Person:Adolf Van Nassau Dillenburg (4)

Adolf van Nassau Dillenburg
b.23 Jan 1629 Dillenburg
d.19 Dec 1676 Dillenburg
Facts and Events
Name Adolf van Nassau Dillenburg
Alt Name Adolph _____, Prince of Nassau-Schaumburg
Gender Male
Birth[1] 23 Jan 1629 Dillenburg
Marriage 7 Aug 1653 Dillenburgto Elisabeth Charlotte van Melander Holzappel
Death[1] 19 Dec 1676 Dillenburg
Reference Number? Q87958?

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Adolph, Prince of Nassau-Schaumburg (also known as Adolph of Nassau-Dillenburg; 23 January 1629 – 19 December 1676) was the founder of the short-lived Nassau-Schaumburg line.

He was the son of Louis Henry (1594–1662), Count of Nassau-Dillenburg, from 1654 Prince of Nassau-Dillenburg, and his first wife Catherine of Sayn-Wittgenstein (1588–1651). As a younger son he received only the district of Driedorf from his father's inheritance.

In 1653, he married Elisabeth Charlotte (1640–1707), the daughter of Peter Melander, Count of Holzappel. Via her, he inherited the County of Holzappel and the Lordship of Schaumburg. He then styled himself Count of Nassau-Schaumburg and became the founder of the Nassau-Schaumburg line. However, all his sons predeceased him, and when he died in 1676, Holzappel and Schaumburg fell to his son-in-law Lebrecht, Prince of Anhalt-Zeitz-Hoym, the founder of the Alhalt-Bernburg-Schaumburg-Hoym line.

Adolph and Elisabeth Charlotte had the following children:

  • Catherine (b. 1659)
  • Agnes (b. 1660)
  • William Louis (b. 1661)
  • Ernestine Charlotte (1662–1732), married:
    1. in 1678 William Maurice of Nassau-Siegen (1649–1691)
    2. Frederick Philip of Geuder-Rabensteiner (d. 13 May 1727), Councillor and Hofmeister at the court in Bernburg
  • Joan Elisabeth (1663 – 9 February 1700), married in 1692 to Count Frederick Adolph of Lippe-Detmold
  • Louise Henriette (1665-1665)
  • Charles Henry (b. 1670)
  • Charlotte (1673–1700), married in 1692 to Prince Lebrecht of Anhalt-Zeitz-Hoym
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  1. 1.0 1.1 Adolph, Prince of Nassau-Schaumburg, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.