Anna of Saxony, Landgravine of Hesse

Anna of Saxony (5 June 1420 – 17 September 1462, Spangenberg) was a princess of Saxony and by marriage landgravine of Hesse.

Anna of Saxony
Born5 June 1420
Died17 September 1462(1462-09-17) (aged 42)
Spangenberg
SpouseLouis I, Landgrave of Hesse
FatherFrederick I, Elector of Saxony
MotherCatherine of Brunswick-Lüneburg

LifeEdit

Anna was the eldest daughter of the elector Frederick I of Saxony (1370–1428) from his marriage to Catherine (1395–1442), daughter of Duke Henry I "the Mild" of Brunswick-Lüneburg.

Anna, with a dowry of 19,000 Rhenish gold florins, married on 8 September 1433 in Kassel Landgrave Louis I of Hesse. Their engagement had been announced on the occasion of the Inheritance Treaty between the two houses in 1431 in Rotenburg an der Fulda. Through this marriage, Louis increased his territory considerably. He received the Saxon properties of Eschwege and Sontra from Anna's brother Frederick II of Saxony. Frederick II also renounced his rights to Wanfried.

OffspringEdit

From her marriage to Louis, Anna had the following children:

  • Louis II (1438–1471), Landgrave of Hesse
married in 1454 Countess Mechthild of Württemberg (1438-1495)
  • Henry III (1440–1483), Landgrave of Hesse-Marburg
married Countess Anna of Katzenelnbogen (1443-1494)
married in 1464 Count John III of Nassau-Weilburg (1441-1480)
  • Frederick (1458–1463)

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