Princess Hermine of Anhalt-Bernburg-Schaumburg-Hoym

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Princess Hermina
Archduchess of Austria
Hermina Anhalt Bernburg Schaumburg Hoym.jpg
Born (1797-12-02)2 December 1797
Died 14 September 1817(1817-09-14) (aged 19)
Spouse Archduke Joseph, Palatine of Hungary
Issue Archduchess Hermine Amalie Marie
Archduke Stephen, Palatine of Hungary
Full name
German: Hermine Amalie Marie
House House of Ascania (birth)
House of Habsburg-Lorraine (marriage)
Father Victor II, Prince of Anhalt-Bernburg-Schaumburg-Hoym
Mother Amelia of Nassau-Weilburg
Religion Calvinism

Princess Hermine of Anhalt-Bernburg-Schaumburg-Hoym (German: Prinzessin Hermine Amalie Marie von Anhalt-Bernburg-Schaumburg-Hoym; 2 December 1797 in Hoym, Germany – 14 September 1817 in Budapest, Hungary) was by birth a princess of the House of Ascania and by marriage an Archduchess of Austria.


She was the eldest daughter of Victor II, Prince of Anhalt-Bernburg-Schaumburg-Hoym, and Princess Amelia of Nassau-Weilburg. Hermine had three younger sisters: Adelheid, Emma, and Ida.


She was married 30 August 1815 at Schaumburg Castle. The princess was just 17 years old when she married the 39-year-old archduke. Archduke Joseph had no male heirs, since his first wife, Grand Duchess Alexandra Pavlovna of Russia, died giving birth to a stillborn daughter.

Princess Hermine also died in childbirth at the age of 19, after giving birth to fraternal twins. Both of her children died unmarried and without issue. On 24 August 1819, her husband married for a third time to her first cousin, Duchess Maria Dorothea of Württemberg.




  • C. Arnold McNaughton: The Book of Kings: A Royal Genealogy, in 3 volumes (London, U.K.: Garnstone Press, 1973), volume 1, page 388. Hereinafter cited as The Book of Kings.
  • Hugh Montgomery-Massingberd: Burke's Royal Families of the World, Volume 1: Europe & Latin America (London, U.K.: Burke's Peerage Ltd, 1977), page 22. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Royal Families of the World, Volume 1.