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Johann V of Nassau-Vianden-Dietz

Johann V of Nassau-Vianden-Dietz

Count of Nassau-Vianden-Dietz, Lord of Breda and Stadtholder of Guelders and Zutphen
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Intro Count of Nassau-Vianden-Dietz, Lord of Breda and Stadtholder of Guelders and Zutphen
A.K.A. Jean v de nassau-dillenbourg, Jean V De Nassau-Dillenbourg
Countries Germany
Occupations Aristocrat
Gender male
Birth 1455 (Breda)
Death 30 July 1516 (Dillenburg)
Mother: Maria of Loon-Heinsberg
Father: Jan IV of Nassau
Siblings: Engelbert II of NassauJohanna of Nassau-DillenburgAnna of Nassau-DillenburgAdriana of Nassau-Dillenburg
Spouse: Elisabeth of Hesse-Marburg
Children: Henry III of Nassau-BredaWilliam I, Count of Nassau-DillenburgElisabeth of Nassau-Dillenburg, Countess of WiedMaria of Nassau (1539–1599)
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Johann V of Nassau-Vianden-Dietz (Breda, 9 November 1455 – Dillenburg, 30 July 1516) was count of Nassau (in Siegen, Dillenburg, Hadamar and Herborn), Vianden and Diez, and Lord of Breda. He was the paternal grandfather of William the Silent.

He was the son of Jan IV of Nassau and his wife Maria of Loon-Heinsberg.

Johann V was in 1504 and 1505 stadtholder of Guelders and Zutphen. In 1504, he inherited Breda and Vianden from his brother Engelbrecht II of Nassau.

Johann V married in 1482 to Elisabeth of Hesse-Marburg, a daughter of Henry III, Landgrave of Upper Hesse and his wife Anna of Katzenelnbogen. They had 6 children:

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

Count Johann V was buried at Siegen.
His Dutch possessions went to his eldest son Henry, his German possessions to his other son William.

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