Ludwig (Anhalt-Koethen-Pless)

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Ludwig von Anhalt-Köthen-Pleß (1783–1843), picture from the Historical Museum for Mittelanhalt & Bach Memorial

Ludwig von Anhalt-Köthen-Pless (* July 16, 1783 ; † November 5, 1841 ) from the Askanians was Prince of Anhalt-Köthen-Pless .


Ludwig was the youngest son of Prince Friedrich Erdmann von Anhalt-Köthen-Pleß (1731–1797) and Countess Louise zu Stolberg-Wernigerode (1744–1784).

In 1765, the estate of Pleß passed to the House of Anhalt-Köthen , which Count Johann Erdmann von Promnitz (1719–1785) gave his nephew Friedrich Erdmann in return for a pension, which is why he accepted the title of Prince of Anhalt-Köthen-Pleß . Thus Pleß became a secondary school in Anhalt-Koethen. In 1767 he was officially enfeoffed with Pless by King Friedrich II of Prussia . In 1818 Heinrich took over the government in Pless, Upper Silesia. To his brother Ferdinand's accession to the throne in the Duchy of Anhalt-Köthen, the latter gave him the Prussian rule . After the death of the childless Ferdinand in 1830, Heinrich ascended the Koethen throne and left Pless to his youngest brother Ludwig.

In 1804, Ludwig quit his service in the Prussian army with the rank of captain . Under the princes described as entrepreneurial, the industrial rule developed enormously, and Ludwig also played an active part in this development. Ludwig received the Order of the Red Eagle 1st class in 1833 and was still a Knight of the Order of the Black Eagle . He was also a knight of the Bavarian Order of Saint Hubert and a knight of the Austrian Order of the Iron Crown . He was admitted to the provincial state parliament of the Duchy of Silesia as prince and gentleman .

With Ludwig's death, also childless, the rulership of Pless fell back to his brother Heinrich. After his death in 1847, Anhalt-Köthen initially fell to Anhalt-Bernburg , but Pless came by inheritance to both princes' nephews, Hans Heinrich X. von Hochberg .

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Individual evidence

  1. ^ Johann Caspar Bluntschli , Karl Ludwig Theodor Brater : German State Dictionary , Volume 1, Expedition of the State Dictionary, 1857, p. 242
  2. ^ Wilhelm Fischer, Friedrich Wilhelm Streit: Historical and geographical atlas of Europe , Volume 2, Issue 1, Berlin 1836, p. 123
  3. Klemens Skibicki : Industry in the Upper Silesian Principality of Pless in the 18th and 19th centuries , Franz Steiner Verlag , Stuttgart 2002, p. 58 ff.
  4. Schlesische Provinzialblätter , Volume 97, Breslau 1833, p. 346
  5. ^ Genealogisches Staats-Handbuch , Volume 67, Frankfurt / Main 1836, p. 11
  6. ^ The laws, ordinances concerning the provincial, municipal and District estates such as the provincial estates committees in Prussia , p. 50
  7. ^ Hermann von Schulze-Gävernitz : The house laws of the ruling German royal houses , Volume 1, 1862, p. 18