Princess Alexandra of Anhalt

Princess Alexandra Therese Marie of Anhalt (4 April 1868 - 26 August 1958) was a Princess of Anhalt and member of the House of Ascania by birth. As the wife of Sizzo, Prince of Schwarzburg, she was a Princess of Schwarzburg by marriage.

Alexandra of Anhalt
Princess of Schwarzburg
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Born(1868-04-04)4 April 1868
Dessau, Anhalt
Died26 August 1958(1958-08-26) (aged 90)
SpouseSizzo, Prince of Schwarzburg
Alexandra Therese Marie
FatherFrederick I, Duke of Anhalt
MotherPrincess Antoinette of Saxe-Altenburg

Early lifeEdit

Princess Alexandra was born on 4 April 1868 in Dessau as the youngest child of Frederick I, Duke of Anhalt and Princess Antoinette of Saxe-Altenburg.


Alexandra's husband, Prince Sizzo

In the late 1880s false rumours of an engagement between Prince Albert Victor of Wales and Princess Alexandra emerged when in fact the couple had never even met.[1]

In Dessau on 25 January 1897 Princess Alexandra was married to Prince Sizzo of Schwarzburg.

After their marriage the couple lived in Großharthau.[2]


Name Birth Death Notes
Princess Marie Antoinette of Schwarzburg 7 February 1898 4 November 1984 married Friedrich Magnus V, Count of Solms-Wildenfels, issue
Princess Irene of Schwarzburg 27 May 1899 28 February 1939
Friedrich Günther, Prince of Schwarzburg 5 March 1901 9 November 1971 married Princess Sophie of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach



  1. ^ Items of Social News. West Coast Times, Issue 6382, 5 January 1887, Page 4
  2. ^ Almanach de Gotha (1922). Page 99