The Counts of Laurenburg and Nassau expanded their authority under the brothers Rupert I (1123–1154) and Arnold I (1123–1148). Rupert was the first person to call himself Count of Nassau, but the title was not confirmed until 1159, five years after Rupert's death.
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Count Dudo-Henry of Laurenburg (ca. 1060 – ca. 1123) is considered the founder of the House of Nassau. He is first mentioned in the purported founding-charter of Maria Laach Abbey in 1093 (although many historians consider the document to be fabricated). The Castle Laurenburg, located a few miles upriver from Nassau on the Lahn, was the seat of his lordship. His family probably descended from the Lords of Lipporn. In 1159, Nassau Castlebecame the ruling seat, and the house is now named after this castle. The Counts of Laurenburg and Nassau expanded their authority under the brothers Robert (Ruprecht) I (1123–1154) and Arnold I of Laurenburg (1123–1148). Robert was the first person to call himself Count of Nassau, but the title was not confirmed until 1159, five years after Robert's death. Robert's son Walram I(1154–1198) was the first person to be legally titled Count of Nassau. The chronology of the Counts of Laurenburg is not certain and the link between Robert I and Walram I is e...
Counts of Nassau in Wiesbaden, Idstein, and Weilburg (1255–1344)
1. 1255–1276: Walram II 2. 1276–1298: Adolf of Nassau, crowned King of Germanyin 1292 3. 1298–1304: Robert VI of Nassau 4. 1298–1324: Walram III, Count of Nassau in Wiesbaden, Idstein, and Weilnau 5. 1298–1344: Gerlach I, Count of Nassau in Wiesbaden, Idstein, Weilburg, and Weilnau After Gerlach's death, the possessions of the Walram line were divided into Nassau-Weilburg and Nassau-Wiesbaden-Idstein.
Count Walram II began the Countship of Nassau-Weilburg, which existed to 1816. The sovereigns of this house afterwards governed the Duchy of Nassau until 1866 and from 1890 the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. The branch of Nassau-Weilburg ultimately became rulers of Luxembourg. The Walram line received the lordship of Merenberg in 1328 and Saarbrücken(by marriage) in 1353.
Counts of Nassau-Wiesbaden-Idstein (1344–1728)
1. 1344–1370: Adolph I 2. 1370–after 1386: Gerlach II, Count of Nassau-Wiesbaden 3. 1370–1393: Walram IV, Count of Nassau-Idstein; inherited Wiesbaden when Gerlach II died 4. 1393–1426: Adolph II 5. 1426–1480: John II 6. 1480–1509: Philip, Count of Nassau-Idstein 7. 1480–1511: Adolf III, Count of Nassau-Wiesbaden; inherited Idstein in 1509 8. 1511–1558: Philip I 9. 1558–1566: Philip II 10. 1566–1568: Balthasar 11. 1568–1596: John Louis I 12. 1596–1599: John Philip, jointly with his brother Jo...1255–1290: Otto I, Count of Nassau in Siegen, Dillenburg, Beilstein, and Ginsberg1290–1303: Joint rule by Henry, John and Emicho I, sons of Otto IMarek, Miroslav. "Nassau Genealogies". Genealogy.EU. http://genealogy.euweb.cz/nassau/index.html.
Count Walram II began the Countship of Nassau-Weilburg, which existed to 1816. The sovereigns of this house afterwards ruled the Duchy of Nassauuntil 1866 and from 1890 the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. The branch of Nassau-Weilburgultimately became rulers of Luxembourg.
The House of Nassau is a diversified aristocratic dynasty in Europe. It is named after the lordship associated with Nassau Castle, located in present-day Nassau, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. The lords of Nassau were originally titled Count of Nassau, then elevated to the princely class as Princely
2.2.4 Grand Dukes of Luxembourg (from the House of Nassau-Weilburg) - 1890–1912 and succession through a female onwards; 2.3 Counts of Nassau-Wiesbaden-Idstein (1344–1728) 2.4 Counts of Nassau-Saarbrücken (1429–1797) 2.5 Princes of Nassau-Usingen (1659–1816) 3 The Ottonian Line. 3.1 Counts of Nassau-Dillenburg. 3.1.1 Counts of Nassau ...
The first Count of Nassau in Siegen was Count Henry, Count of Nassau in Siegen (d. 1343), the elder son of Count Otto I of Nassau. His son Count Otto II of Nassau ruled also in Dillenburg . 1303-1343: Henry, Count of Nassau in Siegen , Ginsberg, Haiger, and the Westerwald, and (1328–1343) in Dillenburg, Herborn, and Beilstein
Walram II, Count of Nassau, Co-count of Nassau from 1249 to 1255, count of Nassau-Wiesbaden, count of Nassau-Idstein from 1255 to 1276, D'azur, semé de billettes d'or, au lion couronné du second, armé, lampassé de gueules.
Philip III, Count of Nassau-Weilburg (20 September 1504 at Neuweilnau Castle in Weilrod – 4 October 1559 in Weilburg) was a Count of the Nassau-Weilburg. Among his major achievements were the introduction of the Reformation , the foundation of the Gymnasium Philippinum in Weilburg and the start of the construction of Schloss Weilburg .
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George Albert, Prince of East Frisia (1690-34), since 1722 Knight of the Order of the Elephant married firstly, on 24 September 1709 in Idstein with Countess Christiane Louise of Nassau-Wiesbaden-Idstein (born: 31 March 1691; died 13 April 1723), daughter of George August Samuel of Nassau-Wiesbaden-Idstein (1665 -1721) and Henriette Dorothea of ...