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Frederica Henriette of Anhalt-Bernburg

Frederica Henriette of Anhalt-Bernburg

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Date of birth Bernburg, Salzlandkreis, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany
Date of death Apr 04, 1723 Köthen, Anhalt-Bitterfeld, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany
Children: Gisela Agnes of Anhalt-Köthen
Father: Karl Frederick, Prince of Anhalt-Bernburg
Brother(s): Victor Frederick Prince of Anhalt-Bernburg
Spouse: Leopold, Prince of Anhalt-Köthen
Mother: Sofie Albertine zu Solms-Sonnenwalde
Sister(s): Charlotte Sophie von Anhalt-Bernburg Elisabetta Albertina di Anhalt-Bernburg
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Frederica Henriette of Anhalt-Bernburg (24 January 1702–4 April 1723), was a member of the House of Ascania and Princess of Anhalt-Bernburg by birth and a Princess of Anhalt-Köthen by marriage.


Frederica Henriette was born in Bernburg, Anhalt, Holy Roman Empire as the fourth daughter and the youngest child of Charles Frederick, Prince of Anhalt-Bernburg (1668-1721) by his first wife Sophie Albertine of Solms-Sonnenwalde (1672-1708).

In Bernburg on 11 December 1721 she married Leopold, Prince of Anhalt-Köthen and they had one daughter:

  1. Gisela Agnes (b. Köthen, 21 September 1722 - d. Dessau, 20 April 1751), married on 25 May 1737 to Leopold II, Prince of Anhalt-Dessau.

Unlike her husband, Frederica Henrietta had no interest in music. Moreover, Leopold had to contribute more and more to the Prussian military, leaving him with less money for music.. The consequence of all this was the departure of Johann Sebastian Bach to Leipzig, a step that Bach blamed on Frederica Henriette.

Frederica Henrietta suffered from "pulmonary weakness", and died in Köthen aged 21 and was buried there in St. Jakob, Köthen.

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