Wolfgang, Count of Hohenlohe-Weikersheim

Wolfgang, Count of Hohenlohe-Weikersheim
Spouse(s) Magdalena of Nassau-Dillenburg
Noble family House of Hohenlohe
Father Louis Casimir of Hohenlohe-Waldenburg
Mother Anna of Solms-Lich
Born (1546-06-14)14 June 1546
Died 28 March 1610(1610-03-28) (aged 63)

Wolfgang, Count of Hohenlohe-Weikersheim, (14 June 1546 in Waldenburg 28 March 1610 in Weikersheim was the first Count of Hohenlohe-Weikersheim. He was the son of Louis Casimir of Hohenlohe-Waldenburg, who styled himself Count of Neuenstein, Langenburg, Weikersheim, Künzelsau, Kirchberg and Ingelfingen and his wife, Anna of Solms-Lich.

Early life

Two of his brothers, Philip and Albert had served in the Nassau's army in 1572. Via his marriage with Magdalena of Nassau-Dillenburg, Wolfgang was also involved in the Eighty Years' War, although details of his involvement are scarce.

Weikersheim Castle

Wolfgang is best known for his reconstruction of Weikersheim Castle into a Renaissance palace. The new palace was designed by the Dutch architect Georg Robin. It was located in the Weikersheim part of the County of Hohenlohe, which Wolfgang had received when the county was divided after his father's death.

Marriage and issue

In 1567, Wolfgang married Magdalena of Nassau-Dillenburg, a younger sister of William the Silent. Wolfgang and Magdalena had the following children:


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