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John William, Duke of Jülich-Cleves-Berg

John William, Duke of Jülich-Cleves-Berg Duke of Jülich-Cleves-Berg

Duke of Jülich-Cleves-Berg
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Intro Duke of Jülich-Cleves-Berg
A.K.A. Johann Wilhelm von Jülich-Kleve-Berg
Was Priest
From Germany Holy Roman Empire
Type Religion
Gender male
Birth 28 May 1562
Death 25 March 1609 (aged 46 years)
Star sign GeminiGemini
Family
Mother: Maria of Austria, Duchess of Jülich-Cleves-Berg
Father: William, Duke of Jülich-Cleves-Berg
Siblings: Charles Frederick of Jülich-Cleves-BergMagdalene of Jülich-Cleves-BergAnna of Cleves (1552–1632)Marie Eleonore of ClevesSibylle of Jülich-Cleves-Berg
Spouse: Jakobea of BadenAntonia of Lorraine
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Biography

Johann Wilhelm of Jülich-Cleves-Berg (German: Johann Wilhelm, Herzog zu Kleve, Jülich und Berg) (28 May 1562 – 25 March 1609) was a Duke of Jülich-Cleves-Berg.

His parents were William the Rich, Duke of Jülich-Cleves-Berg (1516–92) and Maria of Austria (1531–81), a daughter of Ferdinand I, Holy Roman Emperor and Anna of Bohemia and Hungary. He grew up and was educated in Xanten. Johann Wilhelm became Bishop of Münster. However, after the unexpected death of his elder brother Karl Friedrich, Wilhelm was needed to succeed his father as Duke of Jülich-Cleves-Berg, a secular fief. He was also Count of Altena. The United Duchies of Jülich-Cleves-Berg was a combination of reichsfrei states within the Holy Roman Empire.

upper: left Jülich, center Cleves, right Berg, down: left La Mark, right Ravensberg

Johann Wilhelm was first married in 1585 to Jakobea of Baden (d. 1597), daughter of Philibert, Margrave of Baden. He was secondly married to Antonia of Lorraine (d. 1610), daughter of Charles III, Duke of Lorraine.

He was subject to mental illness, for which he was treated by the physician Francesco Maria Guazzo.

Upon Duke Johann William's death in 1609, his inheritance was claimed by the heirs of his two eldest sisters: the heir of Maria Eleonora of Cleves (1550–1608), the eldest sister and married to Albert Frederick, Duke of Prussia, was Anna of Prussia, the Electress of Brandenburg, a Protestant. The second sister was Anna of Cleves (1552–1632), married with Philipp Ludwig, Count Palatine of Neuburg, and her son and heir was the then Count Palatine of Neuburg, a Catholic.

The disputes of the epoch between Protestants and Catholics escalated, leading to the Thirty Years' War in 1618; the succession dispute became part of the war. Ultimately, Brandenburg received Cleves-Mark and Neuburg received Jülich-Berg, after the lands had been trampled under military several times and lost much of the fabled wealth so renowned in Duke Wilhelm's time. Among his court servants and employees were the composer Konrad Hagius.

Ancestry

16. John I, Duke of Cleves (1419-1481)
16. John I, Duke of Cleves (1419-1481)
8. John II, Duke of Cleves (1458-1521)
17. Elizabeth of Nevers (1439-1483)
4. John III, Duke of Cleves (1490-1538/9)
18. Henry III, Landgrave of Hesse-Marburg (1440-1483)
9. Matilda of Hesse (1473-1524)
19. Anna of Katzenelnbogen (1443-1494)
2. William, Duke of Jülich-Cleves-Berg (1516-1592)
20. Gerhard VII, Duke of Jülich-Berg (c.1416-1475)
10. William IV, Duke of Jülich-Berg (1455-1511)
21. Sophie of Saxe-Lauenburg (before 1428-1473)
5. Maria of Jülich-Berg (1491-1543)
22. Albert III Achilles, Elector of Brandenburg (1414-1486)
11. Sibylle of Brandenburg (1467-1524)
23. Anna of Saxony (1437-1512)
1. Johann Wilhelm, Duke of Jülich-Cleves-Berg
24. Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor (1459-1519)
12. Philip I of Castile (1478-1506)
25. Mary of Burgundy (1457-1482)
6. Ferdinand I, Holy Roman Emperor (1503-1564)
26. Ferdinand II of Aragon (1452-1516)
13. Joanna of Castile (1479-1555)
27. Isabella I of Castile (1451-1504)
3. Maria of Austria (1531-1581)
28. Casimir IV Jagiellon (1427-1492)
14. Vladislaus II of Bohemia and Hungary (1456-1516)
29. Elisabeth of Austria (1436-1505)
7. Anna of Bohemia and Hungary (1503-1547)
30. Gaston de Foix, Count of Candale (1448-1500)
15. Anne of Foix-Candale (1484-1506)
31. Catherine of Foix, Countess of Candale (c.1455-bef 1494)
16. John I, Duke of Cleves (1419-1481)
8. John II, Duke of Cleves (1458-1521)
17. Elizabeth of Nevers (1439-1483)
4. John III, Duke of Cleves (1490-1538/9)
18. Henry III, Landgrave of Hesse-Marburg (1440-1483)
9. Matilda of Hesse (1473-1524)
19. Anna of Katzenelnbogen (1443-1494)
2. William, Duke of Jülich-Cleves-Berg (1516-1592)
20. Gerhard VII, Duke of Jülich-Berg (c.1416-1475)
10. William IV, Duke of Jülich-Berg (1455-1511)
21. Sophie of Saxe-Lauenburg (before 1428-1473)
5. Maria of Jülich-Berg (1491-1543)
22. Albert III Achilles, Elector of Brandenburg (1414-1486)
11. Sibylle of Brandenburg (1467-1524)
23. Anna of Saxony (1437-1512)
1. Johann Wilhelm, Duke of Jülich-Cleves-Berg
24. Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor (1459-1519)
12. Philip I of Castile (1478-1506)
25. Mary of Burgundy (1457-1482)
6. Ferdinand I, Holy Roman Emperor (1503-1564)
26. Ferdinand II of Aragon (1452-1516)
13. Joanna of Castile (1479-1555)
27. Isabella I of Castile (1451-1504)
3. Maria of Austria (1531-1581)
28. Casimir IV Jagiellon (1427-1492)
14. Vladislaus II of Bohemia and Hungary (1456-1516)
29. Elisabeth of Austria (1436-1505)
7. Anna of Bohemia and Hungary (1503-1547)
30. Gaston de Foix, Count of Candale (1448-1500)
15. Anne of Foix-Candale (1484-1506)
31. Catherine of Foix, Countess of Candale (c.1455-bef 1494)
8. John II, Duke of Cleves (1458-1521)
17. Elizabeth of Nevers (1439-1483)
4. John III, Duke of Cleves (1490-1538/9)
18. Henry III, Landgrave of Hesse-Marburg (1440-1483)
9. Matilda of Hesse (1473-1524)
19. Anna of Katzenelnbogen (1443-1494)
2. William, Duke of Jülich-Cleves-Berg (1516-1592)
20. Gerhard VII, Duke of Jülich-Berg (c.1416-1475)
10. William IV, Duke of Jülich-Berg (1455-1511)
21. Sophie of Saxe-Lauenburg (before 1428-1473)
5. Maria of Jülich-Berg (1491-1543)
22. Albert III Achilles, Elector of Brandenburg (1414-1486)
11. Sibylle of Brandenburg (1467-1524)
23. Anna of Saxony (1437-1512)
1. Johann Wilhelm, Duke of Jülich-Cleves-Berg
24. Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor (1459-1519)
12. Philip I of Castile (1478-1506)
25. Mary of Burgundy (1457-1482)
6. Ferdinand I, Holy Roman Emperor (1503-1564)
26. Ferdinand II of Aragon (1452-1516)
13. Joanna of Castile (1479-1555)
27. Isabella I of Castile (1451-1504)
3. Maria of Austria (1531-1581)
28. Casimir IV Jagiellon (1427-1492)
14. Vladislaus II of Bohemia and Hungary (1456-1516)
29. Elisabeth of Austria (1436-1505)
7. Anna of Bohemia and Hungary (1503-1547)
30. Gaston de Foix, Count of Candale (1448-1500)
15. Anne of Foix-Candale (1484-1506)
31. Catherine of Foix, Countess of Candale (c.1455-bef 1494)
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https://d-nb.info/gnd/129674850
http://isni.org/isni/0000000061281097
https://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/nr2002011648
https://libris.kb.se/auth/213287
https://www.idref.fr/164333134
https://viaf.org/viaf/38004841
https://www.worldcat.org/identities/lccn-nr2002011648
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