Princess Maria Anna Friederike of Prussia ( German: Maria Anna Friederike von Preußen; 17 May 1836 – 12 June 1918), usually called Anna, was a Prussian princess as the granddaughter of King Frederick William III of Prussia. She was the second wife of Prince Frederick William of Hesse-Kassel . Contents 1 Early life 2 Marriage and issue 3 Assessments
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Anna was the youngest of the three children of Prince Charles of Prussia and Princess Marie of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach. As a beautiful young princess, she was the object of much attention at court. In the winter of 1852, the young Emperor Franz Joseph I of Austria met her in Berlin, fell in love, and wished to propose to her. His mother, Archduchess Sophie of Austria, wrote to her sister Queen Elise of Prussia referring to "the happiness that showed itself to him like a fleeting dream and made a...
Marriage and issue
On 26 May 26 1853, Anna married Prince Frederick William of Hesse-Kassel at Charlottenburg Palace in Berlin. Anna was the second wife of her new husband, who nine years previously had experienced the traumatic death in childbirth of his beloved first wife, Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolaevna of Russia. He never got over this loss, which took place less than a year after his wedding to Alexandra, and it is believed that this was the reason his relationship with Anna was polite but emotionally d...
Death and burial
Anna died on 12 June 1918, in Frankfurt at the age of 82. She is buried in Fulda Cathedral before the altar to St. Anne. The Latin inscription is: Hic iacet Serenissima Landgrafia Hassiae ANNA Principissa Borussiae nata Berolini die 17. maii 1836 obiit Francofurti die 12. junii 1918 + Misericordias Domini in aeternum cantabo R.I.P.[translation: Here lies the most serene Landgravine of Hesse, ANNA, Princess of Prussia, born in Berlin on May 17, 1836, died in Frankfurt on June 12, 1918. I will...
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Princess Maria Anna Friederike of Prussia (German: Maria Anna Friederike von Preußen; 17 May 1836 – 12 June 1918), usually called Anna, was a Prussian princess as the granddaughter of King Frederick William III of Prussia. Read more on Wikipedia. Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Princess Anna of Prussia has received more than 137,680 page views.
Princess Elisabeth of Prussia (8 February 1857 – 28 August 1895) was a German princess. She was the second child of Prince Frederick Charles of Prussia and Princess Maria Anna of Anhalt-Dessau.  The Elisabeth-Anna-Palais was named in her honor after her early death in 1895. Contents 1 Family 2 Marriage 3 Ancestry 4 References 5 Sources
Anna Amalia is born on November 9, 1723 in Berlin, Germany. She is the youngest daughter of the Prussian »Soldier King« Friedrich Wilhelm I and Queen Sophie Dorothea of Hanover. Although she showed interest in music in her youth, she did not receive regular music lessons until the age of 17, after the death of her father.
Princess Anna Amalia was born in a Berlin castle where she would spend her entire life. The youngest sister of Frederick II the Great, she was a product of the Enlightenment, a period when women played an important role in public affairs. She grew up in a rich cultural environment and was trained by court musicians.