Dorothea of Anhalt-Zerbst
|Dorothea of Anhalt-Zerbst|
25 September 1607|
|Died||26 September 1634
|Spouse||Augustus the Younger, Duke of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel|
|Father||Rudolph, Prince of Anhalt-Zerbst|
|Mother||Dorothea Hedwig of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel|
Dorothea von Anhalt-Zerbst (25 September 1607, Zerbst – 26 September 1634, Hitzacker) was a member of the House of Askanier and a princess of Anhalt-Zerbst and by marriage Duchess of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel.
On 26 October 1623 she married in Zerbst with Duke August the Younger of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel (1579–1666). This was August's second marriage. His first marriage had remained without surviving issue, like that of his brother Julius Ernest. They had seven children:
- Henry August (28 April 1625 – 30 September 1627).
- Rudolph August (16 May 1627 – 26 January 1704), Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg and Duke of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel.
- Sibylle Ursula (4 February 1629 – 12 December 1671), married in 1663 Duke Christian of Schleswig-Holstein-Glücksburg (son of Philip, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg).
- Stillborn daughter (26 April 1631).
- Stillborn son (26 April 1631), twin.
- Klara Auguste (25 June 1632 – 6 October 1700), married in 1653 Duke Frederick of Württemberg-Neuenstadt.
- Anton Ulrich (4 October 1633 – 27 March 1714), Duke of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel.
With the birth of her sons, Dorothea thus became the ancestress of the "New House of Brunswick", which became extinct in 1873. The family tree of the Duchess, as of 1617, can still be found in the library in Wolfenbüttel.
- William Havemann: History of the territories Brunswick and Lüneburg, Dieterich, 1855, p. 712
- Edward Vehse: History of the courts of the House of Brunswick in Germany and England, Hoffmann und Campe, 1853, p. 164