Princess Louise of Anhalt-Dessau (1798–1858)

Louise Fredericka of Anhalt-Dessau (German: Luise Friederike von Anhalt-Dessau) (1 March 1798 – 11 June 1858) was a member of the House of Ascania and a Princess of Anhalt-Dessau by birth. Through her marriage to Gustav, Landgrave of Hesse-Homburg, Louise became Landgravine consort of Hesse-Homburg from 1846 until 1848.

Louise of Anhalt-Dessau
Landgravine of Hesse-Homburg
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Born(1798-03-01)1 March 1798
Dessau, Anhalt, Holy Roman Empire
Died11 June 1858(1858-06-11) (aged 60)
Bad Homburg, Hesse-Homburg
SpouseGustav, Landgrave of Hesse-Homburg
IssueKaroline, Princess Reuss of Greiz
Princess Elisabeth
Prince Frederick
Full name
German: Luise Friederike
FatherFrederick, Hereditary Prince of Anhalt-Dessau
MotherAmalie of Hesse-Homburg


Princess Louise was born on 1 March 1798 in Dessau as the fifth child and second daughter of Frederick, Hereditary Prince of Anhalt-Dessau and his wife Landgravine Amalie of Hesse-Homburg, daughter of Frederick V, Landgrave of Hesse-Homburg. Princess Louise was a deaf-mute from birth.

Marriage and issueEdit

On 12 February 1818 in Dessau, Louise married her uncle, Gustav, Landgrave of Hesse-Homburg. Gustav was the brother of Louise's mother and the son of Frederick V, Landgrave of Hesse-Homburg and his wife Landgravine Caroline of Hesse-Darmstadt.

Gustav and Louise had three children:


Landgrave Gustav died on 8 September 1848 in Bad Homburg. Princess Louise survived her husband by nine years and died on 11 June 1858 in Bad Homburg.

German royalty
Title last held by
Augusta Amalia of Nassau-Usingen
Landgravine consort of Hesse-Homburg
15 december 1846 – 8 September 1848
Succeeded by