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Frederica Wilhelmina of Prussia
Duchess consort of Anhalt-Dessau
Spouse Leopold IV, Duke of Anhalt-Dessau
Issue
Agnes, Duchess of Saxe-Altenburg
Frederick I, Duke of Anhalt
Maria Anna, Princess Frederick Charles of Prussia
Full name
German: Friederike Wilhelmine Luise Amalie
House House of Hohenzollern
House of Ascania
Father Prince Louis Charles of Prussia
Mother Frederica of Mecklenburg-Strelitz
Born 30 September 1796(1796-09-30)
Berlin
Died 1 January 1850 (aged 53)
Dessau

Princess Frederica Wilhelmina Louise Amalia of Prussia (30 September 1796 - 1 January 1850) was a daughter of Prince Louis Charles of Prussia and Frederica of Mecklenburg-Strelitz.[1] She was a member of the House of Hohenzollern. By her marriage to Leopold IV, Duke of Anhalt-Dessau, she would become Duchess consort of Anhalt-Dessau.

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Family

Frederica was the youngest child and only daughter of Prince Louis Charles of Prussia and his wife Frederica of Mecklenburg-Strelitz. Her father was a younger son of Frederick William II of Prussia. Due to her mother's later marriages, Frederica would have many half-siblings, including George V of Hanover.

Marriage and children

On 18 April 1818, Frederica married Leopold IV, Duke of Anhalt in Berlin.[1] They had been engaged since 17 May 1816, the connection being already arranged by the Prussian court. This dynastic connection was an expression of Leopold's pro-Prussian policies.

They had six children:


Frederica died on 1 January 1850 in Dessau.[1] Leopold would die eleven years later, on 22 May 1871.

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