Countess Elisabeth of Leuchtenberg

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Elisabeth of Leuchtenberg (born: March 1537- died: 6 July 1579 in Dillenburg) was the daughter of Landgrave George III, Landgrave of Leuchtenberg and Margravine Barbara of Brandenburg-Ansbach.

Countess Elisabeth of Leuchtenberg
Portret van Elisabeth van Leuchtenberg, RP-F-00-7619.jpg
BornMarch 1537
Died(1579-07-06)6 July 1579
Dillenburg
Noble familyLeuchtenberg
Spouse(s)John VI of Nassau-Dillenburg
FatherGeorge III, Landgrave of Leuchtenberg
MotherMargravine Barbara of Brandenburg-Ansbach-Kulmbach

After her death, the German theologian Christoph Pezel wrote an obituary about her.[1]

PortraitsEdit

At least two portraits of Elisabeth of Leuchtenberg exist. The first is in the collection of the Rijksmuseum in the form of an anonymous picture, made between 1850 and 1930,[2] a reproduction of a painting by an unknown painter. The second is a drawing in circular shape.

Another portrait, also made by an anonymous painter, was initially identified as portrait of Charlotte of Bourbon,[3] but it was later identified by L.J. van der Klooster as possibly Elisabeth van Leuchtenberg.[4]

Marriage and issueEdit

Elisabeth was the first wife of John VI of Nassau-Dillenburg, son of William "the Rich" of Nassau en Juliana of Stolberg. She married on 6 June 1559 at Dillenburg Castle. They had thirteen children:

Elisabeth died in 1579. After her death, John VI had two later marriages, with still more children.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Pezel, Christoph; Elisabeth (1579). Leichpredigt Bey dem Begrebnis, Weyland der Durchlauchtigen, Hochgebornen Fürstin vnd Frawen, Frawen Eljzabetha, geborner Landgreuin zu Leuchtembergk, etc. Greuin ... zu Nassau, Cattenelnbogen, etc. löblicher vnd Christlicher Gedechtnis. Sampt Einer Trostschrifft an jre F.G. vberschickt den 5. Julij, Als jre F.G. den folgenden 6. Julij seliglich von diesem Leben abgeschieden ist (in German). Erscheinungsort nicht ermittelbar. OCLC 311627599.
  2. ^ "Portret van Elisabeth van Leuchtenberg, anoniem, 1850 - 1930". Rijksmuseum (in Dutch). Retrieved 2020-12-05.
  3. ^ "PBS LearningMedia | Teaching Resources For Students And Teachers". PBS LearningMedia. Retrieved 2020-12-05.
  4. ^ "Anoniem". rkd.nl. Retrieved 2020-12-05.