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Otto, Count of Lippe-Brake

Otto, Count of Lippe-Brake

Count of Lippe-Brake
The basics
Quick Facts
Intro Count of Lippe-Brake
Gender male
Birth December 21, 1589
Death November 18, 1657 (Blomberg)
Father: Simon VICount of Lippe
Siblings: Hermann of Lippe-SchwalenbergPhilip ICount of Schaumburg-LippeSimon VIICount of Lippe
Children: franzingxxx klindix CasimirCount of Lippe-Brake
The details

Otto, Count of Lippe-Brake (21 December 1589 – 18 November 1657 in Blomberg) was the first ruling Count of Lippe-Brake.


Otto was born on 21 December 1589 as the son of Count Simon VI and his wife, Elisabeth of Holstein-Schaumburg (b. 1556) was born.

When his father died in 1613, his elder brother Simon VII took up government of the country, while the youngest brother Philip I moved to Bückeburg, where he later founded the Schaumburg-Lippe line. In 1621, the county was divided again, and Otto received his own part and founded the Lippe-Brake line, which would die out in 1709.

Otto died on 18 November 1657 in Blomberg.

Marriage and issue

On 30 October 1626, he married Margaret of Nassau-Dillenburg (6 September 1606 in Beilstein – 1661), a daughter of Count George of Nassau-Dillenburg, with whom he had the following children:

  • Casimir (1627-1700), married in 1663 with Countess Amalie of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Homburg (1642-1683)
  • Amalia (20 September 1629 – 19 August 1676), married to Count Herman Adolph of Lippe-Detmold (1616-1666)
  • Sabine (1631-1684)
  • Dorothea (23 February 1633 – 1706), married in 1665) with John, Count of Kunowitz (1624-1700)
  • William (1634-1690), married in 1667 with Countess Ludowika Margaret of Bentheim-Tecklenburg
  • Maurice (1635-1666)
  • Frederick (1638-1684), married in 1674 with Sophie Louise of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg (1650-1714)
  • Otillie (1639-1680), married in 1667 with Frederick, Duke of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Virneburg (1629-1683)
  • George (1642-1703), married in 1691 with Marie Sauermann (d. 1696)
  • Augustus (1643-1701)

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