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Johanna Walpurgis of Leiningen-Westerburg

Johanna Walpurgis of Leiningen-Westerburg (3 June 1647 - 4 November 1687), was a German noblewoman member of the House of Runkel (through female line surnamed Leiningen-Westerburg) and by marriage Duchess of Saxe-Weissenfels.

Johanna Walpurgis of Leiningen-Westerburg
Duchess consort of Saxe-Weisselfels
Born(1647-06-03)3 June 1647
Schaumburg an der Lahn
Died4 November 1687(1687-11-04) (aged 40)
SpouseAugustus, Duke of Saxe-Weissenfels
IssueFrederick, Duke of Saxe-Weissenfels-Dahme
Prince Maurice
FatherGeorge William, Count of Leiningen-Westerburg
MotherSophia Elisabeth of Lippe-Detmold

Born in Schaumburg an der Lahn, she was the third of nineteen children born from the marriage of George William, Count of Leiningen-Westerburg in Schaumburg and Countess Sophia Elisabeth of Lippe-Detmold. From her eighteen older and younger siblings, eleven survive adulthood: Simon Philipp, Frederick William, Maria Christiana (by marriage Countess Reuss of Lobenstein), Sophia Magdalena (by marriage Countess of Schönburg-Hartenstein), John Anton, Christoph Christian, Johanna Elisabeth (by her two marriages Countess of Wied-Runkel and Metternich-Winneburg), Angelika Catherine (by marriage Grevinde af Vasaborg), Henry Christian Frederick Ernest, Georg II Charles Louis and Juliana Eleonore (by marriage Countess of Metternich-Winneburg).[1][2]


The house built in Weissenfels around 1680 as residence for the dowager duchess, today library and museum for the poet Novalis

In Halle on 29 January 1672, Johanna Walpurgis married Augustus, Duke of Saxe-Weissenfels as his second wife. They had three children:[3][4]

  1. Frederick, Duke of Saxe-Weissenfels-Dahme (Halle, 20 November 1673 - Dahme, 16 April 1715).
  2. Maurice (Halle, 5 January 1676 - Szeged, Hungary, 12 September 1695).
  3. Stillborn son (1679).

Juliana Walpurgis died in Dahme aged 40, having survived her husband by seven years. She was buried in the Schlosskirche, Weissenfels.[5]


  1. ^ Marek, Miroslav. "Genealogy of the House of Runkel". Retrieved 10 October 2014.[self-published source][better source needed]
  2. ^ Georg Wilhelm Graf v.Leiningen-Westerburg in: Genealogy Database by Herbert Stoyan [retrieved 10 October 2014].
  3. ^ Note: not named the stillborn son. Marek, Miroslav. "Genealogy of the House of Wettin". Retrieved 10 October 2014.[self-published source][better source needed]
  4. ^ Johanna Walpurgis v.Leiningen-Westerburg in: Genealogy Database by Herbert Stoyan [retrieved 10 October 2014].
  5. ^ Leiningen-Westerburg line in: [retrieved 10 October 2014].
Johanna Walpurgis of Leiningen-Westerburg
Born: 3 June 1647 Died: 4 November 1687
German royalty
Title last held by
Anna Maria of Mecklenburg-Schwerin
Duchess consort of Saxe-Weissenfels
Succeeded by
Johanna Magdalena of Saxe-Altenburg