Anna Elisabeth of Anhalt-Bernburg

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Anna Elisabeth of Anhalt-Bernburg
Spouse(s) Christian Ulrich I, Duke of Württemberg-Oels
Noble family House of Ascania
Father Christian II, Prince of Anhalt-Bernburg
Mother Eleonore Sophie of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Plön
Born (1647-03-19)19 March 1647
Bernburg
Died 3 September 1680(1680-09-03) (aged 33)
Bernstadt

Anna Elisabeth of Anhalt-Bernburg (19 March 1647 in Bernburg – 3 September 1680 in Bernstadt, now Bierutów), was a princess of Anhalt-Bernburg by birth and by marriage Duchess of Württemberg-Bernstadt.

Life[edit]

Anna Elizabeth was a daughter of Prince Christian II of Anhalt-Bernburg (1599–1656) and his wife Eleonore Sophie (1603–1675), the daughter of the Duke John II of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg. She married on 13 March 1672 in Bernstadt to Duke Christian Ulrich I, Duke of Württemberg-Oels. They had seven children.

The Duchess was well educated and musically gifted, was a talented singer. She spoke several languages flunetly and played numerous musical instruments.[1] She had considerable influence on her husband and advised him in matters of state.

Anna Elizabeth died after complications in her last childbirth on 3 September 1680.

Issue[edit]

  1. Louise Elisabeth (born: 22 February 1673 in Bernstadt; died: 28 April 1736 in Forst), Princess of Württemberg-Oels, married Duke Philip of Saxe-Merseburg-Lauchstädt.
  2. Christian Ulrich (born: 21 February 1674 in Bernstadt; died: 2 July 1674 in Bernstadt), Hereditary Prince of Württemberg-Oels.
  3. Leopold Viktor (born: 22 May 1675 in Bernstadt; died: 30 April 1676 in Bernstadt), Hereditary Prince of Württemberg-Oels.
  4. Fredericka Christine (born: 13 May 1676 in Bernstadt; died: 3 June 1676 in Bernstadt), Princess of Württemberg-Oels.
  5. Sophie Angelika (born: 30 May 1677 in Bernstadt; died: 11 November 1700 in Pegau), Princess of Württemberg-Oels, married Duke Frederick Henry of Saxe-Zeitz-Pegau-Neustadt.
  6. Eleonore Amöena (born: 21 October 1678 in Breslau; died: 2 April 1679 in Bernstadt), Princess of Württemberg-Oels.
  7. Theodosia (born: 20 July 1680 in Bernstadt; died: 21 September 1680 in Bernstadt), Princess of Württemberg-Oels.

References[edit]

  • Georg Christian Lehms: Teutschlands galante Poetinnen mit ihren sinnreichen und netten Proben ..., Frankfurt am Main, 1715

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Linda Maria Koldau: Frauen-Musik-Kultur: ein Handbuch zum deutschen Sprachgebiet der Frühen Neuzeit, Böhlau-Verlag, Cologne and Vienna, 2005, p. 1007