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Princess Antoinette of Saxe-Altenburg

German duchess
The basics
AKA Antoinette von Sachsen-Altenburg
Date of birth Bamberg, Upper Franconia, Bavaria, Germany
Date of death Oct 13, 1908 Berchtesgaden, Berchtesgadener Land, Upper Bavaria, Bavaria
Father: Prince Eduard of Saxe-Altenburg
Sister(s): Princess Marie Gasparine of Saxe-Altenburg Princess Therese of Saxe-Altenburg
Children: Princess Elisabeth of Anhalt Leopold, Hereditary Prince of Anhalt Friedrich II, Duke of Anhalt Eduard, Duke of Anhalt Prince Aribert of Anhalt Princess Alexandra of Anhalt
Spouse: Frederick I, Duke of Anhalt
Brother(s): Prince Albert of Saxe-Altenburg
Mother: Princess Amalie of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen
The details

Princess Antoinette of Saxe-Altenburg (17 April 1838 – 13 October 1908) was a princess of Saxe-Altenburg by birth and Duchess of Anhalt by marriage.


Antoinette was the second child of Prince Eduard of Saxe-Altenburg (1804-1852) from his first marriage with Amalie (1815-1841), daughter of Karl, Prince of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen.

She married on 22 April 1854 in Altenburg the future Friedrich I, Duke of Anhalt (1831-1904). The marriage was for dynastic reasons and Antoinette married one of the richest German princes. On the occasion of the marriage was coined a commemorative medal.


Antoinette and Friedrich had six children:

  1. Leopold, Hereditary Prince of Anhalt (1855–1886), married Princess Elisabeth of Hesse-Kassel in 1884.
  2. Friedrich II, Duke of Anhalt (1856–1918), married Princess Marie of Baden in 1889.
  3. Princess Elisabeth of Anhalt (1857–1933), married Adolf Friedrich V, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg in Strelitz in 1877.
  4. Eduard, Duke of Anhalt (1861–1918), married Princess Luise of Saxe-Altenburg in 1895.
  5. Prince Aribert of Anhalt (1866–1933), married Princess Marie Louise of Schleswig-Holstein in 1891.
  6. Princess Alexandra of Anhalt (1868–1958), married Sizzo, Prince of Schwarzburg in 1897.


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