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Philip Dietrich, Count of Waldeck

Count of waldeck-eisenberg
The basics
About
Date of birth Bad Arolsen, Waldeck-Frankenberg, Kassel Government Region, Hesse
Date of death Dec 07, 1645
Family
Children: Amalia Catharina Henry Wolrad, Count of Waldeck
Spouse: Marie Magdalene von Nassau-Siegen
Mother: Anna Maria de Baden-Durlach
Brother(s): Prince Georg Friedrich of Waldeck Wolrad V. von Waldeck
Father: Wolrad IV, Count of Waldeck
The details
Biography

Philip Dietrich (also known as Philip Theodore) (2 November 1614 in Arolsen – 7 December 1645 in Korbach), was the ruling Count of Waldeck-Eisenberg from 1640 until his death.

Family

He was the son of Count Wolrad IV of Waldeck-Eisenberg and his wife Anna of Baden-Durlach, heir to the Lordship of Cuylenburg in today's Netherlands. In 1639 in Culemborg, he married Countess Maria Magdalena of Nassau-Siegen. With her, he had several children, including his successor Henry Wolrad. Another son, Florent William died as a child. His daughter Amalie Catherine married George Louis I, Count of Erbach-Erbach.

Life

From the inheritance claims of his mother's, Philip Dietrich received the Lordships of Kinsweiler, Engelsdorf, Frechen and Bachem in the Eifel area. He made several journeys to France and served in the Dutch army for a long time.

In 1639, Count Floris of Pallandt died, the holder of the Lordships of Cuylenburg, Werth, Pallandt and Wittem. Philip Dietrich inherited these possions via his mother. In 1640, he inherited Waldeck-Eisenberg. He alternated his residence between Eisenberg Castle and Culemborg. He fought a protracted legal battle about his mother's claims in the Eiffel. In the end, he did not receive them, but had to accept a monetary compensation.

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