Auguste of Anhalt-Dessau

Princess Amalie Auguste of Anhalt-Dessau (German: Prinzessin Amalie Auguste von Anhalt-Dessau; 18 August 1793 – 12 June 1854) was a German princess of Anhalt-Dessau who was Princess consort of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt from 1816 to 1854 as the wife of Friedrich Günther, Prince of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt.

Auguste of Anhalt-Dessau
Princess of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt
Amalie Auguste von Anhalt-Dessau (1793-1854).jpg
Born(1793-08-18)18 August 1793
Dessau, Anhalt, Holy Roman Empire
Died12 June 1854(1854-06-12) (aged 60)
Rudolstadt, Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt
Burial
SpouseFrederick Günther, Prince of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt
IssuePrince Frederick Günther
Prince Günther
Prince Gustav
Full name
German: Amalie Auguste
HouseAscania
FatherFrederick, Hereditary Prince of Anhalt-Dessau
MotherAmalie of Hesse-Homburg

Early lifeEdit

Auguste was born on 18 August 1793 in Dessau as the eldest child of Frederick, Hereditary Prince of Anhalt-Dessau, and his wife, Landgravine Amalie of Hesse-Homburg (daughter of Frederick V, Landgrave of Hesse-Homburg).

Marriage and issueEdit

On 15 April 1816 she was married in Dessau to her first cousin, Frederick Günther, reigning Prince of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt (son of Louis Frederick II, Prince of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt, and his wife, Landgravine Caroline of Hesse-Homburg). They had three sons:

  • Prince Friedrich Günther of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt (1818–1821)
  • Prince Günther of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt (1821–1845)
  • Prince Gustav of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt (1828–1837)

DeathEdit

Princess Auguste died on 12 June 1854 in Rudolstadt. Her widower, Prince Frederick Günther, remarried a daughter of her brother George in 1855.

Her younger brother ruled the unified duchy of Anhalt from 1863 until his death in 1871 as Leopold IV.

AncestorsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • L. Renovanz: Chronik der fürstl. Schwarzburgischen Residenzstadt Rudolstadt, S. 49, L. Renovanz, 1860
  • S. Obbarius: Rudolstadt u. seine romantischen Umgebungen, L. Renovanz, 1853