Anna of Saxony, Landgravine of Hesse

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Anna of Saxony
Born (1420-06-05)5 June 1420
Died 17 September 1462(1462-09-17) (aged 42)
Spouse Louis I, Landgrave of Hesse
Father Frederick I, Elector of Saxony
Mother Catherine of Brunswick-Lüneburg

Anna of Saxony (5 June 1420 – 17 September 1462, Spangenberg) was a princess of Saxony and by marriage landgravine of Hesse.


Anna was the eldest daughter of the elector Frederick I of Saxony (1370–1428) from his marriage to Catherine (1395–1442), daughter of Duke Henry I "the Wild" of Brunswick-Lüneburg.

Anna, with a dowry of 19,000 Rhenish gold florins, married on 8 September 1433 in Kassel Landgrave Louis I of Hesse. Their engagement had been announced on the occasion of the Inheritance Treaty between the two houses in 1431 in Rotenburg an der Fulda. Through this marriage, Louis increased his territory considerably. He received the Saxon properties of Eschwege and Sontra from Anna's brother Frederick II of Saxony. Frederick II also renounced his rights to Wanfried.


From her marriage to Louis, Anna had the following children:

  • Louis II (1438–1471), Landgrave of Hesse
married in 1454 Countess Mechthild of Württemberg (1438-1495)
  • Henry III (1440–1483), Landgrave of Hesse-Marburg
married Countess Anna of Katzenelnbogen (1443-1494)
married in 1464 Count John III of Nassau-Weilburg (1441-1480)
  • Frederick (1458–1463)