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Fürstentum (Herzogtum) Anhalt-Bernburg
Principality (Duchy) of Anhalt-Bernburg
State of the Holy Roman Empire (until 1806)

1252 – 1468
1603 – 1863

Flag Coat of arms
Anhalt-Bernburg (green)
Capital Bernburg
Government Principality
Historical era Middle Ages
 - Partitioned from Anhalt 1252
 - Annexed to Anhalt-Zerbst 1468
 - Repartitioned from Anhalt 1603
 - Raised to duchy 1803
 - Personal union with
 - Annexed by Anhalt-Dessau 1863

Anhalt-Bernburg was a German principality whose capital was Bernburg, and existed until 1863. The principality was created in 1252 when the Principality of Anhalt was partitioned between Anhalt-Aschersleben, Anhalt-Bernburg and Anhalt-Zerbst. After the ruling family became extinct in 1468, Anhalt-Bernburg was merged with Anhalt-Zerbst. The latter was divided in 1603 among the lines of Anhalt-Dessau, Anhalt-Köthen, Anhalt-Plötzkau, Anhalt-Bernburg and Anhalt-Zerbst. In 1635 the line of Anhalt-Harzgerode, which existed to 1709, was separated from Anhalt-Bernburg. In 1718 the Principality of Anhalt-Bernburg-Schaumburg-Hoym was created, and was reunited with Anhalt-Bernburg in 1812. In 1847 Anhalt-Bernburg inherited the Principality of Anhalt-Köthen. After the death of the last Prince of Anhalt-Bernburg, the principality was merged with Anhalt-Dessau.

Princes of Anhalt-Bernburg 1252–1468

To Anhalt-Zerbst

Princes of Anhalt-Bernburg 1603–1807

Raised to Duchy

Dukes of Anhalt-Bernburg 1803–1863

To Leopold IV, Duke of Anhalt-Dessau


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