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Georg I. von Anhalt-Dessau, Fürst von Anhalt-Dessau, was born circa 1390 to Siegmund I. von Anhalt-Dessau (1368-1405) and Jutta von Querfurt-Naumburg (c1370-aft1411) and died 21 September 1474 Dessau, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany of unspecified causes. He married Matilde von Anhalt-Bernburg (c1389-bef1432) 1413 JL . He married Eufemia von Öls (c1400-1444) 1432 JL . He married Sofie (c1410-1451) 1442 JL . He married Anne von Lindau-Ruppin (c1430-1513) 25 July 1452 JL . Charlemagne (747-814)/s, Henry II of England (1133-1189)/s, Hugh Capet (c940-996)/s, William I of England (1027-1087)/s.

In 1405, after the death of his father, George inherited the principality of Anhalt-Dessau alongside his older brother Waldemar IV and his younger brothers Sigismund II and Albert V. By 1435, he adopted the style "Lord of Zerbst and Dessau" and styled himself "Lord of Köthen" from 1460.

In 1468 he inherited the principality of Anhalt-Bernburg, then three years later (in 1471) signed a succession contract with the Adolph I, Prince of Anhalt-Köthen, that named him as "Mitherr" (co-ruler) with rights to half of the principality of Anhalt-Köthen. George renounced his rights, however, in favor of his eldest son Waldemar VI, who became the new co-ruler of the principality of Anhalt-Köthen.

The deaths of George's brothers between 1417-1469 without male heirs left him as the sole ruler of Anhalt-Dessau until his own death.



Children




Offspring of Georg I. von Anhalt-Dessau and Eufemia von Öls (c1400-1444)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Anna von Anhalt-Dessau (c1433-1492) 1433 8 April 1492 Johann von Honstein (1420-1496)
Margarete von Anhalt-Dessau (c1435-bef1516)
Hedwig von Anhalt-Dessau (c1436)
Marie von Anhalt-Dessau (c1437)
Hedwig von Anhalt-Dessau (c1439-bef1516)
Barbara von Anhalt-Dessau (c1441)



Offspring of Georg I. von Anhalt-Dessau and Sofie (c1410-1451)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Agnes von Anhalt-Dessau (1445-1504)
Waldemar VI. von Anhalt-Köthen (1450-1508)
Scholastica von Anhalt-Dessau (1451-1504)



Offspring of Georg I. von Anhalt-Dessau and Anne von Lindau-Ruppin (c1430-1513)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Georg II. von Anhalt-Dessau (1454-1509) 1454 25 April 1509 Agnes von Pommern (c1436-1512)
Ernst von Anhalt-Dessau (c1455-1516) 1456 12 June 1516 Dessau, Germany Margarete von Münsterberg-Öls (1473-1530)
Siegmund III. von Anhalt-Dessau (1456-1487)
Rudolph IV. von Anhalt-Dessau (c1458-1510)
Bernhard von Anhalt-Dessau (c1460)
Johann von Anhalt-Dessau (c1462)
Heinrich von Anhalt-Dessau (c1464)
Lorenz von Anhalt-Dessau (c1466)
Anna von Anhalt-Dessau (c1470-1531) 1470 10 October 1531 Johann V. von Oldenburg (1460-1526)







   




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