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Countess Elisabeth of Leuchtenberg

Countess Elisabeth of Leuchtenberg

Wife of John VI, Count of Nassau-Dillenburg
The basics
Quick Facts
Intro Wife of John VI, Count of Nassau-Dillenburg
Gender female
Birth March 1, 1537
Death July 6, 1579 (Dillenburg)
Family
Mother: Barbara of Brandenburg-Ansbach-Kulmbach
Father: George IIILandgrave of Leuchtenberg
Spouse: John VICount of Nassau-Dillenburg
Children: William LouisCount of Nassau-DillenburgJohn VIICount of Nassau-SiegenGeorgeCount of Nassau-DillenburgPhilip of NassauMaria of Nassau-DillenburgErnest Casimir ICount of Nassau-DietzLouis Gunther of Nassau
The details
Biography

Elisabeth of Leuchtenberg (born: March 1537- died: 6 July 1579 in Dillenburg) was the daughter of Landgrave George III of Leuchtenberg and Margravine Barbara of Brandenburg-Ansbach.

Marriage and issue

Elisabeth was the first wife of John VI of Nassau-Dillenburg, son of William "the Rich" of Nassau en Juliana of Stolberg. She married on 6 June 1559 at Dillenburg Castle. They had thirteen children:

  • William Louis (1560-1620), stadtholder of Frisia (1584-1620), married Anna of Nassau (1563-1588)
  • John VII (1561-1623)
  • George (1562-1623)
  • Elisabeth (1564-1611), married in 1583 with Philip IV, Count of Nassau-Weilburg and in 1603 with Wolfgang Ernst I of Isenburg-Büdingen-Birstein,
  • Juliana (1565-1606)
  • Philip (1566-1595)
  • Maria (1568-1625), married John Louis I of Nassau-Wiesbaden-Idstein,
  • Anna Sibylla (1569-1576), died young
  • Mathilda (1570-1625), married Count William V, of Mansfeld-Arnstein
  • Albert (1572-1572), died young
  • Ernst Casimir (1573-1632), Count of Nassau-Dietz, stadtholder of Frisia and Groningen(1620-1632), married in 1597 with Sophia Hedwig of Brunswick-Lüneburg (1583-1642). The Dutch Royal Family descend from this marriage.
  • Louis Gunther (1575-1604), died in battle at Sluis, married in 1601 Countess Margareta of Manderscheid-Blankenheim (1575–1606)
  • stillborn son (1579)

Elisabeth died in 1579. After her death, John VI had two later marriages.

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