Person:Juliana of Stolberg (1)

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Juliana of Stolberg
b.15 Feb 1506 Stolberg
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Name Juliana of Stolberg
Alt Name Juliana van Stolberg Wernigerode
Gender Female
Birth[1] 15 Feb 1506 Stolberg
Marriage 20 Sep 1531 to William I , Count of Nassau-Dillenburg
Death[1] 18 Jun 1580 Dillenburg, Lahn-Dill-Kreis, Gießen, Hessen, Germany


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Juliana, Countess of Stolberg-Wernigerode (15 February 1506, Stolberg, Saxony-Anhalt – 18 June 1580) was the mother of William the Silent, the leader of the successful Dutch Revolt against the Spanish in the 16th century.

Juliana was born in Stolberg as the daughter of Bodo VIII, Count of Stolberg-Wernigerode and Anna of Eppstein-Königstein. She was raised a Roman Catholic but changed her religion twice, first to Lutheranism and later to Calvinism. She, along with her second husband, was a convinced Protestant and raised their children in the Protestant ways. After the death of her second husband in 1559 she remained living at Dillenburg castle, now belonging to her second son John, where she died in 1580.

Her entire life, she kept close to her children, especially William. When William began his rebellion against Philip II of Spain she supported her son morally and financially. Because of this financial support, William was able to campaign against Spain in the Netherlands.

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References
  1. 1.0 1.1 Juliana of Stolberg, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. (Online: Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.).
  2.   Juliane zu Stolberg-Wernigerode, in Lundy, Darryl. The Peerage: A genealogical survey of the peerage of Britain as well as the royal families of Europe.