Gerlach I, Count of Nassau

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Gerlach I of Nassau (before 1288 – 7 January 1361), Count of Nassau in Wiesbaden, Idstein, Weilburg, and Weilnau.

Life[edit]

He was a son of Emperor Adolf of Nassau-Weilburg and Imagina of Isenburg-Limburg. In 1344 he abdicated.

Family and children[edit]

He was married two times. First, 1307 with Agnes, a daughter of Henry the Younger, and hence a granddaughter of Landgrave Henry I "the Child" of Hesse and had the following children:

  1. Adolph I, Count of Nassau-Wiesbaden-Idstein (1307 – 17 January 1370, Idstein).
  2. John I of Nassau-Weilburg (1309 – 20 September 1371, Weilburg).
  3. Gerlach (1322 – 12 February 1371, Aschaffenburg), Archbishop of Mainz.
  4. Adelheid (d. 8 August 1344), married 1329 to Ulrich III, Lord of Hanau.
  5. Agnes, a nun at Klarenthal Abbey.
  6. Elisabeth (ca. 1326–ca. 1370), married before 16 August 1326 to Louis of Hohenlohe.
  7. Marie (d. 1366), married before 1336 to Konrad of Weinsberg.

Second, he married before 4 January 1337 Irmgard of Hohenlohe-Weikersheim, daughter of Kraft II of Hohenlohe-Weikersheim and had the following children:

  1. Kraft of Nassau-Sonnenberg (d. 1356), fell in the Battle of Poitiers.
  2. Rupert, Count of Nassau-Sonnenberg (d. 4 September 1390).

Ancestors[edit]

Gerlach I, Count of Nassau
Born: before 1288 Died: 7 January 1361
Preceded by
Adolf
Count of Nassau-Wiesbaden-Idstein
1298–1344
Succeeded by
Adolph I
Count of Nassau-Weilburg
1298–1344
Succeeded by
John I

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