Dietrich von Anhalt-Dessau

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Dietrich von Anhalt-Dessau
Prince Dietrich of Anhalt-Dessau

Dietrich Prince of Anhalt-Dessau (born August 2, 1702 in Dessau ; † December 2, 1769 there ) was regent of Anhalt-Dessau and Prussian field marshal.


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.

For his services in the Prussian army as commander of Regiment No. In 1741 he was accepted as a knight in the Order of the Black Eagle .

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 .


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Individual evidence

  1. ^ Chronicle of the city of Sonneberg 1757-1802 by Johann Martin Steiner . Stadtarchiv Sonneberg 2017, p. 141, ISBN 978-3-00-058293-6