Elisabeth of Anhalt-Zerbst
|Electress of Brandenburg|
|Born||15 September 1563|
|Died||8 November 1607 (aged 44)|
|Buried||Cathedral in Berlin|
|Spouse(s)||John George, Elector of Brandenburg|
|Issue||Christian, Margrave of Brandenburg-Bayreuth|
Magdalena, Landgravine of Hesse-Darmstadt
Joachim Ernst, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach
Agnes, Duchess of Pomerania and Saxe-Lauenburg
Frederick IX, Margrave of Brandenburg
Elisabeth Sophia, Duchess of Saxe-Lauenburg
Dorothea Sibylle, Duchess of Brieg
George Albert II, Margrave of Brandenburg
John, Bishop of Havelberg
|Father||Joachim Ernest, Prince of Anhalt|
|Mother||Agnes of Barby|
Elizabeth was a daughter of Joachim Ernest, Prince of Anhalt (1536–1585), from his first marriage to Agnes of Barby (1540–1569).
On 6 October 1577 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 thalers 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. After her husband's death, weakened by child-bearing, she retired with her younger children to her widow seat of Crossen Palace. She is buried in the crypt of the Hohenzollerns in the Berliner Dom.
Her marriage to John George of Brandenburg produced the following children: