Margravine Louise of Brandenburg-Schwedt

Louise of Brandenburg-Schwedt

Louise of Brandenburg-Schwedt in a painting by Angelica Kauffman, 1798
Princess, then Duchess of Anhalt-Dessau
Born (1750-09-24)24 September 1750
Died 21 December 1811(1811-12-21) (aged 61)
Spouse Leopold III, Prince of Anhalt-Dessau
House House of Hohenzollern
Father Frederick Henry, Margrave of Brandenburg-Schwedt
Mother Leopoldine Marie of Anhalt-Dessau

Louise Henriette Wilhelmine of Brandenburg-Schwedt (24 September 1750 in Różanki 21 December 1811 in Dessau), was a Margravine of Brandenburg by births and by marriage a princess, and later Duchess, of Anhalt-Dessau.


Louise was the daughter of Margrave Frederick Henry of Brandenburg-Schwedt and his wife Leopoldine Marie (born Princess of Anhalt-Dessau) from the line Brandenburg-Schwedt the House of Hohenzollern. She married her cousin Leopold III of Anhalt-Dessau on 25 July 1767 in Charlottenburg. By this marriage, she was Princess, and later Duchess, of Anhalt-Dessau.

She was considered educated and well read and was artistically gifted and was friends with famous artists, among them Angelica Kauffman, who painted some portraits of Louise. She travelled to England in 1775, and later to Switzerland and Italy.


  1. A daughter (b. and d. Dessau, 11 February 1768).
  2. Frederick, Hereditary Prince of Anhalt-Dessau (b. Dessau, 27 December 1769 – d. Dessau, 27 May 1814).


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