John VII, Count of Nassau

Count John VII of Nassau (7 June 1561 – 27 September 1623) was Count of Nassau in Siegen and Freudenberg as John I. He was the second son of Count John VI of Nassau-Dillenburg and his wife Elisabeth of Leuchtenberg.

Family and children

He was married twice. Firstly, he married on 9 December 1581 with Countess Magdalena of Waldeck, daughter of Count Philipp IV of Waldeck-Wildungen and Jutta of Isenburg. They had the following children:
# Johann Ernst (21 October 1582 – 1 September 1617), a general in the Venetian army
# Count John VIII of Nassau in Siegen (29 September 1583 – 27 July 1638)
# Elizabeth (8 November 1584 – 26 July 1661), married on 26 July 1604 to Count Christian of Waldeck
# Adolf (8 August 1586 – 7 November 1608)
# Juliane (3 September 1587 – 15 February 1643), married on 22 may 1603 to Landgrave Maurice of Hesse-Kassel (or Hesse-Cassel)
# Anna Maria (3 march 1589 – 27 February 1620), married on 3 February 1611 to Count John Adolf of Daun
# Johann Albrecht, born and died in 1590
# Count William of Nassau in Hilchenbach (13 August 1592 – 18 July 1642)
# Anna (2 march 1594 – 7 December 1636), married on 14 June 1619 Johann Wolfart von Brederode
# Frederick Louis (2 February 1595 – 22 April 1600)
# Magdalena (23 February 1596 – 6 December 1662), married:
## in August 1631 to Bernhard Moritz von Oeynhausen;
## on 25 August 1642 Philipp Wilhelm zu Inn und Knyphausen
# John Frederick, born and died in 1597

Secondly, he married on 27 August 1603 with Princass Margaretha of Holstein-Sonderburg-Plön. They had the following children:
# Prince John Maurice of Nassau (18 June 1604 – December 1679)
# Prince George Frederick Louis (23 February 1606 – 2 October 1674) married Mauritia Eleonora of Portugal (1609-1674) daughter of Emilia of Nassau daughter of William the Silent and daughter-in-law of António, Prior of Crato.
# William Otto (22 June 1607 – 14 August 1641)
# Luise Christiane (8 October 1608 – 19 December 1678), married on 4 July 1627 Marquis Philippe de Conflans
# Sophie Margarete (16 April 1610 – May 1665), married on 13 January 1656 to Count Georg Ernst of Limburg Stirum
# Henry (9 August 1611 – 17 November 1652)
# Marie Juliane (14 August 1612 – 21 January 1665), married on 13 December 1637 to Duke Francis Henry of Saxe-Lauenburg
# Amalie (2 September 1613 – 24 August 1669), married:
## on 23 April 1636 to Hermann von Wrangell
## on 27 March 1649 to Pfalzgraf Christian August of Sulzbach
# Bernhard (18 November 1614 – 6 January 1617)
# Christian (16 July 1616 – April 1644)
# Katharine (1 August 1617 – 21 August 1645)
# Johann Ernst (8 November 1618 – 23 November 1639)
# Elisabeth Juliane (1 May 1620 – 13 May 1665), married in 1647 to Count Bernhard of Sayn-Wittgenstein

External links

* [http://www.reformiert-online.net/t/eng/bildung/grundkurs/gesch/lek4/lek4_8.jsp The Wetterau Association of Counts (Wittgenstein, Nassau-Dillenburg-Siegen, Wied)]


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