Wolrad II, Count of Waldeck

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Wolrad II, Count of Waldeck
Born(1509-03-27)27 March 1509
Eilhausen, now part of Bad Arolsen
Died15 April 1575(1575-04-15) (aged 66)
Eilhausen, now part of Bad Arolsen
Noble familyHouse of Waldeck
Spouse(s)Anastasia Günthera of Schwarzburg-Blankenburg
FatherPhilip III, Count of Waldeck
MotherAdalheid of Hoya

Wolrad II of Waldeck (also spelled Vollrad, nicknamed the Scholar; 27 March 1509 in Eilhausen, now part of Bad Arolsen – 15 April 1575 in Eilhausen) was the son of Philip III of Waldeck-Eisenberg (9 December 1486 – 20 June 1539) and Adalheid of Hoya (1472 – 11 April 1539).

He was the reigning Count of Waldeck-Eisenberg from 1539 until his death, and the progenitor of the Middle House of Waldeck-Eisenberg. From 1547 until his death in 1578, he resided in the Water Castle at Eilhausen.

Marriage and issue[edit]

On 6 June 1546 he married Anastasia Günthera of Schwarzburg-Blankenburg (31 March 1528 – 1 April 1570), the daughter of Henry XXXII of Schwarzburg-Blankenburg (1498-1538) and Catherine of Henneberg (1508-1567). The couple had the following children:

  1. Catherine (20 September 1547 – 8 July 1613), Abbess in Schaaken Monastery [de]
  2. Francis (b. April 1549)
  3. Elizabeth (28 April 1550 – 1550)
  4. Anna Erika [de] (17 September 1551; 15 October 1611), from 1589 until her death abbess of Gandersheim Abbey
  5. Henry (3 November 1552 – 1552)
  6. Josias (18 March 1554 – 6 August 1588), married Marie of Barby (1563-1619)
  7. Adelheid Walpurga (11 September 1555 – 1570)
  8. Amalie (28 February 1558 – 1562)
  9. John (b. 13 July 1559)
  10. Jutta (12 November 1560 in Eisenberg – 23 May 1621 in Greiz), married in 1583 to Count Henry XVII of Reuss-Oberreiz, (25 July 1561 in Glauchau – 8 February 1607 in Greiz)
  11. Magdalene Lucia (16 February 1562 – 10 April 1621)
  12. Wolrad III (16 June 1563 – 11 November 1587)
  13. Catherine Anastasia (20 March 1566 – 18 February 1635), married in 1585 to Wolfgang II, Count of Löwenstein-Scharfeneck

References[edit]

  • Karl Ludwig Philipp Troß (ed.): Des Grafen Wolrad von Waldeck Tagebuch während des Reichstages zu Augsburg 1548, in the series Bibliothek des litterarischen Vereins in Stuttgart, vol. 59, Stuttgart, 1868
  • Victor Schultze: Das Tagebuch des Grafen Wolrad II. zu Waldeck zum Regensburger Religionsgespräch 1546 = Archiv für Reformationsgeschichte, vol. 7, 1909/10

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