Anna van Egmont

Anna van Egmont
Princess consort of Orange
Tenure 6 July 1551 - 24 March 1558
Countess of Buren
Countess of Leerdam
Countess of Lingen
Lady of Egmond
Tenure 24 December 1548 - 24 March 1558
Predecessor Maximiliaan van Egmond
Successor William the Silent
Born March 1533
Grave, Duchy of Brabant
Died 24 March 1558 (aged 25)
Breda, Duchy of Brabant
Spouse William I, Prince of Orange
Issue Countess Maria
Philip William, Prince of Orange
Maria, Countess of Hohenlohe-Langenburg
House Egmond
Father Maximiliaan van Egmond
Mother Françoise de Lannoy
Anna van Egmont with her husband William the Silent and their children Maria and Philip William

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:

Anna died and was buried in Breda.

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