August von Anhalt-Plötzkau was born 14 July 1575 in Dessau, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany to Joachim Ernst von Anhalt-Dessau (1536-1586) and Eleonore von Württemberg (1552-1618) and died 22 August 1653 Plötzkau, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany of unspecified causes. He married Sibylle zu Solms-Laubach (1590-1659) 25 January 1618 in Ansbach, Bavaria, Germany. Alfred the Great (849-899)/s, Charlemagne (747-814)/s, Henry II of England (1133-1189)/s, Hugh Capet (c940-996)/s, William I of England (1027-1087)/s, Rollo of Normandy (860-932)/s.
In 1586, after the death of his father, Augustus inherited Anhalt jointly with his half- and full brothers under the regency of the eldest, John George I.
After seventeen years of joint rule, the surviving brothers agreed to a formal division of their lands in 1603. Augustus received Plötzkau, which was created from parts of the old principality of Anhalt-Bernburg.
|Offspring of August von Anhalt-Plötzkau and Sibylle zu Solms-Laubach (1590-1659)|
|Johanna von Anhalt-Plötzkau (1618-1676)|
|Ernst Gottlieb von Anhalt-Plötzkau (1620-1654)|
|Leberecht von Anhalt-Plötzkau (1622-1669)|
|Dorothea von Anhalt-Plötzkau (1623-1637)|
|Ehrenpreis von Anhalt-Plötzkau (1625-1626)|
|Sophie von Anhalt-Plötzkau (1627-1679)|
|Elisabeth von Anhalt-Plötzkau (1630-1692)|
|Emanuel von Anhalt-Köthen (1631-1670)||6 October 1631 Plötzkau, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany||8 November 1670 Köthen, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany||Anna Eleonore zu Stolberg-Wernigerode (1651-1690)|