Princess Alexandra of Anhalt

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Alexandra of Anhalt
Princess of Schwarzburg
Alexandra von Schwarzburg.jpg
Born (1868-04-04)4 April 1868
Dessau, Anhalt
Died 26 August 1958(1958-08-26) (aged 90)
Schwetzingen
Spouse Sizzo, Prince of Schwarzburg
Issue Marie Antoinette, Countess of Solms-Wildenfels
Princess Irene of Schwarzburg
Prince Friedrich Gunther of Schwarzburg
Full name
Alexandra Therese Marie
House House of Ascania
House of Schwarzburg
Father Frederick I, Duke of Anhalt
Mother Princess Antoinette of Saxe-Altenburg

Princess Alexandra Therese Marie of Anhalt (4 April 1868 - 26 August 1958) was a Princess of Anhalt and member of the House of Ascania by birth. As the wife of Sizzo, Prince of Schwarzburg, she was a Princess of Schwarzburg by marriage.

Early life[edit]

Princess Alexandra was born on 4 April 1868 in Dessau as the youngest child of Frederick I, Duke of Anhalt and Princess Antoinette of Saxe-Altenburg.

Marriage[edit]

Alexandra's husband, Prince Sizzo

In the late 1880s false rumours of an engagement between Prince Albert Victor of Wales and Princess Alexandra emerged when in fact the couple had never even met.[1]

In Dessau on 25 January 1897 Princess Alexandra was married to Prince Sizzo of Schwarzburg.

After their marriage the couple lived in Großharthau.[2]

Children[edit]

Name Birth Death Notes
Princess Marie Antoinette of Schwarzburg 7 February 1898 4 November 1984 married Friedrich Magnus V, Count of Solms-Wildenfels, issue
Princess Irene of Schwarzburg 27 May 1899 28 February 1939
Friedrich Günther, Prince of Schwarzburg 5 March 1901 9 November 1971 married Princess Sophie of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach

Ancestry[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Items of Social News. West Coast Times, Issue 6382, 5 January 1887, Page 4
  2. ^ Almanach de Gotha (1922). Page 99