Princess Antoinette of Anhalt

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Princess Antoinette
Princess of Schaumburg-Lippe
Spouse Prince Frederick of Schaumburg-Lippe
Issue Prince Leopold
Prince William
Full name
German: Antoinette Anna Alexandra Marie Luise Agnes Elisabeth Auguste Friederike
House House of Ascania (by birth)
House of Lippe (by marriage)
Father Leopold, Hereditary Prince of Anhalt
Mother Princess Elisabeth of Hesse-Kassel
Born (1885-03-03)3 March 1885
Schloss Georgium, near Dessau, Anhalt
Died 3 April 1963(1963-04-03) (aged 78)
Dessau, GDR
Burial Dessau
Religion Lutheranism

Princess Antoinette of Anhalt (German: Antoinette Anna Alexandra Marie Luise Agnes Elisabeth Auguste Friederike; 3 March 1885 – 3 April 1963) was a Princess of Anhalt by birth. As the wife of Prince Frederick of Schaumburg-Lippe, she became a Princess of Schaumburg-Lippe by marriage.

Early life[edit]

Antoinette's birth place: Schloss Georgium in 2006

Princess Antoinette was born on 3 March 1885 at Schloss Georgium near Dessau in Anhalt. Her parents were Leopold, Hereditary Prince of Anhalt and Princess Elisabeth of Hesse-Kassel.

Less than one year after the birth of his daughter, Leopold died unexpectedly in Cannes on 2 February 1886. Princess Elisabeth never remarried and survived her husband by almost 70 years. She died in Dessau on 7 January 1955.

Marriage and issue[edit]

Princess Antoinette married Prince Frederick of Schaumburg-Lippe as his second wife in Dessau on 26 May 1909. They had two sons:

  • Prince Leopold Friedrich Alexander Wilhelm Eduard of Schaumburg-Lippe (21 February 1910 - 25 January 2006)
  • Prince Wilhelm Friedrich Karl Adolf Leopold Hilderich of Schaumburg-Lippe (24 August 1912 - 4 March 1938)


Princess Antoinette died in Dessau, then in the German Democratic Republic, on 3 April 1963. She was buried at the Ziebigk cemetery in Dessau next to her mother.