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Philip VI, Count of Waldeck

Philip VI, Count of Waldeck

Count of Waldeck-Landau
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Quick Facts
Intro Count of Waldeck-Landau
Occupations Canon
Gender male
Birth 4 October 1551
Death 9 November 1579
Star sign Libra
Family
Father: John ICount of Waldeck
The details
Biography

Philip VI, Count of Waldeck (4 October 1551 – 9 November 1579 in Darmstadt) was a canon in Strasbourg and also the ruling Count of Waldeck-Landau.

Life

He was the eldest son of Count John I of Waldeck-Landau and his wife, Anna of Lippe.

He studied at the University of Marburg together with his younger brother Francis III. He completed his studies in 1569. In 1567, his uncle Philip V had waived a position as canon in Strasbourg in his favour.

His father died in 1567, and as the eldest son, he inherited Waldeck-Landau. He resided in Arolsen.

Philip VI died in 1579 in Darmstadt and was buried in the city church there. He mother ordered a stone to be placed over his grave. As he had no children, he was succeeded as Count by his younger brother Francis III.

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