John II, Count of Nassau-Wiesbaden-Idstein

John II of Nassau-Wiesbaden-Idstein (born: 1419; died: 9 May 1480) was a son of Adolph II, Count of Nassau-Wiesbaden-Idstein and his wife Margarete of Baden, a daughter of Margrave Bernard I, Margrave of Baden-Baden en Anna of Oettingen. After his father's death in 1426, he ruled Nassau-Wiesbaden and Nassau-Idstein.

John II, Count of Nassau-Wiesbaden-Idstein
Died(1480-05-09)9 May 1480
Noble familyHouse of Nassau
Spouse(s)Maria of Nassau-Dillenburg
FatherAdolph II, Count of Nassau-Wiesbaden-Idstein
MotherMargaret of Baden

Marriage and issueEdit

In 1437, he married Maria (1418-1472), daughter of Engelbert I of Nassau. They had the following children:

  • Maria (1438–1480), married in 1452 to Louis II of Isenburg
  • John (1439–1480)
  • Margarete (d. 1486)
  • Anna (d. 1480), married in 1466 Otto II of Solms-Braunfels
  • Adolf III (1443–1511), his successor in Nassau-Wiesbaden
  • Bertha (b. 1446)
  • Engelbert (1448–1508)
  • Philip (1450–1509), his successor in Nassau-Idstein
  • Anna

After his death, the inheritance was divided: Adolf III received Wiesbaden; Philip received Idstein. When Philip died childless in 1509, Idstein reverted to Adolf.

John II, Count of Nassau-Wiesbaden-Idstein
Born: 1419 Died: 9 May 1480
Preceded by
Adolph II
Count of Nassau-Wiesbaden-Idstein
Succeeded by
Adolf III
as Count of Nassau-Wiesbaden
Succeeded by
as Count of Nassau-Idstein