Leopold I, Prince of Lippe

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Leopold I of Lippe (2 December 1767 – 5 November 1802) was a Prince of Lippe.

He was born in Detmold the son of Simon August, Count of Lippe-Detmold (1727–1782) and his second wife Princess Leopoldine of Anhalt-Dessau (1746–1769).

He received his education in Dessau, and when he reached 18 he went to study at the University of Leipzig. He succeeded his father as Count of Lippe-Detmold on his death on 1 May 1782, and remained Count until Lippe was raised to a Principality in 1789

He was married to Princess Pauline Christine of Anhalt-Bernburg (23 February 1769 – 29 December 1820), daughter of Frederick Albert, Prince of Anhalt-Bernburg and Louise Albertine of Schleswig-Holstein, on 2 January 1796 in Ballenstedt. From the marriage he had two sons:

Leopold died in Detmold and was succeeded as Prince by his eldest son, who became Leopold II

Leopold I, Prince of Lippe
Born: 2 December 1767 Died: 5 November 1802
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Simon August
Count of Lippe-Detmold
1782–1789
Raised to Prince
New title
Previously Count
Prince of Lippe
1789–1802
Succeeded by
Leopold II