Alexander Carl (Anhalt-Bernburg)
After the death of his father, he took over the government on March 24, 1834.
Under Alexander Carl's government, Bernburg was given access to the German railway network via Köthen in 1846 , after the Duke had refused to connect six years earlier.
Due to his progressive schizophrenia , the Duke retired to Hoym Castle in November 1855 . There he spent the years up to his death under medical care and in the company of his chamberlain, the painter and writer Wilhelm von Kügelgen .
His wife, Princess Friederike von Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg , was appointed co-regent. Alexander Carl died in 1863 without descendants, so that the Anhalt-Bernburg line also became extinct and the country was united to form the Duchy of Anhalt with the seat of government in Dessau .
- Johannes Werner and Paul Siegwart von Kügelgen (eds.): Wilhelm von Kügelgen - Memoirs of the Old Man, 1840–1867 . KF Koehler, Leipzig 1923.
- Alexander Boroffka: The mental illness of Duke Alexander Carl von Anhalt-Bernburg (1805–1863). A psychopathography . Ed .: Association of Friends and Supporters of the Bernburg Cultural Foundation e. V. Bernburg 1995.
- Correspondence from Alexander Carl, Duke of Anhalt-Bernburg, in the State Archives Saxony-Anhalt, Dessau department
|Alexius Friedrich Christian||
Duke of Anhalt-Bernburg
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Alexander Carl, Duke of Anhalt-Bernburg|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||Duke of Anhalt-Bernburg|
|DATE OF BIRTH||March 2, 1805|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Ballenstedt|
|DATE OF DEATH||August 19, 1863|
|Place of death||Hoym|