Dietrich von Anhalt-Dessau
Dietrich comes from the Askanians . He was the third son of Prince Leopold I of Anhalt-Dessau and his wife Imperial Princess Anna Luise Föhse . His bad luck was the introduction of the primogeniture in 1727 for this house as well. Since his eldest brother Wilhelm Gustav von Anhalt-Dessau (1699–1737) had already died before his father's death, the second oldest brother, Leopold II, Maximilian von Anhalt-Dessau (1700–1751) inherited title and power. After his death in 1751, the succession went directly to his eleven-year-old son Leopold III. Friedrich Franz von Anhalt-Dessau (1740-1817) about.
From 1751 to 1758 Dietrich ruled the country as a guardian for his nephew Leopold III. Friedrich Franz von Anhalt-Dessau and played a key role in his education.
Dietrich died without offspring. In his last will he decreed: "... Kirchhauß, Kutsch and Domestiquen, with veiled decorations, is a superfluous stat, poor school, and Kirch, on the other hand, may you succumb three times, they need them in the act." His city palace in Dessau later housed the Philanthropinum reform school .
- Hans Branig: New German Biography (NDB). Volume 3, Duncker & Humblot, Berlin 1957, ISBN 3-428-00184-2 , p. 676 ( ). In:
- Ferdinand Siebigk : Dietrich . In: Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie (ADB). Volume 5, Duncker & Humblot, Leipzig 1877, pp. 172-175.
- Correspondence and other documents from Dietrich von Anhalt-Dessau in the Landesarchiv Sachsen-Anhalt, Dessau department
- Chronicle of the city of Sonneberg 1757-1802 by Johann Martin Steiner . Stadtarchiv Sonneberg 2017, p. 141, ISBN 978-3-00-058293-6
|SURNAME||Dietrich von Anhalt-Dessau|
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Anhalt-Dessau, Dietrich Prinz von (full name)|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||Regent of Anhalt-Dessau (1751–1758)|
|DATE OF BIRTH||August 2, 1702|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Dessau|
|DATE OF DEATH||December 2, 1769|
|Place of death||Dessau|