Frederick, Count of Nassau-Weilburg

Frederick, Count of Nassau-Weilburg
Spouse(s) Christiane Elisabeth of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Homburg
Noble family House of Nassau
Father Ernest Casimir, Count of Nassau-Weilburg
Mother Anna Maria of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Hachenburg
Born (1640-04-26)26 April 1640
Died 8 September 1675(1675-09-08) (aged 35)

Frederick of Nassau-Weilburg (born 26 April 1640 in Metz; died: 8 September 1675) was the ruling Count of Nassau-Weilburg from 1655 to 1675.

He was the son of Ernest Casimir (1607–1655) and his wife Anna Maria of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Hachenburg (1610–1656).

His parents fled to Metz during the Thirty Years' War. Frederick was born in Metz and spent his early years there. After the end of the war, the family returned to a devastated country. Frederick inherited Nassau-Weilburg in 1655. As he was still a minor at the time, his uncle John acted as regent. When he married in 1663, he was declared an adult and took up government himself.

In 1672, the Franco-Dutch war broke out. Nassau-Weilburg remained neutral, but suffered nevertheless from troops passing through.

Frederick died in 1675 of a riding accident. Count John Louis acted as regent for Frederick's children, who were still minors.

Marriage and issue

Frederick married on 26 May 1663 with Christiane Elisabeth of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Homburg (1646–1678). She was the daughter of Count Ernest of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Homburg (1599–1649). They had the following children:



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Frederick, Count of Nassau-Weilburg
Born: 26 April 1640 Died: 8 September 1675
Preceded by
Ernest Casimir
Count of Nassau-Weilburg
Succeeded by
John Ernst

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