Adriana of Nassau-Dillenburg

Adriana of Nassau-Dillenburg (7 February 1449 – 15 January 1477) was a daughter of Count John IV of Nassau-Dillenburg and his wife Maria of Loon-Heinsberg.

Adriana of Nassau-Dillenburg
Epitaph Adriana von Nassau.jpg
Adriana of Nassau-Dillenburg
Born7 February 1449
Died15 January 1477(1477-01-15) (aged 27)
BuriedChurch of St. Mary in Hanau
Noble familyHouse of Nassau
Spouse(s)Philip I, Count of Hanau-Münzenberg
FatherJohn IV of Nassau-Dillenburg
MotherMaria of Loon-Heinsberg
Adriana's coat of arms on her grave stone in the church of St. Mary in Hanau

She died on 15 January 1477 and was buried in the church of St. Mary in Hanau. On her epitaph, she is depicted in a praying position towards the (no longer extant) high altar. This epitaph and her grave stone have been preserved very well.[1][2]

Marriage and issueEdit

On 12 September 1468, she married Count Philip I the Younger of Hanau-Münzenberg. Together, they had the following children:

  1. A daughter (b. 4 April 1469), died shortly after birth
  2. Adriana of Hanau|Adriana (1 May 1, 1470 – 12 April 1524), married in 1490 with Count Philip of Solms-Lich (15 August 1468 – 3 October 1544 in Frankfurt)
  3. Margaret (6 April 1471 – 5 September 1503) a nun at Liebenau monastery)
  4. Reinhard IV (14 March 1473 – 30 January 1512)
  5. Anna (15 March 1474 – 21 March 1475)
  6. Marie (4 March 1475 – 18 May 1476)

ReferencesEdit

  • Fried Lübecke: Hanau. Stadt und Grafschaft, Cologne, 1951, p. 91 and 112 ff
  • Reinhard Suchier: Genealogie des Hanauer Grafenhauses, in: Festschrift des Hanauer Geschichtsvereins zu seiner fünfzigjährigen Jubelfeier am 27. August 1894, Hanau, 1894
  • Ernst J. Zimmermann: Hanau - Stadt und Land, 3rd ed., Hanau, 1919, reprinted 1978

FootnotesEdit

  1. ^ Reinhard Suchier, Die Grabmonumente und Särge der in Hanau bestatteten Personen aus den Häusern Hanau und Hessen, in: Programm des Königlichen Gymnasiums zu Hanau, Hanau 1879, p. 1–56 (8f)
  2. ^ Reinhard Dietrich and Simone Heider-Geiß: Die evangelische Marienkirche Hanau, Kassel, 2001, ISBN 3-89477-925-X