BiographyGeorg I. von Anhalt-Dessau, Fürst von Anhalt-Dessau, was born circa 1390 to Siegmund I. von Anhalt-Dessau (1368-1405) and Jutta von Querfurt-Naumburg (c1370-aft1411) and died 21 September 1474 in Dessau, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany of unspecified causes. He married Matilde von Anhalt-Bernburg (c1389-bef1432) after 1413 JL . He married Eufemia von Öls (c1400-1444) 1432 JL . He married Sofie (c1410-1451) after 1442 JL . He married Anne von Lindau-Ruppin (c1430-1513) before 25 July 1452 JL . Notable ancestors include Charlemagne (747-814), Rurik (c832-879), Hugh Capet (c940-996), Alfred the Great (849-899), Henry II of England (1133-1189), William I of England (1027-1087). Ancestors are from France, Germany, Belarus, Russia, Ukraine, the Czech Republic, the United Kingdom, Belgium, Netherlands, Hungary, the Byzantine Empire, Italy, Turkey.
In 1405, after the death of his father, George inherited the principality of Anhalt-Dessau alongside his older brother Waldemar IV and his younger brothers Sigismund II and Albert V. By 1435, he adopted the style "Lord of Zerbst and Dessau" and styled himself "Lord of Köthen" from 1460.
In 1468 he inherited the principality of Anhalt-Bernburg, then three years later (in 1471) signed a succession contract with the Adolph I, Prince of Anhalt-Köthen, that named him as "Mitherr" (co-ruler) with rights to half of the principality of Anhalt-Köthen. George renounced his rights, however, in favor of his eldest son Waldemar VI, who became the new co-ruler of the principality of Anhalt-Köthen.
The deaths of George's brothers between 1417-1469 without male heirs left him as the sole ruler of Anhalt-Dessau until his own death.
|Offspring of Georg I. von Anhalt-Dessau and Eufemia von Öls (c1400-1444)|
|Anna von Anhalt-Dessau (c1433-1492)|| |
|Margarete von Anhalt-Dessau (c1435-bef1516)|| |
|Hedwig von Anhalt-Dessau (c1436)|| |
|Marie von Anhalt-Dessau (c1437)|| |
|Hedwig von Anhalt-Dessau (c1439-bef1516)|| |
|Barbara von Anhalt-Dessau (c1441)|
|Offspring of Georg I. von Anhalt-Dessau and Sofie (c1410-1451)|
|Agnes von Anhalt-Dessau (1445-1504)|| |
|Waldemar VI. von Anhalt-Köthen (1450-1508)|| |
|Scholastica von Anhalt-Dessau (1451-1504)|
Common ancestors of Georg I. von Anhalt-Dessau (c1390-1474) and Anne von Lindau-Ruppin (c1430-1513)