Johanna Sophie von Anhalt - Countess

Johanna Sophie von Anhalt

Born 1731
Died 1786


Abbess of Mosigkau


Daughter of Count Wilhelm Gustav (1699-1737) of Anhalt-Dessau and Johanna Sophie Herre (1706-1795). Sometime Abbess of Mosigkau.

Life with Boswell: 

Boswell apparently met Johanna Sophie, her two sisters and her mother on September 25, 1764 at the Court of Dessau. He described the three sisters as "strong, bouncing women" and noted that one of them was "very clever".