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Anna Amalia of Baden-Durlach

Regent of Nassau-Saarbrücken
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Date of birth
Date of death Nov 18, 1651
Father: Georg Friedrich Margrave of Baden-Durlach
Spouse: William Louis Count of Nassau-Saarbrücken
Children: Crato Count of Nassau-Saarbrücken John Louis Count of Nassau-Ottweiler Maria Sibil·la de Nassau-Saarbrücken Gustav Adolph Count of Nassau-Saarbrücken Walrad Prince of Nassau-Usingen
The details

Anna Amalia of Baden-Durlach (born: 9 July 1595; died: 18 November 1651 in Saarbrücken) was a daughter of Margrave George Frederick of Baden-Durlach and his first wife, Countess Juliana Ursula of Salm-Neuville. She married in 1615 Count William Louis of Nassau-Saarbrücken and had the following children:

  • Anna Juliana (1617–1667), married Count Palatine Frederick of Zweibrücken
  • Maurice
  • Charlotte (1619–1687), married Louis Everhard of Leiningen-Westerburg
  • Crato (1621–1642), succeeded William Louis as Count of Nassau-Saarbrücken; died in battle at Straelen
  • Anna Amalia (1623–1695)
  • John Louis (1625–1690), married in 1649 Countess Palatine Dorothea Catherine of Birkenfeld-Bischweiler
  • Elisabeth Sybilla (1626–1627)
  • Maria Sybilla (1628–1699), married August Philipp, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck
  • George Frederick (1630-1630)
  • Gustav Adolph (1632–1677), married in 1662 Eleonora Clara of Hohenlohe-Neuenstein
  • George Frederick (1633–1635)
  • Walrad (1635–1702), married in 1678 Catherine Françoise of Croÿ-Roeulx

Her children were legally minors when her husband died in 1640. She took up the regency, until her death. After her death, John Louis acted as regent for Gustav Adolph and Walrad until the inheritance was divided when they came of age in 1659.

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