Anna of Cleves (1552–1632)

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Anna of Cleves
Anna Jülich-Kleve-Berg.jpg
Anna of Cleves, Countess Palatine of Neuburg, by Crispijn van de Passe the Elder (late 16th century)
Born (1552-03-01)1 March 1552
Cleves
Died 6 October 1632(1632-10-06) (aged 80)
Höchstädt an der Donau
Noble family La Marck
Spouse(s) Philip Louis, Count Palatine of Neuburg
Issue
Father William, Duke of Jülich-Cleves-Berg
Mother Maria of Austria

Anna of Cleves (1 March 1552, Cleves – 6 October 1632, Höchstädt an der Donau) was a daughter of Duke William V of Jülich-Berg and his wife, Maria of Austria.

She married on 27 September 1574 in Neuburg with Count Palatine Philip Louis of Neuburg. They had the following children:

  1. Countess Palatine Anna Maria of Neuburg (18 August 1575 – 11 February 1643), married on September 9, 1591 to Frederick Wilhelm I, Duke of Saxe-Weimar.
  2. Dorothea Sabine (13 October 1576 – 12 December 1598)
  3. Wolfgang Wilhelm, Count Palatine of Neuburg (25 October 1578 – 20 March 1653), married:
    1. in 1613 Magdalene of Bavaria (1587–1628)
    2. in 1631 Countess Palatine Catharina Charlotte of Zweibrücken (1615–1651)
    3. in 1651 Countess Maria Francisca of Fürstenberg (1633–1702)
  4. Otto Henry (28 October 1580 – 2 March 1581)
  5. Augustus, Count Palatine of Sulzbach (2 October 1582 – 14 August 1632), married:
    1. in 1620 Hedwig of Schleswig-Holstein-Gottorp (1603–1657)
  6. Amalia Hedwig (24 December 1584 – 15 August 1607)
  7. John Frederick, Count Palatine of Sulzbach-Hilpoltstein (23 August 1587 – 19 October 1644), married:
    1. in 1624 Agnes of Hesse-Darmstadt (1604–1664), daughter of Louis V
  8. Sophie Barbara (3 April 1590 – 21 December 1591)

References[edit]

  • Andreas Thiele: Erzählende genealogische Stammtafeln zur europäischen Geschichte. Band I, Teilband 2: Deutsche Kaiser-, Königs-, Herzogs- und Grafenhäuser II. Fischer, Frankfurt am Main 1994, Tafel 485
  • Siegrid Westphal: Konversion und Bekenntnis. Konfessionelle Handlungsfelder der Fürstinwitwe Anna im Zuge der Rekatholisierung Pfalz-Neuburgs zwischen 1614 und 1632. In: Vera von der Osten-Sacken, Daniel Gerth (Hrsg.): Fürstinnen und Konfession. Beiträge hochadeliger Frauen zu Religionspolitik und Bekenntnisbildung. Veröffentlichungen des Instituts für Europäische Geschichte, Mainz, Beihefte, Band 104, Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, Göttingen 2015, ISBN 978-3-52510-136-0, p. 317