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John Casimir, Prince of Anhalt-Dessau







Reign

Prince of Anhalt-Dessau
May 24, 1618 - September 15, 1660 (42 years) (21-63)
Preceded by John George I, Prince of Anhalt-Dessau
Succeeded by John George II, Prince of Anhalt-Dessau


Life Data

Full Name John Casimir
House Ascania
Birth December 17, 1596

Dessau, Germany

Death September 15, 1660 (63 years)

Dessau, Germany


Parents

John George I, Prince of Anhalt-Dessau
Birth May 9, 1567
Father Joachim Ernest, Prince of Anhalt (1536-86)
Mother Agnes, Countess of Barby-Mühlingen (1540-69)
Death May 24, 1618 (51 years)


Dorothea, Countess Palatine of Simmern
Birth January 6, 1581
Father John Casimir, Count Palatine of Simmern (1543-92)
Mother Elisabeth, Princess of Saxony (1552-90)
Death September 18, 1631 (50 years)


Siblings

Number Name Marriages
1. Sophie Elisabeth, Princess of Anhalt-Dessau

(1589-1620) (31 years)

George Rudolf, Duke of Liegnitz

(1595-1653, m.1614)

2. Anna Magdalena, Princess of Anhalt-Dessau

(1590-1626) (36 years)

Otto, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel

(1594-1617, m.1617)

3. Anna Marie, Princess of Anhalt-Dessau

(1591-1637) (46 years)

N/A
4. Joachim Ernest, Hereditary Prince of Anhalt-Dessau

(1592-1615) (23 years)

N/A
5. Christian, Prince of Anhalt-Dessau

(1594-94) (1 month)

N/A


Full Siblings
Number Name Marriages Children
6. Anna Elisabeth, Princess of Anhalt-Dessau

(1598-1660) (62 years)

William Henry, Count of Bentheim-Steinfurt

(1584-1632, m.1617)

1 daughter
7. Frederick, Prince of Anhalt-Dessau

(1600-10) (10 years)

N/A N/A
8. Eleonore Dorothea, Princess of Anhalt-Dessau

(1602-64) (62 years)

William, Duke of Saxe-Weimar

(1598-1662, m.1625)

7 sons, 2 daughters
9. Sibylle Christine, Princess of Anhalt-Dessau

(1603-86) (83 years)

Philipp Moritz, Count of Hanau-Münzenberg (1605-38, m.1626)

Friedrich Casimir, Count of Hanau-Lichtenberg (1623-85, m.1647)

2 sons, 3 daughters
10. Henry, Prince of Anhalt-Dessau

(1604-06) (2 years)

N/A N/A
11. George Aribert, Prince of Anhalt-Dessau

(1606-43) (37 years)

Johanna Elisabeth, Lady von Krosigk

(1604-86, m.1637)

1 son, 4 daughters
12. Kunigunde, Princess of Anhalt-Dessau

(1608-83) (75 years)

Herman IV, Landgrave of Hesse-Rotenburg

(1607-58, m.1642)

N/A
13. Susanna Margarete, Princess of Anhalt-Dessau

(1610-63) (53 years)

Johann Philipp, Count of Hanau-Lichtenberg

(1626-69, m.1651)

N/A
14. Johanna, Princess of Anhalt-Dessau

(1612-95) (83 years)

Maurice, Count of Bentheim-Tecklenburg

(1615-74, m.1635)

3 sons, 7 daughters
14. Eva, Princess of Anhalt-Dessau

(1613-79) (66 years)

N/A N/A


Paternal Grandparents

Joachim Ernest, Prince of Anhalt
Birth October 21, 1536
Father John V, Prince of Anhalt-Zerbst (1504-51)
Mother Margaret, Princess of Brandenburg (1511-77)
Death December 6, 1586 (50 years)


Agnes, Countess of Barby-Mühlingen
Birth June 23, 1540
Father Wolfgang I, Count of Barby-Mühlingen (1502-64)
Mother Agnes, Countess of Mansfeld (1511-58)
Death November 27, 1569 (29 years)


Maternal Grandparents

John Casimir, Count Palatine of Simmern
Birth March 7, 1543
Father Frederick III, Elector Palatine (1515-76)
Mother Marie, Margravine of Brandenburg-Kulmbach (1519-67)
Death January 16, 1592 (48 years)



Elisabeth, Princess of Saxony
Birth October 18, 1552
Father Augustus, Elector of Saxony (1526-86)
Mother Anne, Princess of Denmark (1532-85)
Death April 2, 1590 (37 years)


First Wife: Agnes, Landgravine of Hesse-Kassel

Birth May 14, 1606
Father Maurice, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel (1572-1632)
Mother Juliane, Countess of Nassau-Dillenburg (1587-1643)
Death May 28, 1650 (44 years)


Marriage
May 18, 1623 - May 28, 1650 (27 years, widowed)


Child 1: Maurice, Hereditary Prince of Anhalt-Dessau

Birth November 7, 1624
Death December 30, 1624 (1 month)


Child 2: Dorothea, Princess of Anhalt-Dessau

Birth October 24, 1625
Death July 21, 1626 (8 months)


Child 3: Juliane, Princess of Anhalt-Dessau

Birth September 17, 1626
Death November 30, 1652 (26 years)


Child 4: John George II, Prince of Anhalt-Dessau

Full Name John George
Birth November 17, 1627
Death August 7, 1693 (65 years)


Marriage
Wife Henriette Catherine, Countess of Nassau (1637-1708)
Wife's Parents Frederick Henry, Prince of Orange (1584-1647)

Amalia, Countess of Solms-Braunfels (1602-75)

Marriage September 9, 1659 - August 7, 1693 (33 years, died)


Children
Number Name Marriages Children
1. Amalie, Princess of Anhalt-Dessau

(1660-60) (2 months)

N/A N/A
2. Henriette, Princess of Anhalt-Dessau

(1662-62) (24 days)

N/A N/A
3. Frederick Casimir, Hereditary Prince of Anhalt-Dessau

(1663-65) (2 years)

N/A N/A
4. Elisabeth Albertine, Princess of Anhalt-Dessau

(1665-1706) (41 years)

Heinrich, Count of Barby

(1657-1728, m.1686)

4 sons, 1 daughter
5. Henriëtte Amalia, Princess of Anhalt-Dessau

(1666-1726) (60 years)

Henry Casimir II, Prince of Nassau-Dietz

(1657-96, m.1683)

2 sons, 7 daughters
6. Louise, Princess of Anhalt-Dessau

(1667-78) (11 year)

N/A N/A
7. Marie Eleonore, Princess of Anhalt-Dessau

(1671-1756) (85 years)

Jerzy Radziwiłł, Duke of Olyka

(1668-89, m.1687)

1 daughter
8. Henriette Agnes, Princess of Anhalt-Dessau

(1674-1729) (55 years)

N/A N/A
9. Leopold I, Prince of Anhalt-Dessau

(1676-1747) (71 years)

Anna Louise Föhse

(1677-1745, m.1698)

5 sons, 5 daughters
10. Johanna Charlotte, Princess of Anhalt-Dessau

(1682-1750) (68 years)

Philip William, Margrave of Brandenburg-Schwedt

(1669-1711, m.1699)

3 sons, 3 daughters


Child 5: Louise, Princess of Anhalt-Dessau

Birth February 10, 1631
Death April 25, 1680 (49 years)


Marriage
Husband Christian, Duke of Brieg (1618-72)
Husband's Parents John Christian, Duke of Brieg (1591-1639)

Dorothea Sybille, Princess of Brandenburg (1590-1625)

Marriage November 24, 1648 - February 28, 1672 (23 years widowed)


Children
Number Name Marriages Children
1. Karolina, Duchess of Legnica-Brieg

(1652-1707) (55 years)

Frederick, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Weisenburg

(1652-1724, m.1672)

1 son
2. Louise, Duchess of Legnica-Brieg

(1657-60) (3 years)

N/A N/A
3. George William, Duke of Liegnitz

(1660-75) (15 years)

N/A N/A
4. Christian, Duke of Legnica-Brieg

(1664-64) (1 month)

N/A N/A


Child 6: Agnes, Princess of Anhalt-Dessau

Birth March 12, 1644
Death May 13, 1644 (2 months)


Second Wife: Sophie Margarete, Princess of Anhalt-Bernburg

Birth September 16, 1615
Father Christian I, Prince of Anhalt-Bernburg (1568-1630)
Mother Anna, Countess of Bentheim-Tecklenburg (1579-1624)
Death December 27, 1673 (58 years)


Marriage
July 14, 1651 - September 15, 1660 (9 years, died)
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