Sigismund I, Prince of Anhalt-Dessau (died Coswig, 19 January 1405), was a German prince of the House of Ascania and ruler of the principality of Anhalt-Zerbst until 1396, when he became the first ruler of the principality of Anhalt-Dessau.
Sigismund I. von Anhalt-Dessau, Fürst von Anhalt-Dessau, was born circa 1366 to Johann I. von Anhalt-Zerbst (c1345-c1380) and Elisabeth von Henneberg-Schleusingen (1351-1397) and died circa 1405 in Coswig, Germany of unspecified causes. He married Jutta von Querfurt-Naumburg (c1370-1410) 1386 JL.
- 1405 Coswig, Germany
- Jutta von Querfurt-Naumburg (c1370-1410)
- Fürst von Anhalt-Dessau
The elder Sigismund I became Prince of Anhalt-Dessau and took his residence at Dessau, while his younger brother Albert IV went on to rule as Prince of Anhalt-Köthen. Upon the death of Sigismund's son Prince George I of Anhalt-Dessau in 1474, the principality was again divided with Anhalt-Köthen .
Sigismund I, Prince of Anhalt-Dessau was born to John II, Prince of Anhalt-Zerbst. Sigismund had one son: George I Prince of Anhalt-Dessau . Sigismund passed away on January 19 1405, in Coswig.
He was the second son of Sigismund I, Prince of Anhalt-Dessau, by his wife Judith, daughter of Gebhard XI, Count of Querfurt. Life. 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 1471, Adolph concluded a succession contract with George I, Prince of Anhalt-Dessau, which put his youngest son in Köthen's throne, as Valdemar VI, next to Adolph. After the death of Adolph in 1473, his youngest son Albert VI managed to succeed him, always side-by-side with Valdemar VI.
Sigismund I, Prince of Anhalt-Dessau (died 1405) Sigismund, Holy Roman Emperor (1368–1437), also King of Hungary and King of Bohemia Sigismund Kęstutaitis (c. 1365–1440), Grand Duke of Lithuania
In 1474 Sigismund succeeded his father in the principality of Anhalt-Dessau, but, by virtue of the family law of the House of Ascania, he had to rule jointly with his older brother Ernest I and his younger brothers George II and Rudolph IV. Sigismund never married or had children; on his death, he was succeeded by his brothers and co-rulers.
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.
Prince of Anhalt-Dessau 1405–1417 with George I, Sigismund II and Albert VI Predecessor: Sigismund I Successor: George I , Sigismund II and Albert VI view all