Leopold I, Prince of Lippe

Leopold I.

Leopold I of Lippe (2 December 1767 – 5 November 1802) was a Prince of Lippe.


Leopold I was born in Detmold the son of Simon August, Count of Lippe-Detmold (1727–1782) and his second wife Princess Leopoldine of Anhalt-Dessau (1746–1769).

He received his education in Dessau, and when he reached 18 he went to study at the University of Leipzig. He succeeded his father as Count of Lippe-Detmold on his death on 1 May 1782, and remained Count until Lippe was raised to a Principality in 1789

He died in Detmold and was succeeded as Prince by his eldest son, who became Leopold II

Marriage and children

He was married to Princess Pauline Christine of Anhalt-Bernburg (23 February 1769 – 29 December 1820), daughter of Frederick Albert, Prince of Anhalt-Bernburg and Louise Albertine of Schleswig-Holstein, on 2 January 1796 in Ballenstedt. From the marriage he had two sons:



Leopold I, Prince of Lippe
Born: 2 December 1767 Died: 5 November 1802
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Simon August
Count of Lippe-Detmold
Raised to Prince
New title
Previously Count
Prince of Lippe
Succeeded by
Leopold II

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