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Leopoldine Marie of Anhalt-Dessau

Leopoldine Marie of Anhalt-Dessau

Princess of anhalt-dessau by birth and by marriage margravine of brandenburg-schwedt
The basics
Gender female
Birth December 12, 1716 (Dessau, Dessau-Roßlau, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany)
Death January 27, 1782 (Kołobrzeg, Kołobrzeg County, West Pomeranian Voivodeship, Poland)
Mother: Anna Louise Föhse
Father: Leopold I, Prince of Anhalt-Dessau
Siblings: Georg Heinrich von BerenhorstPrince Frederick Henry Eugen of Anhalt-DessauWilliam Gustav of Anhalt-DessauDietrich of Anhalt-DessauLeopold IIPrince of Anhalt-DessauPrince Moritz of Anhalt-DessauLuise von Anhalt-DessauHenriette Amalie of Anhalt-DessauAnna Wilhelmine of Anhalt-Dessau
Spouse: Frederick Henry, Margrave of Brandenburg-Schwedt
Children: Margravine Louise of Brandenburg-SchwedtFriederike Charlotte of Brandenburg-Schwedt
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The details

Leopoldine Marie, Princess of Anhalt-Dessau (12 December 1716, in Dessau – 27 January 1782, in Kołobrzeg) was the ninth child of Prince Leopold I of Anhalt-Dessau and his wife, Anna Louise Föhse. She married on 13 February 1739 the last margrave Frederick Henry of Brandenburg-Schwedt (1709-1788). After 1788, her Schwedt Castle was used by the Prussian royal family as a summer residence.


She had two daughters:

  • Louise (10 August 1750 – 20 December 1811), who married her cousin Prince Leopold III of Anhalt-Dessau (10 August 1740 – 9 August 1817).
  • Friederike Charlotte (18 August 1745 – 23 January 1808), the last Abbess of Herford Abbey

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