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

1396–1561
1603–1853

Flag Coat of arms
Anhalt-Dessau (orange)
Capital Dessau
Government Principality
Historical era Middle Ages
 - Partitioned from
    Anhalt-Zerbst
 
1396 1396
 - Partitioned to create
    Anhalt-Köthen
 
1471
 - Partitioned to create
    A-Plötzkau and A-Zerbst
 
1544
 - Annexed back to
    A-Zerbst (later: Anhalt)
 
1561–1603
 - Raised to duchy 1807
 - Merged with
    Anhalt-Köthen
 
1853 1853
 - Duchy of Anhalt reunited 1863

Anhalt-Dessau was a principality and later a duchy located in Germany. It was created in 1396 following the partition of the Principality of Anhalt-Zerbst. The capital of the state was Dessau. Anhalt-Dessau experienced a number of partitions throughout its existence with Anhalt-Köthen being created in 1471. The principality was partitioned for a second time in 1544 with Anhalt-Zerbst, Anhalt-Plötzkau being created. From 1561 until 1603 Anhalt-Dessau was under the rule of the Prince of Anhalt-Zerbst, and in 1603 Anhalt-Dessau was recreated and it was raised to a duchy in 1807.

Following the death of the last Duke of Anhalt-Bernburg in 1863 all of the Anhalt lands came under the rule of the Duke of Anhalt-Dessau who then took the new title of Duke of Anhalt for the newly created Duchy of Anhalt.

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Princes of Anhalt-Dessau 1396-1561

To Anhalt-Zerbst 1561.

Princes of Anhalt-Dessau 1603-1807

Raised to Duchy 1807.

Dukes of Anhalt-Dessau 1807-1863

Renamed Duchy of Anhalt 1863.

References


1911 encyclopedia

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