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Johann V of Nassau-Vianden-Dietz

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Johann V of Nassau-Vianden-Dietz (Breda, 9 November 1455 – Dillenburg, 30 July 1516) was count of Nassau (in Siegen, Dillenburg, Hadamar and Herborn), Vianden and Diez, and Lord of Breda. He was the paternal grandfather of William the Silent.

John V of Nassau-Vianden-Dietz
Born9 November 1455
Breda
Died30 July 1516(1516-07-30) (aged 60)
Dillenburg
BuriedSiegen
Noble familyHouse of Nassau
Spouse(s)Elisabeth of Hesse-Marburg
FatherJohn IV of Nassau
MotherMaria of Loon-Heinsberg

He was the son of Jan IV of Nassau and his wife Maria of Loon-Heinsberg.

Johann V was in 1504 and 1505 stadtholder of Guelders and Zutphen. In 1504, he inherited Breda and Vianden from his brother Engelbrecht II of Nassau.

Johann V married in 1482 to Elisabeth of Hesse-Marburg, a daughter of Henry III, Landgrave of Upper Hesse and his wife Anna of Katzenelnbogen.[1] They had 6 children:

Count Johann V was buried at Siegen.
His Dutch possessions went to his eldest son Henry, his German possessions to his other son William.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ John Morby, Dynasties of the World: a chronological and genealogical handbook (Oxford, Oxfordshire, U.K.: Oxford University Press, 1989), page 135.