Genealogy of the House Orange-Nassau1

The ancestors of the Royal Family of the Netherlands


Engelbrecht I Count zu Nassau, Baron zu Breda
(Since 1417:) Engelbrecht I Count zu Nassau und Vianden, Baron zu Breda
(Born as: Engelbrecht Count zu Nassau)
* Dillenburg, ca. 1370
† Breda, May 3rd, 1442
Baron of Breda and ½-Grimbergen, Lord of Polanen, Geertruidenberg, Niervaart, Klundert, Oosterhout, Naaldwijk, Steenbergen, Castricum, Monster, Rijswijk, Princenhage, Sprundel, Dongen and the Lek, August 1st, 1403; Lord of Drimmelen, 1411; Count zu Nassau in Siegen, Dillenburg, Hadamar and Herborn (together with his brothers), September 4th, 1416 - August 1st, 1425; Count of Vianden, Lord of Sankt-Vith, Bütgenbach, Daasburg, ½-Grimbergen, Corroy, Frasnes and Londerzeel, 1417; Count zu Nassau in Herborn (solely), August 1st, 1425
Member of the Council of Brabant, 1405-1406, 1409-1418 and 1421-1442; Member of the Council of Holland, 1405-1420 and 1433-1442

Married:

August 1st, 1403:
Johanna van Polanen
* January 10th, 1392
† May 15th, 1445
Baroness of Breda and ½-Grimbergen, Lady of Polanen, Geertruidenberg, Niervaart, Klundert, Oosterhout, Naaldwijk, Steenbergen, Castricum, Monster, Rijswijk, Princenhage, Sprundel, Terheijden, Dongen and the Lek, 1394; Lady of Drimmelen, 1411

Children from this marriage:

  1. Johann IV Count zu Nassau und Vianden, Baron zu Breda
  2. Heinrich II Count zu Nassau und Vianden, Baron zu Breda
    (Since May 1448:) Heinrich II Count zu Nassau, Vianden und Diez, Baron zu Breda
    (Born as: Heinrich Count zu Nassau, Baron zu Breda)
    (Since 1417:) Heinrich Count zu Nassau und Vianden, Baron zu Breda
    * January 7th, 1414
    † Radicofani, January 18th, 1451
    Count zu Nassau in Herborn, Count of Vianden, Baron of Breda and Grimbergen, Lord of Polanen, Geertruidenberg, Niervaart, Klundert, Oosterhout, Naaldwijk, Steenbergen, Castricum, Monster, Rijswijk, Princenhage, Sprundel, Dongen, the Lek, Drimmelen, Sankt-Vith, Bütgenbach, Daasburg, Corroy, Frasnes and Londerzeel (together with his brother), May 3rd, 1442 - February 22nd, 1447; Count of Vianden, Lord of Sankt-Vith, Bütgenbach, Daasburg, ½-Grimbergen, Corroy, Frasnes and Londerzeel (solely), February 22nd, 1447; Count zu Nassau in Siegen, Dillenburg and Hadamar, Count zu Diez (together with his brother), May 1448 and (solely) 1449

    Married:

    1. 1435:
      Genoveva Countess zu Virneburg
      * ?
      † (in childbirth) Breda, April 18th, 1437
    2. 1442:
      Irmgard Freiin von Schleiden-Junkerath
      * ?
      † after 1451

    Child from the first marriage:

    1. Ottilie Countess zu Nassau und Vianden, Baroness zu Breda
      (Since May 1448:) Ottilie Countess zu Nassau, Vianden und Diez, Baroness zu Breda
      * Breda (?), before or at April 18th, 1437
      † July (?), 1495

      Married:

      1. 1449 or 1450:
        Philipp Count zu Katzenelnbogen "The Younger"
        * 1427
        † February 27th, 1453
      2. June 3rd, 1475:
        Oswald I Count zu Tierstein, Lord zu Blumenberg und Pfäffingen
        * ca. 1423
        † before 1488
        Count zu Tierstein
        Governor in the Alsace, the Sundgau and the Breisgau
  3. Margarethe Countess zu Nassau und Vianden, Baroness zu Breda
    * 1415
    † before May 27th, 1467
    Lady of Frensburg, November 24th, 1435

    Married:

    ca. November 24th, 1435:
    Dietrich Count zu Sayn in Sayn
    * August 7th, 1415
    † November 24th, 1452
    Count zu Sayn in Sayn

  4. Wilhelm Count zu Nassau und Vianden, Baron zu Breda
    * December 1416
    † at a young age
  5. Maria Countess zu Nassau und Vianden, Baroness zu Breda
    * February 2nd, 1418
    † October 11th, 1472

    Married:

    Breda, June 17th, 1437:
    Johann Count zu Nassau in Wiesbaden und Idstein
    * 1419
    † May 9th, 1480
    Count zu Nassau in Wiesbaden und Idstein, Lord zu Sonnenberg, July 26th, 1426

  6. Philipp Count zu Nassau und Vianden, Baron zu Breda
    * October 13th, 1420
    † 1429 (?)

Johann IV Count zu Nassau und Vianden, Baron zu Breda
(Since May 1448:) Johann IV Count zu Nassau, Vianden und Diez, Baron zu Breda
(Born as: Johann Count zu Nassau, Baron zu Breda)
(Since 1417:) Johann Count zu Nassau und Vianden, Baron zu Breda
* August 1st, 1410
† Dillenburg, February 3rd, 1475
Count zu Nassau in Herborn, Count of Vianden, Baron of Breda and Grimbergen, Lord of Polanen, Geertruidenberg, Niervaart, Klundert, Oosterhout, Naaldwijk, Steenbergen, Castricum, Monster, Rijswijk, Princenhage, Sprundel, Dongen, the Lek, Drimmelen, Sankt-Vith, Bütgenbach, Daasburg, Corroy, Frasnes and Londerzeel (together with his brother), May 3rd, 1442 - February 22nd, 1447; Count zu Nassau in Herborn, Baron of Breda and ½-Grimbergen, Lord of Polanen, Geertruidenberg, Niervaart, Klundert, Oosterhout, Naaldwijk, Steenbergen, Castricum, Monster, Rijswijk, Princenhage, Sprundel, Dongen, the Lek and Drimmelen (solely), February 22nd, 1447; Count zu Nassau in Siegen, Dillenburg and Hadamar, Count zu Diez (together with his brother), May 1448-1449; Count zu Nassau in Siegen, Dillenburg and Hadamar, Count zu Diez and Vianden, Lord of Sankt-Vith, Bütgenbach, Daasburg, ½-Grimbergen, Corroy, Frasnes and Londerzeel, January 18th, 1451; Lord of Hambroeck and Gageldonk, February 27th, 1458; Baron of Herstal, Lord of Itteren and Meerssenhoven, 1459; Lord of Steyn, Vught, Gangelt, Waldfeucht and the land of Millen, 1467
Drost of Brabant, 1435; Drost of Heusden, 1447; Marshal of Westphalia, 1449-1450; Stadtholder of Gelre and Zutphen, 1473

Married:

February 7th, 1440:
Maria van Heinsberg
* 1424
† Siegen, April 20th, 1502
Baroness of Herstal, Lady of Itteren and Meerssenhoven, 1459; Lady of Steyn, Vught, Gangelt, Waldfeucht and the land of Millen, 1467-1499

Children from this marriage:

  1. Anna Countess zu Nassau und Vianden, Baroness zu Breda
    (Since May 1448:) Anna Countess zu Nassau, Vianden und Diez, Baroness zu Breda
    * 1440 or 1441
    † Celle, April 5th or 8th, 1514

    Married:

    1. October 28th, 1467:
      Otto II Duke of Brunswick and Lüneburg in Lüneburg
      * 1439
      † January 8th or 19th, 1471
      Duke of Brunswick and Lüneburg in Lüneburg, 1464
    2. January 24th, 1474:
      Philipp Count zu Katzenelnbogen "The Older"
      * 1402
      † Burg Rheinfels, July 28th, 1479
      Count zu Katzenelnbogen, 1444
  2. Johanna Countess zu Nassau und Vianden, Baroness zu Breda
    (Since May 1448:) Johanna Countess zu Nassau, Vianden und Diez, Baroness zu Breda
    * 1444
    † May 1468

    Married:

    October 14th, 1464:
    Philipp I Count zu Waldeck in Waldeck
    * 1445
    † 1475
    Count zu Waldeck in Waldeck

  3. Ottilie Countess zu Nassau und Vianden, Baroness zu Breda
    (Since May 1448:) Ottilie Countess zu Nassau, Vianden und Diez, Baroness zu Breda
    * ca. 1445
    † Alkmaar, April 22nd, 1495
    Nun at the St. Catherinadal Convent at Breda, 1463-1476; Prioress of the Vredenburgh Convent near Bavel, 1476
  4. Adriana Countess zu Nassau, Vianden und Diez, Baroness zu Breda
    * Breda, February 7th, 1449
    † June 11th or 15th, 1477

    Married:

    September 12th, 1468:
    Philipp I Count zu Hanau in Münzenberg
    * September 21st, 1449
    † August 26th, 1500
    Count zu Hanau in Münzenberg

  5. Count Engelbrecht II zu Nassau-BredaEngelbrecht II Count zu Nassau, Vianden und Diez, Baron zu Breda "The Glorious"
    (Born as: Engelbrecht Count zu Nassau, Vianden und Diez, Baron zu Breda)
    * Breda, May 17th, 1451
    † Brussels, May 31st, 1504
    Viscount of Antwerp, Lord of Gestel, Strijp, Stratum, Hoboken and Hingene, 1473; Count of Vianden, Baron of Breda, Grimbergen and Herstal, Lord of Polanen, Geertruidenberg, Niervaart, Klundert, Oosterhout, Naaldwijk, Steenbergen, Castricum, Monster, Rijswijk, Princenhage, Sprundel, Dongen, the Lek, Drimmelen, Sankt-Vith, Bütgenbach, Daasburg, Corroy, Frasnes, Londerzeel, Hambroeck, Gageldonk, Itteren and Meerssenhoven, February 3rd, 1475; Lord of Steyn, Vught, Gangelt, Waldfeucht and the land of Millen, February 3rd, 1475 - 1499; Baron of Diest, Lord of Zichem, Zelem, Vorst, Meerhout and Hoeleden, 1499; Lord of Roosendaal, Nispen and Wouw, April 1st, 1501
    Stadtholder of Brabant, 1475-1477; Lord Chamberlain of Emperor Maximilian I, 1482-1493; Acting Governor of Luxembourg, 1483-1488; Drost of Brabant, 1485; Stadtholder of Flanders, 1489; President of the Great Council, 1494; General Stadtholder of the Netherlands, 1496
    Knight of the Order of the Golden Fleece, May 9th, 1473

    Married:

    Coblenz, December 19th, 1468:
    Zimburch Margravine von Baden
    * May 15th, 1450
    † Breda, July 5th, 1501

  6. Johann V Count zu Nassau, Vianden und Diez, Baron zu Breda

Johann V Count zu Nassau, Vianden und Diez, Baron zu Breda
(Since 1500:) Johann V Count zu Nassau, Katzenelnbogen, Vianden und Diez, Baron zu Breda
(Born as: Johann Count zu Nassau, Vianden und Diez, Baron zu Breda)
* Breda, November 9th, 1455
† Dillenburg, July 30th, 1516
Count zu Nassau in Siegen, Dillenburg, Hadamar and Herborn, Count zu Diez, February 3rd, 1475
Stadtholder of Gelre and Zutphen, 1504-1505; Member of the Council of Emperor Maximilian I, July 17th, 1505

Married:

Marburg, February 11th, 1482:
Elisabeth Landgravine of Hesse-Marburg
* Marburg, May 1466
† Cologne, January 7th or 17th, 1523
Heiress to the county of Katzenelnbogen and ¼ of the county of Diez

Children from this marriage:

  1. Heinrich III Count zu Nassau, Katzenelnbogen, Vianden und Diez
  2. Johann Count zu Nassau, Vianden und Diez
    (Since 1500:) Johann Count zu Nassau, Katzenelnbogen, Vianden und Diez
    * Schloß Tringenstein, November 3rd, 1484
    † August 15th, 1504 (?)
  3. Ernst Count zu Nassau, Vianden und Diez
    * Dillenburg, April 9th, 1486
    † October 12th, 1486
  4. Wilhelm I Count zu Nassau, Katzenelnbogen, Vianden und Diez "The Older"/"The Rich"
  5. Elisabeth Countess zu Nassau, Vianden und Diez
    (Since 1500:) Elisabeth Countess zu Nassau, Katzenelnbogen, Vianden und Diez
    * 1488
    † Dillenburg, June 3rd, 1559

    Married:

    Siegen, February 1506:
    Johann von Runkel Count zu Wied
    * 1485
    † May 18th, 1533

  6. Maria Countess zu Nassau, Vianden und Diez
    (Since 1500:) Maria Countess zu Nassau, Katzenelnbogen, Vianden und Diez
    * Vianden, February 1491
    † Siegen, 1547

    Married:

    Siegen, February 1506:
    Jobst I Count von Holstein und Schauenburg in Pinneburg, Lord zu Sternberg, Gehmen und Bückeburg
    * 1483
    † June 5th, 1531
    Count von Holstein und Schauenburg in Pinneburg, 1527


Count Heinrich III zu Nassau-BredaHeinrich III Count zu Nassau, Katzenelnbogen, Vianden und Diez, Baron zu Breda
(Since 1525:) Heinrich III Count zu Nassau, Marquess de Cenette, Count zu Katzenelnbogen, Vianden und Diez, Baron zu Breda
(Born as: Heinrich Count zu Nassau, Vianden und Diez)
(Since 1500:) Heinrich Count zu Nassau, Katzenelnbogen, Vianden und Diez
* Siegen, January 12th, 1483
† Breda, September 14th, 1538
Count of Vianden, Viscount of Antwerp, Baron of Breda, Grimbergen, Herstal and Diest, Lord of Polanen, Geertruidenberg, Niervaart, Klundert, Oosterhout, Naaldwijk, Steenbergen, Castricum, Monster, Rijswijk, Princenhage, Sprundel, Dongen, the Lek, Drimmelen, Sankt-Vith, Bütgenbach, Daasburg, Corroy, Frasnes, Londerzeel, Hambroeck, Gageldonk, Itteren, Meerssenhoven, Gestel, Strijp, Stratum, Hoboken, Hingene, Zichem, Zelem, Vorst, Meerhout, Hoeleden, Roosendaal, Nispen and Wouw, May 31st, 1504; Baron of Warneton, 1511; Lord of Hooge en Lage Zwaluwe, 1513; Marquess of Cenette, 1525
Drost of Brabant, 1504-1519; Stadtholder of Holland, Zeeland and the Franche-Comté, 1506-1515 and 1517-1522; Member of the Council of State, 1507; First Member of the Secret Council and Lord Chamberlain of Emperor Karl V
Captain-General of the Imperial Army, 1511
Knight of the Order of the Golden Fleece, November 17th, 1505

Married:

  1. August 3rd, 1503:
    Françoise Louise of Savoy-Vaud
    * 1485
    † September 17th, 1511
    Countess de Romont, Lady de Warneton
  2. La-Fère-sur-Oise, April 24th, 1515:
    Claudia de Chalon-Arlais
    * ca. 1496
    † Diest, May 31st, 1521
  3. Burgos, June 30th, 1524:
    Mencía de Mendoza y Fonseca
    * Jadraque (?), December 1st, 1508
    † January 4th, 1554
    2nd Marchioness de Cenette, June 3rd, 1523

Prince René de Chalon d'OrangeChild from the second marriage:

  1. René Count zu Nassau, Katzenelnbogen, Vianden und Diez, Baron zu Breda
    (Since August 30th, 1530:) René de Chalon Prince d'Orange, Count de Nassau, Katzenelnbogen, Vianden, Diez, Tonnerre, Penthièvre et de Charny
    * Breda Castle, February 5th, 1519
    † (killed in action) St. Dizier, July 15th, 1544
    Sovereign Prince of Orange, Viscount of Besançon, Baron of Orpierre-Trescléoux, Saulnerie, Arlay and Nozeroy, Lord of Neuchâtel, Châtillon, Chastelbellin, Valenzin, Lièvremont, Hortal, Dammartin, Montfaulcon, Salins and La Joux, August 30th, 1530; Count of Vianden, Viscount of Antwerp, Baron of Breda, Grimbergen, Herstal, Diest and Warneton, Lord of Polanen, Geertruidenberg, Niervaart, Klundert, Oosterhout, Naaldwijk, Steenbergen, Castricum, Monster, Rijswijk, Princenhage, Sprundel, Dongen, the Lek, Drimmelen, Sankt-Vith, Bütgenbach, Daasburg, Corroy (until 1539), Frasnes, Londerzeel, Hambroeck, Gageldonk, Itteren, Meerssenhoven, Gestel, Strijp, Stratum, Hoboken, Hingene, Zichem, Zelem, Vorst, Meerhout, Hoeleden, Roosendaal, Nispen, Wouw and Hooge en Lage Zwaluwe, September 14th, 1538
    Drost of Brabant, 1539; Stadtholder of Holland, Zeeland, Utrecht and the Franche-Comté, 1540; Stadtholder of Gelre and Zutphen, 1543
    Knight of the Order of the Golden Fleece, 1531

    Princess Anna d'Orange née Duchess of LothringenMarried:

    Bar-le-Duc, August 22nd, 1540:
    Anna Duchess of Lothringen
    * Château de Bar-le-Duc, July 22nd, 1522
    † Diest, May 15th, 1568

    Child from this marriage:

    1. Marie de Chalon Countess de Nassau, Katzenelnbogen, Vianden et de Diez
      * Breda, before or at March 12th, 1544
      † three weeks old

Children from the third marriage:

  1. Miscarriage
    Tordesillas, November 1524
  2. Miscarriage
  3. Son
    * March 7th, 1527
    † two hours after birth

Footnotes:

  1. Source: Genealogie van het Vorstenhuis Nassau by A.W.E. Dek. With special thanks to Netty Leistra.

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