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Agnes of Hesse-Kassel

Agnes of Hesse-Kassel

Princess consort of Anhalt-Dessau
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Intro Princess consort of Anhalt-Dessau
Gender female
Birth 14 May 1606 (Kassel)
Death 28 May 1650 (Dessau-Roßlau)
Family
Mother: Countess Juliane of Nassau-Dillenburg
Father: MauriceLandgrave of Hesse-Kassel
Siblings: franzingxxx klindix FrederickLandgrave of Hesse-EschwegeHerman IVLandgrave of Hesse-RotenburgWilliam VLandgrave of Hesse-KasselErnestLandgrave of Hesse-RheinfelsOttoLandgrave of Hesse-KasselElizabeth of Hesse-KasselDuchess of MecklenburgMagdalene von Hessen-KasselLandgravine Sophie of Hesse-Kassel
Spouse: John CasimirPrince of Anhalt-Dessau
Children: John George IIPrince of Anhalt-DessauLouise of Anhalt-Dessau
The details
Biography

Agnes of Hesse-Kassel (14 May 1606 in Kassel – 28 May 1650 in Dessau) was a princess of Hesse-Kassel by birth and by marriage Duchess of Anhalt-Dessau.

Life

Agnes was a daughter of Landgrave Maurice of Hesse-Kassel (1572-1632) from his second marriage to Juliane (1587-1643), the daughter of Count John of Nassau-Dillenburg. She was raised together with her siblings. She spoke six languages and composed music.

On 18 May 1623 she married Prince John Casimir of Anhalt-Dessau (1596-1660). During the Thirty Years' War, she managed to sothen the plight of Anhalt-Dessau by negotiating with the generals, both orally and in writing. She was considered a keen economist and mathematician. In 1645, she built a fortified house in Nischwitz, which was later developed into Oranienbaum Castle.

Issue

From her marriage Agnes had the following children:

  • Maurice (1624-1624)
  • Dorothea (1625-1626)
  • Juliane (1626-1652)
  • John George II (1627-1693), who was Prince of Anhalt-Dessau from 1660 to 1693
married in 1659 to Princess Henriette Catherine of Nassau (1637-1708)
  • Louise (1631-1680)
married in 1648 to Duke Christian of Brzeg (1618-1672)
  • Agnes (1644-1644)

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