Princess Bathildis of Anhalt-Dessau

Princess Bathildis of Anhalt-Dessau (German: Prinzessin Bathildis Amalgunde von Anhalt-Dessau; 29 December 1837 – 10 February 1902) was a Princess of Anhalt-Dessau and member of the House of Ascania by birth. As the wife of Prince William of Schaumburg-Lippe she was a Princess of Schaumburg-Lippe by marriage. She was a younger sister of Grand Duchess Adelaide of Luxembourg.

Princess Bathildis
Princess of Schaumburg-Lippe
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Born(1837-12-29)29 December 1837
Dessau, Anhalt
Died10 February 1902(1902-02-10) (aged 64)
Nachod Castle, Kingdom of Bohemia
SpousePrince William of Schaumburg-Lippe
IssueCharlotte, Queen of Württemberg
Prince Franz Joseph
Prince Friedrich
Prince Albrecht
Prince Maximilian
Bathildis, Princess of Waldeck and Pyrmont
Adelaide, Duchess of Saxe-Altenburg
Princess Alexandra
German: Bathildis Amalgunde
FatherPrince Frederick Augustus of Anhalt-Dessau
MotherPrincess Marie Luise Charlotte of Hesse-Kassel

Early lifeEdit

Bathildis was born at Dessau, Anhalt, as the second child of Prince Frederick Augustus of Anhalt-Dessau (son of Frederick, Hereditary Prince of Anhalt-Dessau and Landgravine Amalie of Hesse-Homburg) and his wife Princess Marie Luise Charlotte of Hesse-Kassel, (daughter of Landgrave William of Hesse-Kassel and Princess Charlotte of Denmark).


On 30 May 1862 at Dessau, Bathildis married Prince William of Schaumburg-Lippe, seventh child and third son of George William, Prince of Schaumburg-Lippe and his wife, Princess Ida of Waldeck and Pyrmont.

They had eight children:

Later lifeEdit

Princess Bathildis died on 10 February 1902 at Nachod Castle, Kingdom of Bohemia (now Náchod, Czech Republic).