Margarethe von Hanau-Lichtenberg

Countess Margarethe von Hanau-Lichtenberg, known upon her marriage as Margarethe, Countess of Nassau-Wiesbaden-Idstein (15 May 1463 – 26 May 1504) was a German noblewoman who, as the wife of Adolf III of Nassau-Wiesbaden-Idstein, was the Countess of Nassau-Wiesbaden and Nassau-Idstein.

Margarethe von Hanau-Lichtenberg
Countess of Nassau-Wiesbaden-Idstein
Tekening van het grafmonument voor Margarethe van Hanau-Lichtenberg.jpg
1632 drawing from her tomb.
Born(1463-05-15)15 May 1463
Died26 May 1504(1504-05-26) (aged 41)
Noble familyHouse of Hanau (by birth)
House of Nassau (by marriage)
Spouse(s)Adolf III of Nassau-Wiesbaden-Idstein
IssuePhilip I, Count of Nassau-Wiesbaden-Idstein
FatherPhilipp I, Count of Hanau-Lichtenberg
MotherAnna von Lichtenberg

BiographyEdit

Margarethe was the daughter of Philipp I, Count of Hanau-Lichtenberg and Anna von Lichtenberg.[1] Her father ruled over the county of Hanau-Lichtenberg and, after the death of her maternal grandfather, the Lordship of Lichtenberg. She was a younger sister of Philipp II, Count of Hanau-Lichtenberg.

On 20 June 1484 she married Adolf III, Count of Nassau-Wiesbaden.[1][2] They had four children:

In 1509 her husband succeeded his childless brother, Philip, Count of Nassau-Idstein, as the Count of Nassau-Idenstein, therefore making Margarethe a countess of Idenstein.

She died on 26 May 1504.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Archiv für pathologische Anatomie und Physiologie und für klinische Medicin - Google Books". 1902. Retrieved 2021-12-18.
  2. ^ "Nieuw Nederlandsch Biografisch Woordenboek (NNBW)". Resources.huygens.knaw.nl. Retrieved 2021-12-18.