Magdalena of Nassau-Dillenburg

Magdalena of Nassau-Dillenburg
Spouse(s) Wolfgang, Count of Hohenlohe-Weikersheim
Noble family House of Nassau
Father William I, Count of Nassau-Dillenburg
Mother Juliana of Stolberg
Born (1547-12-15)15 December 1547
Dillenburg Castle in Dillenburg
Died 16 May 1633(1633-05-16) (aged 85)

Magdalena of Nassau-Dillenburg (15 December 1547 at Dillenburg Castle in Dillenburg 16 May 1633 in Öhringen) was a daughter of William I, Count of Nassau-Dillenburg and his second wife, Juliana of Stolberg. Magdalena was a sister of William the Silent.


Magdalena spent most of her life at Weikersheim castle. Her daily routine consisted of organizing court life and her family life. She also worked in the castle's pharmacy, where she gave medicine to the poor, a practice her mother had begun.

She was described as very generous, giving money, food and medicine to the poor and the needy.

She died in Öhringen in 1633.

Marriage and issue

Dillenburg Castle
Weikersheim Castle
Öhringen Castle

On 27 January 1567 at Dillenburg Castle, she married Count Wolfgang of Hohenlohe-Weikersheim. He was a son of Louis Casimir of Hohenlohe-Waldenburg and Anna of Solms-Lich. They had the following children:

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