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Principality (Duchy) of Anhalt-Köthen
Fürstentum (Herzogtum) Anhalt-Köthen
State of the Holy Roman Empire
Member of the Confederation of the Rhine
Member of the German Confederation
Blason Principauté d'Anhalt-Zerbst (XVIIIe siècle).svg
1396–1561
1603–1853

 

Flag Coat of arms
Capital Köthen
Government Principality
Historical era Middle Ages
 -  Partitioned from
    Anhalt-Zerbst
 
1396 1396
 -  Inherited by Anhalt-Dessau 1552
 -  Partitioned from
    Anhalt-Zerbst
 
1603
 -  Partitioned to create
    Anhalt-Pless
 
1774
 -  Raised to duchy 1806
 -  Merged with
    Anhalt-Dessau
 
1847 1863
 -  Duchy of Anhalt reunited 1863
Today part of  Germany

Coat of arms of Duchy (1846)

Anhalt-Köthen has existed on two separate occasions. The first state was created in 1396 when the Anhalt-Zerbst was partitioned between Anhalt-Dessau and Anhalt-Köthen. The first creation lasted until 1552 when it was inherited by Anhalt-Dessau.

It was created for a second time in 1603 with the partition of Anhalt-Zerbst. With the death of Prince Augustus Louis in 1774 the principality was split, with the new state of Anhalt-Pless being created.

In 1806 Anhalt-Köthen was raised to a Duchy. With the death of Duke Henry on 23 November 1847 the Anhalt-Köthen line became extinct and its territories were united to Anhalt-Dessau by patent of 22 May 1853.[1]

Princes of Anhalt-Köthen 1396–1561[]

  • Albert IV 1396–1423
  • Waldemar V 1423–1436 (co-regent)
  • Adolph I 1423–1473
  • Albert VI 1473–1475 (co-regent)
  • Magnus 1475–1508 (co-regent) (d. 1524)
  • Adolph II 1475–1508 (co-regent) (d. 1526)
  • Philip 1475–1500 (co-regent)
  • Waldemar VI 1471–1508 (Anhalt-Dessau)
  • Wolfgang 1508–1562 (d. 1566)

To Anhalt-Dessau 1562.

Princes of Anhalt-Köthen 1603–1806[]

Raised to Duchy 1806.

Dukes of Anhalt-Köthen 1806-1847[]

  • Augustus Christian Frederick 1806–1812
    • Leopold III of Anhalt-Dessau regent 1812-1817
    • Leopold IV of Anhalt-Dessau regent 1817-1818
  • Louis Augustus Karl Frederick Emil 1812–1818
  • Frederick Ferdinand 1818–1830
  • Henry 1830–1847

To Anhalt-Dessau 1847.

Notes[]

  1. ^ Hertslet 1875, p. 245.

References[]


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