Prince Frederick Henry Eugen of Anhalt-Dessau

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Prince Frederick Henry Eugen

Frederick Henry Eugen of Anhalt-Dessau (b. Dessau, 27 December 1705 - d. Dessau, 2 March 1781), was a German prince of the House of Ascania from the Anhalt-Dessau branch.

He was the fourth son of Leopold I, Prince of Anhalt-Dessau, by his morganatic wife Anna Louise Föhse.

Life[edit]

In 1717, at the age of only twelve, Eugen joined the Prussian army. From 1733 to 1739 he was Chief of the Corps of the Prussian Hussar's regiment No. 1 (regiment of Pferde). In 1743 he left the Prussian service and joined the Austrian army under the command of Prince Charles Alexander of Lorraine as a volunteer on the Rhine. In 1746 he joined the army of the Electorate of Saxony, where he became a Governor of Wittenberg and later Generalfeldmarschall.

He never married or had children and never took part in the government of Anhalt-Dessau.

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