Balthasar, Count of Nassau-Wiesbaden-Idstein

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Balthasar, Count of Nassau-Wiesbaden-Idstein
Spouse(s) Margaret of Isenburg-Birstein
Noble family House of Nassau
Father Philip I, Count of Nassau-Wiesbaden-Idstein
Mother Adriana of Glymes of Bergen
Born 1520
Died 11 January 1568(1568-01-11)

Balthasar of Nassau-Wiesbaden-Idstein (1520 – 11 January 1568) was the youngest son of Count Philip I of Nassau-Wiesbaden-Idstein and his wife, Adriana of Glymes of Bergen, the daughter of John III of Bergen op Zoom.

In 1566, Balthasar succeeded his elder brother Philip II as Count of Nassau-Wiesbaden and Nassau-Idstein. However, he died only two years later. He was succeeded by his son John Louis I.

In 1564, Balthasar married Margaret (1543-1612), the daughter of Reinhard of Isenburg-Birstein. They had a son:

After Balthasar's death, Margaret married Count George I of Leiningen-Westerburg.

Balthasar, Count of Nassau-Wiesbaden-Idstein
Born: 1520 Died: 11 January 1568
Preceded by
Philip II
Count of Nassau-Wiesbaden-Idstein
1566-1568
Succeeded by
John Louis I


This article incorporates information from the equivalent article on the Dutch Wikipedia.