Emich Christian of Leiningen-Dagsburg

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Emich Christian of Leiningen-Dagsburg
Spouse(s) Christiane Louise of Daun-Falkenstein
Noble family House of Leiningen
Father Emich XIII of Leiningen-Dagsburg
Mother Dorothea of Waldeck-Wildungen
Born (1642-03-29)29 March 1642
Died 27 April 1702(1702-04-27) (aged 60)

Emich Christian of Leiningen-Dagsburg (29 March 1642 in Dagsburg – 27 April 1702) was, by descent, Count of Leiningen and Dagsburg and, by inheritance, Lord of Broich, Oberstein and Bürgel.


Emich Christian was a son of the Count Emich XIII of Leiningen-Dagsburg (1612-1658) and Countess Dorothea of Waldeck-Wildungen (1617-1661).

After the death of his father-in-law Count William Wirich of Daun-Falkenstein in 1682, Emich Christian took possession of the inheritance. On 8 October, Elector Palatine John William invested him with the Lordship of Broich.

In March 1688, Elector Palatine John William decided an inheritance dispute about Broich and Bürgel between Emich Christian and his nephew John in favour of the latter.

Marriage and issue[edit]

On 17 July 1664 in Falkenstein, Emich Christian married to Christiane Louise (1640-1717), daughter of Count William Wirich of Daun-Falkenstein and Countess Elisabeth of Waldeck (1610-1647). They had two children:

  • Elisabeth Dorothea (11 June 1665 – 1722)
married on 19 October 1692 to Moritz Hermann of Limburg (1664-1703)
  • Frederick (d. 1709)
Emich Christian of Leiningen-Dagsburg
Born: 29 March 1642 Died: 27 April 1702
Preceded by
William Wirich
Lord of Broich and Bürgel
Succeeded by
Lord of Oberstein
Succeeded by
Elisabeth Dorothea