Countess Anna Sibylle of Hanau-Lichtenberg (16 May 1542 in Lichtenberg – 5 January 1580) was the eldest surviving daughter of Count Philipp IV (20 May 1512 – 19 February 1590) and his wife, Countess Eleonore of Fürstenberg (11 October 1523 – 26 April 1544).
Marriage and issue
Anna Sibylle married on 12 October 1562 to Louis of Fleckenstein-Dagstuhl (1542-1577). They had a son: Philipp Wolfgang of Fleckenstein-Dagstuhl (d. 1618).
Anna Sibylle of Hanau-Lichtenberg
∞ Louis of Fleckenstein-Dagstuhl
- Philip Wolfgang of Fleckenstein-Dagstuhl (d. 1618)
- ∞ 1 Alexandra of Rappoltstein (15 March 1565 – 9 April 1610)
- Georg II of Fleckenstein-Dagstuhl (1588-1644), regent of Hanau, last of the Fleckenstein-Dagstuhl line
- ∞ 2 Maria Magdalena of Hohensachsen (d. after 1628)
This marriage proved to be important to the history of the House of Hanau and the counties of Hanau-Münzenberg and Hanau-Lichtenberg, because her grandson Georg II of Fleckenstein-Dagstuhl played a major rôle during the final phase of the Thirty Years' War. He acted as regent for the underage count Friedrich Casimir, Count of Hanau-Lichtenberg, Hanau-Lichtenberg from 1641 to 1647 and in Hanau-Münzneberg from 1642 to 1647. Georg II achieved the reunification of the two parts of Hanau, despite resistance of the Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel, who was the liege lord of Hanau-Münzenberg.
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