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Re: Nassau Weilburg branche
« Reply #15 on: April 29, 2008, 04:12:03 PM »
I would like to know why is so little known about children of Prince Heinrich Casimir II,Stattholder of Friesland and Groningen and his wife Henriette Amalie von Anhalt-Dessau?Apart from  Johan Willem Friso they had:

-Willem George Friso,who lived from 1685-1686

-Henriette Albertine,who lived from 1686-1754

-Marie Amalie,who lived from 1689-1771 and became a canoness of the Imperial Secular Convent in Herford

-Sofia Hedwig,who lived from 1690-1734 and became Duchess von Mecklenburg-Schwerin

-Isabella Charlotte,who lived from 1692-1757 and became Princess von Nassau-Dillenburg

-Johanna Agnes,who lived from 1693-1765

-Louise Leopoldina,who lived from 1695-1758

- Henriette Casimira,who lived from 1696-1738

Apart from Wilhelm Georg Friso who died as a child,the rest of their children lived fairly long for that time...Why is so little known about them?Have they played any role in history of their country?Any portraits?

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Re: Nassau Weilburg branche
« Reply #16 on: April 29, 2008, 05:02:36 PM »
Oh,Hendrik Casimir please,as that is dutch,you have written the german equivelent. ;)
As they were the Frisian Nassau's in a time the attention and all went to the main line,his mother,Albertine Agnes of Nassau,granddaughter of William the Silent,stood out as a formidable woman and was regent for Hendrik Casimir as he was only 7 when his father died.

About the sisters,there's not all that much known besides what you already mentioned.None played any role in our country.
Sofia Hedwig became an ancestor of the Prince Hendrik,spouse of Queen Wilhelmina.

You very well might find portraits on what I call our on-line National Picture Gallery,a heap of work by Thijs,20 pages full:
http://forum.alexanderpalace.org/index.php/topic,5308.0.html

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Re: Nassau Weilburg branche
« Reply #17 on: April 29, 2008, 10:48:20 PM »
Thank you Lucien for your info!I just did copy-paste of his name from genealogy site,so as a german dinasty their names were mainly in german,so I did not notice!Thank you also for link of Thijs gallery,I know that,but there is not anything about them except their elder son and future staatholder...sadly,the rest are not mentioned!If anyone knows more,please post!

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Re: Nassau Weilburg branche
« Reply #18 on: June 05, 2009, 03:44:40 PM »
Adolphe I, Grand Duke of Luxembourg (Adolph/Adolf Wilhelm August Karl Friedrich of Nassau[-Weilburg]) (Biebrich, 24 July 1817 – Schloss Hohenburg, 17 November 1905) was the last Duke of Nassau, and the fourth Grand Duke of Luxembourg.

On 31 January 1844, Adolph married firstly in St. Petersburg Grand Duchess Elizabeth Mikhailovna of Russia, niece of Emperor Nicholas I of Russia. She died less than a year afterwards in childbirth with a stillborn daughter.

On 23 April 1851, he remarried in Dessau Princess Adelheid-Marie of Anhalt-Dessau (Dessau, 25 December 1833 - Schloss Königstein, 24 November 1916), a daughter of Friedrich, Prince of Anhalt-Dessau. They had five children, of whom only two lived to the age of eighteen and to become prince and princess of Luxembourg:

William IV, Grand Duke of Luxembourg (1852–1912)
Prince Friedrich Paul Wilhelm of Nassau (Biebrich, 23 September 1854 - Biebrich, 23 October 1855)
Princess Marie Bathildis of Nassau (Biebrich, 14 November 1857 - Biebrich, 28 December 1857)
Prince Franz Joseph Wilhelm of Nassau (Biebrich, 30 January 1859 - Vienna, 2 April 1875)
Princess Hilda Charlotte Wilhelmine (1864 - 1952), married HRH Friedrich II, Grand Duke of Baden.

In 1892, Grand Duke Adolphe conferred the hereditary title Count of Wisborg on his Swedish nephew, Oscar, who had lost his Swedish titles after marrying without his father's approval. Wisborg (also spelt Visborg) was the old castle in the city of Visby within Prince Oscar's lost Dukedom of Gotland, but the title itself was created in the nobiliy of Luxembourg.

Adolphe



And in later years




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Re: Nassau Weilburg branche
« Reply #19 on: June 05, 2009, 04:01:04 PM »
On 23 April 1851, Adolphe remarried in Dessau Princess Adelheid-Marie of Anhalt-Dessau (Dessau, 25 December 1833 - Schloss Königstein, 24 November 1916), a daughter of Friedrich, Prince of Anhalt-Dessau. They had five children, of whom only two lived to the age of eighteen and to become prince and princess of Luxembourg:

Adelheid





Adolphe and Adelheid

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« Reply #20 on: June 05, 2009, 04:08:04 PM »
Sofia of Nassau (9 July 1836 - 30 December 1913). Married King Oscar II of Sweden. The present Belgian, Danish, Norwegian and Swedish royal families descends from this marriage. Sofia was a half sister of grandduke Adolphe.

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Re: Nassau Weilburg branche
« Reply #21 on: June 05, 2009, 06:55:48 PM »
Love this thread about Weilburgs...keep informing us!

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Re: Nassau Weilburg branche
« Reply #22 on: February 04, 2010, 02:03:25 AM »
Amalie Charlotte Wilhelmine Louise of Nassau-Weilburg (7 August 1776 - 19 February 1841). Married Victor II, Prince of Anhalt-Bernburg-Schaumburg-Hoym.
Coïncidentally the estate of the earliest recorded Nassaus, the Counts of Laurenburg, lay within the miniature Principality of Anhalt-Bernburg-Schaumburg-Hoym, which just was a tiny Ascanian exclave among the Nassau lands by the river Lahn.

The ruined Laurenburg, the ancestral castle of the earliest Nassaus in the background, and down by the river Lahn in the foreground the later Schloss Laurenburg, summer residence of the Princes of Anhalt-Bernburg-Schaumburg-Hoym (in winter I think they resided in Anhalt):



Laurenburg had been bought as part of the Lordship of Esterau from Prince Johan Ludwig of Nassau-Hadamar by the Nassau subject Count Peter Melander né Eppelmann, Imperial Commander during the 30 Years War, for whom it was made into the Immediate Imperial County of Holzappel. (I've been to the "capital", the village of Holzappel just behind the Laurenburg. Don't go swimming in the local swim hole the Hertha Sea even though it's ever so hot- it's disgusting!) His wife bought the until then also Nassauian Lordship of Schaumburg on the other southern side of the Lahn and their daughter inherited all. She was married to Prince Adolf of Nassau-Dillenburg and their youngest daughter, who inherited the Holzappel-Schaumburg territories, married a Prince of Anhalt-Bernburg-Hoym. That's how it ended up as an Ascanian outpost.

Castle Schaumburg by the Lahn:
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This impressive, though unfinished castle in English Neo-Gothic style is the work of Archduke Stefan of Austria, son and heir of the A-B-S-H heiress Princess Hermine (and stepson of Grand Duchess Alexandra Pavlovna of Russia!) A-B-S-H had been mediatized to the Duchy of Nassau, but allodial property remained, of course. Since Archduke Stefan was unmarried and childless, there erupted a bitter succession dispute between the descendants of Hermine's sisters, the Grand Duke of Oldenburg and the Prince of Waldeck-Pyrmont. As always Ebenbürtigkeit was involved, but also George Washington's distant German relations the Barons Washington! Details can be found at Heraldica under the Holzappel Case. Since the Grand Duke of Oldenburg, who had married two A-B-S-H sisters had no ebenbürtige heirs by the senior sister, the estate passed to Princess Emma's son the Prince of Waldeck-Pyrmont, married to Princess Helene of Nassau and father of Queen Emma of the Netherlands. That is why Queen Wilhelmina spent some time there in her youth to recuperate from illness, though it's no longer a Waldeck property.

Having biked along the entire river Lahn from its source to its confluence with the Rhine, I can vouche for the Lahn Valley being a most beautiful part of (Hesse) and the Duchy of Nassau, like a smaller version of the romantic Rhine Valley:

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(On the right the town of Nassau with the tower on the hill where the original Nassau castle stood.)

Overview map of the Duchy of Nassau traversed by the river Lahn and bordered by the Rhine - and more detailled map better showing the inherited and mediatized territories it was made up of:

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Blue - Principality of Nassau-Weilburg
Light green - Principality of Nassau-Usingen (inherited by Nassau-Weilburg)
Darker green - the Ottonian Principality of Nassau-Diez. (much of the territories of the Ottonian or Dutch branch, i.e. the industrial Nassau-Siegen (see outline on left map) went to Prussia though, in return for the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.)
Yellow - mostly Hesse-Kassel
Brown - smaller immediate territories, among them Holzappel and Schaumburg and Wied-Runkel
Purple - ecclesiastical territories, mostly the Electorate/Archbishopric of Trier, the Electorate/Archbishopric of Mainz in the east (Taunus)

And of course the Duchy of Nassau was one of Germany's most typical spa states, with both Selters (its carbonated water also being known as Seltzer), Bad Ems and Wiesbaden being within its borders. But that's another long story...
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