Princess Henriëtte Amalia of Anhalt-Dessau

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Henriëtte Amalia of Anhalt-Dessau
Princess consort of Nassau-Dietz
Henriëtte Amalia van Anhalt - Dessau.jpg
Born (1666-08-16)16 August 1666
Kleve
Died 18 April 1726(1726-04-18) (aged 59)
Diez an der Lahn
Spouse Henry Casimir II, Prince of Nassau-Dietz
Issue John William Friso, Prince of Orange
Maria Amalia
Sophia Hedwig
Isabelle Charlotte
Full name
Henriëtte Amalia Maria
House Ascania
Father John George II, Prince of Anhalt-Dessau
Mother Henriette Catherine of Nassau

Henriëtte Amalia Maria von Anhalt-Dessau (Kleve, 16 August 1666 – Dietz an der Lahn, 18 April 1726) was the daughter of John George II, Prince of Anhalt-Dessau, and Henriëtte Catharina of Nassau and the granddaughter of Frederick Henry, Prince of Orange.

Marriage and issue[edit]

She married her cousin Henry Casimir II, Prince of Nassau-Dietz, in 1683. When Henry Casimir died in 1696, she became regent for their son became, John William Friso, who succeeded to his father's titles. Henriëtte Amalia van Anhalt-Dessau have died in 1727, at the age of 59 and was buried in Dietz.

Hendrik Casimir II and Henriëtte Amalia had nine children:

  • William George Friso (1685–1686)
  • John William Friso (1687–1711), married Marie Louise of Hesse-Kassel
  • Henriëtte Albertine (1686–1754)
  • Maria Amalia (1689–1771)
  • Sophia Hedwig (1690–1734), married Karl Leopold, Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (26 September 1678 – 28 November 1747) on 27 May 1709 (div. 1710)
  • Isabella Charlotte (1692–1757), married Christian of Nassau-Dillenburg (1688–1739)
  • Johanna Agnes (1693–1765)
  • Louise Leopoldina (1695–1758)
  • Henriëtte Casimira (1696–1738)

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