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

1396 – 1561
1603 – 1853

Flag Coat of arms
Capital Köthen
Government Principality
Historical era Middle Ages
 - Partitioned from
    Anhalt-Zerbst
 
1396 1396
 - Inherited by Anhalt-Dessau 1552
 - Partitioned from
    Anhalt-Zerbst
 
1603
 - Partitioned to create
    Anhalt-Pless
 
1774
 - Raised to duchy 1806
 - Merged with
    Anhalt-Dessau
 
1847 1853
 - Duchy of Anhalt reunited 1863

Anhalt-Köthen has existed on two separate occasions. The first state was created in 1396 when the Anhalt-Zerbst was partitioned between Anhalt-Dessau and Anhalt-Köthen. The first creation lasted until 1552 when it was inherited by Anhalt-Dessau.

It was created for a second time in 1603 with the partition of Anhalt-Zerbst. With the death of Prince Augustus Louis in 1774 the principality was split, with the new state of Anhalt-Pless being created.

In 1806 Anhalt-Köthen was raised to a Duchy. With the death of Duke Henry in 1847 the Anhalt-Köthen line became extinct and was inherited by the Duke of Anhalt-Dessau.

Contents

Princes of Anhalt-Köthen 1396–1561

To Anhalt-Dessau 1562.

Princes of Anhalt-Köthen 1603–1806

Raised to Duchy 1806.

Dukes of Anhalt-Köthen 1806-1847

To Anhalt-Dessau 1847.

References

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