Sigismund III, Prince of Anhalt-Dessau

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Sigismund III, Prince of Anhalt-Dessau (1456 - Dessau, 27 November 1487), was a German prince of the House of Ascania and ruler of the principality of Anhalt-Dessau.

He was the fourth son of George I, Prince of Anhalt-Dessau, as third-born child of his fourth wife Anna, daughter of Albert VIII, Count of Lindau-Ruppin.

Life[edit]

In 1474 Sigismund succeeded his father in the principality of Anhalt-Dessau, but, by virtue of the family law of the House of Ascania, he had to rule jointly with his older brother Ernest I and his younger brothers George II and Rudolph IV.

Sigismund never married or had children; on his death, he was succeeded by his brothers and co-rulers.

Preceded by
George I
Prince of Anhalt-Dessau
with Ernest I, George II and Rudolph IV

1474–1487
Succeeded by
Ernest I
George II
Rudolph IV