Frederick William II, Prince of Nassau-Siegen

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Frederick William II, Prince of Nassau-Siegen
Spouse(s) Sophie Polyxena Concórdia of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Hohenstein
Noble family House of Nassau
Father Frederick William Adolf, Prince of Nassau-Siegen
Mother Juliane of Hesse-Homburg
Born (1706-11-11)11 November 1706
Siegen
Died 11 November 1734(1734-11-11) (aged 28)
Siegen

Frederick William II, Prince of Nassau-Siegen (11 November 1706 in Siegen – 11 November 1734[1] in Siegen) was the last Prince of Nassau-Siegen from the Calvinist line. He was the eldest son of Frederick William Adolph (1680–1722) and his wife, Juliane of Hesse-Homburg (1681–1707).

He was only 16 years old when he inherited the principality and was unable to lead it out of its financial crisis.

He died in 1734 without a male heir. Emperor Charles VI then enfeoffed Nassau-Siegen to William IV of Orange-Nassau-Dietz.

Marriage and issue[edit]

On 23 September 1728, Frederick William II married Sophie Polyxena Concórdia of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Hohenstein (28 May 1709 in Berlin – 15 December 1781 in Siegen), the daughter of Count August David zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Hohenstein. They had five daughters:

  • Sophie Charlotte (6 June 1729 – 2 April 1759) married on 30 September 1748 to Count Charles Paul Ernest of Bentheim-Steinfurt (younger line)
  • Friederike Wilhelmine (3 April 1730 – 18 November 1733)
  • Marie Eleanor Concordia (2 March 1731 – 20 April 1759). She died of smallpox in the house of the preacher Theodore Diederich Henrich Wever in Kamen[2]
  • Friederike Auguste (1 June 1732 – 23 March 1733)
  • Anna Catharina Charlotte Auguste (19 June 1734 – 9 June 1759)


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

Ancestors[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ "Zurückgeblättert...", Siegener Zeitungof 4 December 2010
  2. ^ Genealogy of the Wever family
Frederick William II, Prince of Nassau-Siegen
Born: 11 November 1706 Died: 11 November 1734
Preceded by
Frederick William Adolph
Prince of Nassau-Siegen
1722–1734
Succeeded by
William IV
as Prince of Orange-Nassau