Elisabeth Charlotte of Anhalt-Harzgerode

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Elisabeth Charlotte of Anhalt-Harzgerode
Spouse(s) William Louis, Prince of Anhalt-Köthen
Augustus, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Plön-Norburg
Noble family House of Ascania
Father Frederick, Prince of Anhalt-Harzgerode
Mother Johanna Elisabeth of Nassau-Hadamar
Born (1647-02-11)11 February 1647
Died 20 January 1723(1723-01-20) (aged 75)

Elizabeth Charlotte of Anhalt-Harzgerode (11 February 1647 – 20 January 1723) was a Princess of Anhalt-Harzgerode by birth and by marriage Princess of Anhalt-Köthen and later Duchess of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Norburg.


She was the daughter of Prince Frederick and his first wife Johanna Elisabeth of Nassau-Hadamar. She married twice. Her first husband was William Louis. After he died in 1665, she married Duke Augustus of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Plön-Norburg.

From her second marriage she had the following children:

  1. Magdalena Juliana, Countess Palatine of Birkenfeld-Gelnhausen
  2. Juliana Louise, Princess of East Frisia (1698-1721)
  • Elisabeth Auguste (1669-1709), a nun at Herford Abbey
  • Sophie Charlotte (1672-1720)
  • Christian Charles (20 August 1674 – 23 May 1706), married Dorothea Christina of Aichelberg (1674-1762), from 1702 Lady of Karlstein, from 1722 Princess of Denmark
  • Johanna Dorothea (24 December 1676 – 29 November 1727), married Prince William II of Nassau-Dillenburg (1670-1724)

After the death of her second husband, she lived at her widow seat, Østerholm Castle on Als Island. In the dispute about the status of Christian Charles's marriage and his son's ability to inherited Schleswig-Holstein-Plön, she supported her daughter-in-law and former lady-in-waiting Dorothea Christina.