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Princess Henriëtte Amalia of Anhalt-Dessau

Regent of nassau-dietz (1666-1726)
The basics
AKA Henriette Amalie von Anhalt-Dessau
Date of birth Kleve, Kreis Kleve, Düsseldorf Government Region, North Rhine-Westphalia
Date of death Apr 18, 1726 Diez, Verbandsgemeinde Diez, Rhein-Lahn-Kreis, Rhineland-Palatinate
Father: John George II, Prince of Anhalt-Dessau
Sister(s): Marie Eleonore of Anhalt-Dessau Elisabeth Albertine of Anhalt-Dessau Princess Johanna Charlotte of Anhalt-Dessau
Children: John William Friso, Prince of Orange Sofia Hedwig, Princess of Nassau-Dietz Henriette Albertine, Princess of Nassau-Dietz Willem George Friso, Hereditary Prince of Nassau-Dietz Maria Amalia, Princess of Nassau-Dietz
Spouse: Henry Casimir II, Prince of Nassau-Dietz
Brother(s): Leopold I Prince of Anhalt-Dessau
Mother: Countess Henriette Catherine of Nassau
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The details

Henriëtte Amalia Maria von Anhalt-Dessau (Kleve, 16 August 1666 – Dietz an der Lahn, 18 April 1726) was the daughter of John George II, Prince of Anhalt-Dessau, and Henriëtte Catharina of Nassau and the granddaughter of Frederick Henry, Prince of Orange.

Marriage and issue

She married her cousin Henry Casimir II, Prince of Nassau-Dietz, in 1683. When Henry Casimir died in 1696, she became regent for their son, John William Friso, who succeeded to his father's titles. Henriëtte Amalia van Anhalt-Dessau died in 1727, at the age of 59 and was buried in Dietz.

Hendrik Casimir II and Henriëtte Amalia had nine children:

  • William George Friso (1685–1686)
  • John William Friso (1687–1711), married Marie Louise of Hesse-Kassel
  • Henriëtte Albertine (1686–1754)
  • Maria Amalia (1689–1771)
  • Sophia Hedwig (1690–1734), married Karl Leopold, Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (26 September 1678 – 28 November 1747) on 27 May 1709 (div. 1710)
  • Isabella Charlotte (1692–1757), married Christian of Nassau-Dillenburg (1688–1739)
  • Johanna Agnes (1693–1765)
  • Louise Leopoldina (1695–1758)
  • Henriëtte Casimira (1696–1738)


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