Genealogy of the House Orange-Nassau1

The ancestors of the Royal Family of the Netherlands


Count Johann VI zu Nassau-SiegenJohann VI Count zu Nassau, Katzenelnbogen, Vianden und Diez "The Elder"
(Since December 11th, 1561:) Johann VI Count zu Nassau, Katzenelnbogen, Vianden und Diez, Lord zu Beilstein
(Born as: Johann Count zu Nassau, Katzenelnbogen, Vianden und Diez)
* Dillenburg, November 22nd, 1536
† Dillenburg, October 8th, 1606
Count zu Nassau in Siegen, Dillenburg, Hadamar and Herborn, Count zu Diez (together with his brothers), October 6th, 1559 - April 14th, 1574; Count zu Nassau in Beilstein (together with his brothers), December 11th, 1561 - April 14th, 1574; Count zu Nassau in Siegen, Dillenburg, Hadamar, Herborn and Beilstein, Count zu Diez (solely), April 14th, 1574
Stadtholder of Gelre and Zutphen, 1578-1581

Married:

  1. Dillenburg, June 6th, 1559:
    Elisabeth Landgravine von Leuchtenberg, Countess zu Hals
    * March 1537
    † (in childbirth) Dillenburg, July 6th, 1579
  2. Dillenburg, September 13th, 1580:
    Kunigunde Jakobäa Countess Palatine of the Rhine, Duchess in Bavaria
    * Simmern, October 9th, 1556
    † Dillenburg, January 26th, 1586
  3. Berleburg, June 14th, 1586:
    Johannetta Countess zu Sayn-Wittgenstein, Lady zu Homburg
    * Berleburg (?), February 12th, 1561
    † Dillenburg or Hadamar, April 13th, 1622

Count Wilhelm Ludwig zu Nassau-DillenburgChildren from the first marriage:

  1. Wilhelm Ludwig Count zu Nassau, Katzenelnbogen, Vianden und Diez, Lord zu Beilstein ("Us Heit")
    * Schloß Siegen, Siegen, March 13th, 1560
    † Leeuwarden, June 9th n.s., 1620
    Count zu Nassau in Siegen, Dillenburg, Hadamar, Herborn and Beilstein, Count zu Diez (together with his brothers), October 8th, 1606 - March 30th, 1607; Count zu Nassau in Dillenburg, Herborn, Haiger, Ebersbach and Tringenstein (solely), March 30th, 1607
    Lieutenant-Governor of Friesland, December 1583; Stadtholder of Friesland, October 16th, 1584; Stadtholder of Groningen, 1595; Stadtholder of Drenthe, 1596
    Colonel of the Infantry of the Republic of the United Netherlands, 1584; Commander-in-Chief of the Army of Friesland, October 16th, 1584; Commander-in-Chief of the Army of Groningen, 1595; Commander-in-Chief of the Army of Drenthe, 1596

    Married:

    Botnia House, Franeker, November 25th, 1587:
    Anna Countess of Nassau, Katzenelnbogen, Vianden and Diez
    * Breda, November 5th, 1563
    † Botnia House, Franeker, June 23rd n.s., 1588

    Child from this marriage:

    1. Miscarriage
      March 1588
  2. Johann VII Count zu Nassau, Katzenelnbogen, Vianden und Diez, Lord zu Beilstein "The Middle"
  3. Georg Count zu Nassau, Katzenelnbogen, Vianden und Diez, Lord zu Beilstein "The Elder"
  4. Elisabeth Countess zu Nassau, Katzenelnbogen, Vianden und Diez, Lady zu Beilstein
    * Dillenburg, January 24th, 1564
    † Frankfurt am Main, May 5th, 1611

    Married:

    1. Neuweilnau, October 3rd, 1583:
      Philipp IV Count zu Nassau, Saarbrücken und Saarwerden, Lord zu Lahr und Mahlberg
      * October 14th, 1542
      † Saarbrücken, March 12th, 1602
      Count zu Nassau in Weilburg, Bleidenstadt, Löhnberg, Alterhausen and Burgschwalbach, Lord zu Sonnenberg, Neuweilnau, Lichtenfels, Kirchheim, Bolanden, Stauf, Donnenfels, Frankenstein and Wöllstein (together with his brother), October 4th, 1559 (since 1561 his residence was Neuweilnau); Count zu Saarbrücken und Saarwerden, Lord zu ½-Lahr-Mahlberg, November 23rd, 1574
    2. April 16th, 1603:
      Wolfgang Ernst I Count zu Isenburg und Büdingen in Büdingen
      * Birstein, December 29th, 1560
      † Birstein, May 21st, 1633
      Count zu Isenburg in Büdingen
  5. Juliana Countess zu Nassau, Katzenelnbogen, Vianden und Diez, Lady zu Beilstein
    * Dillenburg, October 6th, 1565
    † October 4th, 1630

    Married:

    1. April 24th, 1588:
      Adolf Heinrich Count zu Salm, Wild- und Rheingraf von Dhaun in Dhaun
      * 1557
      † February 20th, 1606
      Wild- und Rheingraf von Dhaun in Dhaun
    2. February 8th, 1619:
      Johann Albrecht I Count zu Solms in Braunfels
      * March 5th, 1563
      † The Hague, May 14th n.s., 1623
      Count zu Solms in Braunfels, April 27th, 1592
      Lord Chamberlain of the Elector Palatine of the Rhine
  6. Philipp Count zu Nassau, Katzenelnbogen, Vianden und Diez, Lord zu Beilstein
    * Dillenburg, December 1st, 1566
    † (wounds received in action) Rhineberk, September 3rd, 1595
    Governor of Gorinchem, Woudrichem and Loevestein, 1586-1591; Governor of Nimwegen, 1591-1595
    Colonel of the Infantry of the Republic of the United Netherlands, 1585; Colonel of the Cavalry of the Republic of the United Netherlands, 1595
  7. Maria Countess zu Nassau, Katzenelnbogen, Vianden und Diez, Lady zu Beilstein
    * Dillenburg, November 12th, 1568
    † Detmold, April 30th, 1632

    Married:

    Idstein, December 2nd, 1588:
    Johann Ludwig I Count zu Nassau in Idstein und Wiesbaden
    * 1567
    † (fall out of window) Schloß Idstein, Idstein, June 20th, 1596
    Count zu Nassau in Idstein und Wiesbaden, Lord zu Sonnenberg, January 11th, 1568

  8. Anna Sibylla Countess zu Nassau, Katzenelnbogen, Vianden und Diez, Lady zu Beilstein
    * Dillenburg, September 29th, 1569
    † (the plague) Dillenburg, December 19th, 1576
  9. Mathilde Countess zu Nassau, Katzenelnbogen, Vianden und Diez, Lady zu Beilstein
    * December 27th, 1570
    † May 10th, 1625

    Married:

    June 24th, 1592:
    Wilhelm Count zu Mansfeld in Arnstein
    * 1555
    † October 21st, 1615
    Count zu Mansfeld in Arnstein, 1585
    Member of the Secret Council of the Elector of Brandenburg
    Marshal of Ansbach

  10. Stillborn son
    * Dillenburg, after July 25th, 1572
  11. Ernst Kasimir Count zu Nassau, Katzenelnbogen, Vianden und Diez, Lord zu Beilstein
  12. Stillborn child
    * Dillenburg, 1574
  13. Count Ludwig GüntherLudwig Günther Count zu Nassau, Katzenelnbogen, Vianden und Diez, Lord zu Beilstein
    * Dillenburg, February 15th, 1575
    † (killed in action) Sluis, September 12th, 1604
    Lieutenant-General of the Cavalry of the Republic of the United Netherlands, 1599

    Married:

    Arnhem, June 7th, 1601:
    Anna Margaretha Countess von Manderscheid-Blankenheim
    * ?
    † March 4th, 1606

    Child from this marriage:

    1. Daughter
      * The Hague, May 1603
      † very young
  14. Stillborn son
    * Dillenburg, July 5th, 1579

Children from the second marriage:

  1. Stillborn son
    * Dillenburg, July 19th, 1581
  2. Amalie Countess zu Nassau, Katzenelnbogen, Vianden und Diez, Lady zu Beilstein
    * July 27th, 1582
    † October 31st, 1635

    Married:

    Dillenburg, August 23rd, 1600:
    Wilhelm I Count zu Solms in Greifenstein, Lord zu Münzenberg, Wildenfels und Sonnenwalde
    * April 18th, 1570
    † Greifenstein, February 3rd, 1635
    Count zu Solms in Greifenstein, April 27th, 1592

  3. Kunigunda Countess zu Nassau, Katzenelnbogen, Vianden und Diez, Lady zu Beilstein
    * Dillenburg, July 12th, 1583
    † Dillenburg, April 4th, 1584
  4. Stillborn son
    * Dillenburg, February 23rd, 1585

Children from the third marriage:

  1. Georg Ludwig Count zu Nassau, Katzenelnbogen, Vianden und Diez, Lord zu Beilstein
    * Dillenburg, April 12th, 1588
    † Dillenburg, April 16th, 1588
  2. HSH Johann Ludwig Fürst zu Nassau, Count zu Katzenelnbogen, Vianden und Diez, Lord zu Beilstein ("Hans")
  3. Johannetta Elisabeth Countess zu Nassau, Katzenelnbogen, Vianden und Diez, Lady zu Beilstein
    * Dillenburg, February 13th, 1593
    † Haus Limburg, September 13th, 1654

    Married:

    Beilstein, February 8th or 16th, 1616:
    Konrad Gumprecht Count zu Bentheim-Steinfurt in Limburg an der Lahn
    * March 10th, 1585
    † March 10th, 1618 or 1619
    Count of Limburg an der Lahn

  4. Anna Countess zu Nassau, Katzenelnbogen, Vianden und Diez, Lady zu Beilstein
    * November 24th, 1594
    † February 11th, 1660

    Married:

    June 19th, 1619:
    Philipp Ernst Count zu Isenburg in Birstein
    * January 27th, 1595
    † August 16th, 1635
    Count zu Isenburg in Birstein

  5. Magdalena Countess zu Nassau, Katzenelnbogen, Vianden und Diez, Lady zu Beilstein
    * November 13th, 1595
    † July 31st, 1633

    Married:

    May 29th, 1624:
    Georg Albrecht I Count zu Erbach
    * December 16th, 1597
    † November 25th, 1647
    Count zu Erbach

  6. Anna Amalia Countess zu Nassau, Katzenelnbogen, Vianden und Diez, Lady zu Beilstein
    * July 19th, 1599
    † May 14th n.s., 1667

    Married:

    October 24th, 1648:
    Wilhelm Otto Count zu Isenburg in Birstein
    * November 17th, 1597
    † July 17th, 1667
    Count zu Isenburg in Birstein

  7. Juliana Countess zu Nassau, Katzenelnbogen, Vianden und Diez, Lady zu Beilstein
    * Dillenburg, June 9th, 1602
    † Dillenburg, August 26th, 1602

Count Johann VII zu Nassau-SiegenJohann VII Count zu Nassau, Katzenelnbogen, Vianden und Diez, Lord zu Beilstein "The Middle"
(Born as: Johann Count zu Nassau, Katzenelnbogen, Vianden und Diez, Lord zu Beilstein)
* Dillenburg, June 7th, 1561
† Siegen, September 27th, 1623
Count zu Nassau in Siegen, Dillenburg, Hadamar, Herborn and Beilstein, Count zu Diez (together with his brothers), October 8th, 1606 - March 30th, 1607; Count zu Nassau in Siegen and Freudenberg (solely), March 30th, 1607
Colonel-General of the Army of the Elector Palatine of the Rhine, 1599; Commander-in-Chief of the Army of Sweden, 1601-1602

Married:

  1. Dillenburg, December 9th, 1581:
    Magdalena Countess zu Waldeck-Wildungen
    * September 9th, 1558
    † Idstein, September 19th, 1599
  2. (Beilager) Rotenburg, August 27th and (Heimführung) Dillenburg, September 3rd, 1603:
    HSH Margaretha Princess zu Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg
    * Sonderburg, February 24th, 1583
    † Nassauischer Hof, Siegen, April 10th, 1658

Count Johann ErnstChildren from the first marriage:

  1. Johann Ernst Count zu Nassau, Katzenelnbogen, Vianden und Diez, Lord zu Beilstein
    * Siegen, October 31st n.s., 1582
    † (dysentery) Udine, September 26/27th n.s., 1617
    Captain of the Infantry of the Republic of the United Netherlands, September 22nd, 1603; Colonel of the Infantry of the Republic of the United Netherlands, May 6th, 1606; General of the Army of the Republic Venice, 1617
  2. Johann VIII Count zu Nassau, Katzenelnbogen, Vianden und Diez, Marquess de Monte-Caballo, Lord zu Beilstein "The Younger"
  3. Elisabeth Countess zu Nassau, Katzenelnbogen, Vianden und Diez, Lady zu Beilstein
    * Dillenburg, November 8th, 1584
    † Landau, July 26th, 1661

    Married:

    Wildungen, November 18th, 1604:
    Karl Christian Count zu Waldeck in Wildungen, Waldeck, Landau und Wetterburg
    * December 25th, 1585
    † December 31st, 1637
    Count zu Waldeck in Wildungen, Waldeck, Landau und Wetterburg, 1607

  4. Count AdolfAdolf Count zu Nassau, Katzenelnbogen, Vianden und Diez, Lord zu Beilstein
    * Dillenburg, August 8th, 1586
    † (killed in action) Xanten, November 7th, 1608
    Captain of the Cavalry of the Republic of the United Netherlands, April 3rd, 1606
  5. Juliana Countess zu Nassau, Katzenelnbogen, Vianden und Diez, Lady zu Beilstein
    * Dillenburg, September 3rd, 1587
    † Eschwege, February 15th, 1643

    Married:

    Dillenburg, June 1st n.s., 1603:
    Moritz Landgrave of Hesse-Cassel "The Scholar"
    * Cassel, May 25th, 1572
    † Eschwege, March 25th n.s., 1632
    Landgrave of Hesse-Cassel, 1592 (abdicated: 1627)

  6. Anna Maria Countess zu Nassau, Katzenelnbogen, Vianden und Diez, Lady zu Beilstein
    * Dillenburg, March 3rd, 1589
    † February 22nd, 1620

    Married:

    Dillenburg, February 13th n.s., 1611:
    Johann Adolf von Daun Count zu Falkenstein und Brouch
    * ca. 1581
    † March 13th, 1653
    Count zu Falkenstein und Brouch, 1636

  7. Johann Albrecht Count zu Nassau, Katzenelnbogen, Vianden und Diez, Lord zu Beilstein
    * Dillenburg, February 8th, 1590
    † Dillenburg, after February 22nd, 1590
  8. Count Wilhelm II zu Nassau-SiegenWilhelm II Count zu Nassau, Katzenelnbogen, Vianden und Diez, Lord zu Beilstein
    * Dillenburg, August 13th, 1592
    † Orsoy, July 17th n.s., 1642
    Count zu Nassau-Siegen in Ginsberg, Hilchenbach, Ferndorf and Krombach, September 27th, 1623; Lord of Poederoijen, 1631
    Governor of Emmerich, December 12th, 1625; Governor of Heusden, 1626-1637; Governor of Sluis, 1637
    Captain of the Cavalry of the Republic Venice, 1616; Colonel of the Cavalry of the Republic Venice, 1617; Colonel of the Infantry of the Republic of the United Netherlands, July 24th, 1622; Commander of 58 Companies Infantry of the Republic of the United Netherlands, December 1629; Fieldmarshal of the Army of the Republic of the United Netherlands, April 23rd, 1633

    Married:

    Siegen, January 17th, 1619:
    Christiane Countess zu Erbach
    * June 5th, 1596
    † Culemborg, July 6th, 1646

    Children from this marriage:

    1. Johann Wilhelm Count zu Nassau, Katzenelnbogen, Vianden und Diez, Lord zu Beilstein
      * Siegen, October 28th, 1619
      † Siegen, September 4th n.s., 1623
    2. Moritz Friedrich Count zu Nassau, Katzenelnbogen, Vianden und Diez, Lord zu Beilstein
      * Siegen, January 19th, 1621
      † (killed in action) Calloo, June 17th, 1638
      Captain of the Infantry of the Republic of the United Netherlands, May 27th, 1636
    3. Maria Magdalena Countess zu Nassau, Katzenelnbogen, Vianden und Diez, Lady zu Beilstein
      * Siegen, October 21st, 1622
      † Spa, August 30th n.s., 1647

      Married:

      Culemborg, August 25th, 1639:
      Philipp Theodor Count zu Waldeck in Pyrmont und Eisenberg, Count von Culemborg, Lord zu Tonna
      * November 2nd, 1614
      † Corbach, December 17th, 1645
      Count zu Waldeck in Pyrmont und Eisenberg, Count von Culemborg, Lord zu Tonna, 1640
      Captain of the Infantry of the Republic of the United Netherlands, 1625

    4. Ernestine Juliana Countess zu Nassau, Katzenelnbogen, Vianden und Diez, Lady zu Beilstein
      * Siegen, July 27th n.s., 1624
      † Heusden, July 9th, 1634
    5. Elisabeth Charlotte Countess zu Nassau, Katzenelnbogen, Vianden und Diez, Lady zu Beilstein
      * Emmerich, March 11th, 1626
      † Culemborg, November 26th n.s., 1694

      Married:

      Culemborg, December 9th n.s., 1643:
      Georg Friedrich Count zu Waldeck in Pyrmont und Eisenberg, Count von Culemborg, Lord zu Tonna
      (Since June 1st, 1682:) HSH Georg Friedrich Fürst zu Waldeck in Pyrmont und Eisenberg, Count von Culemborg, Lord zu Tonna
      * Arolsen, February 10th, 1620
      † Arolsen, November 19th, 1692
      Count and since June 1st, 1682 Fürst zu Waldeck in Pyrmont und Eisenberg, Count von Culemborg, Lord zu Tonna, 1664
      Stadtholder of Ravensberg and Minden, 1657, Governor of Maastricht, 1679
      Captain of the Cavalry of the Republic of the United Netherlands, August 27th, 1643; Major of the Army of the Republic of the United Netherlands, 1646; Major-General of the Army of Brandenburg, 1651; General of the Army of Brandenburg, 1657; Colonel of the Army of the Republic of the United Netherlands, 1667; Third Fieldmarshal of the Army of the United Netherlands, 1672; Second Fieldmarshal of the Republic of the United Netherlands, 1674; First Fieldmarshal of the Republic of the United Netherlands, 1679

    6. Hollandine Countess zu Nassau, Katzenelnbogen, Vianden und Diez, Lady zu Beilstein
      * Heusden, March 2nd, 1628
      † Heusden, October 14th, 1629
    7. Countess Wilhelmina Christina zu Waldeck-Wildungen née Countess zu Nassau-SiegenWilhelmina Christina Countess zu Nassau, Katzenelnbogen, Vianden und Diez, Lady zu Beilstein
      * 1629
      † Schloß Hildburghausen, January 22nd, 1700

      Married:

      Schloß Arolsen, January 26th, 1660:
      Josias Count zu Waldeck in Wildungen
      * Wildungen, July 31st, 1636
      † (wounds received in action) Crete, August 8th, 1669
      Count zu Waldeck in Wildungen, 1660
      Captain of the Cavalry of Brandenburg, 1656; Colonel of the Army of Sweden, 1660; General in the Imperial Army; Commander-in-Chief of the Army of the Republic Venice

  9. Anna Johanna Countess zu Nassau, Katzenelnbogen, Vianden und Diez, Lady zu Beilstein
    * Dillenburg, March 13th n.s., 1594
    † The Hague, December 23rd, 1636

    Count Joan Wolfert van BredenrodeMarried:

    Bruch, June 19th, 1619:
    Joan Wolfert Count van Bredenrode, Lord van Vianen, Ameide en Cloetingen
    * Maastricht, June 12th, 1599
    † Petershem, September 3rd, 1655
    Lord van Cloetingen, 1618, Count van Bredenrode, 1620
    Governor of Bois-le-Duc, 1630
    Colonel of the Army of the Republic of the United Netherlands, 1623; Commander of Utrecht, 1629; General of the Artillery of the Republic of the United Netherlands, 1636; Fieldmarshal of the Army of the Republic of the United Netherlands, 1642
    Knight of the Order of the Elephant

  10. Friedrich Ludwig Count zu Nassau, Katzenelnbogen, Vianden und Diez, Lord zu Beilstein
    * February 2nd, 1595
    † Dillenburg, May 2nd n.s., 1600
  11. Magdalena Countess zu Nassau, Katzenelnbogen, Vianden und Diez, Lady zu Beilstein
    * February 23rd, 1596
    † December 6th, 1662

    Married:

    1. August 1631:
      Bernhard Moritz Count von Oeynhausen in Velmede
      * ?
      † 1632
    2. August 25th, 1642:
      Philipp Wilhelm Freiherr von Innhausen und Knypphausen
      * March 1591
      † Bremen, May 5th, 1652
  12. Johann Friedrich Count zu Nassau, Katzenelnbogen, Vianden und Diez, Lord zu Beilstein
    * February 10th, 1597
    † after February 10th, 1597

HSH Fürst Johann Moritz zu Nassau-SiegenChildren from the second marriage:

  1. Johann Moritz Count zu Nassau, Katzenelnbogen, Vianden und Diez, Lord zu Beilstein "The Brazilian"
    (Since November 25th, 1652:) HSH Johann Moritz Fürst zu Nassau, Count zu Katzenelnbogen, Vianden und Diez, Lord zu Beilstein
    * Dillenburg, June 18th, 1604
    † Berg und Tal near Cleves, December 20th n.s., 1679
    Count and since November 25th, 1652 Fürst zu Nassau-Siegen in Siegen (Nassauischer Hof) and Freudenberg, September 27th, 1623 and in Ginsberg, Hilchenbach, Ferndorf and Krombach, July 17th n.s., 1642
    Governor-General of Brazil, August 4th, 1636 (resigned his commission: 1644); Commander of Wesel, November 3rd, 1644 (resigned his commission: 1672); Stadtholder of Cleves, Mark, Ravensberg and Minden, November 15th, 1647; Governor of the City Utrecht, 1674
    Captain of the Army of the Republic of the United Netherlands, May 9th, 1624; Lieutenant-Colonel of the Army of the Republic of the United Netherlands, April 10th, 1626; Colonel of the Army of the Republic of the United Netherlands, November 19th, 1629; First Fieldmarshal of Utrecht, 1632 (resigned his commissions to go to Brazil: 1636); Commander-in-Chief of the Dutch Armed Forces in Brazil, August 4th, 1636 (resigned his commission: 1644); Lieutenant-General of the Cavalry of the Republic of the United Netherlands, October 24th, 1644; Commander-in-Chief of the Army of the Republic of the United Netherlands, 1665 (resigned his commission: 1672); First Fieldmarshal of the Army of the Republic of the United Netherlands, January 1st, 1668 (resigned his commission: 1674); Commander-in-Chief of the Army of Friesland and Groningen, 1673 (resigned his commission: 1674)
    Knight of the Order of the Elephant, 1649; Grandmaster of the Order of St. John, June 15th, 1652; Commander of the German Order, 1661
    (Adopted the children of his brother
    Heinrich after Heinrich's death)
  2. HSH Prince Georg FriedrichGeorg Friedrich Ludwig Count zu Nassau, Katzenelnbogen, Vianden und Diez, Lord zu Beilstein ("Frits")
    (Since May 6th, 1664:) HSH Georg Friedrich Ludwig Prince zu Nassau, Count zu Katzenelnbogen, Vianden und Diez, Lord zu Beilstein
    * Dillenburg, June 23rd, 1606
    † (killed in action) Bergen op Zoom, October 2nd, 1674
    Commander of Rhineberk, October 30th, 1648 (resigned his commission: 1658); Governor of Bergen op Zoom, October 25th, 1658
    Captain of the Infantry of the Republic of the United Netherlands, November 19th, 1627; Captain of the Cavalry of the Republic of the United Netherlands, January 3rd, 1633; Major of the Infantry of the Republic of the United Netherlands, January 9th, 1637; Colonel of the Infantry of the Republic of the United Netherlands, January 8th, 1642
    Knight of the Order of the Elephant, September 20th, 1671

    HSH Princess Eleonora Mauritia née Infanta of PortugalMarried:

    The Hague (?), June 4th, 1647:
    Eleonora Mauritia Infanta of Portugal
    * ca. 1609
    † Bergen op Zoom, June 15th, 1674

  3. Count Wilhelm OttoWilhelm Otto Count zu Nassau, Katzenelnbogen, Vianden und Diez, Lord zu Beilstein
    * Dillenburg, June 23rd, 1607
    † (killed in action) near Wolfenbüttel, August 14th, 1641
    General of the Army of Sweden
  4. Luise Christine Countess zu Nassau, Katzenelnbogen, Vianden und Diez, Lady zu Beilstein
    * Siegen, October 8th, 1608
    † Château Villain near Sirod, December 29th n.s., 1685

    Married:

    Nozeroy, July 4th, 1627:
    Philippe François de Joux dit de Watteville
    * ca. 1605
    † (the plague) Bletterans, 1636
    Count de Bussolin, Marquess de Conflans

  5. Sophia Margaretha Countess zu Nassau, Katzenelnbogen, Vianden und Diez, Lady zu Beilstein
    * Siegen, April 16th, 1610
    † Terborg, May 8th, 1665

    Married:

    Terborg, January 13th, 1656:
    George Ernst Count van Limburg-Stirum
    * Botmunde, August 29th, 1593
    † September 1661
    Count van Bronckhorst, Lord van Wisch, Lichtenvoorde en Wildenborch
    Captain of the Army of the Republic of the United Netherlands, 1625; Major of the Army of the Republic of the United Netherlands, 1641

  6. Heinrich Count zu Nassau, Katzenelnbogen, Vianden und Diez, Lord zu Beilstein
  7. Maria Juliana Countess zu Nassau, Katzenelnbogen, Vianden und Diez, Lady zu Beilstein
    * Siegen, August 14th, 1612
    † Neuhaus an der Elbe, January 21st, 1665

    Married:

    Treptow, December 13th, 1637:
    Franz Heinrich Duke of Saxe-Lauenburg, Engern and Westphalia
    * April 9th, 1604
    † November 26th, 1658

  8. Amalia Countess zu Nassau, Katzenelnbogen, Vianden und Diez, Lady zu Beilstein
    * Siegen, September 2nd, 1613
    † Sulzbach, August 24th n.s., 1669

    Married:

    1. Alt-Stettin, April 23rd, 1636:
      Hermann Wrangel af Salmis Hereditary Lord of Lärjeholm, Skokloster, Ludenhof, Lindeberg, Walküll, Brandsdorp, Duno, Bjärbeholm, Gransbo, Hagebyholm, Wrangelshof, Swinesund, Oberpahlen, Odenpäh and Boglösa
      * Livland, June 29th, 1587
      † Riga, December 11th, 1643
      Member of the State Council of King Gustaf II Adolf of Sweden, 1630; Governor-General of Livland, 1641
      Fieldmarshal of the Army of Sweden, 1621
    2. Stockholm, March 27th, 1649:
      Christian August Count Palatine of the Rhine of Sulzbach
      * Sulzbach, July 26th, 1622
      † Sulzbach, April 23rd, 1708
  9. Bernhard Count zu Nassau, Katzenelnbogen, Vianden und Diez, Lord zu Beilstein
    * Siegen, November 18th, 1614
    † Siegen, January 16th n.s., 1617
  10. Count ChristianChristian Count zu Nassau, Katzenelnbogen, Vianden und Diez, Lord zu Beilstein
    * Siegen, July 16th, 1616
    † (killed in action) near Düren, April 11th n.s., 1644
    Lieutenant-Colonel of the Cavalry of the Imperial Army, 1636; Colonel of the Cavalry of the Imperial Army, 1642

    Married:

    1642:
    Anna Barbara von Quadt-Landskron zu Rheinbach
    * ?
    † ?

  11. Katharina Countess zu Nassau, Katzenelnbogen, Vianden und Diez, Lady zu Beilstein
    * Siegen, August 1st, 1617
    † Nassauischer Hof, Siegen, August 31st, 1645
  12. Count Johann ErnstJohann Ernst Count zu Nassau, Katzenelnbogen, Vianden und Diez, Lord zu Beilstein
    * Siegen, November 18th n.s., 1618
    † on board the "Alkmaar" in All Saints Bay near San Salvador, Brazil, November 23rd, 1639
    Officer of the Navy of the Republic of the United Netherlands on board the "Alkmaar", 1637
  13. Elisabeth Juliana Countess zu Nassau, Katzenelnbogen, Vianden und Diez, Lady zu Beilstein
    * Siegen, May 11th n.s., 1620
    † Wesel, May 13th, 1665

    Married:

    Nassauischer Hof, Siegen, August 1647:
    Bernhard Count zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg in Neumagen, Lord zu Homburg
    * November 30th, 1620
    † Schloß Ghoor, December 13th, 1675
    Count zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg in Neumagen
    Colonel of the Infantry of the Republic of the United Netherlands, October 19th, 1665


Count Johann VIII zu Nassau-SiegenJohann VIII Count zu Nassau, Katzenelnbogen, Vianden und Diez, Marquess de Monte-Caballo, Lord zu Beilstein "The Younger"
(Since March 28th, 1629:) Johann VIII Count zu Nassau, Katzenelnbogen, Vianden und Diez, Marquess de Monte-Caballo, Baron zu Beilstein und Ronse
(Born as: Johann Count zu Nassau, Katzenelnbogen, Vianden und Diez, Lord zu Beilstein)
(Since 1614:) Johann Count zu Nassau, Katzenelnbogen, Vianden und Diez, Marquess de Monte-Caballo, Lord zu Beilstein
* Dillenburg, September 29th, 1583
† (dysentery) Château de Renaix near Oudenaarde, July 27th, 1638
Marquess de Monte-Caballo, 1614; Count zu Nassau-Siegen in Siegen (Schloß) and Netphen, September 27th, 1623; Baron de Renaix, March 28th, 1629
Chamberlain of Emperor Matthias, August 28th, 1612
Captain of the Cavalry of the Republic of the United Netherlands, March 7th, 1609; General in the Army of Savoy, 1614-1615; Colonel of the Army of France, 1615-1617; Colonel of the Spanish Army in the Netherlands, 1623; General-Fieldmarshal of the Imperial Army, July 1st, 1629; General of the Spanish Cavalry in the Netherlands, 1631
Knight of the Order of the Annunciation, 1614; Knight of the Order of the Golden Fleece, 1627

HSH Countess Ernestine zu Nassau-Siegen née Princess de LigneMarried:

Brussels, August 13th, 1618:
HSH Ernestine Yolande Princess de Ligne
* November 2nd, 1594
† Brussels, January 4th, 1663
Princess-Regent of Nassau-Siegen, 1638-1651 (for her son)

Children from this marriage:

  1. Maria Countess zu Nassau, Katzenelnbogen, Vianden und Diez, Lady zu Beilstein
    * August 14th, 1619
    † 1620
  2. Daughter
    * December 15th, 1620
    † December 15th, 1620
  3. Klara Maria Countess zu Nassau, Katzenelnbogen, Vianden und Diez, Lady zu Beilstein
    (Since March 28th, 1629:) Klara Maria Countess zu Nassau, Katzenelnbogen, Vianden und Diez, Baroness zu Beilstein und Ronse
    * Brussels, October 1621
    † Château de Beloeil, September 2nd, 1695

    Married:

    1. Nassau Palace, Brussels, November 27th, 1634:
      HSH Albert Henri 2nd Prince de Ligne
      * Antoing, December 27th, 1615
      † May 1st, 1641
      2nd Prince de Ligne, 1641
    2. Antoing, May 1643:
      HSH Claude Lamoral 3rd Prince de Ligne et d'Amblise, Marquess de Roubaix
      * October 8th, 1618
      † Madrid, December 21st, 1679
      3rd Prince de Ligne et d'Amblise, May 1st, 1641; Marquess de Roubaix; Grande of Spain 1st class; First Ber of Flanders
      Governor of Hainault, 1663-1669; Viceroy of Sicily, 1669-1674; Governor of Milan, 1674-1679
      Colonel of a Regiment of the Spanish Army
      Knight of the Order of the Golden Fleece, 1646
  4. Ernestine Charlotte Countess zu Nassau, Katzenelnbogen, Vianden und Diez, Lady zu Beilstein
    (Since March 28th, 1629:) Ernestine Charlotte Countess zu Nassau, Katzenelnbogen, Vianden und Diez, Baroness zu Beilstein und Ronse
    * Brussels (?), November 13th, 1623
    † Mengerskirchen, August 15th n.s., 1668

    Married:

    Brussels, February 15th, 1650:
    HSH
    Moritz Heinrich Fürst zu Nassau, Count zu Katzenelnbogen, Vianden und Diez, Lord zu Beilstein
    (Born as: Moritz Heinrich Count zu Nassau, Katzenelnbogen, Vianden und Diez, Lord zu Beilstein)
    (Since October 8th, 1650:) HSH Moritz Heinrich Prince zu Nassau, Count zu Katzenelnbogen, Vianden und Diez, Lord zu Beilstein
    * Hadamar, April 24th, 1626
    † Hadamar, January 24th n.s., 1679
    Fürst zu Nassau in Hadamar and Mengerskirchen, March 10th, 1653

  5. Lamberta Alberta Gabrielle Ursula Countess zu Nassau, Katzenelnbogen, Vianden und Diez, Lady zu Beilstein
    (Since March 28th, 1629:) Lamberta Alberta Gabrielle Ursula Countess zu Nassau, Katzenelnbogen, Vianden und Diez, Baroness zu Beilstein und Ronse
    * September 16th, 1625
    † 1635
  6. HSH Johann Franz Desideratus Fürst zu Nassau, Count zu Katzenelnbogen, Vianden und Diez, Baron zu Beilstein und Ronse

HSH Fürst Johann Franz Desideratus zu Nassau-SiegenHSH Johann Franz Desideratus Fürst zu Nassau, Count zu Katzenelnbogen, Vianden und Diez, Baron zu Beilstein und Ronse
(Born as: Johann Franz Desideratus Count zu Nassau, Katzenelnbogen, Vianden und Diez, Lord zu Beilstein)
(Since March 28th, 1629:) Johann Franz Desideratus Count zu Nassau, Katzenelnbogen, Vianden und Diez, Baron zu Beilstein und Ronse
* Nozeroy, July 28th, 1627
† Roermond, December 17th, 1699
Count and since November 21st, 1652 Fürst zu Nassau-Siegen in Siegen (Schloß) and Netphen, Baron de Renaix, July 27th, 1638
Stadtholder of Spanish Limbourg, 1655-1675; Stadtholder of Luxembourg, 1675-1680; Stadtholder of Spanish Gelderland, May 20th, 1680
Knight of the Order of the Golden Fleece, 1661

Married:

  1. Vienna, November 12th, 1651:
    Johanna Klaudia Countess von Königsegg-Rotenfels-Aulendorf
    * Innsbrück, August 1632
    † (in childbirth) Renaix, November 28th, 1663
  2. Rodemachern, May 31st, 1665:
    HSH Maria Eleonore Sophie Margravine von Baden zu Baden
    * ?
    † (in childbirth) Limbourg, April 19th, 1668
  3. Brussels, Feruary 9th, 1669:
    Isabella Claire Eugénie du Paget de la Serre
    * Château Distroff (?), 1651
    † Renaix, October 19th, 1714

Children from the first marriage:

  1. HSH Maria Leopoldine Eleonora Gabriella Princess zu Nassau, Countess zu Katzenelnbogen, Vianden und Diez, Baroness zu Beilstein und Ronse
    * September 27th, 1652
    † Hadamar, June 27th n.s., 1675

    Married:

    Siegen, March 27th n.s., 1670:
    HSH
    Moritz Heinrich Fürst zu Nassau, Count zu Katzenelnbogen, Vianden und Diez, Lord zu Beilstein
    (Born as: Moritz Heinrich Count zu Nassau, Katzenelnbogen, Vianden und Diez, Lord zu Beilstein)
    (Since October 8th, 1650:) HSH Moritz Heinrich Prince zu Nassau, Count zu Katzenelnbogen, Vianden und Diez, Lord zu Beilstein
    * Hadamar, April 24th, 1626
    † Hadamar, January 24th n.s., 1679
    Fürst zu Nassau in Hadamar and Mengerskirchen, March 10th, 1653

  2. HSH Ernestine Klaudia Margarethe Felizitas Princess zu Nassau, Countess zu Katzenelnbogen, Vianden und Diez, Baroness zu Beilstein und Ronse
    * Renaix, November 7th, 1653
    † Renaix, November 22nd, 1654
    Abbess of the Convent Keppel near Siegen
  3. Son
    * Oudenaarde, February 25th, 1655
    † Oudenaarde, February 25th, 1655
  4. HSH Ernestine Eleonore Antonia Princess zu Nassau, Countess zu Katzenelnbogen, Vianden und Diez, Baroness zu Beilstein und Ronse
    * ca. January 1656
    † Ursula Convent, Metz, 1675
    Nun at the Ursula Convent at Metz, 1674
  5. HSH Klara Juliana Margarethe Felizitas Princess zu Nassau, Countess zu Katzenelnbogen, Vianden und Diez, Baroness zu Beilstein und Ronse
    * between November 1656 and October 1657
    † Mons, October 9th, 1727
    Canoness of the High Noble Imperial Abbey at Thorn and of the St. Waadru Convent at Mons
  6. HSH Albertine Anna Gabrielle Princess zu Nassau, Countess zu Katzenelnbogen, Vianden und Diez, Baroness zu Beilstein und Ronse
    * probably August 13th, 1658
    † Maubeuge, August 26th, 1718
    Canoness of the Noble Abbey of St. Aldegonde at Maubeuge
  7. HSH Maria Donata Gabrielle Princess zu Nassau, Countess zu Katzenelnbogen, Vianden und Diez, Baroness zu Beilstein und Ronse
    * Renaix, August 8th, 1660
    † Renaix, August 9th, 1660
  8. HSH Luise Karoline Anna Princess zu Nassau, Countess zu Katzenelnbogen, Vianden und Diez, Baroness zu Beilstein und Ronse
    * end of July or beginning of August 1661
    † August 1664
  9. Daughter
    * after August 21st, 1662
    † after August 22nd, 1663
  10. Stillborn son
    * Renaix, November 28th, 1663

Children from the second marriage:

  1. HSH Franz Fortunatus Prince zu Nassau, Count zu Katzenelnbogen, Vianden und Diez, Baron zu Beilstein und Ronse
    * Limbourg, April 7th n.s., 1666
    † Limbourg (?), July 12th, 1672
  2. HSH Fürst Wilhelm Hyazinth zu Nassau-SiegenHSH Wilhelm Hyazinth Fürst zu Nassau, Count zu Katzenelnbogen, Vianden und Diez, Baron zu Beilstein und Ronse
    (Since October 4th, 1702:) HSH Wilhelm Hyazinth Prinz von Oranien, Fürst zu Nassau, Count zu Katzenelnbogen, Vianden und Diez, Burggraf zu Antwerp und Besançon, Baron zu Beilstein und Ronse
    * Brussels, April 3rd n.s., 1667
    † Hadamar, February 18th, 1743
    Fürst zu Nassau-Siegen in Siegen (Schloß) and Netphen, December 17th, 1699 - March 2nd, 1734; Fürst zu Nassau in 1/6 Hadamar, 1717 - March 2nd, 1734; Fürst zu Nassau in Siegen and 1/3 Hadamar, March 2nd, 1734 - August 28th, 1739; Baron de Renaix, August 1735; Fürst zu Nassau in Siegen, in ½ Hadamar and in ½ Dillenburg, August 28th, 1739 - February 16th, 1742; Fürst zu Nassau in Hadamar, February 16th, 1742
    (Assumed the titles "Prinz von Oranien, Burggraf zu Antwerp und Besançon", October 4th, 1702 and as the senior male agnate of HM King William III Henry of England, Scotland and Ireland, Prince of Orange, Count of Nassau he claimed the inheritance. His claims were acknowledged by HSH The Fürst zu Nassau-Siegen (protestant branch), HSH The Fürst zu Nassau-Dillenburg and HSH The Fürst zu Nassau-Hadamar in 1706. The other claimants to the inheritance, HM The King of Prussia and HH The Prince of Orange, divided the inheritance by treaty in 1732. HH The Prince of Orange acknowledged Wilhelm Hyazinth's use of the titles "Prinz von Oranien, Burggraf zu Antwerp und Besançon" while Wilhelm Hyazinth renounced his claims to the inheritance by treaty of February 16th, 1742.)

    Married:

    1. Liège, April 8th, 1687:
      HSH Maria Franziska Landgravine von Fürstenberg und Baar, Countess zu Heiligenberg und Wartenburg, Lady zu Hausch im Kinzigerthal
      * Munich, September 17th, 1660
      † Brussels, June 8th, 1691
      Canoness of the High Noble Imperial Abbey at Thorn
    2. Frankfurt am Main, May 22nd, 1698:
      Maria Anna Josepha Countess zu Hohenlohe-Schillingfürst
      * Frankfurt am Main, May 18th, 1678
      † Wiesbaden, September 30th, 1739
    3. (by proxy) Vienna, July 3rd and (in person) Renaix, July 28th, 1740:
      Maria Sophia Theresia Hedwigis Eva Countess von Starhemberg
      * London, October 28th n.s., 1722
      † Strassbourg, December 12th, 1773

    Children from the first marriage:

    1. HSH (Franz ?) Joseph Hyazinth Prince zu Nassau, Count zu Katzenelnbogen, Vianden und Diez, Baron zu Beilstein und Ronse
      * Roermond (?), January 27th, 1688
      † Roermond (?), February 7th, ....
    2. HSH Franz Joseph Prince zu Nassau, Count zu Katzenelnbogen, Vianden und Diez, Baron zu Beilstein und Ronse
      (Since October 4th, 1702:) HSH Franz Joseph Erbprinz von Oranien, Prince zu Nassau, Count zu Chalon, Katzenelnbogen, Vianden und Diez, Baron zu Beilstein und Ronse
      * Roermond (?), February 23rd, 1689
      † (hunting accident) Schloß Siegen, Siegen, November 18th, 1703
      (Granted the titles "Erbprinz von Oranien, Graf zu Chalon" by his father, October 4th, 1702)
    3. Daughter
      * January 1691
      † Roermond, January 22nd, 1692

    Child from the second marriage:

    1. HSH Maria Anna Josepha Princess zu Nassau, Countess zu Katzenelnbogen, Vianden und Diez, Baroness zu Beilstein und Ronse
      * September 10th, 1704
      † Abbey de la Barre, Château-Thierry, August 20th, 1723
  3. HSH Maria Eleonore Ernestine Princess zu Nassau, Countess zu Katzenelnbogen, Vianden und Diez, Baroness zu Beilstein und Ronse
    * Limbourg, April 19th, 1668
    † September 28th, 1669

Children from the third marriage:

  1. HSH Alexis Anton Christian Ferdinand Prince zu Nassau, Count zu Katzenelnbogen, Vianden und Diez, Baron zu Beilstein und Ronse
    * Limbourg, June 29th, 1673
    † Cologne, March 23rd/24th, 1734
    Canon at Cologne, 1690; Dean of the St. Peter Church and Chancellor of the University at Louvain, December 10th, 1692; Deacon at Cologne, November 14th, 1694; Priest, November 25th, 1695; Canon at Liège, December 1695; Abbot of the St. Croix de Bouzonville Monastery; Titular Archbisshop of Trabzon, 1728
    Knight of the Order of Malta, 1697
  2. HSH Joseph Prince zu Nassau, Count zu Katzenelnbogen, Vianden und Diez, Baron zu Beilstein und Ronse
    * 1674
    † Limbourg, December 14th, 1674
  3. HSH Charlotte Sophia Johanna Princess zu Nassau, Countess zu Katzenelnbogen, Vianden und Diez, Baroness zu Beilstein und Ronse
    * Limbourg, February 21st, 1675
    † Schloß Siegen, Siegen, May 29th n.s., 1676
  4. HSH Joseph Moritz Karl Prince zu Nassau, Count zu Katzenelnbogen, Vianden und Diez, Baron zu Beilstein und Ronse
    * Schloß Siegen, Siegen, May 17th, 1676
    † Schloß Siegen, Siegen, January 29th, 1677
  5. HSH Maria Philippina Princess zu Nassau, Countess zu Katzenelnbogen, Vianden und Diez, Baroness zu Beilstein und Ronse
    * Schloß Siegen, Siegen, July 2nd, 1677
    † Schloß Siegen, Siegen, December 16th, 1678
  6. HSH Franz Hugo Ferdinand Gereon Prince zu Nassau, Count zu Katzenelnbogen, Vianden und Diez, Baron zu Beilstein und Ronse
    * Cologne, October 18th n.s., 1678
    † Schloß Siegen, Siegen, March 4th, 1735
    Vice-Regent of Nassau-Siegen, 1727

    Married:

    Bartenstein, June 3rd, 1731:
    Ernestine Leopoldine Maria Anna Luise Dorothea Georgia Countess zu Hoholohe-Bartenstein
    * Bartenstein, August 21st, 1703
    † Carmelitesser Convent, Aix-la-Chapelle, March 1776

  7. HSH Anna Luise Franziska Princess zu Nassau, Countess zu Katzenelnbogen, Vianden und Diez, Baroness zu Beilstein und Ronse
    * Roermond, April 1st, 1681
    † Renaix, August 26th, 1728

    Married:

    Renaix, June 20th, 1713:
    Charles Jean d'Amant Viscount d'Oomberghen
    * ?
    † June 21st, 1721

  8. HSH Klara Bernhardina Franziska Princess zu Nassau, Countess zu Katzenelnbogen, Vianden und Diez, Baroness zu Beilstein und Ronse
    * May 11th, 1682
    † Brussels, December 27th, 1724

    Married:

    April or August 28th, 1706:
    Don Francisco de Sousa y Pachero
    * ?
    † September 23rd, 1709

  9. HSH Emanuel Ignaz Prince zu Nassau, Count zu Katzenelnbogen, Vianden und Diez, Baron zu Beilstein und Ronse
    * Roermond, January 6th, 1688
    † Brussels, August 11th or 19th, 1735
    Baron de Renaix, December 17th, 1699; Prince-Regent of Nassau-Siegen, 1727
    Fieldmarshal of the Spanish Army
    Knight of the Order of Malta, 1697; Knight of the Order of the Golden Fleece, 1715; Knight of the Order of St. Hubertus, June 6th, 1720

    Married:

    Paris, May 14th, 1711:
    Charlotte de Mailly de Nesle
    * March 17th, 1688
    † Royal Abbey of St. Louis, Poissy, March 17th, 1769
    (Separated: 1716)

    Children from this marriage:

    1. HSH Karl Nikolaus Prince zu Nassau, Count zu Katzenelnbogen, Vianden und Diez, Baron zu Beilstein und Ronse
      * Paris, February 14th, 1712
      † July 1st, 1712
    2. HSH Maximilian Prince zu Nassau, Count zu Katzenelnbogen, Vianden und Diez, Baron zu Beilstein und Ronse
      * Paris, August 29th, 1713
      † 1714
  10. HSH Johanna Baptista Josephina Princess zu Nassau, Countess zu Katzenelnbogen, Vianden und Diez, Baroness zu Beilstein und Ronse
    * Roermond, January 16th, 1690
    † Roermond, April 19th, 1745
    Canoness of the St. Waadru Convent at Mons, October 7th, 1702

Footnotes:

  1. Sources: l'Allemagne Dynastique Tome III by Michel Huberty, Alain Giraud and F. & B. Magdelaine and Genealogie van het Vorstenhuis Nassau by A.W.E. Dek. With special thanks to Netty Leistra.

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