Henry II, Count of Nassau-Dillenburg

Henry II, Count of Nassau-Dillenburg
Spouse(s) Genoveva of Virneburg
Irmgard of Schleiden-Junkerath
Noble family House of Nassau
Father Engelbert I of Nassau
Mother Johanna van Polanen
Born (1414-07-07)7 July 1414
Died 8 June 1451(1451-06-08) (aged 36)
San Quirico d'Orcia, Siena

Henry II, Count of Nassau-Dillenburg (7 July 1414 8 June 1451) was a son of Engelbert I and his wife Johanna van Polanen. In 1442, he succeeded his father as Count of Nassau-Dillenburg, jointly with his brother John IV.

In 1435, he married Countess Genoveva of Virneburg (d. 1437), the daughter of Count Rupert IV of Virneburg and Countess Agnes of Solms-Braunfels. After Genoveva's death, he married Irmgard of Schleiden-Junkerath, the daughter of Lord John III of Schleiden-Junkerath and Countess Joanna of Blankenheim.

Henry II died on 8 June 1451, during a journey to Rome.


From his first marriage, he had a daughter:

  1. Count Philip II "the Younger" of Katzenelnbogen, son of Philipp I, Count of Katzenelnbogen
  2. Count Oswald I of Tierstein (c.1423 before 1488). He was a governor in the Alsace, Sundgau and Breisgau and councillor in Lorraine and Cologne.
Henry II, Count of Nassau-Dillenburg
Born: 7 July 1414 Died: 8 June 1450
Preceded by
Engelbert I
Count of Nassau-Dillenburg
With: John IV
Succeeded by
John IV

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