Joachim Ernst, Duke of Anhalt
|Duke of Anhalt|
|Duke of Anhalt|
|Reign||13 September 1918 – 12 November 1918|
Princess Anna Luise
|House||House of Ascania|
|Father||Eduard, Duke of Anhalt|
|Mother||Princess Louise Charlotte of Saxe-Altenburg|
January 11, 1901|
|Died||February 18, 1947
NKVD special camp Nr. 2 in Buchenwald
Joachim Ernst, Duke of Anhalt (11 January 1901 – 18 February 1947) was the last ruler of the Duchy of Anhalt.
He succeeded his father as Duke of Anhalt on September 13, 1918, however due to his age his uncle Prince Aribert of Anhalt was appointed regent. His brief reign came to an end on November 12, 1918 with his uncle abdicating in his name following the German revolution. The duchy became the Free State of Anhalt.
Duke Joachim Ernst died at the Buchenwald concentration camp after World War two as a prisoner of the Soviet Union, when it was called NKVD special camp Nr. 2. Following his death the headship of the Ducal House of Anhalt was disputed between his elder son Prince Friedrich and brother Prince Eugen.
Marriages and children
Duke Joachim Ernst was married twice, firstly to Elisabeth Strickrodt (1903–1971) in 1927, but they were divorced in 1929. He married secondly Editha Marwitz von Stephani (1905–1986) at Ballenstedt Castle in 1929. He had issue with his second wife.
- Princess Marie Antoinette of Anhalt (1930–1993)
- Princess Anna-Luise of Anhalt (1933–2003)
- Prince Friedrich of Anhalt (1938–1963)
- Princess Edda of Anhalt (born 1940)
- Prince Eduard of Anhalt (born 1941)
Joachim Ernst, Duke of AnhaltBorn: 11 January 1901 Died: 18 February 1947
|Duke of Anhalt
13 September – 12 November 1918
|Grand Master of the Order of Albert the Bear
13 September 1918 – 18 February 1947
|Titles in pretence|
|Loss of title
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Duke of Anhalt
12 November 1918 - 18 February 1947
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