Sigismund I. von Anhalt-Dessau, Fürst von Anhalt-Dessau, was born circa 1366 to Johann I. von Anhalt-Zerbst (c1345-c1380) and Elisabeth von Henneberg-Schleusingen (1351-1397) and died circa 1405 Coswig, Germany of unspecified causes. He married Jutta von Querfurt-Naumburg (c1370-1410) 1386 JL . William I of England (1027-1087), Henry II of England (1133-1189), Charlemagne (747-814), Alfred the Great (849-899)/s, Charlemagne (747-814)/s, Hugh Capet (c940-996)/s, William I of England (1027-1087)/s, Rollo of Normandy (860-932)/s.
In 1382, after the death of his father, Sigismund inherited the principality of Anhalt-Zerbst jointly with his brothers Albrecht IV. and Waldemar III.. After the death of Waldemar in 1391, Sigismund and Albrecht became the sole co-rulers.
Five years later, in 1396, both brothers decided to settle upon a formal division of the principality of Anhalt-Zerbst. Sigismund assumed the title "Lord of Zerbst," but established the town of Dessau as his main residence and capital of his newly-created principality of Anhalt-Dessau.
|Sofie von Anhalt-Dessau (c1386-c1419)|
|Elisabeth von Anhalt-Dessau (c1386-c1416)||1386||19 November 1413||Albrecht IV. von Mansfeld (c1376-1416)|
|Waldemar IV. von Anhalt-Dessau (c1389-c1423)|
|Georg I. von Anhalt-Dessau (c1390-1474)||1390||21 September 1474 Dessau, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany||Matilde von Anhalt-Bernburg (c1389-bef1432) |
Eufemia von Öls (c1400-1444)
Anne von Lindau-Ruppin (c1430-1513)
|Mathilde von Anhalt-Dessau (c1390-c1463)|
|Siegmund II. von Anhalt-Dessau (c1395-c1450)|
|Albrecht VI. von Anhalt-Dessau (c1395-c1469)|