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John Louis I, Count of Nassau-Wiesbaden-Idstein

Germany noble
The basics
Date of birth
Date of death Jun 10, 1596
Father: Balthasar Count of Nassau-Wiesbaden-Idstein
Spouse: Maria of Nassau-Dillenburg
Children: John Louis II Count of Nassau-Wiesbaden-Idstein
The details

John Louis I, Count of Nassau-Wiesbaden-Idstein (10 April 1567 – 10 June 1596) was the son of Count Balthasar of Nassau-Wiesbaden-Idstein and his wife Margaret of Isenburg-Bierstein. He succeeded his father in 1568 as Count of Nassau-Wiesbaden.

Marriage and issue

In 1588, John Louis married Maria of Nassau-Dillenburg, daughter of John VI, Count of Nassau-Dillenburg. They had the following children:

  • Margaret (1589-1660), married in 1606 with Adolph of Bentheim, son of Arnold III, Count of Bentheim-Steinfurt-Tecklenburg-Limburg
  • Anna Catherine (1590-1622), married in 1607 with Simon VII, Count of Lippe
  • Juliana (1593-1605)
  • John Philip (1595-1599), his successor with his brother John Louis II until his death
  • John Louis II (1596-1605), his successor, the last male of Nassau-Wiesbaden-Idstein line
John Louis I, Count of Nassau-Wiesbaden-Idstein
House of Nassau
Born: 10 April 1567 10 June
Preceded by
Count of Nassau-Wiesbaden-Idstein
Succeeded by
John Louis II

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