Anna Luise Föhse
Anna Luise Föhse was the daughter of the Dessau court pharmacist Rudolf Föhse (1646–1693) and his wife Agnes Ohme († 1707). Leopold I married his childhood sweetheart in 1698 shortly after taking over the government. His mother Princess Henriette Catharina von Nassau-Oranien and the bride's father Föhse had prevented the marriage until then because it was considered inappropriate . After paying 92,000 thalers into the imperial box, Anna Luise was made Countess of Anhalt by Emperor Leopold I three years later , and the succession rights of their children were recognized. Princess Anna Luise acted as regent when her husband was on campaigns: In the following years he was only supposed to stay in Dessau temporarily.
Anna Luise got on very well with her mother-in-law and the Prussian royal family. Her career has been the subject of the gossip press and several plays have been written about her life.
- Wilhelm Gustav (1699–1737)
- Leopold Maximilian (1700–1751), Prussian field marshal
- Dietrich (1702–1769), Prussian field marshal
- Friedrich Heinrich (1705–1781), Saxon field marshal
- Henriette Marie Luise (1707–1707)
- Luise (1709-1732)
- Moritz (1712–1760), Prussian Field Marshal General
- Anna Wilhelmine (1715-1780)
- Leopoldine Marie (1716–1782) - married to Friedrich Heinrich von Brandenburg-Schwedt (1709–1788)
- Henriette Amalie (1720–1793)
Reverberation in art
- Richard Kessler : Anneliese von Dessau or The Young Dessauer , opera libretto.
- Hermann Hersch : The Anna Liese , comedy
- Correspondence from Anna Luise, Princess of Anhalt-Dessau, in the State Archives Saxony-Anhalt, Dessau department
- Corinna Schulz: Of bastards and natural children: the illegitimate offspring of the Mecklenburg dukes 1600-1830 , 2015, p. 327.
|SURNAME||Föhse, Anna Luise|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||Countess Anhalt-Dessau|
|DATE OF BIRTH||March 22, 1677|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Dessau|
|DATE OF DEATH||February 5, 1745|