Elisabeth von Anhalt-Zerbst

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Elisabeth von Anhalt-Zerbst Gender: F
born on 15 September 1563 Jul.Cal. (25 Sep 1563 greg.) at 05:00 (= 05:00 AM )
Place Zerbst, Germany, 51n58, 12e04
Timezone LMT m12e04 (is local mean time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 01°14' s_mo.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 04°36 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 21°42'

Elisabeth von Anhalt-Zerbst


German royalty, a princess of Anhalt by birth and Electress of Brandenburg by marriage.

Elizabeth was a daughter of Joachim Ernest, Prince of Anhalt (1536–1585), from his first marriage to Agnes of Barby (1540–1569), daughter of Count Wolfgang I of Barby. On 6 October 1577 she married John George (1525–1598), in Jagdschloss Letzlingen. Her husband was almost 40 years older than she was. Elisabeth was his third wife, and was 16 years younger than her stepson Joachim Frederick. The marriage was celebrated without many festivities, and Elizabeth was promised 400 guilders annually as her dower. Elizabeth brought as a dowry into the marriage 15 000 dollars and received as jointure, besides a considerable pension, the city of Crossen, including Crossen Palace, plus the district and city of Züllichau and the lordship of Bobrowice (German: Bobersberg). Elisabeth was a patron of the scholar Leonhard Thurneysser. Her marriage to John George of Brandenburg produced eleven children. After her husband's death, weakened by child-bearing, she retired with her younger children to her widow seat of Crossen Palace. She died on 8 November 1607.

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Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes the chronicle of events in "Allgemeine preussische staats-geschichte, samt aller dazu gehörigen königreichs, churfürstenthums, herzogthümer, fürstenthümer, graf- und herrschaften, aus bewährten schriftstellern und urkunden bis auf gegenwärtige regierung," Volumes 3-4, by Karl Friedrich Pauli (C. P. Francken, 1762), p. 295: "Elisabeth . . . war geboren den 15ten Sept. um 5 Uhr des Morgens 1563." [Translation: Elizabeth . . . was born the 15th of Sept. at 5 o'clock in the morning in 1563.]


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