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William Henry, Prince of Nassau-Usingen

William Henry, Prince of Nassau-Usingen

Prince of nassau-usingen
The basics
Gender male
Birth May 2, 1684 ('s-Hertogenbosch, 's-Hertogenbosch, North Brabant, Netherlands)
Death February 14, 1718 (Usingen, Hochtaunuskreis, Darmstadt Government Region, Hesse)
Father: Walrad, Prince of Nassau-Usingen
Spouse: Charlotte Amalia of Nassau-Dillenburg
Children: Charles, Prince of Nassau-UsingenWilliam Henry, Prince of Nassau-Saarbrücken
The details

Prince William Henry of Nassau-Usingen (born 2 May 1684 in 's-Hertogenbosch; died: 14 February 1718 in Usingen) was from 1702 to 1718 Prince of Nassau-Usingen.


William Henry was the son of Prince Walrad of Nassau-Usingen and his wife, Catherine Françoise, comtesse de Croÿ-Roeulx

Marriage and issue

William Henry married on 15 April 1706 Charlotte Amalia (1680–1738), a daughter of Henry, Prince of Nassau-Dillenburg. They had nine children; five children died within the first year: Henry (1708–1708), Amélie (1709–1709), William (1710–1710), Louis (1714–1714) and Johanna (1715–1716). Four children reached adulthood:

  • Françoise (1707–1750)
  • Charles, Prince of Nassau-Usingen (1712–1775)
  • Hedwig (1714–1786)
  • William Henry, prince of Nassau-Saarbrücken (1718–1768)

After his death in 1718 was succeeded by his underage son Charles as Prince of Nassau-Usingen. Charlotte Amalie, reigned as regent until Charles came of age.


In 1707, William Henry founded the village of Wilhemsdorf, which was named after him. It was annexed by neighbouring Usingen in 1972.

Military career

Like his father, William Henry had a career in the Dutch army. In 1691, he became a captain. From 1701 to 1707, he was colonel of the Walloon Regiment. He was wounded in the Battle of Ekeren on 30 June 1703.

William Henry, Prince of Nassau-Usingen
House of Nassau
Born: 2 May 1684 Died: 14 February 1718
Preceded by
Prince of Nassau-Usingen
Succeeded by

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