Henry Casimir I of Nassau-Dietz

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Henry Casimir I, Count of Nassau-Dietz
Count of Nassau-Dietz
Hendrik Casimir I van Nassau.jpg
Henry Casimir I of Nassau-Dietz
Predecessor Ernst Casimir
Successor Willem Frederik
Father Ernst Casimir of Nassau-Dietz
Mother Sophia Hedwig of Brunswick-Lüneburg
Born (1612-01-21)21 January 1612
Arnhem
Died 13 July 1640(1640-07-13) (aged 28)
Hulst

Henry Casimir I of Nassau-Dietz (Arnhem, 21 January 1612 – Hulst, 13 July 1640) was count of Nassau-Dietz and Stadtholder of Friesland, Groningen and Drenthe.

Life[edit]

He was the eldest son of Ernst Casimir of Nassau-Dietz and Sophia Hedwig of Brunswick-Lüneburg, and like his father, died in battle. On July 12, 1640, he was wounded in Sint Jansteen at the battle of Hulst. He died the next day. Hendrik Casimir is buried in Leeuwarden, and was succeeded in his titles by William Frederick, Prince of Nassau-Dietz. His death at age 28 caused a series of memorials to his name and the battle in which he died. The Rijksmuseum keeps a blood-stained shirt in the collection supposedly worn by him when he was wounded. Similarly, the bullet hole in his father's hat is also kept there for posterity.[1]

Ancestors[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ bullet-hole hat in Rijksmuseum

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Henry Casimir I of Nassau-Dietz
Born: 21 January 1612 Died: 13 July 1640
Political offices
Preceded by
Ernst Casimir I
Stadtholder of Friesland, Groningen and Drenthe
1632-1640
Succeeded by
Willem Frederik
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Ernst Casimir I
Count of Nassau-Dietz
1632-1640
Succeeded by
Willem Frederik