Frederick William, Prince of Nassau-Weilburg

Frederick William, Prince of Nassau-Weilburg (Friedrich Wilhelm, 25 October 1768, The Hague – 9 January 1816, Weilburg) was a ruler of Nassau-Weilburg. He was created Prince of Nassau and reigned jointly with his cousin, Prince Frederick Augustus of Nassau-Usingen, who became Duke of Nassau. Frederick William died in January 1816, only two months before his cousin. Both men were succeeded by Frederick William's son, William.

Frederick William
Prince of Nassau-Weilburg
Reign28 November 1788 –
9 January 1816
PredecessorCharles Christian
Born(1768-10-25)25 October 1768
The Hague
Died9 January 1816(1816-01-09) (aged 47)
(m. 1788)
IssueWilliam, Duke of Nassau
Princess Auguste
Archduchess Henrietta, Duchess of Teschen
Prince Friedrich Wilhelm
FatherCharles Christian, Prince of Nassau-Weilburg
MotherPrincess Carolina of Orange-Nassau
Prince Frederick William in an old coin.



Frederick William was the eldest surviving son of Karl Christian of Nassau-Weilburg and Princess Wilhelmine Carolina of Orange-Nassau.

Wilhelmine Carolina was a daughter of William IV, Prince of Orange and Anne, Princess Royal and Princess of Orange. Anne was in turn the eldest daughter of George II of Great Britain and Caroline of Ansbach.

Marriage and children


On 31 July 1788 in Hachenburg, Frederick William married Burgravine Louise Isabelle of Kirchberg (Hachenburg, 19 April 1772 – Vienna, 6 January 1827). The groom was almost twenty years old and the bride only sixteen. At the time he was still the heir to the principality. His father died on 28 November of the same year and Frederick William succeeded him.

Frederick William and Louise Isabelle had four children:


Frederick William, Prince of Nassau-Weilburg
Cadet branch of the House of Nassau
Born: 25 October 1768 Died: 9 January 1816
Regnal titles
Preceded by Prince of Nassau-Weilburg
Succeeded by
  • Marek, Miroslav. "A listing of descendants of the House of Nassau-Weilburg". Genealogy.EU.