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Leopold I, Prince of Lippe

Leopold I, Prince of Lippe

German prince
The basics
Date of birth Detmold, Lippe, Detmold Government Region, North Rhine-Westphalia
Date of death Nov 05, 1802 Detmold, Lippe, Detmold Government Region, North Rhine-Westphalia
Mother: Princess Maria Leopoldine of Anhalt-Dessau
Father: Simon August, Count of Lippe-Detmold
Spouse: Princess Pauline of Anhalt-Bernburg
Brother(s): Kasimir August
Children: Leopold II, Prince of Lippe
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The details

Leopold I of Lippe (2 December 1767 – 5 November 1802) was a Prince of Lippe.


Leopold I was born in Detmold the son of Simon August, Count of Lippe-Detmold (1727–1782), and his second wife, Princess Leopoldine of Anhalt-Dessau (1746–1769).

He received his education in Dessau, and when he reached 18 he went to study at the University of Leipzig. He succeeded his father as Count of Lippe-Detmold on his death on 1 May 1782, and remained Count until Lippe was raised to a Principality in 1789

He died in Detmold and was succeeded as Prince by his eldest son, who became Leopold II.

Marriage and children

He was married to Pauline Christine of Anhalt-Bernburg (23 February 1769 – 29 December 1820), daughter of Frederick Albert, Prince of Anhalt-Bernburg, and Louise Albertine of Schleswig-Holstein, on 2 January 1796 in Ballenstedt. From the marriage he had two sons:


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