Margaret of Hanau-Münzenberg

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Countess Margaret
Born (1471-04-06)6 April 1471
Died 5 September 1503(1503-09-05) (aged 32)
Noble family House of Hanau (by birth)
Father Philip I, Count of Hanau-Münzenberg
Mother Adriana of Nassau-Dillenburg

Countess Margaret of Hanau-Münzenberg (6 April 1471 – 5 September 1503 in Worms) was a daughter of Count Philip I of Hanau-Münzenberg and his wife, Countess Adriana of Nassau-Dillenburg.

Her family negotiated her entry into the Liebenau monastery as early as 1477,[1] and she was accepted there as a nun.

Correspondence between her and her father has been preserved,[2][3] which shows that she still took an interest in the affairs of her family after she entered the convent.



  • Karl-Heinz Spieß: Familie und Verwandtschaft im deutschen Hochadel des Spätmittelalters, Stuttgart 1993
  • Reinhard Suchier: Philipp I. von Hanau-Münzenberg, in: Hanauer Anzeiger of 18 and 19 November 1897 = vols. 270 and 271
  • Ernst J. Zimmermann: Hanau Stadt und Land, 3rd ed., Hanau, 1919, reprinted 1978.


  1. ^ Hesse State Archive in Marburg, document K 411
  2. ^ Hesse State Archive in Marburg, file 81: government of Hanau, document A 26,5
  3. ^ Spieß, p. 471, footnote 80 and p. 480, footnote 126