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Landgravine Amalie of Hesse-Homburg

Consort of frederick, hereditary prince of anhalt-dessau
The basics
Date of birth Bad Homburg vor der Höhe, Hochtaunuskreis, Darmstadt Government Region, Hesse
Date of death Feb 03, 1846 Dessau, Dessau-Roßlau, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany
Spouse: Frederick, Hereditary Prince of Anhalt-Dessau
Children: Auguste of Anhalt-Dessau Leopold IV, Duke of Anhalt Prince George Bernhard of Anhalt-Dessau Princess Louise of Anhalt-Dessau Prince Frederick Augustus of Anhalt-Dessau Wilhelm von Anhalt-Dessau
Father: Frederick V, Landgrave of Hesse-Homburg
Sister(s): Princess Maria Anna of Hesse-Homburg Landgravine Auguste of Hesse-Homburg Caroline of Hesse-Homburg
Mother: Landgravine Caroline of Hesse-Darmstadt
Brother(s): Leopold of Hesse-Homburg Ferdinand Landgrave of Hesse-Homburg Gustav Landgrave of Hesse-Homburg Philip Landgrave of Hesse-Homburg Louis William Landgrave of Hesse-Homburg Frederick VI Landgrave of Hesse-Homburg
The details

Landgravine Christiane Amalie of Hesse-Homburg, full German name: Christiane Amalie, Landgräfin von Hessen-Homburg (29 June 1774, Bad Homburg vor der Höhe, Landgraviate of Hesse-Homburg, Holy Roman Empire – 3 February 1846, Dessau, Duchy of Anhalt-Dessau) was a member of the House of Hesse-Homburg and a Landgravine of Hesse-Homburg by birth. Through her marriage to Frederick, Hereditary Prince of Anhalt-Dessau, Amalie was also a member of the House of Ascania and Hereditary Princess of Anhalt-Dessau.

Marriage and issue

Amalie married Frederick, Hereditary Prince of Anhalt-Dessau, only surviving child of Leopold III, Duke of Anhalt-Dessau and his wife Margravine Louise Henriette Wilhelmine of Brandenburg-Schwedt, on 12 June 1792 in Bad Homburg vor der Höhe, Landgraviate of Hesse-Homburg, Holy Roman Empire. Amalie and Frederick had seven children:

The poet Friedrich Hölderlin dedicated his 1800 poem Aus stillem Hauße senden - An eine Fürstin von Dessau to the Hereditary Princess.

Titles, styles, honours and arms

Titles and styles

  • 29 June 1774 – 12 June 1792: Her Highness Landgravine Amalie of Hesse-Homburg
  • 12 June 1792 – 27 May 1814: Her Highness The Hereditary Princess of Anhalt-Dessau, Landgravine of Hesse-Homburg
  • 27 May 1814 – 3 February 1846: Her Serene Highness The Dowager Hereditary Princess of Anhalt-Dessau, Landgravine of Hesse-Homburg


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