Leopold I, Prince of Anhalt-Dessau

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Leopold I, Prince of Anhalt-Dessau Gender: M
born on 3 July 1676 Jul.Cal. (13 July 1676 greg.) at 06:00 (= 06:00 AM )
Place Dessau, Germany, 51n50, 12e14
Timezone LMT m12e14 (is local mean time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 21°24' s_mo.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 17°02 Asc.s_leocol.18.gif 12°26'

Prince of Anhalt-Dessau Leopold I


German prince of the House of Ascania and ruler of the principality of Anhalt-Dessau from 7 August 1693 until his death on 7 April 1747. He was also a Generalfeldmarschall in the Prussian army. Nicknamed "the Old Dessauer" (German: der alte Dessauer), he possessed only modest abilities as a field commander, but was a talented drillmaster who modernized the Prussian infantry. He married Anna Louise Föhse in Dessau on 8 September 1698. The couple had ten children. In later life, Leopold sired two illegitimate sons by Sophie Eleonore Söldner.

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Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes "Samuelis Lentzii Becmannus Enucleatus, Suppletus Et Continuatus, Oder" by Samuel Lenz (Cörner, 1759), p. 893: "Er war gebohren an. 1676. den 3ten Julii früh gegen 6. Uhr auf dem Schlosse zu Dessauischen Hause gebohren worden."

Translation: He was born on 3 July 1676 in the morning toward 6 o'clock at the castle in Dessau.


  • Vocation : Military : Military career (Generalfeldmarschall in the Prussian army)
  • Notable : Famous : Royal family (House of Ascania)