Johann V of Nassau-Vianden-Dietz

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John V of Nassau-Vianden-Dietz
Spouse(s) Elisabeth of Hesse-Marburg
Noble family House of Nassau
Father John IV of Nassau
Mother Maria of Loon-Heinsberg
Born 1455
Breda
Died 30 July 1516(1516-07-30)
Dillenburg
Buried Siegen

Johann V of Nassau-Vianden-Dietz (Breda, 1455 – Dillenburg, 30 July 1516) was count of Nassau (in Siegen, Dillenburg, Hadamar and Herborn), Vianden and Diez, and Lord of Breda. He was the paternal grandfather of William the Silent.

He was the son of Jan IV of Nassau and his wife Maria of Loon-Heinsberg.

Johann V was in 1504 and 1505 stadtholder of Guelders and Zutphen. In 1504, he inherited Breda and Vianden from his brother Engelbrecht II of Nassau.

Johann V married in 1482 to Elisabeth of Hesse-Marburg, a daughter of Henry III, Landgrave of Upper Hesse and his wife Anna of Katzenelnbogen.[1] They had 6 children:

Count Johann V was buried at Siegen.
His Dutch possessions went to his eldest son Henry, his German possessions to his other son William.

References[edit]

  1. ^ John Morby, Dynasties of the World: a chronological and genealogical handbook (Oxford, Oxfordshire, U.K.: Oxford University Press, 1989), page 135.