Adriana of Nassau-Dillenburg

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Adriana of Nassau-Dillenburg
Epitaph Adriana von Nassau.jpg
Adriana of Nassau-Dillenburg
Born (1449-02-07)7 February 1449
Died 15 January 1477(1477-01-15) (aged 27)
Buried Church of St. Mary in Hanau
Noble family House of Nassau
Spouse(s) Philip I, Count of Hanau-Münzenberg
Father John IV of Nassau-Dillenburg
Mother Maria of Loon-Heinsberg
Adriana's coat of arms on her grave stone in the church of St. Mary in Hanau

Adriana of Nassau-Dillenburg (7 February 1449 – 15 January 1477) was a daughter of Count John IV of Nassau-Dillenburg and his wife Maria of Loon-Heinsberg.

She died on 15 January 1477 and was buried in the church of St. Mary in Hanau. On her epitaph, she is depicted in a praying position towards the (no longer extant) high altar. This epitaph and her grave stone have been preserved very well.[1][2]

Marriage and issue[edit]

On 12 September 1468, she married Count Philip I the Younger of Hanau-Münzenberg. Together, they had the following children:

  1. A daughter (b. 4 April 1469), died shortly after birth
  2. Adriana of Hanau|Adriana (1 May 1, 1470 – 12 April 1524), married in 1490 with Count Philip of Solms-Lich (15 August 1468 – 3 October 1544 in Frankfurt)
  3. Margaret (6 April 1471 – 5 September 1503) a nun at Liebenau monastery)
  4. Reinhard IV (14 March 1473 – 30 January 1512)
  5. Anna (15 March 1474 – 21 March 1475)
  6. Marie (4 March 1475 – 18 May 1476)

References[edit]

  • Fried Lübecke: Hanau. Stadt und Grafschaft, Cologne, 1951, p. 91 and 112 ff
  • Reinhard Suchier: Genealogie des Hanauer Grafenhauses, in: Festschrift des Hanauer Geschichtsvereins zu seiner fünfzigjährigen Jubelfeier am 27. August 1894, Hanau, 1894
  • Ernst J. Zimmermann: Hanau - Stadt und Land, 3rd ed., Hanau, 1919, reprinted 1978

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Reinhard Suchier, Die Grabmonumente und Särge der in Hanau bestatteten Personen aus den Häusern Hanau und Hessen, in: Programm des Königlichen Gymnasiums zu Hanau, Hanau 1879, p. 1–56 (8f)
  2. ^ Reinhard Dietrich and Simone Heider-Geiß: Die evangelische Marienkirche Hanau, Kassel, 2001, ISBN 3-89477-925-X