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Margravine Louise of Brandenburg-Schwedt

Margravine Louise of Brandenburg-Schwedt

Margravine of Brandenburg-Schwedt by birth and by marriage Duchess of Anhalt-Dessau
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Intro Margravine of Brandenburg-Schwedt by birth and by marriage Duchess of Anhalt-Dessau
A.K.A. Luise of Anhalt-Dessau
Gender female
Birth 24 September 1750 (Różanki, Lubusz Voivodeship)
Death 21 December 1811 (Dessau)
Family
Mother: Leopoldine Marie of Anhalt-Dessau
Father: Frederick HenryMargrave of Brandenburg-Schwedt
Spouse: Leopold IIIDuke of Anhalt-Dessau
Children: FrederickHereditary Prince of Anhalt-Dessau
The details
Biography

Louise Henriette Wilhelmine of Brandenburg-Schwedt (24 September 1750 in Różanki – 21 December 1811 in Dessau), was a Margravine of Brandenburg by births and by marriage a princess, and later Duchess, of Anhalt-Dessau.

Life

Louise was the daughter of Margrave Frederick Henry of Brandenburg-Schwedt and his wife Leopoldine Marie (born Princess of Anhalt-Dessau) from the line Brandenburg-Schwedt the House of Hohenzollern. She married her cousin Leopold III of Anhalt-Dessau on 25 July 1767 in Charlottenburg. By this marriage, she was Princess, and later Duchess, of Anhalt-Dessau.

She was considered educated and well read and was artistically gifted and was friends with famous artists, among them Angelica Kauffman, who painted some portraits of Louise. She travelled to England in 1775, and later to Switzerland and Italy.

Children

  1. A daughter (b. and d. Dessau, 11 February 1768).
  2. Frederick, Hereditary Prince of Anhalt-Dessau (b. Dessau, 27 December 1769 – d. Dessau, 27 May 1814).

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