Countess Palatine Anna Maria of Neuburg

Anna Maria of Neuburg
Duchess consort of Saxe-Weimar
Tenure 9 September 1591 – 7 July 1602
Born (1575-08-18)18 August 1575
Neuburg an der Donau
Died 11 February 1643(1643-02-11) (aged 67)
Burial Brethren Church, Altenburg
Spouse Frederick William I, Duke of Saxe-Weimar
among others...
John Philip, Duke of Saxe-Altenburg
Frederick William II, Duke of Saxe-Altenburg
House Wittelsbach
Father Philip Louis, Count Palatine of Neuburg
Mother Anna of Jülich-Cleves-Berg
Religion Lutheranism

Countess Palatine Anna Maria of Neuburg (18 August 1575, Neuburg an der Donau 11 February 1643, Dornburg) was Countess Palatine of Neuburg and by marriage Duchess of Saxe-Weimar.


Anna Maria was the eldest child of the Count Palatine and Duke Philip Louis of Neuburg (1547–1614) from his marriage to Anna (1552–1632), daughter of Duke William of Jülich-Cleves-Berg.

She married on 9 September 1591 in Neuburg Duke Frederick William I of Saxe-Weimar (1562–1602). On the occasion of the marriage of a medal was minted in gold, representing the couple, one on each side with a bust.[1] In 1604 she moved with her children from Weimar to Altenburg, which was separated from Weimar as an independent Duchy of Saxe-Altenburg for her sons. After she was widowed in 1602, Anna Maria sank into deep sadness and from 1612, she lived separate from her children on her Wittum, the District and City of Dornburg. During an attack on her Dornburg Castle by Croats solderis of General Tilly in 1631, during the Thirty Years' War, Anna Maria resisted the attackers but was robbed and wounded in the cheek. With the help of citizens rushed to the scene, the attackers could be averted. Out of gratitude for this, the Duchess donated a chalice to the local church.

Anna Maria died in 1643 and was buried in the brick royal crypt in the Brethren Church in Altenburg.[2]


From her marriage With Frederic William, Anna Maria had the following children:

married in 1618 princess Elisabeth of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel (1593–1650)
married in Duke in 1618 Charles Frederick I of Münsterberg-Oels (1593–1647)
married in 1633 Duke Albert IV of Saxe-Eisenach (1599–1644)
married firstly in 1638 Princess Sophie Elisabeth of Brandenburg (1616–1650)
married secondly, in 1652 Princess Magdalene Sibylle of Saxony (1617–1668)


External links


  1. Johann G. Gruner: History of Frederick William I, 1791, p. 71
  2. Christian Häutle: Genealogy of illustrious House of Wittelsbach, 1870, p. 183
Countess Palatine Anna Maria of Neuburg
Born: 18 August 1575 Died: 11 February 1643
German royalty
Title last held by
Sophie of Württemberg
Duchess consort of Saxe-Weimar
9 September 1591 – 7 July 1602
Succeeded by
Dorothea Maria of Anhalt
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