Leopold I, Prince of Lippe

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Leopold I of Lippe (2 December 1767 – 5 November 1802) was a Prince of Lippe.

Biography[edit]

Leopold I was born in Detmold the son of Simon August, Count of Lippe-Detmold (1727–1782) and his second wife Princess Leopoldine of Anhalt-Dessau (1746–1769).

He received his education in Dessau, and when he reached 18 he went to study at the University of Leipzig. He succeeded his father as Count of Lippe-Detmold on his death on 1 May 1782, and remained Count until Lippe was raised to a Principality in 1789

He died in Detmold and was succeeded as Prince by his eldest son, who became Leopold II

Marriage and children[edit]

He was married to Princess Pauline Christine of Anhalt-Bernburg (23 February 1769 – 29 December 1820), daughter of Frederick Albert, Prince of Anhalt-Bernburg and Louise Albertine of Schleswig-Holstein, on 2 January 1796 in Ballenstedt. From the marriage he had two sons:

Ancestry[edit]

References[edit]

  • Wilhelm van Kempen: Die Korrespondenz des Detmolder Generalsuperintendenten Ewald mit dem Fürsten Leopold Friedrich Franz von Anhalt-Dessau 1790–1794/1798. In: Lippesche Mitteilungen. 33. 1964, p. 135–177.
  • Mächtige Stimme der Gerechtigkeit an die hohe Reichsversammlung in Regensburg die gegen den regierenden Fürsten von Lippe-Detmold verübte Usurpazionssache betreffend. Ein wichtiges Gegenstück zu den fürstneuwiedischen Rekursakten. 1795.
  • Rotberg: Wahrhafte Krankheits- und Curatelgeschichte des regierenden Fürsten zur Lippe. Mit Urkunden. Nebst einer kurzen Erörterung der Frage: Wann und wie eine Curatelanordnung über einen deutschen Reichsstand Statt habe? 1795.
  • Mitteilungen aus der lippischen Geschichte und Landeskunde, Bände 10-13, Meyersche Hofbuchhandlung Verlag., 1914, p. 61
Leopold I, Prince of Lippe
Born: 2 December 1767 Died: 5 November 1802
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Simon August
Count of Lippe-Detmold
1782–1789
Raised to Prince
New title
Previously Count
Prince of Lippe
1789–1802
Succeeded by
Leopold II