Adolph I, Count of Nassau-Wiesbaden-Idstein

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Adolph I, Count of Nassau-Wiesbaden-Idstein
Spouse(s) Margaret of Nuremberg
Noble family Nassau
Father Gerlach I of Nassau-Wiesbaden
Mother Agnes of Hesse
Born 1307
Died 17 January 1370(1370-01-17)

Adolph I, Count of Nassau-Wiesbaden-Idstein (1307 – 17 January 1370) was a son of Count Gerlach I and Agnes of Hesse. In 1344, his father abdicated in favor of his sons. They ruled jointly until 1355, then divided their inheritance:

  • Adolph I inherited Nassau-Wiesbaden-Idstein (this line died out in the male line in 1605)
  • John I inherited Nassau-Weilburg (this line died out in the male line in 1912)
  • Rupert inherited Nassau-Sonnenberg (he died childless in 1390)

Marriage and issue[edit]

In 1322 Adolph married Margaret, the daughter of Frederick IV, Burgrave of Nuremberg. They had the following children:

  • Gerlach II (1333–1386), inherited Nassau-Wiesbaden
  • Frederick (d. 1376)
  • Agnes (d. 1376), married Werner IV, Count of Wittgenstein
  • John
  • Margaret
  • Elisabeth (d. 1389), married in 1361 to Dietrich VIII, Count of Katzenelnbogen
  • Adolph II of Nassau (1353–1390), Archbishop of Mainz from 1379
  • John I (1353–1420)
  • Anna
  • Walram IV (1354–1393), inherited Nassau-Idstein
  • Catherine (d. 1403), married in 1373 to Reinhard IV, Count of Westerburg
  • Frederick
  • Walram II
  • Joanna

Ancestry[edit]


Adolph I, Count of Nassau-Wiesbaden-Idstein
Born: 1307 Died: 17 January 1370
Preceded by
Gerlach I
Count of Nassau-Wiesbaden-Idstein
1344–1370
Succeeded by
Gerlach II
as Count of Nassau-Wiesbaden
Succeeded by
Walram IV
as Count of Nassau-Idstein