Agnes of Solms-Laubach

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Agnes of Solms-Laubach
Landgravine of Hesse-Kassel
Agnes of Solms-Laubach.jpg
17th century engraving
Spouse(s) Maurice, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel
Issue
Titles and styles
The Landgravine of Hesse-Kassel
Noble family Solms-Laubach
Father Count John George of Solms-Laubach
Mother Margaret I of Schönburg-Glauchau
Born (1578-01-07)7 January 1578
Laubach, Solms-Laubach
Died 23 November 1602(1602-11-23) (aged 24)
Laubach

Agnes of Solms-Laubach (7 January 1578 – 23 November 1602) was a Countess of Solms-Laubach and, by marriage, Landgravine of Hesse-Kassel from 1593 until her death.

Life[edit]

Agnes was a daughter of Count John George of Solms-Laubach (1546–1600) from his marriage to Margaret (1554–1606), daughter of Count George I of Schönburg-Glauchau.

She married at the age of 15, on 23 September 1593, in Kassel Landgrave Maurice of Hesse-Kassel, whom she had met at the wedding of his oldest sister Anna Maria. Anna's wedding was celebrated in the presence of numerous princely guests. The marriage to the Calvinist Countess increased Maurice ties with the Calvinist counts of Wetterau considerably, although Maurice had chosen Agnes as his wife more out of love than of dynastic calculation.

Agnes was described as exceptionally talented, beautiful and lovable. Matthäus Merian made an embroidery of the countess with her husband and children. On the day after Anna's death, Maurice wrote to King Henry IV of France about his great loss.

Offspring[edit]

From her marriage with Maurice, Agnes had following children:

  • Otto (1594–1617)
married firstly in 1613 Princess Katharina Ursula of Baden-Durlach (1593-1615)
married secondly in 1617 Princess Agnes Magdalena of Anhalt-Dessau (1590-1626)
married in 1618 Duke John Albert II of Mecklenburg-Güstrow (1590-1636)
married in 1619 Countess Amalie Elisabeth of Hanau-Münzenberg (1602-1651)

References[edit]

Agnes of Solms-Laubach
House of Solms-Laubach
Born: 7 January 1578 Died: 23 November 1602
Vacant
Title last held by
Sabine of Württemberg
Landgravine of Hesse-Kassel
23 September 1593–23 November 1602
Vacant
Title next held by
Juliane of Nassau-Dillenburg