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Princess Henriëtte Amalia of Anhalt-Dessau

Princess Henriëtte Amalia of Anhalt-Dessau

Regent of nassau-dietz (1666-1726)
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About
A.K.A. Henriette Amalie von Anhalt-Dessau
Gender female
Birth August 26, 1666 (Kleve, Kreis Kleve, Düsseldorf Government Region, North Rhine-Westphalia)
Death April 18, 1726 (Diez, Verbandsgemeinde Diez, Rhein-Lahn-Kreis, Rhineland-Palatinate)
Family
Mother: Countess Henriette Catherine of Nassau
Father: John George II, Prince of Anhalt-Dessau
Siblings: Leopold IPrince of Anhalt-DessauMarie Eleonore of Anhalt-DessauElisabeth Albertine of Anhalt-DessauPrincess Johanna Charlotte of Anhalt-Dessau
Spouse: Henry Casimir II, Prince of Nassau-Dietz
Children: John William Friso, Prince of OrangeSofia Hedwig, Princess of Nassau-DietzHenriette Albertine, Princess of Nassau-DietzWillem George Friso, Hereditary Prince of Nassau-DietzMaria Amalia, Princess of Nassau-Dietz
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Biography

Henriëtte Amalia Maria von Anhalt-Dessau (Kleve, 16 August 1666 – Dietz an der Lahn, 18 April 1726) was the daughter of John George II, Prince of Anhalt-Dessau, and Henriëtte Catharina of Nassau and the granddaughter of Frederick Henry, Prince of Orange.

Marriage and issue

She married her cousin Henry Casimir II, Prince of Nassau-Dietz, in 1683. When Henry Casimir died in 1696, she became regent for their son, John William Friso, who succeeded to his father's titles. Henriëtte Amalia van Anhalt-Dessau died in 1727, at the age of 59 and was buried in Dietz.

Hendrik Casimir II and Henriëtte Amalia had nine children:

  • William George Friso (1685–1686)
  • John William Friso (1687–1711), married Marie Louise of Hesse-Kassel
  • Henriëtte Albertine (1686–1754)
  • Maria Amalia (1689–1771)
  • Sophia Hedwig (1690–1734), married Karl Leopold, Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (26 September 1678 – 28 November 1747) on 27 May 1709 (div. 1710)
  • Isabella Charlotte (1692–1757), married Christian of Nassau-Dillenburg (1688–1739)
  • Johanna Agnes (1693–1765)
  • Louise Leopoldina (1695–1758)
  • Henriëtte Casimira (1696–1738)

Ancestry

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https://viaf.org/viaf/316876325
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q271927
https://www.worldcat.org/identities/containsVIAFID/316876325
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