Henry, Prince of Nassau-Dillenburg

Henry, Prince of Nassau-Dillenburg

Henry of Nassau-Dillenburg (1641-1701)
Spouse(s) Dorothea Elizabeth of Brieg
Noble family House of Nassau
Father George Louis, Prince of Nassau-Dillenburg
Mother Anna Augusta of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel
Born (1641-08-28)28 August 1641
Died 18 April 1701(1701-04-18) (aged 59)
Ludwigsbrunn Castle

Prince Henry of Nassau-Dillenburg (born 28 August 1641 in Dillenburg; died: 18 April 1701 at Ludwigsbrunn Castle) was a Prince of Nassau-Dillenburg from 1662 until his death. He was the son of George Louis, Prince of Nassau-Dillenburg (1618–1656) and his wife, Anna Augusta (17 December 1612 – 9 June 1673), a daughter of Duke Henry Julius of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel.


He studied at Herborn Academy, which could enjoy an upswing during his rule, and in France. After completing his studies, he served in the Dutch army, where he reached the rank of commander. When his grandfather, Louis Henry, Prince of Nassau-Dillenburg, died in 1662, he inherited the county, because his father had already died. When his uncle Adolph died without a male heir in 1676, he inherited Nassau-Schaumburg as well.

His reign is regarded as competent but unspectacular. He tried unsuccessfully to claim the inheritance of his father-in-law, George III of Brieg. After his death, he was succeeded by his oldest son William II, and after William II died without a son, by his younger son Christian.

Marriage and issue

He married in 1663 with Dorothea Elizabeth, the daughter of Duke George III of Brieg.



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Henry, Prince of Nassau-Dillenburg
Born: 28 August 1641 Died: 18 April 1701
Preceded by
Louis Henry
Prince of Nassau-Dillenburg
Succeeded by
William II
Preceded by
Prince of Nassau-Schaumburg
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