Princess Antoinette of Anhalt

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Princess Antoinette of Anhalt (German: Antoinette Anna Alexandra Marie Luise Agnes Elisabeth Auguste Friederike; 3 March 1885 – 3 April 1963) was a Princess of Anhalt by birth. As the wife of Prince Frederick of Schaumburg-Lippe, she became a Princess of Schaumburg-Lippe by marriage.

Early life[edit]

Antoinette's birth place: Schloss Georgium in 2006

Princess Antoinette was born on 3 March 1885 at Schloss Georgium near Dessau in Anhalt. Her parents were Leopold, Hereditary Prince of Anhalt and Princess Elisabeth of Hesse-Kassel (1861-1955).

Less than one year after the birth of his daughter, Leopold died unexpectedly in Cannes on 2 February 1886. Princess Elisabeth never remarried and survived her husband by almost 70 years. She died in Dessau on 7 January 1955.

Marriage and issue[edit]

Princess Antoinette married Prince Frederick of Schaumburg-Lippe as his second wife in Dessau on 26 May 1909. They had two sons:

  • Prince Leopold Friedrich Alexander Wilhelm Eduard of Schaumburg-Lippe (21 February 1910 - 25 January 2006)
  • Prince Wilhelm Friedrich Karl Adolf Leopold Hilderich of Schaumburg-Lippe (24 August 1912 - 4 March 1938)

Death[edit]

Princess Antoinette died in Dessau, then in the German Democratic Republic, on 3 April 1963. She was buried at the Ziebigk cemetery in Dessau next to her mother.