct 1831. 

-        GRAFEN von REINA[185].  

d)         PAUL CHRISTIAN Prinz von Anhalt-Dessau (Dessau 22 Mar 1797-Dessau 4 May 1797, bur Dessau Friedhof).

e)         LUISE FRIEDERIKE Pss von Anhalt-Dessau (Dessau 1 Mar 1798-Homburg 11 Jun 1858, bur Homburg)m (Dessau 12 Feb 1818) her maternal uncle, GUSTAV Landgraf von Hessen-Homburg, son of FRIEDRICH V LUDWIG Landgraf von Hessen-Homburg & his wife Karoline Landgräfin von Hessen-Darmstadt (Homburg 17 Feb 1781-Homburg 8 Sep 1848, bur Homburg).  He succeeded his brother in 1846 as reigning Landgraf von Hessen-Homburg.

f)          FRIEDRICH AUGUST Prinz von Anhalt-Dessau (Dessau 23 Sep 1799-Dessau 4 Dec 1864, bur Dessau Schloßkirche)m (Schloß Rumpenheim 11 Sep 1832) MARIE Landgräfin von Hessen-Kassel, daughter of WILHELM Landgraf von Hessen-Kassel & his wife Charlotte Pss of Denmark (Copenhagen 9 May 1814-Schloß Hohenburg, near Lenggries, Bavaria 28 Jul 1895, bur Dessau Stadtkirche).  Friedrich August & his wife had three children: 

i)          ADELHEID MARIE Pss von Anhalt-Dessau (Dessau 25 Dec 1833-Schloß Königstein 24 Nov 1916)m (Dessau 23 Apr 1851) ADOLF Herzog von Nassau, son of WILHELM Fürst und Herzog von Nassau & his first wife Luise Pss von Sachsen-Hildburghausen (Biebrich 24 Jul 1817-Schloß Hohenburg bei Lengräes, Upper Bavaria 17 Nov 1905).  Grand Duc de Luxembourg 1890. 

ii)         BATHILDIS AMALGUNDE Pss von Anhalt-Dessau (Dessau 29 Dec 1837-Schloß Nachod, Bohemia 10 Feb 1902)m (Dessau 30 May 1862) WILHELM Prinz zu Schaumburg-Lippe, son of GEORG WILHELM Fürst zu Schaumburg-Lippe & his wife Ida Karoline Pss zu Waldeck und Pyrmont (Bückeburg 12 Dec 1834-Nachod 4 Apr 1906, bur Nachod).

iii)        HILDA CHARLOTTE Pss von Anhalt-Dessau (Dessau 13 Dec 1839-Dessau 22 Dec 1926).

g)         WILHELM Prinz von Anhalt-Dessau (Dessau 29 May 1807-Vienna 8 Oct 1864, bur Dessau).  He adopted his niece, Helene Gräfin von Reina.  m (morganatically, 9 Jul 1840) CAROLINE EMILIE Klausnitzer, daughter of KARL Klausnitzer [Lieutenant in the Prussian army] & his wife Karoline Krüger (Dessau 31 Jan 1812-Vienna 27 Mar 1888).  She was created Freifrau von Stolzenberg 28 Jun 1842, by Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt decree. 

Leopold III had one illegitimate child by Mistress (1):

3.          FRANZ JOHANN GEORG Hofmeyer (5 Sep 1763-30 May 1823).  He was created Graf von Waldersee by Prussian Decree at Berlin 15 Oct 1786.  m (20 Oct 1787) his second cousin, LUISE Gräfin von Anhalt, daughter of ALBRECHT Graf von Anhalt & his wife Sophie Luise Henriette von Wedel (3 Sep 1767-4 Apr 1842).

-        GRAFEN von WALDERSEE.

Leopold III had three illegitimate children by Mistress (2):  

4.          WILHELMINE SIDONIE Schoch (Wörlitz 5 Jan 1789-Halle 20 Apr 1860).  Ennobled by Prussian decree 19 Aug 1801 as “von Beringer”.  m (Wörlitz 20 Jun 1815) WILHELM von Goerne zu Möser, son of --- (-Zerbst 10 Jul 1857).

5.          LOUISE ADELHEID Schoch (Dessau 16 Oct 1790-Halle 5 Jun 1870).  Ennobled by Prussian decree 19 Aug 1801 as “von Beringer”.  m (Wörlitz 19 Aug 1812) FRIEDRICH WILHELM LUDWIG GEORG von Glafey, son of --- (-Halle 3 Feb 1858).

6.          FRANZ ADOLF Schoch (Wörlitz 2 Jun 1792-28 Feb 1834).  He was ennobled by Prussian decree 19 Aug 1801 as “von Beringer”.  m AUGUSTE WILHELMINE Roeser, daughter of --- (2 Jun 1793-25 Aug 1855). 

-        von BERINGER

 

 

 

 

Chapter 5.    FÜRSTEN von ANHALT-BERNBURG

 

 

 

A.      FÜRSTEN von ANHALT-BERNBURG 1603-1806, HERZOGEN von ANHALT-BERNBURG 1806-1863

 

 

CHRISTIAN von Anhalt, son of JOACHIM ERNST Fürst von Anhalt in Zerbst, Bernburg, Köthen und Dessau & his first wife Agnes von Barby (Bernburg 11 May 1568-Bernburg 17 Apr 1630, bur Bernburg Schloßkirche)CHRISTIAN I Fürst von Anhalt-Bernburg 1603. 

m (Lorbach 2 Jul 1595) ANNA Gräfin von Bentheim-Tecklenburg, daughter of ARNOLD III Graf von Bentheim-Tecklenburg & his wife --- (Tecklenburg 4 Jan 1579-Bernburg 9 Dec 1624, bur Bernburg Schloßkirche). 

Christian I & his wife had sixteen children: 

1.         FRIEDRICH CHRISTIAN (b and d Amberg 2 May 1596). 

2.         AMALIE JULIANE (10 Sep 1597-Nienburg, Hannover 11 Aug 1605, bur Bernburg Schloßkirche). 

3.         CHRISTIAN (Amberg 11 Aug 1599-Bernburg 22 Sep 1656, bur Bernburg Schloßkirche).  He succeeded his father in 1630 as CHRISTIAN II Fürst von Anhalt-Bernburgm (Ahrensbök 28 Feb 1625) ELEONORE SOPHIE Herzogin von Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg, daughter of JOHANN Herzog von Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg & his second wife Agnes Hedwig Pss von Anhalt (Sonderburg 14/24 Feb 1603-Ballenstedt 5 Jan 1675, bur Bernburg Schloßkirche).  Christian II & his wife had fifteen children: 

a)         BERINGER (Schüttorf 21 Apr/1 May 1626-Bernburg 17 Oct 1627, bur Bernburg Schloßkirche). 

b)         SOPHIE (Bernburg [11/12]/[21/22] Sep 1627-Bernburg 12/22 Sep 1627, bur Bernburg Schloßkirche). 

c)         JOACHIM ERNST (Ballenstedt 13/26 Jun 1629-Ballenstedt 23 Dec 1629, bur Bernburg Schloßkirche). 

d)         CHRISTIAN (Bernburg 2/12 Jan 1631-Bernburg 20/30 Jun 1631, bur Bernburg Schloßkirche). 

e)         ERDMANN GIDEON (Harzgerode 21/31 Jan 1632-Bernburg 4 Apr 1649, bur Bernburg Schloßkirche). 

f)          BOGISLAW (Harzgerode 7/17 Oct 1633-Harzgerode 7 Feb 1634, bur Bernburg Schloßkirche). 

g)         VIKTOR AMADEUS (Harzgerode 6 Oct 1634-Bernburg 14 Feb 1718, bur Bernburg Schloßkirche).  He succeeded his father in 1656 as VIKTOR AMADEUS Fürst von Anhalt-Bernburg

-        see below

h)         ELEONORE HEDWIG (Bernburg 28 Oct 1635-Gandersheim 10 Sep 1685, bur Bernburg Schloßkirche).  Canoness at Gandersheim 1673, deaconess 1683. 

i)          ERNESTINE AUGUSTE (Plön 23 Dec 1636-Bernburg 5 Oct 1659, bur Bernburg Schloßkirche). 

j)          ANGELIKA (Bernburg 6 Jun 1639-Quedlinburg 13 Oct 1688, bur Bernburg Schloßkirche). 

k)         ANNA SOPHIE (Bernburg 13 Sep 1640-Sonnewalde 25 Apr 1704)m (Ballenstedt 20/30 Sep 1664) GEORG FRIEDRICH Graf zu Solms-Sonnenwalde, son of --- (Sep 1626-26 Jul 1688). 

l)          KARL URSINUS (Bernburg 18 Apr 1642-Parma 4/14 Jan 1660, bur Bernburg Schloßkirche). 

m)       FERDINAND CHRISTIAN (Bernburg 23 Aug 1643-Ballenstedt 14/24 Mar 1645, bur Bernburg Schloßkirche). 

n)         MARIE (Ballenstedt 25 Jan/4 Feb 1645-5 Jan 1655, bur Bernburg Schloßkirche). 

o)         ANNA ELISABETH (Bernburg 19/29 Mar 1647-Bernstadt 3 Sep 1680, bur 1700 Oels St Johannis)m (Bernburg 13 Mar 1672) as his first wife, CHRISTIAN ULRICH Herzog von Württemberg-Bernstadt, son of SILVIUS I NIMROD Herzog von Württemberg- Oels & his wife Elisabeth Marie von Münsterberg-Oels (Oels 9/19 Apr 1652-Oels 5 Apr 1704). 

4.         ELEONORE MARIE (Amberg 7 Aug 1600-Strelitz 17 Jul 1657)m (Güstrow 7 May 1626) as his third wife, JOHANN ALBRECHT II Herzog von Mecklenburg-Güstrow, son of JOHANN VII Herzog von Mecklenburg-Schwerin & his wife Sophie von Holstein-Gottorp (Waren 5 May 1590-Güstrow 23 Apr 1636, bur Güstrow Cathedral). 

5.         daughter (b and d 1601). 

6.         SIBYLLE ELISABETH (Amberg 10 Feb 1602-Strelitz 15 Aug 1648, bur Bernburg Schloßkirche). 

7.         ANNA MAGDALENE (Amberg 8 Mar 1603-30 Oct 1611). 

8.         ANNA SOPHIE (Amberg 10/20 Jun 1604-Bernburg 1 Sep 1640, bur Bernburg Schloßkirche). 

9.         LUISE AMALIE (14 Jan 1606-Bernburg 17 Oct 1635, bur Bernburg Schloßkirche). 

10.      ERNST (Amberg 19 May 1608-Naumburg 3 Dec 1632, bur Bernburg Schloßkirche). 

11.      AMOENA JULIANE (13 Nov 1609-Bernburg 31 Jul 1628, bur Bernburg Schloßkirche). 

12.      AGNES MAGDALENE (Amberg 8 Oct 1612-Wildungen 17 Jul 1629, bur Bernburg Schloßkirche). 

13.      FRIEDRICH (Ensdorf 16 Nov 1613-Plötzkau 30 Jun 1670, bur Harzgerode Kirche).  He succeeded in 1635 as FRIEDRICH Fürst von Anhalt zu Harzgerodem firstly (Bückeburg 10 Aug 1642) JOHANNA ELISABETH Gräfin von Nassau-Hadamar, daughter of JOHANN LUDWIG Graf von Nassau-Hadamar [later Fürst von Nassau-Hadamar] & his wife Ursula Gräfin zur Lippe (Dillenburg 7 Jan 1619-Harzgerode 2 Mar 1647, bur Harzgerode Kirche).  m secondly (Harzgerode 26 May 1657) MARIE ELISABETH Gräfin zur Lippe-Detmold, daughter of SIMON VII Graf zur Lippe-Detmold & his wife --- (Brake 31 Jul 1612-Harzgerode 15 Oct 1659, bur Harzgerode St Egidii).  Friedrich & his first wife had three children: 

a)         WILHELM LUDWIG (Harzgerode 18/28 Aug 1643-Harzgerode 14 Dec 1709, bur Harzgerode Kirche).  He succeeded his father in 1670 as WILHELM LUDWIG Fürst von Anhalt-Harzgerodem firstly (Laubach 25 Jul 1671) ELISABETH ALBERTINE Gräfin zu Solms-Laubach, daughter of ALBERT OTTO II Graf zu Solms-Laubach & his wife --- (Kassel 6 Mar 1631-Harzgerode 21 Jan 1693, bur Harzgerode Kirche).  m secondly (Frederiksborg Castle, near Copenhagen 20 Oct 1695) SOPHIE AUGUSTE Pss von Nassau-Dillenburg, daughter of HEINRICH Fürst von Nassau-Dillenburg & his wife Dorothea Elisabeth Herzogin von Liegnitz (Dillenburg 28 Apr 1666-Usingen 14 Jan 1733, bur Usingen). 

b)         ANNA URSULA (Harzgerode 24 Jun 1645-Harzgerode 25 Feb/7 Mar 1647, bur Harzgerode Kirche). 

c)         ELISABETH CHARLOTTE (Harzgerode 11 Feb 1647-Osterholm 20 Jan 1723, bur Norburg)m firstly (Köthen 25 Aug 1663) WILHELM LUDWIG Fürst von Anhalt-Köthen, son of LUDWIG Fürst von Anhalt-Köthen & his second wife Sophie zur Lippe (3 Aug 1628-Köthen 13 Apr 1665, bur Köthen St Jakob).  m secondly (Plötzkau 6 Oct 1666) AUGUST Herzog von Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg zu Plön, son of JOACHIM ERNST Herzog von Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Plön & his wife Dorothea Auguste Herzogin von Holstein-Gottorp (Ahrensbök 9 May 1635-Osterholm 17 Sep 1699, bur Norburg).  Herzog von Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg zu Norburg 1680. 

14.      SOPHIE MARGARETE (Amberg 16 Sep 1615-Dessau 27 Dec 1673, bur Dessau Schloßkirche)m (Dessau 14 Jul 1651) as his second wife, JOHANN KASIMIR Fürst von Anhalt-Dessau, son of JOHANN GEORG I Fürst von Anhalt-Dessau & his second wife Dorothea Pfalzgräfin von Simmern (Dessau 7 Sep 1596-Dessau 15/25 Sep 1660, bur Dessau Schloßkirche). 

15.      DOROTHEA BATHILDIS (Amberg 11 Aug 1617-Bernburg 7 May 1656, bur Bernburg Schloßkirche). 

16.      FRIEDRICH LUDWIG (Amberg 17 Aug 1619-Harzgerode 29 Jan 1621, bur Harzgerode). 

 

 

VIKTOR AMADEUS Erbprinz von Anhalt-Bernburg, son of CHRISTIAN II Fürst von Anhalt-Bernburg & his wife Eleonore Sophie Herzogin von Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg (Harzgerode 6 Oct 1634-Bernburg 14 Feb 1718, bur Bernburg Schloßkirche).  He succeeded his father in 1656 as VIKTOR AMADEUS Fürst von Anhalt-Bernburg.  He inherited Harzgerode, Gernrode and Plötzkau 1709 on the death of his cousin Wilhelm Fürst von Anhalt-Bernburg-Harzgerode.  He bought Zeitz and Belleben from Johann Georg II Fürst von Anhalt Dessau in 1685. 

m (Meisenheim 16 Oct 1667) ELISABETH Pfalzgräfin von Zweibrücken, daughter of FRIEDRICH Herzog von Zweibrücken & his wife Anna Juliana Gräfin von Nassau-Saarbrücken (Meisenheim/Zweibrücken 22 Mar/1 Apr 1642-Bernburg/Düsseldorf 18 Apr 1677, bur Bernburg Schloßkirche). 

Viktor Amadeus & his wife had six children: 

1.         KARL FRIEDRICH (Bernburg 13 Jul 1668-Ballenstedt 22 Apr 1721, bur Bernburg Schloßkirche).  He succeeded his father in 1718 as KARL FRIEDRICH Fürst von Anhalt-Bernburgm firstly (25 Jun 1692) his first cousin, SOPHIE ALBERTINE Gräfin zu Solms-Sonnenwalde, daughter of GEORG FRIEDRICH Graf zu Solms-Sonnenwalde & his wife Anna Sophie Pss von Anhalt-Bernburg (Sonnenwalde 2 Oct 1762-Bernburg 12 Jun 1708, bur Bernburg Schloßkirche).  m secondly (Schloß Bernburg 1 May 1715) WILHELMINE CHARLOTTE Nüssler, daughter of GOTTLIEB CHRISTIAN Nüssler [functionary in the administration of Harzgerode] & his wife Elisabeth Charlotte Vogts (Harzgerode 10 May 1683-Gernrode 30 May 1740, bur Gernrode St Cyraeus).  She was created Gräfin von Ballenstedt 19 Dec 1719 by Emperor Karl VI.  Karl Friedrich & his first wife had six children:

a)         ELISABETH ALBERTINE Pss von Anhalt-Bernburg (Bernburg 31 Mar 1693-Arnstadt 7 Jul 1774)m (Bernburg 2 Oct 1712) GÜNTHER Erbprinz von Schwarzburg-Sondershausen, son of CHRISTIAN WILHELM Fürst zu Schwarzburg-Sondershausen & his first wife Antonie Sybille Gräfin von Barby-Mühlingen (Auleben 23 Aug 1678-Sondershausen 28 Nov 1740).  He succeeded in 1721 as GÜNTHER XXVI Fürst zu Schwarzburg-Sondershausen.

b)         FRIEDRICH WILHELM Prinz von Anhalt-Bernburg (Bernburg 3 Sep 1694-Bernburg 28 Dec 1694, bur Bernburg Schloßkirche).

c)         CHARLOTTE SOPHIE Pss von Anhalt-Bernburg (Bernburg 21 May 1696-Sondershausen 22 Jul 1762)m (Bernburg 19 Jul 1721) AUGUST GÜNTHER Prinz von Schwarzburg-Sondershausen, son of CHRISTIAN WILHELM Fürst zu Schwarzburg & his second wife Wilhelmine Christiane Herzogin von Sachsen-Weimar (Sondershausen 27 Apr 1691-Eberleben 27 Oct 1750).

d)         AUGUSTE WILHELMINE Pss von Anhalt-Bernburg (Bernburg 3 Nov 1697-Harzgerode 22 Jun 1767, bur Harzgerode Kirche).

e)         VIKTOR FRIEDRICH Erbprinz von Anhalt-Bernburg (Bernburg 20 Sep 1700-Bernburg 18 May 1765, bur Bernburg Schloßkirche).  He succeeded his father in 1721 as VIKTOR FRIEDRICH Fürst von Anhalt-Bernburgm firstly (Schloß Dessau 15 Nov 1724) LUISE Pss von Anhalt-Dessau, daughter of LEOPOLD I Fürst von Anhalt-Dessau & his wife Anna Luise Föse (Dessau 21 Aug 1709-Bernburg 29 Jul 1732, bur Schloßkirche Bernburg).  m secondly (Potsdam 22 May 1733) SOPHIE FRIEDERIKE ALBERTINE Markgräfin von Brandenburg-Schwedt, daughter of ALBRECHT FRIEDRICH Markgraf von Brandenburg-Schwedt zu Sonnenberg & his wife Maria Dorothea Pss of Courland (Berlin 21 Apr 1712-Bernburg 7 Sep 1750, bur Schloßkirche Bernburg).  Mistress (1): KONSTANZE FRIEDERIKE Schmied [Schmidt], daughter of ---.  She was Maid of Honour of the reigning Fürstin.  Fürst Viktor Friedrich entered into a contract of concubinage with Konstanze Schmied 14 Nov 1750.  He accorded her the title “Frau von Bähr” 1752.  Viktor Friedrich & his first wife had one child:

i)          SOPHIE LUISE Pss von Anhalt-Bernburg (Bernburg 29 Jun 1732-Schloß Baruth 6 Oct 1786, bur Baruth Schloßkirche).  m (Bernburg 20 May 1753) FRIEDRICH GOTTLOB HEINRICH Graf zu Solms-Baruth, son of FRIEDRICH SIGISMUND Graf zu Solms-Baruth & his second wife Ernestine Elisabeth Gräfin zu Solms-Sonnenwalde (Baruth 25 Jul 1725-Paris 24 Jan 1787).

Viktor Friedrich & his second wife had five children:

ii)         FRIEDRICH ALBRECHT Erbprinz von Anhalt-Bernburg (Bernburg 15 Aug 1735-in the forest of Ballenstedt 9 Apr 1796, bur Bernburg Schloßkirche).  He succeeded his father in 1765 as FRIEDRICH Fürst von Anhalt-Bernburg

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iii)        CHARLOTTE WILHELMINE Pss von Anhalt-Bernburg (Bernburg 25 Aug 1737-Sondershausen 26 Apr 1777)m (Bernburg 4 Feb 1760) her first cousin, CHRISTIAN GÜNTHER III Fürst zu Schwarzburg-Sondershausen, son of AUGUST GÜNTHER Prinz von Schwarzburg-Sondershausen & his wife Charlotte Sophie Pss von Anhalt-Bernburg (Ebeleben 24 Jun 1736-Sondershausen 14 Oct 1794, bur Sondershausen St Trinitatis).

iv)        MARIE CAROLINE Pss von Anhalt-Bernburg (Bernburg 9 Jun 1739-Bernburg 11 Jun 1739, bur Bernburg Schloßkirche).

v)         FRIEDERIKE AUGUSTE SOPHIE Pss von Anhalt-Bernburg (Schloß Ballenstedt 28 Aug 1744-Schloß Coswig 12 Apr 1827, bur Coswig Kloster Mausoleum).  Canoness of Herford before her marriage.  m (Ballenstedt 27 May 1764) as his second wife, FRIEDRICH AUGUST Fürst von Anhalt-Zerbst, son of CHRISTIAN AUGUST Fürst von Anhalt-Zerbst & his wife Johanna Elisabeth Herzogin von Holstein-Gottorp (Alt-Stettin 8 Aug 1734-Luxembourg 3 Mar 1793).

vi)        CHRISTINE ELISABETH ALBERTINE Pss von Anhalt-Bernburg (Bernburg 14 Nov 1746-Coswig 18 May 1823, bur Coswig Kloster Mausoleum).  m (Bernburg 27 Apr 1762) her first cousin and younger brother of her older sister’s husband, AUGUST Prinz von Schwarzburg-Sondershausen, son of AUGUST GÜNTHER Prinz von Schwarzburg-Sondershausen & his wife Charlotte Sophie Pss von Anhalt-Bernburg (Ebeleben 8 Dec 1738-Sondershausen 10 Feb 1806, bur Sondershausen Friedhof).

Viktor Friedrich had one illegitimate child by Mistress (1): 

vii)        FRIEDERIKE WILHELMINE von Bähr (20 May 1752-6 Jul 1820)m (12 Nov 1768) OTTO HEINRICH LUDWIG Graf zu Solms und Tecklenburg, Herr zu Schköna, Rösa und Alt-Pouch, son of LUDWIG ADOLF Graf zu Solms und Tecklenburg zu Schköna & his wife Sabine Luise von Thümen (Schköna 18 Feb 1740-Schköna 3 Mar 1814, bur Schköna Kirche).  Herr zu Sonnenwalde 1803.  Counsellor at the Court of Saxony 1804. 

f)          FRIEDERIKE HENRIETTE Pss von Anhalt-Bernburg (Bernburg 24 Jan 1702-Köthen 4 Apr 1723, bur Köthen St Jakob)m (Bernburg 11 Dec 1721) as his first wife, LEOPOLD Fürst von Anhalt-Köthen, son of EMANUEL LEBRECHT Fürst von Anhalt-Köthen & his wife Gisela Agnes [von] Rath (Köthen 29 Nov 1694-Köthen 19 Nov 1728, bur Köthen St Jakob).

Karl Friedrich & his second wife had two children:

g)         FRIEDRICH Nüssler (Harzgerode 13 Mar 1712-Sep 1758).  Legitimated by the subsequent marriage of his parents.  He was created Gräfin von Bährenfeld 12 Jun 1723 by Emperor Karl VI.  Emperor Karl VII elevated him to the rank of Prince 16 Nov 1742, as Prinz von Bernburg or Anhalt-Bernburg as the legitimate son of Fürst Karl Friedrich.  Emperor Franz I annulled this distinction 29 Apr 1748, although Friedrich was still entitled to call himself Prinz von Bährenfeld.

h)         KARL LEOPOLD von Anhalt-Bernburg (Plötzkau 1 Jul 1717-Kassel 3 Oct 1769).  He was created Gräfin von Bährenfeld 12 Jun 1723 by Emperor Karl VI.  Emperor Karl VII elevated him to the rank of Prince 16 Nov 1742, as Prinz von Bernburg or Anhalt-Bernburg as the legitimate son of Fürst Karl Friedrich.  Emperor Franz I annulled this distinction 29 Apr 1748, although Karl Leopold was still entitled to call himself Prinz von Bährenfeld.  He was referred to as “Fürst zu Anhalt” in the reports of his death. 

2.         LEBRECHT (Schloß Bernburg 28 Jun 1669-Bad Ems 17 May 1727, bur Schaumburg-an-der-Lahn).  He received Zeitz and Belleben from his father in 1692, and Hoym and Frose in 1709.  LEBRECHT Fürst von Anhalt-Bernburg-Schaumburg-Hoym

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3.         SOPHIE JULIANE Pss von Anhalt-Bernburg (Bernburg 26 Oct 1672- Bernburg 21 Aug 1674, bur Bernburg Schloßkirche).

4.         JOHANN GEORG Prinz von Anhalt-Bernburg (Bernburg 14 Feb 1674-killed in battle between Leuze and Cambrai 9 Sep 1691, bur Bernburg Schloßkirche).

5.         CHRISTIAN Prinz von Anhalt-Bernburg (Bernburg 15 Mar 1675-Bernburg 30 Dec 1675, bur Bernburg Schloßkirche).

6.         son (b and d Bernburg 18 Apr 1677, bur Bernburg Schloßkirche).

 

 

FRIEDRICH ALBRECHT Erbprinz von Anhalt-Bernburg, son of VIKTOR FRIEDRICH Fürst von Anhalt-Bernburg & his second wife Sophie Friederike Albertine Markgräfin von Brandenburg-Schwedt (Bernburg 15 Aug 1735-in the forest of Ballenstedt 9 Apr 1796, bur Bernburg Schloßkirche).  He succeeded his father in 1765 as FRIEDRICH Fürst von Anhalt-Bernburg.  He governed the principality of Zerbst from 1793 (on the death of his distant cousin Friedrich August Fürst von Anhalt-Zerbst) until his own death in 1796. 

m (Augustenburg 4 Jun 1763) LUISE ALBERTINE Pss von Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Plön, daughter of FRIEDRICH KARL Herzog von Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Plön & his wife Christiane Armgard Gräfin von Reventlow (Plön 21 Jul 1748-Ballenstedt 2 Mar 1769, bur Bernburg Schloßkirche). 

Mistress (1): AUGUSTE --- “Frau von Gröna”.  She married --- Storch, Oberbergrat in Eisleben. 

Friedrich & his wife had two children: 

1.         ALEXIUS FRIEDRICH CHRISTIAN Erbprinz von Anhalt-Bernburg (Ballenstedt 12 Jun 1767-Ballenstedt 24 Mar 1834, bur Bernburg Schloßkirche).  He succeeded his father in 1796 as ALEXIUS Fürst von Anhalt-Bernburg.  He inherited Coswig and Mühlingen on the 1797 division of the territories of the principality of Anhalt-Zerbst.  Emperor Franz I of Austria conferred the title “Duke” on the line of Bernburg 18 Aug 1806, from which time Alexius was Herzog von Anhalt-Bernburg.  He inherited Hoym, Zeitz and Belleben in 1812 on the death of his cousin Friedrich Fürst von Anhalt-Bernburg-Hoym.  m firstly (Kassel 29 Nov 1794, divorced Aug 1817) MARIE FRIEDERIKE Pss von Hessen-Kassel, daughter of WILHELM IX Landgraf von Hessen-Kassel [later WILHELM I Elector of Hessen] & his wife Caroline Pss of Denmark (Schloß Hanau 14 Sep 1768-Hanau 17 Apr 1839, bur Hanau Marienkirche).  m secondly (Ballenstedt Schloßkirche 11 Jan 1818) DOROTHEA FRIEDERIKE von Sonnenberg, daughter of JOHANN FRIEDRICH ALBRECHT von Sonnenberg & his wife Johanna Friederike Luise von Stapler (Bernburg 23 Jan 1781-Ballenstedt 23 May 1818).  Her husband conferred on her the name “Frau von Hoym” 6 Jan 1818.  m thirdly (Bernburg 2 May 1819) his second wife’s sister, ERNESTINE CHARLOTTE von Sonnenberg, daughter of JOHANN FRIEDRICH ALBRECHT von Sonnenberg & his wife Johanna Friederike Luise von Stapler (Bernburg 19 Feb 1789-Ballenstedt 28 Sep 1845).  Her husband conferred on her the name “Frau von Hoym” 1 May 1819.  Alexius & his first wife had four children: 

a)         KATHARINE WILHELMINE Pss von Anhalt-Bernburg (Kassel 1 Jan 1796-Kassel 24 Feb 1796). 

b)         WILHELMINE LUISE Pss von Anhalt-Bernburg (Ballenstedt 30 Oct 1799-Schloß Heller near Düsseldorf 9 Dec 1882, bur Schloß Rheinstein)m (Schloß Ballenstedt 21 Nov 1817) FRIEDRICH Prince of Prussia, son of FRIEDRICH LUDWIG KARL Prince of Prussia (son of Friedrich Wilhelm II King of Prussia) & his wife Friederike Pss von Mecklenburg-Strelitz (Berlin 30 Oct 1794-Berlin 27 Jul 1863, bur Schloß Rheinstein). 

c)         FRIEDRICH Erbprinz von Anhalt Bernburg (Ballenstedt 19 Apr 1801-Ballenstedt 24 May 1801, bur Bernburg Schloßkirche). 

d)         ALEXANDER KARL Erbprinz von Anhalt Bernburg (Ballenstedt 2 Mar 1805-Hoym 19 Aug 1863, bur Bernburg Schloßkirche).  He succeeded his father in 1834 as ALEXANDER KARL Herzog von Anhalt-Bernburg.  On his death, the duchy of Anhalt-Bernburg was reunited with the duchy of Anhalt-Dessau-Köthen as the duchy of Anhalt.  m (Schloß Gottorp 30 Oct 1834) FRIEDERIKE KAROLINE Pss von Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg, daughter of WILHELM Herzog von Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg & his wife Luise Karoline Pss von Hessen-Kassel (Schloß Gottorp, Schleswig 9 Oct 1811-Alexisbad 10 Jul 1902, bur Bernburg Schloßkirche). 

2.         PAULINE CHRISTIANE Pss von Anhalt-Bernburg (Ballenstedt 23 Feb 1769-Detmold 29 Dec 1820, bur Detmold Reformed Church).  She was Regent in Detmold during the minority of her son 1802-1820.  m (Ballenstedt 2 Jan 1796) LEOPOLD I Fürst zur Lippe-Detmold, son of SIMON AUGUST Graf zur Lippe-Detmold & his second wife Leopoldine Pss von Anhalt-Dessau (Detmold 2 Dec 1767-Detmold 4 Apr 1802, bur Detmold Reformed Church).  

Friedrich had one illegitimate child by Mistress (1): 

3.          AUGUSTE von Gröna (-8 Apr 1841)m HANS AUGUST von Rissing, son of --- (-8 Apr 1841).  Lieutenant in the Prussian army.

 

 

 

B.      FÜRSTEN von ANHALT-BERNBURG-SCHAUMBURG-HOYM 1709-1812

 

 

LEBRECHT Prinz von Anhalt.Bernburg, son of VIKTOR AMADEUS Fürst von Anhalt-Bernburg & his wife Elisabeth Pfalzgräfin von Zweibrücken (Schloß Bernburg 28 Jun 1669-Bad Ems 17 May 1727, bur Schaumburg-an-der-Lahn).  He received Zeitz and Belleben from his father in 1692, and Hoym and Frose in 1709.  LEBRECHT Fürst von Anhalt-Bernburg-Schaumburg-Hoym

m firstly (Schaumburg-an-der-Lahn 12 Apr 1692) CHARLOTTE Pss von Nassau-Dillenburg-Schaumburg, daughter of ADOLF Graf von Nassau-Dillenburg-Holzapfel & his wife Elisabeth Charlotte Melander, Heiress of Holzapfel and Schaumburg (Schaumburg-an-der-Lahn 28 Sep 1673-Bernburg 31 Jan 1700, bur Schloßkirche Bernburg).  Heiress of Schaumburg an der Lahn. 

m secondly (Grave 27 Jun 1702) EBERHARDINE Freiin von Weede, daughter of JOHANN GEORG Freiherr von Weede [Governor of Grave] & his wife Agnes Margarete von Raesfeld, heiress of Middachten (Grave 9 Aug 1685-Grave 13 Feb 1724, bur Velp, Gelderland).  In return for renouncing (for herself and her descendants) the rights and titles of Prince/Princess in 1703, she received the title Freiin von Bähringen.  In 1705, Emperor Joseph I granted her the title Gräfin von Bähringen. 

m thirdly (Haus Zeitz 14 Sep 1725) SOPHIE von Ingersleben, daughter of JOBST ADAM von Ingersleben & his wife Johanna Hedwige --- (chr Groß-Rosenborg 18 Mar 1684-Hoym 31 Mar 1726).  The Imperial Council forbade her from bearing the title Princess. 

Lebrecht & his first wife had five children: 

1.         VIKTOR AMADEUS (Schaumburg 7 Sep 1693-Schaumburg 15 Apr 1772, bur Schaumburg-an-der-Lahn).  He succeeded his maternal grandmother in 1707 as Gräfin von Holzapfel und Herr von Schaumburg.  He succeeded his father in 1727 as VIKTOR I AMADEUS Fürst von Anhalt-Bernburg-Schaumburg-Hoymm firstly (Birstein 22 Nov 1714) CHARLOTTE LUISE Gräfin zu Ysenburg und Büdingen in Birstein, daughter of WILHELM MORITZ I Graf zu Ysenburg und Büdingen in Birstein & his wife Anna Amalie Gräfin von Isenburg und Büdingen (Büdingen 31 Jul 1680-Schaumburg 2 Jan 1739).  m secondly (Pölzig 14 Feb 1740) HEDWIG SOPHIE Gräfin Henckel von Donnersmarck, daughter of WENZEL LUDWIG Graf Henckel von Donnersmarck & his wife Hedwig Charlotte Gräfin zu Solms-Baruth (Oderberg 7 May 1717-Dietz-an-der-Lahn 21 Feb 1795, bur Holzappel).  Viktor I Amadeus & his first wife had six children: 

a)         VIKTORIA CHARLOTTE Pss von Anhalt-Bernburg-Schaumburg-Hoym (Schloß Schaumburg 25 Sep 1715-Schloß Schaumburg 4 Feb 1792)m (Schaumburg an der Lahn 26 Apr 1732, divorced Bayreuth 10 Jan 1764) FRIEDRICH CHRISTIAN Markgraf von Brandenburg-Bayreuth, son of CHRISTIAN HEINRICH Markgraf von Brandenburg-Bayreuth & his wife Sophie Christiane Gräfin von Wolfstein (Weferlingen 17 Jul 1708-Bayreuth 20 Jan 1769, bur Himmelkron).  He succeeded his nephew in 1763 as Markgraf von Brandenburg-Bayreuth

b)         LUISE AMALIE Pss von Anhalt-Bernburg-Schaumburg-Hoym (Schloß Schaumburg 10 Oct 1717-Lich 1 Sep 1721, bur Schaumburg Schloßkirche). 

c)         LEBRECHT Prinz von Anhalt-Bernburg-Schaumburg-Hoym (Schloß Schaumburg 26 Aug 1718-Schloß Schaumburg 5 Oct 1721). 

d)         CHRISTIAN Erbprinz von Anhalt-Bernburg-Schaumburg-Hoym (Schloß Schaumburg 30 Jun 1720-Schloß Schaumburg 13 Apr 1758).

e)         KARL LUDWIG Prinz von Anhalt-Bernburg-Schaumburg-Hoym (Schaumburg-an-der-Lahn 16 May 1723-Schaumburg-an-der-Lahn 20 Aug 1806).  Erbprinz von Anhalt-Bernburg-Schaumburg-Hoym 1758 on the death of his older brother.  Lieutenant Colonel.  He succeeded his father in 1772 as KARL LUDWIG Fürst von Anhalt-Bernburg-Schaumburg-Hoymm firstly (Stevenswaard, Limburg 25/26 Mar 1748, annulled 26 Jul 1757) BENJAMINA GERTRUDE Keiser, daughter of JAN Keiser [Captain in the Dutch army] & his wife Mechtilde Randaxe (Steevenswaard 1 Jan 1729-Belleville, Paris 8 Jan 1787).  m secondly (Braunfels 12 Dec 1765) AMALIE ELEONORE Gräfin zu Solms-Braunfels, daughter of FRIEDRICH WILHELM Fürst zu Solms-Braunfels & his second wife Sophie Magdalena Benigna Gräfin zu Solms-Laubach-Utphe (Braunfels 22 Nov 1734-Schaumburg-an-der-Lahn 19 Apr 1811).  Karl Ludwig & his first wife had one child: 

i)          KAROLINE Pss von Anhalt-Bernburg-Schaumburg-Hoym (Stevenswaard, Limburg 9 Jan 1749-Eger, Bohemia 26 Jun 1841).  Her father gave her the title “Freiin von Bärenthal” shortly before her marriage.  The Imperial Council ordered her, 11 May 1778, to cease using the title “Pss von Anhalt-Bernburg-Schaumburg-Hoym”.  m (Mannheim 6 Jan 1776) THOMAS Mahy Marquis de Favras, son of --- (-19 Feb 1790). 

Karl Ludwig & his second wife had five children: 

ii)         VIKTOR KARL FRIEDRICH Erbprinz von Anhalt-Bernburg-Schaumburg-Hoym (Schaumburg 2 Nov 1767-Schaumburg 22 Apr 1812).  He succeeded his father in 1806 as VIKTOR II Fürst von Anhalt-Bernburg-Schaumburg-Hoymm (Weilburg 29 Oct 1793) as her first husband, AMALIE Pss von Nassau-Weilburg, daughter of KARL CHRISTIAN Fürst von Nassau-Weilburg & his wife Carolina Pss van Oranje-Nassau (Kirchheimbolanden 6 Aug 1776-Schaumburg-an-der-Lahn 19 Feb 1841).  She married secondly (Schloß Schaumburg 15 Feb 1813) Friedrich Freiherr von Stein-Liebenstein zu Barchfeld.  Viktor II & his wife had four children: 

(1)       HERMINE Pss von Anhalt-Bernburg-Schaumburg-Hoym (Hoym 2 Dec 1797-Buda 14 Sep 1817, bur Budapest).  Heiress of the counties of Schaumburg and Holzappel on the death of her father.  m (Schaumburg 30 Aug 1815) as his second wife, JOSEPH Archduke of Austria, Palatine of Hungary, son of Emperor LEOPOLD II Archduke of Austria & his wife Infanta doña María Luisa de Borbón y Sajonia (Florence 9 Mar 1776-Ofen 13 Jan 1847, bur Ofen Burgpalast Palatinskapelle). 

(2)       ADELHEID Pss von Anhalt-Bernburg-Schaumburg-Hoym (Hoym 23 Feb 1800-Oldenburg 13 Sep 1820, bur Oldenburg Gertrudenfriedhof)m (Schaumburg 24 Jul 1817) as his first wife, PAUL FRIEDRICH AUGUST Erbprinz von Oldenburg, son of PETER Regent of Oldenburg [later PETER I Herzog von Oldenburg] & his wife Friederike Herzogin von Württemberg (Rastede 13 Jul 1783-Oldenburg 27 Feb 1853, bur Oldenburg Gertrudenfriedhof).  He succeeded his father in 1829 as Großherzog von Oldenburg

(3)       EMMA Pss von Anhalt-Bernburg-Schaumburg-Hoym (Schaumburg 20 May 1802-Pyrmont 1 Aug 1858, bur Hagenburg zu Rhoden)Regent of Waldeck und Pyrmont during the minority of her son 1845-1852.  m (Schaumburg 26 Jun 1823) GEORG FRIEDRICH Fürst zu Waldeck und Pyrmont, son of GEORG Fürst zu Waldeck und Pyrmont & his wife Albertine Charlotte Auguste Pss von Schwarzburg-Sondershausen (Weil bei Basel 20 Sep 1789-Arolsen 15 May 1845, bur Hagenburg zu Rhoden). 

(4)       IDA Pss von Anhalt-Bernburg-Schaumburg-Hoym (Schaumburg 10 Mar 1804-Oldenburg 31 Mar 1828, bur Oldenburg Gertrudenfriedhof)m (Schaumburg 24 Jun 1825) as his second wife, her brother-in-law, PAUL FRIEDRICH AUGUST Erbprinz von Oldenburg, son of PETER I Herzog von Oldenburg & his wife Friederike Herzogin von Württemberg (Rastede 13 Jul 1783-Oldenburg 27 Feb 1853, bur Oldenburg Gertrudenfriedhof).  He succeeded his father in 1829 as Großherzog von Oldenburg

iii)        WILHELM LUDWIG Prinz von Anhalt-Bernburg-Schaumburg-Hoym (Schaumburg 19 Apr 1771-killed in battle Stockach 25 Mar 1799). 

iv)       ALEXIS KLEMENS Prinz von Anhalt-Bernburg-Schaumburg-Hoym (Schaumburg 19 Aug 1772-Schaumburg 12 Jul 1776). SOPHIE CHARLOTTE Pss von Anhalt-Bernburg-Schaumburg-Hoym (Schaumburg 29 Sep 1773-Schaumburg 25 Feb 1774, bur Schaumburg Kirche). 

v)        KAROLINE ULRIKE Pss von Anhalt-Bernburg-Schaumburg-Hoym (Schaumburg 22 Sep 1775- Schaumburg 4 Mar 1782). 

f)          FRANZ ADOLF Prinz von Anhalt-Bernburg-Schaumburg-Hoym (Schaumburg-an-der-Lahn 7 Jul 1724-Halle-an-der-Saale 22 Apr 1784).  Lieutenant Colonel in the Prussian Army.  Governor of Magdeburg.  m (Nieder-Kaufung 19 Oct 1762) MARIE JOSEPHA Gräfin von Hasslingen, daughter of JOHANN WOLFGANG Graf von Haslingen zu Guhren & Ernestine von Kottwitz (13 Sep 1741-2 Dec 1785).  Franz Adolf & his wife had seven children: 

i)          VIKTOR FRIEDRICH Prinz von Anhalt-Bernburg-Schaumburg-Hoym (Halle 28 Feb 1764-Halle 17 Oct 1767). 

ii)         CHARLOTTE LUISE Pss von Anhalt-Bernburg-Schaumburg-Hoym (Halle 20 Apr 1766-Halle 6 Jan 1776). 

iii)        JOSEPH Prinz von Anhalt-Bernburg-Schaumburg-Hoym (Halle 1 May 1769-Genslach, East Prussia 19 Nov 1807)m (Waldau, Kreiz Bunzlau, near Lauban 22 Jun 1790) KAROLINE Westarp, daughter of FRANZ FRIEDRICH Westarp & his wife Johanna Julie Meyer (Brieg 24 Aug 1773-Brieg 25 Jul 1818).  She was titled “Gräfin, née von Westarp” with effect from 17 Jun 1798, by Prussian diploma dated 25 Jun 1798. 

-         GRAFEN von WESTARP

iv)       VIKTORIA AMALIE ERNESTINE Pss von Anhalt-Bernburg-Schaumburg-Hoym (Halle an der Saale 11 Feb 1772-Vienna 17 Oct 1817)m firstly (Montchéri bei Hofgeismar 28 Jun 1791) KARL Erbprinz von Hessen-Philippsthal, son of WILHELM Landgraf von Hessen-Philippsthal & his wife Ulrike Eleonore Pss von Hessen-Philippsthal-Barchfeld (Zütphen 6 Nov 1757-killed in battle Frankfurt-am-Main 2 Jan 1793, bur Philippsthal).  m secondly (Vienna 16 Oct 1796) FRANZ von Wimpffen, son of --- (2 Jan 1776-8 Dec 1842).  He was created Graf von Wimpffen in 1797. 

v)        ADOLF KARL ALBRECHT Prinz von Anhalt-Bernburg-Schaumburg-Hoym (Halle 14 Jul 1773-Halle 7 Feb 1776). 

vi)       LEOPOLD LUDWIG Prinz von Anhalt-Bernburg-Schaumburg-Hoym (Halle 8 Jan 1775-Halle 23 Jan 1776). 

vii)      MARIE HENRIETTE Pss von Anhalt-Bernburg-Schaumburg-Hoym (10 Feb 1779-Halle 12 Jun 1780). 

Viktor I Amadeus & his second wife had six children: 

g)         FRIEDRICH Prinz von Anhalt-Bernburg-Schaumburg-Hoym (Schloß Schaumburg 29 Nov 1741-Homburg von der Höhe 24 Dec 1812).  General in the Swedish Army.  General and Lieutenant-Field Marshal in the Imperial Army.  He succeeded his nephew in 1812 as FRIEDRICH Fürst von Anhalt-Bernburg-Hoym, having renounced 27 Dec 1811 the right to possess Schaumburg and Holzappel.  On his death, his distant cousin Alexius Herzog von von Anhalt-Bernburg inherited Hoym, Zeitz and Belleben. 

h)         SOPHIE CHARLOTTE Pss von Anhalt-Bernburg-Schaumburg-Hoym (Schloß Schaumburg 3 Apr 1743-Birstein 5 Oct 1781, bur Offenbach).  Canoness of Herford 1751.  m (Schaumburg 20 Sep 1760) as his first wife, WOLFGANG ERNST II Fürst zu Isenburg und Büdingen, son of WILHELM EMICH CHRISTOPH Erbgraf zu Isenburg und Büdingen in Birstein & his wife Amalie Belgika Gräfin zu Ysenburg und Büdingen (17 Nov 1735-Offenbach 3 Feb 1803, bur Offenbach). 

i)          VIKTOR AMADEUS Prinz von Anhalt-Bernburg-Schaumburg-Hoym (21 May 1744-killed in action at the Battle of Pardakoski, Lake Saïma, Finland 2 May 1790).  Lieutenant Colonel in the Russian Army.  m (Schloß Schaumburg 21 Apr 1778) the sister of his older half-brother’s second wife, MAGDALENE Gräfin zu Solms-Braunfels, daughter of FRIEDRICH WILHELM Fürst zu Solms-Braunfels & his second wife Sophie Magdalena Benigna Gräfin zu Solms-Laubach-Utphe (4 Jun 1742-21 Jan 1819).  Viktor Amadeus & his wife had one child: 

i)          VIKTOR AMADEUS Prinz von Anhalt-Bernburg-Schaumburg-Hoym (Homburg von der Höhe 19 Jun 1779-Homburg von der Höhe 4 Mar 1783). 

j)          KARL Prinz von Anhalt-Bernburg-Schaumburg-Hoym (b and d Schaumburg 4 Aug 1745). 

k)         HEDWIG AUGUSTE Pss von Anhalt-Bernburg-Schaumburg-Hoym (Schloß Schaumburg 6 May 1747-Schloß Schaumburg 5 Mar 1760). 

l)          GEORG AUGUST Prinz von Anhalt-Bernburg-Schaumburg-Hoym (Schloß Schaumburg 6 Nov 1751-Schloß Schaumburg 29 Oct 1754). 

2.         FRIEDRICH WILHELM Prinz von Anhalt-Bernburg-Schaumburg-Hoym (Schaumburg 12 Apr 1695-drowned in River Escaut at the battle of Denain 24 Jul 1712). 

3.         ELISABETH CHARLOTTE Pss von Anhalt-Bernburg-Schaumburg-Hoym (Bernburg 4 Dec 1696-Schaumburg 14 Jun 1754, bur Schaumburg Schloßkirche). 

4.         CHRISTIAN Prinz von Anhalt-Bernburg-Schaumburg-Hoym (Bernburg 27 Nov 1698-killed in battle Palermo 29 Apr 1720). 

5.         VIKTORIA HEDWIG Pss von Anhalt-Bernburg-Schaumburg-Hoym (Bernburg 30 Jan 1700- Schaumburg 10 Feb 1701). 

Lebrecht & his second wife had six children: 

6.         VIKTORIA SOPHIE Pss von Anhalt-Bernburg-Schaumburg-Hoym (Zeitz 10 Jan 1704-18 May 1704).

7.         CHARLOTTE WILHELMINE Pss von Anhalt-Bernburg-Schaumburg-Hoym (Schaumburg an der Lahn 24 Nov 1704-Barchfeld 11 Nov 1766, bur Herrenbreitungen)m (Hoym 31 Oct 1724) WILHELM Landgraf von Hessen-Philippsthal-Barchfeld, son of PHILIPP Landgraf zu Hessen-Philippsthal & his wife Katharina Amalie Gräfin zu Solms-Laubach (Philippsthal 2 Apr 1692-Breda 13 May 1761).  Governor of Breda. 

8.         JOHANN GEORG Prinz von Anhalt-Bernburg-Schaumburg-Hoym (30 Oct 1705-Zeitz 18 May 1707). 

9.         KARL JOSEF Prinz von Anhalt-Bernburg-Schaumburg-Hoym (26 Dec 1706-Zeitz 18 Feb 1737, bur Zeitz).  He inherited Zeitz and Belleben, jointly with his younger brother Viktor Lebrecht, in 1727 on the death of their father. 

10.      SOPHIE CHRISTINE EBERHARDINE Pss von Anhalt-Bernburg-Schaumburg-Hoym (Haus Zeitz 6 Feb 1710-Neustadt-an-der-Orla 26 Oct 1784)m (Sondershausen 10 Nov 1728) CHRISTIAN Prinz von Schwarzburg-Sondershausen, son of CHRISTIAN WILHELM Fürst von Schwarzburg-Sondershausen & his second wife Wilhelmine Christiana Herzogin von Sachsen-Weimar (Sondershausen 27 Jul 1700-Sondershausen 28 Sep 1749).  

11.      VIKTOR LEBRECHT Prinz von Anhalt-Bernburg-Schaumburg-Hoym (7 Nov 1711-Zeitz 5 Dec 1737, bur Zeitz Schloßkapelle).  He inherited Zeitz and Belleben, jointly with his older brother Karl Josef, in 1727 on the death of their father.

 

 

 

 

Chapter 6.    FÜRSTEN von ANHALT-PLÖTZKAU, FÜRSTEN von ANHALT-KÖTHEN 1603-1847

 

 

AUGUST von Anhalt, son of JOACHIM ERNST Fürst von Anhalt in Zerbst, Bernburg, Köthen und Dessau & his second wife Eleonore von Württemberg (Dessau 14 Jul 1575-Plötzkau 22 Aug 1653).  He succeeded as AUGUST Fürst von Anhalt-Plötzkau

m (Ansbach 25 Jan 1618) SIBYLLE Gräfin zu Solms-Laubach, daughter of JOHANN GEORG I Graf zu Solms in Laubach, Rödelheim und Münzenberg & his wife --- (Laubach 9/19 Oct 1590-Plötzkau 23 Mar 1659, bur Plötzkau). 

August & his wife had eight children: 

1.         JOHANNA (24 Nov 1618-Quedlinburg 3 May 1676, bur Köthen St Jakob).  Deaconess at Quedlingburg. 

2.         ERNST GOTTLIEB (Plötzkau 4 Sep 1620-Plötzkau 7/17 Mar 1654, bur Plötzkau). 

3.         LEBRECHT (Plötzkau 8 Apr 1622-Köthen 7 Nov 1669, bur Köthen St Jakob).  He succeeded as LEBRECHT Fürst von Anhalt-Köthenm (Plötzkau 18/28 Jan 1655) SOPHIE ELEONORE Gräfin von Stolberg, daughter of HEINRICH VOLRAD Graf zu Stolberg in Ortenberg & his wife --- (Ortenberg 2 Oct 1628-Köthen 13 Sep 1675, bur Köthen St Jakob). 

4.         DOROTHEA (Zerbst 20 Jun 1623-Plötzkau 6 Dec 1637, bur Plötzkau). 

5.         EHRENPREIS (Zerbst 21 Jul 1625-Bernburg 21 Jul 1626, bur Bernburg Schloßkirche). 

6.         SOPHIE (11 Jul 1627-Köthen 24 Nov 1679, bur Köthen St Jakob). 

7.         ELISABETH (Plötzkau 21 Mar 1630-Köthen 17 Apr 1692, bur Köthen St Jakob). 

8.         EMANUEL (Plötzkau 6/16 Oct 1631-Köthen 8/18 Nov 1670, bur Köthen St Jakob).  He succeeded his brother in 1669 as EMANUEL Fürst von Anhalt-Köthenm (Ilsenburg 23 Mar/4 Apr 1670) ELEONORE Gräfin von Stolberg-Wernigerode, daughter of HEINRICH ERNST Graf zu Stolberg in Wernigerode und Gedern & his wife --- (Ilsenburg 26 Mar 1651-Köthen 27 Jan/6 Feb 1690).  Emanuel & his wife had one child: 

a)         EMANUEL LEBRECHT Fürst von Anhalt-Köthen (posthumously Köthen 20 May 1671-Köthen 30 May 1704, bur Köthen St Jakob).  He succeeded from birth as EMANUEL LEBRECHT Fürst von Anhalt-Köthen

-        see below

 

 

EMANUEL LEBRECHT Fürst von Anhalt-Köthen, son of EMANUEL Fürst von Anhalt-Köthen & his wife Eleonore Gräfin von Stolberg-Wernigerode (posthumously Köthen 20 May 1671-Köthen 30 May 1704, bur Köthen St Jakob).  He succeeded from birth as EMANUEL LEBRECHT Fürst von Anhalt-Köthen, ruling under a regency during his minority until 1692. 

m (22 May 1692) GISELA AGNES [von] Rath, daughter of BALTHAZAR WILHELM [von] Rath & his wife Magdalene Dorothea von Wuthenau (Kleinwülknitz, near Köthen 9 Oct 1669-Nienburg 12 Mar 1740).  She was created Reichsgräfin von Nienburg by Imperial Diploma dated 23 Jul 1694, in which she is called “Gisela Agnes von Rathen”.  She was recognised as Princess by agreement of all the reigning Princes of the House of Anhalt 28 Jun 1698, ratified by the Emperor 12 Mar 1699. 

Emanuel Lebrecht & his wife had six children: 

1.         AUGUST LEBRECHT Prinz von Anhalt-Köthen (Köthen 24 May 1693-Köthen 25 Oct 1693). 

2.         LEOPOLD Erbprinz von Anhalt-Köthen (Köthen 29 Nov 1694-Köthen 19 Nov 1728, bur Köthen St Jakob).  He succeeded his father in 1704 as LEOPOLD Fürst von Anhalt-Köthen, ruling under a regency during his minority until 1715.  During his reign, Johann Sebastian Bach was Hofkapellmeister at Köthen 1717-1723.  m firstly (Bernburg 11 Dec 1721) FRIEDERIKE HENRIETTE Pss von Anhalt-Bernburg, daughter of KARL FRIEDRICH Fürst von Anhalt-Bernburg & his first wife Sophie Albertine Gräfin zu Solms-Sonnenwalde (Bernburg 24 Jan 1702-Köthen 4 Apr 1723, bur Köthen St Jakob).  m secondly (Weimar 27 Jun 1725) as her first husband, CHARLOTTE FRIEDERIKE AMALIE Pss von Nassau-Siegen, daughter of FRIEDRICH WILHELM I ADOLF Fürst von Nassau-Siegen & his wife Amalia Luise Pss of Courland (Siegen 30 Nov 1702-Stadthagen 22 Jul 1785, bur Stadthagen).  She married secondly (Varel 26 Apr 1730) as his second wife, Albrecht Wolfgang Graf zu Schaumburg-Lippe-BückeburgLeopold & his first wife had one child: 

a)         GISELA AGNES Pss von Anhalt-Köthen (Köthen 21 Sep 1722-Dessau 20 Apr 1751, bur Dessau Schloßkirche)m (Bernburg 25 May 1737) LEOPOLD MAXIMILIAN Erbprinz von Anhalt-Dessau, son of LEOPOLD I Fürst von Anhalt-Dessau & his wife Anna Luise Föse (Dessau 25 Dec 1700-Dessau 16 Dec 1751, bur Dessau Schloßkirche).  He succeeded his father in 1747 as LEOPOLD II Fürst von Anhalt-Dessau

Leopold & his second wife had two children: 

b)         EMANUEL LUDWIG Erbprinz von Anhalt-Köthen (Köthen 12 Sep 1726-Köthen 17 Aug 1728, bur Köthen St Jakob). 

c)         LEOPOLDINE CHARLOTTE Pss von Anhalt-Köthen (Köthen 3 Sep 1727-Köthen 6 Sep 1728, bur  Köthen St Jakob). 

3.         ELEONORE WILHELMINE Pss von Anhalt-Köthen (Köthen 7 May 1696-Weimar 30 Aug 1726, bur Weimar Friedhof)m firstly (Köthen 15 Feb 1714) FRIEDRICH ERDMANN Erbherzog von Sachsen-Merseburg, son of CHRISTIAN II Herzog von Sachsen-Merseburg & his wife Erdmuthe Dorothea Herzogin von Sachsen-Zeitz (Merseburg 20 Sep 1691-Köthen or Merseburg 2 Jun 1714, bur Merseburg Cathedral).  m secondly (Nienburg 24 Jan 1716) as his first wife, ERNST AUGUST Erbprinz von Sachsen-Weimar, son of JOHANN ERNST III Herzog von Sachsen-Weimar & his first wife Sophie Augusta Pss von Anhalt-Zerbst (Weimar 19 Apr 1688-Eisenach 19 Jan 1748, bur Weimar Friedhof).  He succeeded his father in 1728 as ERNST AUGUST I Herzog von Sachsen-Weimar

4.         AUGUST LUDWIG Prinz von Anhalt-Köthen (Köthen 9 Jun 1697-Köthen 6 Aug 1755).  He was granted Warmsdorf in 1716 by his older brother.  He succeeded his brother in 1728 as AUGUST LUDWIG Fürst von Anhalt-Köthenm firstly (Dresden 23 Jan 1722) AGNES WILHELMINE von Wuthenau, daughter of CHRISTIAN LUDWIG von Wuthenau, Herr von Glesien & his wife Agnes Sabine von Schlegel (Plötzkau 4 Dec 1700-Köthen 14 Jan 1725).  She was created Reichsfreiin von Warmsdorff 13 Oct 1721, and Reichsgräfin von Warmsdorff 18 Nov 1721.  m secondly (Schloß Promnitz, Sorau 14 Jan 1726) EMILIE Gräfin von Promnitz, daughter of HERMANN Graf von Promnitz & his wife Anna Marie Herzogin von Sachsen-Weissenfels (Plötzkau 15 Sep 1708-Köthen 20 Feb 1732).  m thirdly (Sorau 21 Nov 1732) the sister of his second wife, ANNA FRIEDERIKE Gräfin von Promnitz, daughter of HERMANN Graf von Promnitz & his wife Anna Marie Herzogin von Sachsen-Weissenfels (30 May 1711-Köthen 31 Mar 1750).  August & his first wife had two children: 

a)         GISELA HENRIETTE Pss von Anhalt-Köthen (Warmsdorf 16 Dec 1722-Warmsdorf 16 Dec 1728, bur Köthen St Jakob). 

b)         AGNES LEOPOLDINE Pss von Anhalt-Köthen (Köthen 31 May 1724-Köthen 28 Jul 1766, bur Köthen St Jakob). 

August Ludwig & his second wife had seven children: 

c)         CHRISTIANE ANNA Pss von Anhalt-Köthen (Köthen 5 Dec 1726-Wernigerode 2 Oct 1790)m (Köthen 12 Jul 1742) as his second wife, HEINRICH ERNST Graf zu Stolberg-Wernigerode, son of CHRISTIAN ERNST Graf zu Stolberg-Wernigerode & his wife Sophie Charlotte Gräfin zu Leiningen-Westerburg (Wernigerode 7 Dec 1716-Halberstadt 24 Oct 1778, bur Wernigerode).  He succeeded in 1771 as reigning Graf zu Stolberg-Wernigerode. 

d)         FRIEDRICH AUGUST Erbprinz von Anhalt-Köthen (Köthen 1 Nov 1727-Schloß Warmsdorff 26 Jan 1729). 

e)         JOHANNA WILHELMINE Pss von Anhalt-Köthen (Warmsdorff 4 Nov 1728-Carolath 17 Jan 1786)m (Köthen 17 Dec 1749) JOHANN FRIEDRICH KARL Graf von Schönaich-Carolath, son of HANS KARL Fürst zu Carolath-Beuthen, Graf von Schönaich, & his wife Amalie Burggräfin und Gräfin von Dohna-Schlodien (11 Nov 1716-23 Feb 1791).  Prinz von Schönaich-Carolath 18 Jan 1753, when the princely title was extended to all members of his family.  He succeeded in 1763 as Fürst von Carolath-Beuthen. 

f)          KARL GEORGE LEBRECHT Erbprinz von Anhalt-Köthen (Köthen 15 Aug 1730-Semlin, Hungary, during the siege of Belgrade 17 Oct 1789).  He succeeded his father in 1755 as KARL GEORG LEBRECHT Fürst von Anhalt-Köthen.  Lieutenant Colonel in the Prussian Army.  m (Glücksburg 26 Jul 1763) LUISE CHARLOTTE Pss von Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg, daughter of FRIEDRICH Herzog von Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg & his wife Henriette Auguste Gräfin zur Lippe-Detmold (Glücksburg 5 Mar 1749-Köthen 30 Mar 1812, bur Biendorf).  Karl Georg Lebrecht & his wife had six children:  

i)          KAROLINE LUISE Pss von Anhalt-Köthen (Köthen 8 Jan 1767-Köthen 8 Feb 1768, bur Köthen St Jakob).  

ii)         AUGUST CHRISTIAN FRIEDRICH Erbprinz von Anhalt-Köthen (Köthen 18 Nov 1769-Schloß Geuz bei Köthen 5 May 1812, bur Köthen Schloßgarten).  He succeeded his father in 1789 as AUGUST CHRISTIAN FRIEDRICH Fürst von Anhalt-Köthen.  He inherited part of the principality of Anhalt-Zerbst in 1797, under the family agreement which followed 4 years after the death of the last ruling Prince.  Following the adhesion of Anhalt-Köthen to the Confederation of the Rhine (Rheinbund), August assumed the title Herzog von Anhalt-Köthen 30 Apr 1807, decision published Jun 1807.  m (Frankfurt-am-Main 9 Feb 1792, divorced Wiesbaden 24 Sep 1803 and Köthen 1 Oct 1803) FRIEDERIKE Pss von Nassau-Usingen, daughter of FRIEDRICH AUGUST Fürst von Nassau-Usingen [later Herzog von Nassau] & his wife Luise Pss von Waldeck (Usingen 30 Aug 1777-Hochheim 28 Aug 1821, bur Usingen). 

iii)        KARL WILHELM Prinz von Anhalt-Köthen (Köthen 5 Jan 1771-killed in battle Avesnes or Maubeuge, Hainaut 8 Nov 1793). 

iv)       LUISE FRIEDERIKE Pss von Anhalt-Köthen (Köthen 30 Aug 1772-Köthen 28 Dec 1775, bur Köthen St Jakob). 

v)        LUDWIG Prinz von Anhalt-Köthen (Köthen 25 Sep 1778-Köthen 16 Sep 1802, bur Köthen St Jakob)m (Darmstadt 27 Jul 1800) LUISE Landgräfin von Hessen-Darmstadt, daughter of LUDWIG X Landgraf von Hessen-Darmstadt & his wife Luise Landgräfin von Hessen-Darmstadt (Darmstadt 16 Jan 1779-Köthen 18 Apr 1811, bur Köthen St Jakob).  Ludwig & his wife had two children: 

(1)       FRIEDRICH Prinz von Anhalt-Köthen (Halle 7 Jul 1801-Köthen 29 Oct 1801, bur Köthen St Jakob). 

(2)       LUDWIG EMIL Prinz von Anhalt-Köthen (Köthen 20 Sep 1802-Leipzig 18 Dec 1818, bur Köthen St Jakob).  He succeeded his uncle in 1812 as LUDWIG EMIL Herzog von Anhalt-Köthen

vi)       FRIEDERIKE WILHELMINE Pss von Anhalt-Köthen (Köthen 7 Sep 1780-Köthen 21 Jul 1781).  

g)         FRIEDRICH ERDMANN Prinz von Anhalt-Köthen (Köthen 27 Oct 1721-Pless 12 Dec 1797, bur Pless Schloßgarten).  He received the Herrschaft Pless (Upper Silesia) from his uncle Johann Erdmann Graf von Promnitz 21 Jun 1765.  m (Wernigerode 13 Jun 1766) his first cousin, LUISE FERDINANDA Gräfin zu Stolberg-Wernigerode, daughter of HEINRICH ERNST Graf zu Stolberg-Wernigerode & his wife Christiane Anna Pss of Anhalt-Köthen (30 Sep 1744-3 Feb 1784).  Friedrich Erdmann & his wife had nine children:   

i)          EMANUEL ERNST ERDMANN Erbprinz von Anhalt-Köthen-Pless (Schloß Pless 9 Jan 1768-Schloß Pless 4 Jun 1808, bur Pless Schloßgarten).  He was declared incapable of succeeding in 1797 due to his mental weakness. 

ii)         FRIEDRICH FERDINAND Prinz von Anhalt-Köthen-Pless (Pless 25 Jun 1769-Köthen 23 Aug 1830, bur Köthen Katholische Kirche).  He succeeded his father in 1797 as Fürst von Anhalt-Köthen-Pless.  He succeeded his second cousin in 1818 as FRIEDRICH FERDINAND Herzog von Anhalt-Köthen, at which time he ceded Pless to his younger brother Heinrich.  m firstly (Lindenau near Heiligenbeil 20 Aug 1803) LUISE Pss von Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck, daughter of FRIEDRICH KARL LUDWIG Herzog von Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck & his wife Friederike Gräfin von Schlieben (Lindenau, near Königsberg 28 Sep 1783-Schloß Pless 24 Nov 1803).  m secondly (Berlin 20 May 1816) JULIE Gräfin von Brandenburg, illegitimate daughter of FRIEDRICH WILHELM II King of Prussia & his mistress Sophie Gräfin von Dönhoff (Neuchâtel 4 Jan 1793-Vienna 27 or 29 Jan 1848). 

iii)        ANNA EMILIE Pss von Anhalt-Köthen-Pless (Pless 20 May 1770-Fürstenstein 1 Nov 1830)m (Pless 21 May 1791) HANS HEINRICH VI Graf von Hochberg, Freiherr zu Fürstenstein, son of HANS HEINRICH V Graf von Hochberg Freiherr von Fürstenstein & his wife Christine Henriette Luise Gräfin zu Stolberg-Stolberg (22 Apr 1768-Zützen 7 May 1833).  Heinrich Herzog von Anhalt-Köthen transferred Pless to their son, Hans Heinrich X Graf von Hochberg Freiherr von Fürstenstein, by contracts dated 5 Feb 1846 and 23 Nov 1846.  He was created Fürst von Pless by the king of Prussia 15 Oct 1850. 

iv)       BENEDIKTA Pss von Anhalt-Köthen-Pless (Büdingen 14 Jul 1771-Büdingen 4 Feb 1773, bur Büdingen). 

v)        CHRISTIANE Pss von Anhalt-Köthen-Pless (Pless 8 Feb 1774-Schloß Pless 1 Aug 1783, bur Pless Schloßgarten). 

vi)       GEORG Prinz von Anhalt-Köthen-Pless (Pless 29 May 1776-Schloß Pless 29 Jul 1777). 

vii)      HEINRICH Prinz von Anhalt-Köthen-Pless (Schloß Pless 30 Jul 1778-Köthen 23 Nov 1847, bur Köthen St Jakob).  His brother Friedrich Ferdinand Herzog von Anhalt-Köthen ceded Pless to him in 1818.  He received the title Fürst von Pless by decree of the King of Prussia 7 Nov 1825.  He succeeded in 1830 as HEINRICH Herzog von Anhalt-Köthen.  At that time, he gave Pless to his younger brother Ludwig, but on the latter’s death in 1841 it reverted to Heinrich.  He transferred Pless to his nephew, Hans Heinrich X Graf von Hochberg Freiherr von Fürstenstein, by contracts dated 5 Feb 1846 and 23 Nov 1846.  He founded 18 Nov 1836 the “Order of Albert the Bear” [Hausorden Albrecht der Bär] in honour of his distant ancestor.  During his reign, the industrialisation of the duchy of Anhalt-Köthen started, notably with railway construction which started in 1838.  Köthen was an important junction for the lines from Magdeburg to Halle/Leipzig and to Berlin, the station being named Heinrichsplatz in honour of the duke.  As far as Government was concerned, Heinrich believed in the traditional absolutist order, with no sympathy for the reform movements of the early to mid 19th century, which culminated in the 1848 revolution.  On his death, his distant cousin Leopold Herzog von Anhalt-Dessau assumed the government of Köthen, which was incorporated into the duchy of Anhalt-Dessau 1 Jan 1854.  m (Schloß Pless 18 May 1819) AUGUSTE FRIEDERIKE Pss Reuß zu Köstritz, daughter of HEINRICH XLIV Prinz Reuß j L zu Köstritz, Graf und Herr von Plauen & his second wife Auguste Amalie Leopoldine Riedesel Freiin zu Eisenbach (Brunswick 3 Aug 1794-Köthen 13 Jul 1855, bur Köthen St Jakob). 

viii)     CHRISTIAN FRIEDRICH Prinz von Anhalt-Köthen-Pless (Schloß Pless 14 Nov 1780-killed in battle Culm, at Ebersdorf near Teplitz (Bohemia) 30 Aug 1813). 

ix)       LUDWIG Prinz von Anhalt-Köthen-Pless (Pless 16 Jul 1783-5 Nov 1841, Pless Schloßpark).  Fürst von Anhalt-Köthen-Pless in 1830, when he received Pless from his older brother Heinrich Herzog von Anhalt-Köthen. 

h)         CHARLOTTE SOPHIE Pss von Anhalt-Köthen (Köthen 25 Aug 1733-Köthen 6 Sep 1770, bur Köthen St Jakob).   

i)          MARIE MAGDALENE Pss von Anhalt-Köthen (Köthen 22 Mar 1735-Büdingen 7 Nov 1783).  Canoness at Gandersheim.

5.         GISELA AUGUSTE Pss von Anhalt-Köthen (Köthen 24 Jul 1698-Köthen 3 Sep 1698). 

6.         CHRISTIANE CHARLOTTE Pss von Anhalt-Köthen (Köthen 12 Jan 1702-Köthen 27 Jan 1745).

 

 

 

 

Chapter 7.    FÜRSTEN von ANHALT-ZERBST 1603-1793

 

 

RUDOLF von Anhalt, son of JOACHIM ERNST Fürst von Anhalt in Zerbst, Bernburg, Köthen und Dessau & his second wife Eleonore von Württemberg (Harzgerode 28 Oct 1576-Zerbst 30 Jul 1621, bur Zerbst St Bartholomäi).  He succeeded as RUDOLF I Fürst von Anhalt-Zerbst

m firstly (Wolfenbüttel 29 Dec 1605) DOROTHEA HEDWIG Herzogin von Braunschweig-Wolfenbüttel, daughter of HEINRICH JULIUS Herzog von Braunschweig-Wolfenbüttel (Wolfenbüttel 3 Feb 1587-Zerbst 16 Oct 1609, bur Zerbst, transferred 1899 to Zerbst Schloß Fürstengruft). 

m secondly (31 Aug 1612) MAGDALENE Gräfin von Oldenburg, daughter of JOHANN VIII Graf von Oldenburg & his wife Elisabeth von Schwarzburg-Sondershausen (Oldenburg 6 Oct 1585-Coswig 14 Apr 1657, bur Zerbst, transferred 1899 to Zerbst Schloß Fürstengruft). 

Rudolf I & his first wife had four children: 

1.         daughter (b and d 1606, bur Zerbst St Bartholomäi). 

2.         DOROTHEA (Zerbst 25 Sep 1607-Hitzacker 26 Sep 1634, bur Dannenberg).  She died in childbirth.  m (Zerbst 26 Oct 1623) as his second wife, AUGUST Herzog von Braunschweig-Lüneburg, son of HEINRICH "der Jüngere" Herzog von Braunschweig-Lüneburg in Dannenberg & his wife Ursula von Sachsen-Lauenburg (Dannenberg 10 Apr 1579-Wolfenbüttel 17 Sep 1666, bur Wolfenbüttel Beatae Mariae Virginae).  He succeeded in 1635 as AUGUST Herzog von Braunschweig-Lüneburg in Wolfenbüttel

3.         ELEONORE (Zerbst 10 Nov 1608-Osterholm 2 Nov 1681, bur 1813 Norburg)m (5 Feb 1632) as his second wife, FRIEDRICH Herzog von Schleswig-Holstein-Norburg, son of JOHAN of Denmark Herzog von Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg & his first wife Elisabeth Herzogin von Braunschweig-Grubenhagen (26 Nov 1581-22 Jul 1658, bur 1813 Norburg). 

4.         daughter (b and d Zerbst 16 Oct 1609, bur Zerbst St Bartholomäi). 

Rudolf I & his second wife had two children: 

5.         ELISABETH (Zerbst 1 Dec 1617-Oldenburg 3 Jun 1639, bur Oldenburg St Lambert). 

6.         JOHANN (Zerbst 24 Mar 1621-Zerbst 4 Jul 1667, bur Zerbst, transferred 1899 to Zerbst Schloß Fürstengruft).  He succeeded his father in 1621 as JOHANN Fürst von Anhalt-Zerbstm (Gottorf 16 Sep 1649) SOPHIE AUGUSTA Herzogin von Holstein-Gottorp, daughter of FRIEDRICH III Herzog von Schleswig-Holstein-Gottorp & his wife Marie Elisabeth Herzogin von Sachsen (Gottorf 5/15 Dec 1630-Coswig 12/22 Dec 1680, bur Zerbst, transferred 1899 to Zerbst Schloß Fürstengruft).  Johann & his wife had thirteen children: 

a)         JOHANN FRIEDRICH (Zerbst 11/21 Oct 1650-Zerbst 13 Mar 1651, bur Zerbst, transferred 1899 to Zerbst Schloß Fürstengruft). 

b)         GEORG RUDOLF (Zerbst 8/18 Sep 1651-Zerbst 26 Feb 1652, bur Zerbst, transferred 1899 to Zerbst Schloß Fürstengruft). 

c)         KARL WILHELM Prinz von Anhalt-Zerbst (Zerbst 16 Oct 1652-Zerbst 3 Nov 1718, bur Zerbst, transferred 1899 to Zerbst Schloß Fürstengruft).  He succeeded his father in 1667 as KARL WILHELM Fürst von Anhalt-Zerbst, ruling through a Regency until 1674.  In 1669, he acquired the territories of Mühlingen and Walternienburg.  m (Halle 18 Jun 1676) SOPHIE Herzogin von Sachsen-Weissenfels, daughter of AUGUST Herzog von Sachsen-Weissenfels & his first wife Anna Maria Herzogin von Mecklenburg-Schwerin (Halle 23 Jun 1654-Zerbst 31 Mar 1724, bur Zerbst Schloß Fürstengruft).  Karl Wilhelm & his wife had three children: 

i)          JOHANN AUGUST Erbprinz von Anhalt-Zerbst (Zerbst 29 Jul 1677-Zerbst 7 Nov 1742, bur Zerbst Schloßkapelle).  He succeeded his father in 1718 as JOHANN AUGUST Fürst von Anhalt-Zerbstm firstly (Zerbst 25 May 1702) FRIEDERIKE Herzogin von Sachsen-Gotha, daughter of FRIEDRICH I Herzog von Sachsen-Gotha & his first wife Magdalene Sibylle Herzogin von Sachsen-Weissenfels (Gotha 24 Mar 1675-Karlsbad 28 May 1709, Zerbst Schloßkapelle).  m secondly (Zerbst 8 Oct 1715) HEDWIG FRIEDERIKE Herzogin von Württemberg-Weiltingen, daughter of FRIEDRICH FERDINAND Herzog von Württemberg-Weiltingen & his wife Elisabeth Herzogin von Württemberg-Montbéliard (Weiltingen 18 Oct 1691-Zerbst 14 Aug 1752, Zerbst Schloßkapelle). 

ii)         KARL FRIEDRICH Prinz von Anhalt-Zerbst (Zerbst 2 Jul 1678-Zerbst 1 Sep 1693, bur Zerbst Schloß Fürstengruft).

iii)        MAGDALENA AUGUSTA Pss von Anhalt-Zerbst (Zerbst 13 Oct 1679-Altenburg or Gotha 11 Oct 1740, bur Gotha Schloß Friedenstein)m (Schloß Friedenstein, Gotha 7 Jun 1696) FRIEDRICH II Herzog von Sachsen-Gotha, son of FRIEDRICH I Herzog von Sachsen-Gotha & his first wife Magdalene Sibylle Herzogin von Sachsen-Weissenfels (Gotha 28 Jul 1676-Altenburg 23 Mar 1732, bur Schloß Friedenstein, Gotha).

d)         ANTON GÜNTHER Prinz von Anhalt-Zerbst (Zerbst 11 Nov 1653-Zerbst 10 Dec 1714, bur Groß-Mühlingen)m (Zerbst 1 Jan 1705) AUGUSTE ANTOINETTE Marschall von Biberstein, daughter of GEORG JOBST Marschall von Biberstein & his wife Sibylle von Ende (Zerbst 3 Mar 1659-Calbe 28 Dec 1736, bur Gross-Mühingen).  She bore the name “Frau von Günthersfeld”.  Anton Günther & his wife had one child: 

i)          ANTOINETTE von Gunthersfeld (Naumburg 17 Oct 1681-Calbe 16 Nov 1754, bur Calbe).  Legitimated by the subsequent marriage of her parents.  m firstly ERNST SIGISMUND von Mergenthal, son of --- (1661/2-1708, bur Sangershausen 12 Aug 1708).  Captain in the Prussian Army.  m secondly (Schloß Mühlingen 24 Sep 1714) BURKHARD VOLLRATH von Erlach, son of --- (-1716).  m thirdly (Calbe 21 May 1720) CHRISTIAN ALBRECHT von Platen, son of --- (-after 1754).  Lieutenant Colonel in the Prussian Army.

e)         JOHANN ADOLF Prinz von Anhalt-Zerbst (Zerbst 2 Dec 1654-Schloß Zerbst 19 Mar 1726, bur Zerbst, transferred 1899 to Zerbst Schloß Fürstengruft). 

f)          JOHANN LUDWIG Prinz von Anhalt-Zerbst (Zerbst 4 May 1656-Dornburg 1 Nov 1704, bur Zerbst St Trinitatis).  He ruled in Dornburg.  m (23 Jul 1687) CHRISTINE ELEONORE von Zeutsch, daughter of GEORG VOLRAT von Zeutsch & his wife Christine von Weissenbach (Hedersleben, near Eisleben 5 Jun 1666-Dornburg 17 May 1699, bur Zerbst St Trinitatis).  She and her children were declared “Reichsfürsten/Reichsfürstinnen” by the Emperor 7 Jan 1698.  Johann Ludwig & his wife had seven children: 

i)          JOHANN LUDWIG Prinz von Anhalt-Zerbst (23 Jun 1688-Zerbst 5 Nov 1746, bur Zerbst Schloß Fürstengruft).  He succeeded his first cousin in 1742 as JOHANN LUDWIG Fürst von Anhalt-Zerbst, jointly with his brother Christian August. 

ii)         JOHANN AUGUST Prinz von Anhalt-Zerbst (31 Dec 1689-Exilles, Dauphiné 22 Aug 1709, Zerbst St Trinitatis).

iii)        CHRISTIAN AUGUST Prinz von Anhalt-Zerbst (Dornburg 29 Nov 1690-Zerbst 16 Mar 1747, bur Zerbst Schloß Fürstengruft).  He succeeded his first cousin in 1742 as CHRISTIAN AUGUST Fürst von Anhalt-Zerbst, jointly with his brother Johann Ludwig.  He ruled solely from 1746 when his brother died.  m (Schloß Vechelde, Braunschweig 8 Nov 1727) JOHANNA ELISABETH Herzogin von Holstein-Gottorp, daughter of CHRISTIAN AUGUST Herzog von Schleswig-Holstein-Eutin, Bishop of Lübeck & his wife Albertine Friederike Markgräfin von Baden-Durlach (Gottorf 24 Oct 1712-Paris 30 May 1760, bur Zerbst Schloß Fürstengruft).  Regent of Anhalt-Zerbst during the minority of her son 1747-1752.  Christian August & his wife had five children:    

(a)       SOPHIE AUGUSTA FRIEDERIKE Pss von Anhalt-Zerbst (Stettin 2 May 1729-St Petersburg 17 Nov 1796, bur St Petersburg).  She was baptised into the Orthodox faith as EKATERINA Alexeievna.  She succeeded her husband 5 Jul 1762 as CATHERINE II Empress and Autocrat of all the Russias 9 Jul 1762.  She inherited Jever on the death of her brother in 1793.  m (St Petersburg 1 Sep 1745) KARL PETER ULRICH Herzog von Holstein-Gottorp, son of KARL FRIEDRICH Herzog von Holstein-Gottorp & Anna Petrovna Gdss of Russia (Kiel 21 Feb 1728-murdered Ropsha 17 Jul 1762).  He succeeded his aunt Empress Elizabeth in 1762 as PETER III Emperor and Autocrat of all the Russias.  He reigned until forced to abdicate by his wife 5 Jul 1762. 

(b)       WILHELM CHRISTIAN Prinz von Anhalt-Zerbst (Stettin 17 Nov 1730-Dornburg 27 Aug 1742, bur Zerbst St Trinitatis).

(c)       FRIEDRICH AUGUST Prinz von Anhalt-Zerbst (Alt-Stettin 8 Aug 1734-Luxembourg 3 Mar 1793).  He succeeded his father in 1747 as FRIEDRICH AUGUST Fürst von Anhalt-Zerbst, ruling under the regency of his mother until 1752.  On his death, Zerbst was ruled by Friedrich Fürst von Anhalt-Bernburg until the latter’s death in 1796.  In 1797, the territory was divided between Anhalt-Dessau (which received Zerbst and Walternienburg), Anhalt-Bernburg (Coswig and Mühlingen) and Anhalt-Köthen (Rosslau, Lindau and Dornburg).  m firstly (Zerbst 17 Nov 1753) KAROLINE Landgräfin von Hessen-Kassel, daughter of MAXIMILIAN Landgraf von Hessen-Kassel & his wife Friederike Charlotte Landgräfin von Hessen-Darmstadt (Kassel 10 May 1732-Zerbst 22 May 1759, bur Zerbst Schloßkirche).  m secondly (Ballenstedt 27 May 1764) FRIEDERIKE AUGUSTE SOPHIE Pss von Anhalt-Bernburg, daughter of VIKTOR FRIEDRICH Fürst von Anhalt-Bernburg & his second wife Sophie Friederike Albertine Markgräfin von Brandenburg-Schwedt (Schloß Ballenstedt 28 Aug 1744-Schloß Coswig 12 Apr 1827, bur Coswig Kloster Mausoleum).

(d)       AUGUSTE CHRISTINE Pss von Anhalt-Zerbst (Schloß Stettin 10 Nov 1736-Schloß Stettin 24 Nov 1736, bur Zerbst St Trinitatis).

(e)       ELISABETH ULRIKE Pss von Anhalt-Zerbst (Berlin 17 Dec 1742-Zerbst 5 Mar 1745, bur Zerbst St Trinitatis).

iv)       CHRISTIAN LUDWIG Prinz von Anhalt-Zerbst (5 Nov 1691-killed in battle near Aire, Pas-de-Calais 20 Oct 1710).

v)        SOPHIE CHRISTIANE Pss von Anhalt-Zerbst (16 Dec 1692-Zerbst 3 May 1747, bur Zerbst St Trinitatis).  Canoness at Gandersheim.

vi)       ELEONORE AUGUSTE Pss von Anhalt-Zerbst (13 May 1694-Dornburg 11 Jun 1704, bur Zerbst St Trinitatis).

vii)      JOHANN FRIEDRICH Prinz von Anhalt-Zerbst (14 Jul 1695-Schaffhausen 11 May 1742)m CAJETANA von Sperling, daughter of KARL Freiherr von Sperling [in Courland] & his wife --- (-17 Dec 1742).

g)         JOACHIM ERNST (Zerbst 30 Jul 1657-Zerbst 4/14 Jun 1658, bur Zerbst, transferred 1899 to Zerbst Schloß Fürstengruft). 

h)         MAGDALENE SOPHIE (Zerbst 31 Oct 1658-Zerbst 30 Mar 1659, bur Zerbst, transferred 1899 to Zerbst Schloß Fürstengruft). 

i)          FRIEDRICH (Zerbst 11 Jul 1660-Zerbst 24 Nov 1660, bur Zerbst, transferred 1899 to Zerbst Schloß Fürstengruft). 

j)          HEDWIG MARIE ELEONORE (Zerbst 30 Jan 1662-Zerbst 30 Jun/9 Jul 1662, bur Zerbst, transferred 1899 to Zerbst Schloß Fürstengruft).  

k)         SOPHIE AUGUSTA (Zerbst 9 Mar 1663-Weimar 14 Sep 1694, bur Weimar Friedhof)m (Zerbst 11 Oct 1685) as his first wife, JOHANN ERNST III Herzog von Sachsen-Weimar, son of JOHANN ERNST II Herzog von Sachsen-Weimar & his wife Christine Elisabeth Herzogin von Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg (Weimar 22 Jun 1664-Weimar 10 Jun 1707, bur Weimar Friedhof). 

l)          ALBRECHT (b and d Zerbst 12 Feb 1665, bur Zerbst, transferred 1899 to Zerbst Schloß Fürstengruft). 

m)       AUGUST (Zerbst 23 Aug/2 Sep 1666-Zerbst 7 Apr 1667, bur Zerbst, transferred 1899 to Zerbst Schloß Fürstengruft). 

 

 

 

 

 



[1] Almanach de Gotha (1998), p. 4. 

[2] Arnold, B. (2003) Princes and territories in medieval Germany (Cambridge University Press), p. 36. 

[3] Heinemann, O. van (ed.) (1867) Codex Diplomaticus Anhaltinus (Dessau), Teil I, 425, p. 312. 

[4] Codex Diplomaticus Anhaltinus, Teil II, 95, p. 78. 

[5] Codex Diplomaticus Anhaltinus, Teil II, 9, p. 8. 

[6] Codex Diplomaticus Anhaltinus, Teil II, 14, p. 13. 

[7] Codex Diplomaticus Anhaltinus, Teil II, 195, p. 151. 

[8] Codex Diplomaticus Anhaltinus, Teil III, 614, p. 439. 

[9] Codex Diplomaticus Anhaltinus, Teil II, 3, p. 4. 

[10] Codex Diplomaticus Anhaltinus, Teil II, 9, 19, 22, 27, 32, 33, 36, 37, 39, 40, pp. 8, 18, 22, 26, 31, 32, 33, 36, 37. 

[11] Cronica Principum Saxonie, MGH SS XXV, p. 476. 

[12] Codex Diplomaticus Anhaltinus, Teil II, 31, p. 30. 

[13] Codex Diplomaticus Anhaltinus, Teil II, 33, p. 31. 

[14] Codex Diplomaticus Anhaltinus, Teil II, 55, p. 46. 

[15] Codex Diplomaticus Anhaltinus, Teil II, 95, p. 78. 

[16] Codex Diplomaticus Anhaltinus, Teil II, 149, p. 119. 

[17] Codex Diplomaticus Anhaltinus, Teil II, 196, p. 151. 

[18] Cronica Principum Saxonie, MGH SS XXV, p. 476. 

[19] Cronica Reinhardsbrunnensis 1200, MGH SS XXX.1, p. 564. 

[20] Codex Diplomaticus Anhaltinus, Teil II, 217, p. 165. 

[21] Cronica Principum Saxonie, MGH SS XXV, p. 476. 

[22] Cronica Principum Saxonie, MGH SS XXV, pp. 473 and 476. 

[23] Cronica Principum Saxonie, MGH SS XXV, p. 476. 

[24] Cronica Principum Saxonie, MGH SS XXV, p. 476. 

[25] Cronica Principum Saxonie, MGH SS XXV, p. 476. 

[26] Codex Diplomaticus Anhaltinus, Teil II, 196, p. 151. 

[27] Cronica Principum Saxonie, MGH SS XXV, p. 476. 

[28] Codex Diplomaticus Anhaltinus, Teil II, 196, p. 151. 

[29] Cronica Principum Saxonie, MGH SS XXV, p. 476. 

[30] Cronica Principum Saxonie, MGH SS XXV, p. 476. 

[31] Codex Diplomaticus Anhaltinus, Teil II, 114, p. 92. 

[32] Mecklenburgisches Urkundenbuch, Band II, 1437, p. 567. 

[33] Cronica Principum Saxonie, MGH SS XXV, p. 476. 

[34] Cronica Principum Saxonie, MGH SS XXV, p. 476. 

[35] Epytaphia ducum Slezie, MGH SS XIX, p. 551. 

[36] ES I.2 186. 

[37] Cronica Principum Saxonie, MGH SS XXV, p. 476. 

[38] Codex Diplomaticus Anhaltinus, Teil II, 149, p. 119. 

[39] Codex Diplomaticus Anhaltinus, Teil II, 188, p. 147. 

[40] Codex Diplomaticus Anhaltinus, Teil II, 217, p. 165. 

[41] Cronica Principum Saxonie, MGH SS XXV, p. 476. 

[42] Codex Diplomaticus Anhaltinus, Teil II, 315, p. 229. 

[43] Codex Diplomaticus Anhaltinus, Teil II, 319, p. 232. 

[44] Codex Diplomaticus Anhaltinus, Teil II, 521, p. 374. 

[45] Cronica Principum Saxonie, MGH SS XXV, p. 476. 

[46] Codex Diplomaticus Anhaltinus, Teil II, 319, p. 232. 

[47] Codex Diplomaticus Anhaltinus, Teil II, 521, p. 374. 

[48] Codex Diplomaticus Anhaltinus, Teil II, 871, p. 606. 

[49] Codex Diplomaticus Anhaltinus, Teil III, 6, p. 7. 

[50] Codex Diplomaticus Anhaltinus, Teil III, 88, p. 60. 

[51] Schannat, J. F. (1724) Vindemiæ Literariæ (Fulda, Leipzig), Tome II, Joannis Tylich Chronicon Missnense, p. 84. 

[52] Langlois, E. (1886) Les Registres de Nicolas IV, Tome I (Paris), 1890, p. 341. 

[53] Codex Diplomaticus Anhaltinus, Teil III, 6, p. 7. 

[54] Codex Diplomaticus Anhaltinus, Teil III, 88, p. 60. 

[55] Codex Diplomaticus Anhaltinus, Teil III, 98, p. 66. 

[56] Codex Diplomaticus Anhaltinus, Teil III, 103, p. 69. 

[57] Codex Diplomaticus Anhaltinus, Teil III, 307, p. 199. 

[58] Codex Diplomaticus Anhaltinus, Teil III, 321, p. 210. 

[59] Codex Diplomaticus Anhaltinus, Teil III, 198, p. 131. 

[60] Codex Diplomaticus Anhaltinus, Teil III, 339, p. 221. 

[61] Codex Diplomaticus Anhaltinus, Teil V, Additions to Teil III, 345a, p. 328. 

[62] Codex Diplomaticus Anhaltinus, Teil III, 380, p. 248. 

[63] Codex Diplomaticus Anhaltinus, Teil III, 423, p. 280. 

[64] Reitzenstein, C. von (1871) Regesten der Grafen von Orlamünde (Bayreuth) ("Orlamünde Regesten"), p. 136. 

[65] Codex Diplomaticus Anhaltinus, Teil III, 339, p. 221. 

[66] Codex Diplomaticus Anhaltinus, Teil III, 350, p. 228. 

[67] Codex Diplomaticus Anhaltinus, Teil III, 339, p. 221. 

[68] Codex Diplomaticus Anhaltinus, Teil III, 350, p. 228. 

[69] Codex Diplomaticus Anhaltinus, Teil III, 380, p. 248. 

[70] Codex Diplomaticus Anhaltinus, Teil III, 1, p. 3. 

[71] Codex Diplomaticus Anhaltinus, Teil III, 1, p. 3. 

[72] Codex Diplomaticus Anhaltinus, Teil II, 319, p. 232. 

[73] Codex Diplomaticus Anhaltinus, Teil II, 521, p. 374. 

[74] Codex Diplomaticus Anhaltinus, Teil II, 871, p. 606. 

[75] Codex Diplomaticus Anhaltinus, Teil III, 103, p. 69. 

[76] Libro Memoriarum Sancti Blasii, MGH SS XXIV, p. 825. 

[77] Cronica Principum Saxonie, MGH SS XXV, pp. 473 and 476. 

[78] Codex Diplomaticus Anhaltinus, Teil II, 149, p. 119. 

[79] Codex Diplomaticus Anhaltinus, Teil II, 196, p. 151. 

[80] Annales Hamburgenses 1258, MGH SS XVI, p. 384. 

[81] Cronica Principum Saxonie, MGH SS XXV, p. 476. 

[82] Codex Diplomaticus Anhaltinus, Teil II, 569, p. 405. 

[83] Codex Diplomaticus Anhaltinus, Teil II, 569, p. 405. 

[84] Codex Diplomaticus Anhaltinus, Teil II, 698, p. 492. 

[85] Codex Diplomaticus Anhaltinus, Teil II, 569, p. 405. 

[86] Codex Diplomaticus Anhaltinus, Teil II, 871, p. 606. 

[87] Codex Diplomaticus Anhaltinus, Teil III, 17, p. 14. 

[88] Codex Diplomaticus Anhaltinus, Teil III, 43, p. 30. 

[89] Codex Diplomaticus Anhaltinus, Teil III, 145, p. 97. 

[90] Codex Diplomaticus Anhaltinus, Teil III, 346, p. 225. 

[91] Codex Diplomaticus Anhaltinus, Teil II, 569, p. 405. 

[92] Codex Diplomaticus Anhaltinus, Teil II, 698, p. 492. 

[93] Codex Diplomaticus Anhaltinus, Teil II, 871, p. 606. 

[94] Codex Diplomaticus Anhaltinus, Teil III, 17, p. 14. 

[95] Codex Diplomaticus Anhaltinus, Teil V, Additions to Teil III, 345a, p. 328. 

[96] Codex Diplomaticus Anhaltinus, Teil III, 346, p. 225. 

[97] Eccard, J. G. (1723) Corpus historicum medii ævi (Leipzig), Tome II, Hermanni Corneri Chronicon, col. 939. 

[98] Fabricius, C. G. (ed.) (1851) Urkunden zur Geschichte des Fürstenthums Rügen (Stettin) ("Rügen Urkunden"), Band III, CCCVIII, p. 128. 

[99] ES I.2 186. 

[100] ES I.2 186. 

[101] ES I.2 186. 

[102] Codex Diplomaticus Anhaltinus, Teil III, 43, p. 30. 

[103] Codex Diplomaticus Anhaltinus, Teil II, 605, p. 429. 

[104] Codex Diplomaticus Anhaltinus, Teil II, 871, p. 606. 

[105] Eckstorm, H. (1617) Chronicon Walkenredense (Helmstadt), p. 119. 

[106] Codex Diplomaticus Anhaltinus, Teil III, 346, p. 225. 

[107] Codex Diplomaticus Anhaltinus, Teil V, Additions to Teil III, 803a, p. 336. 

[108] Codex Diplomaticus Anhaltinus, Teil III, 518, p. 363. 

[109] Codex Diplomaticus Anhaltinus, Teil III, 545, p. 381. 

[110] Codex Diplomaticus Anhaltinus, Teil V, Additions to Teil III, 803a, p. 336. 

[111] Sudendorf, H. (1859) Urkundenbuch zur Geschichte der Herzöge von Braunschweig und Lüneburg (Hannover), Teil I, 690, p. 347. 

[112] Leibnitz, G. W. (1711) Scriptorum Brunsvicensia illustrantium, Tome III (Hannover), Chronicon Brunsvicensium, p. 386. 

[113] ES I.2 186. 

[114] Cronica Principum Saxonie, MGH SS XXV, p. 476. 

[115] Codex Diplomaticus Anhaltinus, Teil II, 196, p. 151. 

[116] Codex Diplomaticus Anhaltinus, Teil II, 515, p. 370. 

[117] Codex Diplomaticus Anhaltinus, Teil II, 524, p. 376. 

[118] Codex Diplomaticus Anhaltinus, Teil II, 687, p. 486. 

[119] Codex Diplomaticus Anhaltinus, Teil II, 850, p. 591. 

[120] Cronica Principum Saxonie, MGH SS XXV, p. 476. 

[121] Codex Diplomaticus Anhaltinus, Teil II, 515, p. 370. 

[122] Codex Diplomaticus Anhaltinus, Teil II, 524, p. 376. 

[123] Codex Diplomaticus Anhaltinus, Teil II, 667, p. 470. 

[124] Codex Diplomaticus Anhaltinus, Teil II, 871, p. 606. 

[125] Codex Diplomaticus Anhaltinus, Teil III, 150, p. 101. 

[126] Codex Diplomaticus Anhaltinus, Teil II, 524, p. 376. 

[127] Codex Diplomaticus Anhaltinus, Teil II, 871, p. 606. 

[128] Codex Diplomaticus Anhaltinus, Teil II, 667, p. 470. 

[129] Codex Diplomaticus Anhaltinus, Teil III, 317, p. 206. 

[130] Codex Diplomaticus Anhaltinus, Teil III, 317, p. 206. 

[131] Codex Diplomaticus Anhaltinus, Teil III, 332, p. 216. 

[132] Codex Diplomaticus Anhaltinus, Teil III, 317, p. 206. 

[133] Codex Diplomaticus Anhaltinus, Teil III, 317, p. 206. 

[134] Codex Diplomaticus Anhaltinus, Teil III, 317, p. 206. 

[135] Codex Diplomaticus Anhaltinus, Teil II, 687, p. 486. 

[136] Codex Diplomaticus Anhaltinus, Teil II, 830, p. 579. 

[137] Codex Diplomaticus Anhaltinus, Teil II, 515, p. 370. 

[138] Codex Diplomaticus Anhaltinus, Teil II, 524, p. 376. 

[139] Codex Diplomaticus Anhaltinus, Teil II, 667, p. 470. 

[140] Codex Diplomaticus Anhaltinus, Teil II, 687, p. 486. 

[141] Codex Diplomaticus Anhaltinus, Teil II, 871, p. 606. 

[142] Codex Diplomaticus Anhaltinus, Teil III, 286, p. 186. 

[143] Codex Diplomaticus Anhaltinus, Teil III, 317, p. 206. 

[144] Annales Hamburgenses 1265, MGH SS XVI, p. 385. 

[145] Codex Diplomaticus Anhaltinus, Teil II, 648, p. 459. 

[146] Codex Brandenburgensis, Erster Haupttheil, Band 15, LXXV, p. 58. 

[147] Codex Diplomaticus Anhaltinus, Teil III, 568, p. 396. 

[148] Codex Diplomaticus Anhaltinus, Teil III, 150, p. 101. 

[149] ES I.2 187. 

[150] Codex Diplomaticus Anhaltinus, Teil III, 286, p. 186. 

[151] Codex Diplomaticus Anhaltinus, Teil III, 317, p. 206. 

[152] Codex Diplomaticus Anhaltinus, Teil III, 568, p. 396. 

[153] Codex Diplomaticus Anhaltinus, Teil III, 614, p. 439. 

[154] Codex Diplomaticus Anhaltinus, Teil V, Additions to Teil III, 803a, p. 336. 

[155] Codex Diplomaticus Anhaltinus, Teil V, Additions to Teil IV, 460a, p. 349. 

[156] Codex Diplomaticus Anhaltinus, Teil V, Additions to Teil IV, 460a, p. 349. 

[157] Codex Diplomaticus Anhaltinus, Teil V, Additions to Teil IV, 460a, p. 349. 

[158] Codex Diplomaticus Anhaltinus, Teil V, Additions to Teil IV, 460a, p. 349. 

[159] ES I.2 187. 

[160] Codex Diplomaticus Anhaltinus, Teil III, 286, p. 186. 

[161] Codex Diplomaticus Anhaltinus, Teil III, 317, p. 206. 

[162] Codex Diplomaticus Anhaltinus, Teil III, 568, p. 396. 

[163] Codex Diplomaticus Anhaltinus, Teil III, 614, p. 439. 

[164] Codex Diplomaticus Anhaltinus, Teil V, Additions to Teil III, 803a, p. 336. 

[165] Fabricius, C. G. (ed.) (1858) Urkunden zur Geschichte des Fürstenthums Rügen (Berlin) ("Rügen Urkunden"), Band IV, Heft III, DCXLIV, p. 79. 

[166] Codex Diplomaticus Anhaltinus, Teil III, 680, p. 482. 

[167] Codex Diplomaticus Anhaltinus, Teil III, 771, p. 546. 

[168] ES I.2 188. 

[169] ES I.2 188. 

[170] Sommersberg, F. W (1729) Silesiacarum Rerum Scriptores (Leipzig), Codicis Silesiæ Diplomatici, CLXXII, p. 1047. 

[171] ES I.2 188. 

[172] ES I.2 188. 

[173] ES I.2 188. 

[174] ES I.2 189. 

[175] ES I.2 189. 

[176] ES I.2 189. 

[177] Genealogisches Handbuch der Fürstlichen Häuser, Band VIII (1968), p. 410. 

[178] ES I.2 189. 

[179] ES III.2 232-3. 

[180] ES I.2 189. 

[181] ES I.2 189. 

[182] ES I.2 189. 

[183] ES I.2 189. 

[184] ES I.2 189. 

[185] ES III.2 238a.