Princess Elisabeth of Anhalt

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Elisabeth of Anhalt
Grand Duchess of Mecklenburg-Strelitz
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Elisabeth, 1880.
Grand Duchess of Mecklenburg-Strelitz
Tenure 30 May 1904 - 11 June 1914
Spouse Adolf Friedrich V, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz
Issue Marie, Princess Julius Ernst of Lippe
Jutta, Crown Princess of Montenegro
Adolf Friedrich VI, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz
Duke Karl Borwin
Full name
German: Elisabeth Marie Friederike Amelie Agnes
House House of Ascania
Father Friedrich I, Duke of Anhalt
Mother Antoinette of Saxe-Altenburg
Born (1857-09-07)7 September 1857
Wörlitz, Anhalt
Died 20 July 1933(1933-07-20) (aged 75)
Neustrelitz, Mecklenburg

Princess Elisabeth of Anhalt (7 September 1857 – 20 July 1933) was the Grand Duchess of Mecklenburg-Strelitz from 1904 to 1914 as the spouse of Adolf Friedrich V, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz.

Family[edit]

She was born Princess Elisabeth Marie Frederica Amelia Agnes in Wörlitz, the third child of Friedrich I, Duke of Anhalt and Princess Antoinette of Saxe-Altenburg. Her nickname in the family was "Elly".

Marriage[edit]

Elisabeth's husband Adolphus Frederick

On April 17, 1877 Elisabeth became the Hereditary Grand Duchess of Mecklenburg-Strelitz when she married the then Hereditary Grand Duke, Adolf Friedrich in Dessau.

Elisabeth and Adolf Friedrich had four children:

Later life[edit]

Following the death of her father-in-law on the 30 May 1904, she became the Grand Duchess of Mecklenburg-Strelitz following her husband's ascension to the throne.

Adolf Friederich died in 1914, making Elisabeth the Dowager Duchess.

After the death of her eldest son, Grand Duke Adolf Frederick, in 1918 she inherited the 'hunting castle' of Prilvitz.

She died in Neustrelitz on 20 July 1933.

When she died, her castle of Prilvitz was inherited by her surviving children, which were her two adult daughters. Only Marie, elder of these, has progeny to the present day (such as, a sideline of princes zur Lippe)

Ancestry[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Erstling, Frank; Frank Saß; Eberhard Schulze (April 2001). "Das Fürstenhaus von Mecklenburg-Strelitz". Mecklenburg-Strelitz, Beiträge zur Geschichte einer Region (in German). Friedland: Steffen. p. 184. ISBN 3-9807532-0-4. 
Princess Elisabeth of Anhalt
Born: 7 September 1857 Died: 20 July 1933
German royalty
Preceded by
Princess Augusta of Cambridge
Grand Duchess consort of Mecklenburg-Strelitz
1904–1914
Succeeded by
None
Monarchy abolished in 1918