Person:William I, Count of Nassau-Dillenburg (1)

m. 11 Feb 1482
  1. Henry III of Nassau-Breda - 1538
  2. William I , Count of Nassau-Dillenburg - 1559
  3. Maria, Gräfin von Nassau-Diez - 1547
m. 20 Sep 1531
  1. Willem van Oranje1533 - 1584
  2. John VI , Count of Nassau-Dillenburg1535 - 1606
  3. Louis of Nassau1538 - 1574
  4. Maria of Nassau1539 - 1599
  5. Adolf van Nassau1540 - 1568
  6. Anna of Nassau-Dillenburg1541 - 1616
  7. Catherine of Nassau-Dillenburg1543 - 1624
  8. Juliane of Nassau1546 - 1588
  9. Countess Magdalena of Nassau1547 - 1643
  10. Henry of Nassau-Dillenburg1550 - 1574
Facts and Events
Name William I , Count of Nassau-Dillenburg
Gender Male
Birth[1] 10 Apr 1487 Dillenburg, Lahn-Dill-Kreis, Gießen, Hessen, GermanyHouse of Nassau
Marriage 20 Sep 1531 to Juliana of Stolberg
Death[1] 6 Oct 1559 Dillenburg, Lahn-Dill-Kreis, Gießen, Hessen, Germany
Occupation? Graf von Nassau, Vianden und Dietz


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William I, Count of Nassau-Dillenburg (nicknamed William the Rich, ; 10 April 1487 – 6 October 1559) was a count of Nassau-Dillenburg from the House of Nassau. He was not wealthy; his nickname the Rich refers to him having many children.

William was born in Dillenburg as the younger son of Count John V of Nassau-Dillenburg and Landgravine Elisabeth, daughter of Landgrave Henry III of Hesse-Marburg and Anna of Katzenelnbogen He was the brother of count Henry III of Nassau-Breda and the father of William I of Orange.

His eldest son William inherited the principality of Orange. The early House of Orange-Nassau descends from the younger William, while the later House of Orange-Nassau (and the Dutch royal family) descends from both the younger William and his younger brother John.

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References
  1. 1.0 1.1 William I, Count of Nassau-Dillenburg, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. (Online: Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.).
  2.   Wilhelm Graf von Nassau-Dillenburg, in Lundy, Darryl. The Peerage: A genealogical survey of the peerage of Britain as well as the royal families of Europe.