Elisabeth von Anhalt Zerbst
- Category : Notable-Famous-Royal-family
- Type : GP
- Profile : 4/6 - Opportunistic / Role Model
- Definition : Single
- Incarnation Cross : RAX The Vessel of Love 3
German royalty, a princess of Anhalt by birth and Electress of Brandenburg by marriage.
Elizabeth was a daughter of Joachim Ernest, Prince of Anhalt (1536–1585), from his first marriage to Agnes of Barby (1540–1569), daughter of Count Wolfgang I of Barby. On 6 October 1577 she married John George (1525–1598), in Jagdschloss Letzlingen. Her husband was almost 40 years older than she was. Elisabeth was his third wife, and was 16 years younger than her stepson Joachim Frederick. The marriage was celebrated without many festivities, and Elizabeth was promised 400 guilders annually as her dower. Elizabeth brought as a dowry into the marriage 15 000 dollars and received as jointure, besides a considerable pension, the city of Crossen, including Crossen Palace, plus the district and city of Züllichau and the lordship of Bobrowice (German: Bobersberg). Elisabeth was a patron of the scholar Leonhard Thurneysser. Her marriage to John George of Brandenburg produced eleven children. After her husband's death, weakened by child-bearing, she retired with her younger children to her widow seat of Crossen Palace. She died on 8 November 1607.