Wallhausen, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
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Husband of Zsa Zsa Gabor, Prince in Germany
Full Name at Birth
Hans Robert Lichtenberg
Frédéric Prinz von Anhalt (born Hans Georg Robert Lichtenberg; 18 June 1943) is a German-American man best known as the last husband of late film actress Zsa Zsa Gabor. He changed his name after paying Princess Marie-Auguste of Anhalt to adopt him.
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Frédéric Prinz von Anhalt (born in June, 1943) is a German-born socialite best known as Zsa Zsa Gabor's husband from her latest and longest-lasting marriage. He was born Robert Hans Lichtenberg; and in 1980, he became the adult adopted son of Princess Marie-Auguste of Anhalt.
Prinz von Anhalt was born as Hans Robert Lichtenberg (other sources state Hans-Georg Lichtenberg) in Bad Kreuznach, Germany. He is one of 5 children of the chief of police in Frankfurt.
In 1980, Lichtenberg was adopted as a 36-year-old adult by Princess Marie-Auguste of Anhalt (1898–1983), daughter-in-law of German Emperor Wilhelm II.
"Prinz von Anhalt" is his surname, not a title, following contemporary German laws about the country's nobility. Marie Auguste's first husband was Prince Joachim of Prussia, the youngest son of German Emperor Wilhelm II. Prince Joachim committed suicide in 1920, after four years of marriage. In 1926, she wed Johannes-Michael Freiherr von Loën, whom she divorced in 1935.
Some reports say that Prinz von Anhalt, a former masseur, claims to be a friend of Princess Marie Auguste's only child, Prince Karl Franz of Prussia (1916–1975), and that the grieving mother adopted him out of kindness, giving him the name Prince Frederic von Anhalt, Duke of Saxony. However, British press reports indicate that Princess Marie Auguste was bankrupt and the adoption was a business transaction, allegedly masterminded by Hans Hermann Weyer, a former window dresser who became the honorary consul of Bolivia in Luxembourg. Weyer was known for selling certificates of nobility, doctoral degrees from fictitious universities and other spurious decorations in Germany in the 1960s.
Although Princess Marie-Auguste adopted Frédéric, the ducal family of Anhalt (the House of Ascania) has never recognized him as being part of their lineage. The website of the House of Ascania states that the adoption laws of Germany allow adult adoptions with almost no conditions, and the website lists those who are actually descended from the House of Ascania. Prince Frédéric is not included.
When asked about his name in 2010, Prinz von Anhalt explained that he was a family friend and had often played soccer with Princess Marie-Auguste's son and said she had agreed to adopt him. He also said: "It doesn't mean anything, it's just a name. After 1918 in Germany, royalty didn't exist any longer."
Zsa Zsa Gabor has claimed that, shortly after their marriage, she came close to arranging Prinz von Anhalt's adoption by an unnamed member of the British Royal Family.
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==Frédéric von Anhalt== Actor - ===Born=== June 18, 1943 in Wallhausen, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
===Birth Name=== Hans-Robert Lichtenberg
===Mini Bio (1)=== Frédéric von Anhalt was born on June 18, 1943 in Wallhausen, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany as [[Hans-Robert Lichtenberg]]. He is an actor, known for [[Cinerockom]] (2012), [[Schmidteinander]] (1990) and [[The People vs. Zsa Zsa Gabor]] (1991). He was previously married to Zsa Zsa Gabor.
===Spouse (1)=== [[Zsa Zsa Gabor]] (14 August 1986 - 18 December 2016) ( her death)
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