Frederick, Count of Nassau-Weilburg
|Frederick, Count of Nassau-Weilburg|
|Spouse(s)||Christiane Elisabeth of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Homburg|
|Noble family||House of Nassau|
|Father||Ernest Casimir, Count of Nassau-Weilburg|
|Mother||Anna Maria of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Hachenburg|
26 April 1640|
|Died||8 September 1675(aged 35)|
He was the son of Ernest Casimir (1607–1655) and his wife Anna Maria of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Hachenburg (1610–1656).
His parents fled to Metz during the Thirty Years' War. Frederick was born in Metz and spent his early years there. After the end of the war, the family returned to a devastated country. Frederick inherited Nassau-Weilburg in 1655. As he was still a minor at the time, his uncle John acted as regent. When he married in 1663, he was declared an adult and took up government himself.
In 1672, the Franco-Dutch war broke out. Nassau-Weilburg remained neutral, but suffered nevertheless from troops passing through.
Frederick died in 1675 of a riding accident. Count John Louis acted as regent for Frederick's children, who were still minors.
Marriage and issue
Frederick married on 26 May 1663 with Christiane Elisabeth of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Homburg (1646–1678). She was the daughter of Count Ernest of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Homburg (1599–1649). They had the following children:
- John Ernst (born: 13 June 1664; died: 27 January 1719), married in 1683 with Marie Polyxena of Leiningen-Hartsburg (1662–1725)
- Frederick William Louis (born: 21 August 1665; died: 14 August 1684, fell in battle before Buda)
- Marie Christiane (born: 6 November 1666; died: 18 December 1734)
|This section does not cite any references or sources. (August 2012)|
- Christian Daniel Vogel, Beschreibung des herzogthums Nassau, p. 355 Online
- Fried Köllner, Geschichte des vormaligen Nassau-Sarbrück'schen Landes und seiner Regenten, p. 338 ff Online
Frederick, Count of Nassau-WeilburgBorn: 26 April 1640 Died: 8 September 1675
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