Landgravine Amalie of Hesse-Homburg

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Landgravine Amalie
Hereditary Princess of Anhalt-Dessau
Spouse Frederick, Hereditary Prince of Anhalt-Dessau
Issue Auguste, Princess of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt
Leopold IV, Duke of Anhalt
Prince George Bernhard
Prince Paul Christian
Louise, Landgravine of Hesse-Homburg
Prince Frederick Augustus
Prince William Waldemar
Full name
German: Christiane Amalie
House House of Hesse-Homburg (by birth)
House of Ascania (by marriage)
Father Frederick V, Landgrave of Hesse-Homburg
Mother Landgravine Caroline of Hesse-Darmstadt
Born (1774-06-29)29 June 1774
Bad Homburg vor der Höhe, Landgraviate of Hesse-Homburg, Holy Roman Empire
Died 3 February 1846(1846-02-03) (aged 71)
Dessau, Duchy of Anhalt-Dessau

Landgravine Christiane Amalie of Hesse-Homburg,[1][2] full German name: Christiane Amalie, Landgräfin von Hessen-Homburg[1][2] (29 June 1774, Bad Homburg vor der Höhe, Landgraviate of Hesse-Homburg, Holy Roman Empire[1][2] – 3 February 1846, Dessau, Duchy of Anhalt-Dessau[1][2]) was a member of the House of Hesse-Homburg and a Landgravine of Hesse-Homburg by birth. Through her marriage to Frederick, Hereditary Prince of Anhalt-Dessau, Amalie was also a member of the House of Ascania and Hereditary Princess of Anhalt-Dessau.

Family[edit]

Amalie was the fifth child of Frederick V, Landgrave of Hesse-Homburg and his wife Landgravine Caroline of Hesse-Darmstadt, daughter of Louis IX, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt.[1][2]

Marriage and issue[edit]

Amalie married Frederick, Hereditary Prince of Anhalt-Dessau, only surviving child of Leopold III, Duke of Anhalt-Dessau and his wife Margravine Louise Henriette Wilhelmine of Brandenburg-Schwedt, on 12 June 1792 in Bad Homburg vor der Höhe, Landgraviate of Hesse-Homburg, Holy Roman Empire.[1][2] Amalie and Frederick had seven children:[1]

  • Paul Christian of Anhalt-Dessau (b. Dessau, 22 March 1797 - d. Dessau, 4 May 1797)
  • William Waldemar of Anhalt-Dessau (b. Dessau, 29 May 1807 - d. Vienna, 8 October 1864), married morganatically on 9 July 1840 to Emilie Klausnitzer (b. Dessau, 30 January 1812 - d. Vienna, 28 March 1888), created Freifrau von Stolzenberg in 1842.

The poet Friedrich Hölderlin dedicated his 1800 poem Aus stillem Hauße senden - An eine Fürstin von Dessau to the Hereditary Princess.

Titles, styles, honours and arms[edit]

Titles and styles[edit]

  • 29 June 1774 – 12 June 1792: Her Highness Landgravine Amalie of Hesse-Homburg
  • 12 June 1792 – 27 May 1814: Her Highness The Hereditary Princess of Anhalt-Dessau, Landgravine of Hesse-Homburg
  • 27 May 1814 – 3 February 1846: Her Serene Highness The Dowager Hereditary Princess of Anhalt-Dessau, Landgravine of Hesse-Homburg

Ancestry[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g Darryl Lundy (31 Jul 2005). "Amalie Prinzessin von Hessen-Homburg". thePeerage.com. Retrieved 2009-12-17. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f Paul Theroff. "HESSE". Paul Theroff's Royal Genealogy Site. Retrieved 2009-12-17.