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Elisabeth of Hesse-Marburg

Elisabeth of Hesse-Marburg

German noble
The basics
Quick Facts
Intro German noble
Gender female
Birth May 1, 1466
Death January 17, 1523
Family
Father: Henry IIILandgrave of Upper Hesse
Spouse: Johann V of Nassau-Vianden-Dietz
Children: Henry III of Nassau-BredaWilliam ICount of Nassau-DillenburgElisabeth of Nassau-DillenburgCountess of WiedMaria of Nassau
The details
Biography

Landgravine Elisabeth of Hesse-Marburg (May 1466 in Marburg – 7 or 17 January 1523 in Cologne) was a German noblewoman. She was a daughter of Landgrave Henry III of Upper Hesse (nicknamed Henry the Rich) and his wife, Anna of Katzenelnbogen.

On 11 February 1481, Elisabeth married Count John V of Nassau-Dillenburg. Together, they had six children:

  • Henry III of Nassau-Breda (1483–1538), Count of Nassau-Breda
  • John (1484–1504), Count of Nassau-Vianden-Dietz
  • Ernest (1486)
  • William I (1487–1559), the father of William the Silent.
  • Elisabeth (1488–1559)
  • Maria of Nassau (1491–1547)

Elisabeth died in Cologne in 1523 and was buried in Siegen.

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