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Waldemar IV, Prince of Anhalt-Dessau

Waldemar IV, Prince of Anhalt-Dessau (died aft. 22 July 1417) was a German prince of the House of Ascania and ruler of the principality of Anhalt-Dessau.

He was the eldest son of Sigismund I, Prince of Anhalt-Dessau, by his wife Judith, daughter of Gebhard XI, Count of Querfurt.


After the death of his father in 1405, Waldemar inherited his principality of Anhalt-Dessau, but had to ruled jointly with his younger brothers George I, Sigismund II, and Albert V by virtue of the family law of the House of Ascania, which stipulated no division of the territories of the principality.

Unmarried and childless at his death, Waldemar was succeeded by his brothers and co-rulers.

Preceded by
Sigismund I
Prince of Anhalt-Dessau
with George I, Sigismund II and Albert V

Succeeded by
George I
Sigismund II
Albert V

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