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Principality of Anhalt-Plötzkau

Principality of Anhalt-Plötzkau
Fürstentum Anhalt-Plötzkau
State of the Holy Roman Empire


Coat of arms

Capital Plötzkau
Government Principality
Historical era Middle Ages
 -  Partitioned from
1544 1544
 -  Inherited by Anhalt-Zerbst 1553
 -  Partitioned from
 -  Inherited Anhalt-Zerbst 1665
 -  Duchy of Anhalt reunited 1863

Anhalt-Plötzkau was a principality located in Germany. It has been created on two occasions. It was created for a first time in 1544 following the partition of Anhalt-Dessau but the principality ceased to exist following the death of Prince George III in 1553 at which point it was inherited by the prince of Anhalt-Zerbst.

It was created for a second time in 1603 with the partition of the unificated principality of Anhalt; this time, in order to created a bigger principality, parts of Anhalt-Bernburg were extracted. This second incarnation lasting until 1665 at which point Prince Lebrecht succeeded as Prince of Anhalt-Köthen and Plötzkau returned to the principality of Anhalt-Bernburg.

Princes of Anhalt-Plötzkau 1544-1553

To Anhalt-Zerbst 1553.

Princes of Anhalt-Plötzkau 1603-1665

United with Anhalt-Bernburg 1665.


  • Regnal chronology
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