Line of succession to the former Anhaltiner throne

In Wikipedia, this article’s name is(was) Line of succession to the former throne of Anhalt.

As of July 2020.

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Line of succession to the former Monarchical throne and others : From (deleted) Wikipedia’s articles.

The Duchy of Anhalt was abolished in 1918 during the German Revolution, following the defeat of the Central Powers in the First World War. The original succession principle was semi-salic, with the nearest female kinswoman of the last male inheriting the crown upon extinction of the dynasty in the male line.[1] The current pretender to the throne and head of the house is Eduard, Prince of Anhalt, son of Joachim Ernst, the last ruling Duke of Anhalt.[2]

Duke Eduard is the last surviving male member of the House of Ascania; after his death, the house will become extinct in the male line. The only other legitimate male line being the morganatic Counts of Westarp, descendants of Prince Franz of Anhalt-Bernburg-Schaumburg-Hoym and his wife Karoline Westarp. In 2010, Eduard abolished the semi-salic succession law in favour of absolute primogeniture, recognising his eldest daughter as his heir.[3]

Present line of succession

  • Eduard, Duke of Anhalt (1861-1918)
    • Joachim Ernst, Duke of Anhalt (1901-1947)
      • Friedrich, Hereditary Prince of Anhalt (1938-1963)
      • Eduard, Prince of Anhalt (born 1941)
        • (1) Princess Julia Katharina (born 1980)
          • (2) Julius Maxime Laszlo (born 2010)
        • (3) Princess Julia Eilika (born 1985)
          • (4) Leopold (born 2011)
          • (5) Julia Philine (born 2013)
        • (6) Princess Julia Felicitas (born 1993)



Line of succession in November 1918

  • Frederick I, Duke of Anhalt (1831-1904)
    • Frederick II, Duke of Anhalt (1856-1918)
    • Edward, Duke of Anhalt (1861-1918)
      • Joachim Ernest, Duke of Anhalt (born 1901)
      • (1) Prince Eugen Frederick (born 1903)
      • (2) Prince Wolfgang (born 1912)
    • (3) Prince Aribert Joseph (born 1866)