Henry, Count of Nassau in Siegen

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Henry, Count of Nassau-Siegen
Spouse(s) Adelheid of Heinsberg
Noble family House of Nassau
Father Otto I of Nassau
Mother Agnes of Leiningen
Born before 1288
Died July or August 1343

Henry, Count of Nassau (Dutch: Hendrik van Nassau-Siegen, German: Heinrich III. von Nassau) (before 1288 – July/August 1343) Count of Nassau-Siegen, of Grimborg, Heiger, Westerwald, later of Molsberg, and after his brother's death of Dillenburg. He was a son of Count Otto I of Nassau and Agnes of Leiningen.[1]

Henry married Adelheid of Heinsberg, daughter of Dirk of Heinsberg and Blankenberg and Johanna of Leuven. They had five children:[2]

  • Agnes of Nassau, married Gerlach, Lord of Isenburg-Limburg
  • Katharina of Nassau, Abbess at Altenburg
  • Gertrud of Nassau, Abbess at Altenburg
  • Otto II of Nassau
  • Henry, born c. 1307. Initially intended for the church, but later married Meyna of Westerburg and became the first Count of Nassau-Beilstein.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ De Nederlandsche leeuw: Maandblad van het Koninklijk Nederlandsch Genootschap voor Geslacht- en Wapenkunde, Volumes 1889-1894, pg 89-91 Google Books
  2. ^ Cawley, Charles, House of Nassau, Foundation for Medieval Genealogy, retrieved August 2012 ,[better source needed] at Medieval Lands
  3. ^ Fritz Gerlich, Maximilian II (King of Bavaria), Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften. Historische Kommission, Duncker & Humblot, 1880, p 549. Google Books