Charles, Prince of Anhalt-Zerbst
|Prince of Anhalt-Zerbst|
|Born||16 October 1652|
|Died||3 November 1718 (aged 66)|
|Spouse(s)||Duchess Sophia of Saxe-Weissenfels|
|Father||John VI, Prince of Anhalt-Zerbst|
|Mother||Sophie Augusta of Holstein-Gottorp|
He was the third (but eldest surviving) son of John VI, Prince of Anhalt-Zerbst, and Sophie Auguste, daughter of Frederick III, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Gottorp. His two older brothers died before his birth.
Charles William succeeded his father in Anhalt-Zerbst in 1667 at the age of fifteen. During his minority, which lasted until 1674, his mother, the Dowager Princess Sophie Auguste, acted as regent.
Marriage and issue
- John Augustus, Prince of Anhalt-Zerbst (b. Zerbst, 29 July 1677 – d. Zerbst, 7 November 1742).
- Karl Frederick (b. Zerbst, 2 July 1678 – d. Zerbst, 1 September 1693).
- Magdalene Auguste (b. Zerbst, 23 October 1679 – d. Altenburg, 11 October 1740), married on 17 June 1696 to Frederick II, Duke of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg; she was the grandmother of King George III of Great Britain.
- Ferdinand Siebigk: Karl Wilhelm. In: Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie (ADB). Band 15, Duncker & Humblot, Leipzig 1882, S. 226 f.
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