Adolf of Nassau (1362-1420)

Adolf, Count of Nassau-Dillenburg (1362–1420) was a son of Count John I, Count of Nassau-Dillenburg and Margareta of the Marck.[1]

After the death of his father, Count John I, in 1416 the lands were not divided, but instead overseen by the four brothers Adolf, John II, Engelbert I and John III.[2]

Adolf ruled over Dietz, together with his father-in-law. After the death of Adolf of Nassau, his son-in-law Godfrey of Eppstein inherited Dietz and a part of the lands of Nassau.[3]


Adolf of Nassau married Jutta of Dietz, daughter of Gerhard VII Count of Dietz, in 1376.[4] They had one daughter:


  1. Cawley, Charles, Counts of Nassau, Medieval Lands database, Foundation for Medieval Genealogy cites: Niederrheins Urkundenbuch, Band III, 707, p. 605.
  2. Frdr. D. v Schütz, Geschichte des Herzogthums Nassau, W. Roth, 1853, pp 68-72 Google Books
  3. 1 2 Christian Spielmann, Nassovia: Zeitschrift für nassauische Geschichte und Hemimatkunde, Volume 8, p 98
  4. William D. Craig, Germanic coinages (Charlemagne through Wilhelm II), William D. Craig, 1954
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