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Frederick William, Prince of Nassau-Weilburg

Frederick William, Prince of Nassau-Weilburg

Prince of Nassau-Weilburg
The basics
Quick Facts
Intro Prince of Nassau-Weilburg
A.K.A. Friedrich Wilhelm von Nassau-Weilburg
Gender male
Birth 25 October 1768 (The Hague, South Holland, Netherlands, Kingdom of the Netherlands)
Death 9 January 1816
Mother: Princess Carolina of Orange-Nassau
Father: Charles ChristianPrince of Nassau-Weilburg
Siblings: Karl Ludwig of Nassau-WeilburgKarl Wilhelm Friedrich of Nassau-WeilburgWilhelm Ludwig Karl Flamand of Nassau-WeilburgGeorg Wilhelm Belgicus of Nassau-WeilburgPrincess Henriette of Nassau-WeilburgAmelia of Nassau-WeilburgWilhelmine Luise of Nassau-WeilburgAugusta Carolina Maria of Nassau-WeilburgKaroline Luise Friederike of Nassau-Weilburg
Spouse: Burgravine Louise Isabelle of Kirchberg
Children: WilliamDuke of NassauPrincess Henrietta of Nassau-Weilburg
The details

Frederick William, Prince of Nassau-Weilburg (25 October 1768, The Hague – 9 January 1816, Weilburg) was a ruler of Nassau-Weilburg. In 1806 he was given the title of Prince of Nassau, while his cousin, Prince Frederick Augustus of Nassau-Usingen, became the Duke of Nassau. Frederick William died in January 1816, only two months before his cousin. Both men were succeeded by Frederick William's son, William.


Frederick William was the eldest surviving son of Karl Christian of Nassau-Weilburg and Princess Wilhelmine Carolina of Orange-Nassau.

Wilhelmine Carolina was a daughter of William IV, Prince of Orange and Anne, Princess Royal and Princess of Orange. Anne was in turn the eldest daughter of George II of Great Britain and Caroline of Ansbach.

Marriage and children

On 31 July 1788 in Hachenburg, Frederick William married Burgravine Louise Isabelle of Kirchberg (Hachenburg, 19 April 1772 - Vienna, 6 January 1827). The groom was almost twenty years old and the bride only sixteen. At the time he was still the heir to the principality. His father died on 28 November of the same year and Frederick William succeeded him.

Frederick William and Louise Isabelle had four children:

  • William, Duke of Nassau (14 June 1792 - 20 August/30 August 1839).
  • Auguste Luise Wilhelmine of Nassau-Weilburg (Weilburg, 5 January 1794 - Weilburg, 11 April 1796).
  • Henrietta of Nassau (30 October 1797 - 29 December 1829). Married Archduke Charles, Duke of Teschen
  • Friedrich Wilhelm of Nassau-Weilburg, then of Nassau (Bayreuth, 15 December 1799 - Vienna, 6 January 1845). He married on 7 June 1840 Anna Ritter, Edle von Vallyemare (Vienna, 21 June 1802 - Paris, 19 July 1864), created Gräfin von Tiefenbach in 1840, widow of Johann Baptist Brunold. Their only daughter was:
    • Wilhelmine Brunold (Altzgersdorf, 5 July 1834 - Geneva, 12 December 1892), created in 1844 Gräfin von Tiefenbach, married in Paris on 30 October 1856 and divorced in 1872 Émile de Girardin (Émile Delamothe) (- Paris, 27 April 1881).


John Ernst, Prince Nassau-Weilburg
Charles August, Prince of Nassau-Weilburg
Maria Polyxena of Leiningen-Hartenburg
Charles Christian, Prince of Nassau-Weilburg
George August, Count of Nassau-Idstein
Princess Auguste Friederike of Nassau-Idstein
Henriette Dorothea of Oettingen-Oettingen
Frederick William, Prince of Nassau-Weilburg
John William Friso, Prince of Orange
William IV, Prince of Orange
Marie Louise of Hesse-Kassel
Carolina of Orange-Nassau
George II of Great Britain
Anne, Princess Royal and Princess of Orange
Caroline of Brandenburg-Ansbach
Frederick William, Prince of Nassau-Weilburg
House of Nassau-Weilburg
Cadet branch of the House of Nassau
Born: 25 October 1768 Died: 9 January 1816
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Karl Christian
Prince of Nassau-Weilburg
1788 - 1816
Succeeded by
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