Today in History - March 16th. 1747 - Christian August, Prince of Anhalt-Zerbst

Christian August, Prince of Anhalt-Zerbst was born on November 29th. 1690
in Dornburg (now located in Germany).


Christian August, Prince of Anhalt-Zerbst
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His parents were John Louis I, Prince of Anhalt-Dornburg and
Christine Eleonore of Zeutsch.

In 1727 Christian August married Johanna Elisabeth of Holstein-Gottorp
(sister of King Adolf Frederick of Sweden).

They had five children. 
The eldest was called Sophie Auguste Fredericka. Later she became
Catherina II the Great, Empress of Russia.


Empress Chaterina the Great of Russia.
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In 1729, Christian August, Prince of Anhalt-Zerbst became 
Commander of Stettin.

In 1742, King Frederick II of Prussia offered him the highest military rank:
Generalfeldmarshall.

Christian August, Prince of Anhalt-Zerbst died on March 16th. 1747
in Zerbst.