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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. 8

Chapter 3.                GRAFEN und FÜRSTEN von ANHALT, HERREN zu KÖTHEN 1252-1508. 11

 

 

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 von Hadmersleben, son of --- (-before 1280). 

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)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[112]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"[113].  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[114].  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[115].  "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[116].  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[117].  "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[118]

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"[119]

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[120].  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[121].  "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[122].  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[123].  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[124].  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[125].  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[126].  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[127].  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[128]

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[129].  "Hedewic de Anhalt...priorissa...” confirmed a sale of property to Kloster Coswig by charter dated 11 Apr 1317[130]

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[131]

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[132]

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[133]

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...[134].  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[135].  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[136].  "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[137].  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[138].  "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...[139].  "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[140].  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[141].  "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[142]

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"[143].  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[144]

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"[145].  "Agnes...relicta quondam...comitis Alberti in Anhalt...cum nostris filiis...Alberto et Woldemaro” donated property to Zerbst St. Bartholomäus by charter dated 1329[146]

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[147].  Canon at Coswig. 

2.         HEINRICH von Anhalt (-before 2 Mar 1317).  Deacon at Coswig.  He is shown in Europäische Stammtafeln[148], 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[149].  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[150].  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[151]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[152].  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[153]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[154]

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[155]

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[156]

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[157]

f)          [158][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[159].  "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[160].  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[161]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[162].  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[163]

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[164].  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...[165].  The dispensation for the marriage between "Alberti de Anhalt comitis” and “Beatricis eius uxoris”, despite their 4o consangunity, is dated 22 Jun 1344[166]

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) MARGARETE von Schwarzburg, daughter of GÜNTHER XX Graf von Schwarzburg Herr zu Arnstedt & his wife --- (Rudolstadt 16 Jun 1464-Köthen 1 Aug 1539, bur Köthen St Jakob).  Woldemar [VI] & his wife had five children: 

a)         [167]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[168]

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. 

-        FÜRSTEN von ANHALT[169]

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).

 



[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] ES I.2 186. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

[148] ES I.2 187. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

[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] ES I.2 187. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

[167] ES I.2 188. 

[168] ES I.2 188. 

[169] ES I.2 188-195.