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Anna van Egmont

Anna van Egmont

First wife of william the silent
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AKA Anna van Egmont (1533-1558), Anna van Buren
Date of birth Grave, North Brabant, Netherlands, Kingdom of the Netherlands
Date of death Mar 24, 1558 Breda, Breda, North Brabant, Netherlands
Father: Maximiliaan van Egmond
Mother: Françoise de Lannoy
Children: Philip William, Prince of Orange Countess Maria of Nassau (1556–1616) someone
Spouse: William the Silent
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Anna van Egmont (March 1533 – 24 March 1558) was a wealthy Dutch heiress who became the first wife of William the Silent, Prince of Orange.

Anna was born in Grave. As the only child of Maximiliaan van Egmond and Françoise de Lannoy, she was suo jure Countess of Buren and Lady of Egmond. She was also Countess of Lingen and of Leerdam, and Lady of IJsselstein, of Borssele, of Grave, of Cranendonck, of Jaarsveld, of Kortgene, of Sint Maartensdijk, and of Odijk.

In 1551 she married William the Silent in Buren, and thereby he earned the titles Lord of Egmond and Count of Buren. By William she had three children:

  • Countess Maria of Nassau (22 November 1553 – after 23 July 1555), died in infancy
  • Philip William, Prince of Orange (19 December 1554 – 20 February 1618), married Eleonora of Bourbon-Condé, no issue
  • Countess Maria of Nassau (7 February 1556 – 10 October 1616), married Count Philip of Hohenlohe-Neuenstein, no issue

Anna died and was buried in Breda.

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