Friedrich II, Duke of Anhalt
|Duke of Anhalt|
|Frederick II, Duke of Anhalt|
|Reign||24 January 1904 – 21 April 1918|
|Spouse||Princess Marie of Baden|
|Leopold Friedrich Eduard Karl Alexander|
|House||House of Ascania|
|Father||Frederick I, Duke of Anhalt|
|Mother||Princess Antoinette of Saxe-Altenburg|
August 19, 1856|
|Died||April 21, 1918
Frederick was married on 2 July 1889 at Karlsruhe to Princess Marie of Baden. She was a daughter of Prince Wilhelm of Baden and his wife Princess Maria of Leuchtenberg, as well as an elder sister of Prince Maximilian of Baden, 8th Chancellor of Germany.
On 24 January 1904, Frederick succeeded his father as Duke of Anhalt.
During his reign he was known for his love of music and maintained a Court Theatre which became celebrated throughout Europe.
He was Grand Master of the Order of Albert the Bear and a Knight of the Order of the Black Eagle. In 1914, during World War I, he instituted the Friedrich Cross as a decoration for merit in time of war.
- Almanach de Gotha. 1858. p. 3.
- Almanach de Gotha. 1910. p. 2.
- "Duke of Anhalt is dead". New York Times. 1904-01-25. p. 7.
- "Music-Loving Duke dead". New York Times. 1918-04-23. p. 13.
Friedrich II, Duke of AnhaltBorn: 18 August 1856 Died: 22 April 1918
|Duke of Anhalt
|This article related to German royalty (1871–1919) is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|