House of Ascania

The House of Ascania (German: Askanier) was a dynasty of German rulers. It was also known as the House of Anhalt, after Anhalt, its longest-held possession.

The Ascanians are named after Ascania (or Ascaria) Castle, Schloss Askanien, which is located near and named after Aschersleben. The castle was seat of the County of Ascania, a title that was later subsumed into the titles of the princes of Anhalt.

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