Friedrich, Hereditary Prince of Anhalt - Biography

Biography

He was born at Ballenstedt Castle, a castle belonging to the Ducal family of Anhalt, as the eldest son of Duke Joachim Ernst of Anhalt and his second wife Editha Marwitz.

Prince Friedrich succeeded his father as head of the Ducal House of Anhalt and titular Duke following his death in Buchenwald concentration camp as a prisoner of the Soviet Union on February 18, 1947.

Prince Friedrich died on October 9, 1963 in Munich after being involved in a car crash. Following his death he was succeeded as head of the Ducal house by his younger brother Prince Eduard.

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