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Anhalt-Dessau, (Leopold III Frederick) Francis, Prince of [Anhalt, Duke of]locked

(b Dessau, Aug 10, 1740; reg 1756–1817; d Dessau, Aug 9, 1817).
  • Erhard Hirsch

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German ruler and garden designer. After leaving the Prussian Army in 1757, he devoted himself to governing Dessau, instituting provision for the poor, public health and education. He made four journeys to England (1763–85) with Friedrich Wilhelm Erdmannsdorff, with whom he also travelled through Italy (...

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