Ernest Gottlieb, Prince of Anhalt-Plötzkau
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Gottlieb was born and died in Plötzkau. In 1653, after the death of his father, Ernest Gottlieb inherited Plötzkau along with his younger brothers Lebrecht and Emmanuel; but because they succeeded his father in the regency over Anhalt-Köthen on behalf of their cousin William Louis, Ernest Gottlieb took complete control over the government of their principality.
His reign lasted only seven months until his death. Because he never married or had children, he was succeeded by his brothers and co-rulers.
- Ferdinand Siebigk: Das Herzogthum Anhalt, Desbarats, 1867, S. 225
- Max Lbe: Walsprüche: Devisen und Sinnsprüche, BiblioBazaar, LLC, 2009, S. 9
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with Lebrecht and Emmanuel
Lebrecht and Emmanuel