NASSAU

 

 v2.0 Updated 27 November 2010

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INTRODUCTION. 1

Chapter 1.            GRAFEN von NASSAU. 1

Chapter 2.            GRAFEN von NASSAU, WALRAMIAN LINE. 9

A.       GRAFEN von NASSAU in WIESBADEN, later in IDSTEIN.. 9

Chapter 3.            GRAFEN von NASSAU, OTTONIAN LINE. 15

A.       GRAFEN von NASSAU in SIEGEN und DILLENBURG.. 15

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

 

 

The county of Nassau emerged in the mid-12th century on the banks of the lower river Lahn, near its confluence with the Rhine, in the present-day German state of Rheinland-Pfalz.  The family of the Grafen von Nassau were descended from the Grafen von Laurenburg (see the document FRANCONIA NOBILITY).  The family estates were divided in 1255 between the brothers Walram [II] Graf von Nassau and Otto [I] Graf von Nassau, ancestors of the two prolific branches of the family which became extinct in the male line in 1912 (with the death of Wilhelm IV Grand Duke of Luxembourg) and 1890 (with the death of Willem III King of the Netherlands) respectively.  

 

 

 

 

Chapter 1.    GRAFEN von NASSAU

 

 

RUPRECHT [I] von Laurenburg, son of DUDO Graf von Laurenburg & his wife --- von Arnstein (-before 13 May 1154).  The Vita Lodewici comitis de Arnstein names "Rubertum…et Arnoldum et Demudim filiam" as the children of "Nassauwen" and his wife, daughter of "in castro Arnstein…comes…Lodewicus"[1].  "…Arnoldus et frater eius Rubertus de Lurenburch…" signed the charter dated 1128 under which Adalbert Archbishop of Mainz donated property to Mainz cathedral[2].  Adalbert Archbishop of Mainz confirmed the foundation of Kloster Schönau by "cognatus noster comes Ruobertus de Lurenburch" by charter dated 1132, before 13 Sep[3].  Arnold [I] Archbishop of Köln confirmed property of Köln St Cunibert by charter dated 5 Mar 1143 witnessed by "Rupertus de Luriburg, Heinricus comes urbanus, Gerhardus comes de Iuliaco, Walterus comes de Kesle, Walterus de Rodenburg, Walterus de Hengebach…"[4].  Hillin Archbishop of Trier confirmed an exchange of property "in pago Nahgove in archiepiscopatu Moguntino per manum Folmari comitis de Castele et advocati prædictæ curiæ" for property "in Nasove…in pago Logenæ" with the bishop of Worms, represented by "advocati maioris domus Symonis comitis de Sarbruke", adding that "prædictum castrum de Nasove" had been occupied violently by "antecessores Ruberti et Arnoldi de Lurenberg", by charter dated 9 Mar 1158 witnessed by "Symon advocatus maioris domus Wormatiensis ecclesiæ, Folmar comes de Castele, Cunradus comes de Cherberch, Hemico comes de Boimeneburch, Godefridus comes de Spanheim, Gerlacus comes de Veldenze…"[5]

m (before 1135) BEATRIX van Limburg, daughter of WALRAM [II] Graaf van Limburg Duke of Lower Lotharingia & his wife Jutta van Gelre (-12 Jul after 1164).  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the charter dated 1151 under which Henri Bishop of Liège confirmed the donations by "domina Jutta, nobilissima matrona uxor ducis Walrami de Lemburg" to Rolduc abbey, which records the presence at her burial in Rolduc of "…Arnoldus quoque filius Ruberti comitis de Lunneburg natus ex domina Beatrice filia præfatæ dominæ…"[6]

Ruprecht [I] & his wife three children: 

1.         ARNOLD [II] von Nassau (-after 1 Apr 1159).  His parentage is confirmed by the charter dated 1151 under which Henri Bishop of Liège confirmed the donations by "domina Jutta, nobilissima matrona uxor ducis Walrami de Lemburg" to Rolduc abbey, which records the presence at her burial in Rolduc of "…Arnoldus quoque filius Ruberti comitis de Lunneburg natus ex domina Beatrice filia præfatæ dominæ…"[7].  "…Comes Arnoldus de Lurenburc…" witnessed the charter dated 1148 under which Heinrich [I] Archbishop of Mainz confirmed a donation of property to Kloster Ichtershausen by "Frideruna linea nobis consanguinitatis propinqua et filius eius Marquardus de Grumbach"[8]m ---.  The name of Arnold's wife is not known.  Arnold [II] & his wife had one child: 

a)         RUPRECHT [III] "der Streitbare" (-in Palestine 1191 or after).  The Vita Lodewici comitis de Arnstein names "Ruberti comitis…qui in expeditione imperatoris Frederici peregrinus obiit in partibus transmarinis" as the son of "Arnoldus comes", although the source appears to confuse Arnold [II] father of Ruprecht [III] with Arnold [I], son of Dudo[9]Graf von Nassau.  A manuscript dated to end 13th/early 14th century records "Rupertus comes de Nassowe et uxor eius Elysa et filius eorum Hermannus…"[10].  "Rupertus comes de Nassowe…" subscribed a charter dated end 1173 under which Christian Archbishop of Mainz confirmed a donation to Kloster Tiefenthal[11].  Vogt of Kloster Schönau 1172.  Vogt of Koblenz 1182.  Crusader 1189.  m (before 1169) ELISABETH von Leiningen Gräfin von Schaumburg, daughter of EMICH [II] Graf von Leiningen & his wife Elise --- (-20 Jun [1235/38]).  A manuscript dated to end 13th/early 14th century records "Rupertus comes de Nassowe et uxor eius Elysa et filius eorum Hermannus…"[12].  "Elysa comitissa dicta de Schowenburg, relicta…Ruperti comitis de Nassowe" sold property to Kloster Johannisberg, with the consent of "Hermanni comitis de Virneburg et Luccardis conthoralis ipsius filie nostre advocatiam et iudicium ville Steinheim", by charter dated 27 Feb 1204[13].  The necrology of Arnstein an der Lahn records the death 20 Jun of "Elizabetis comitisse de Nassauwe, que legavit nobis elemosinam bonam"[14].  Graf Ruprecht [III] & his wife had two children: 

i)          HERMANN (-16 Jul before 1206).  A manuscript dated to end 13th/early 14th century records "Rupertus comes de Nassowe et uxor eius Elysa et filius eorum Hermannus…"[15]Graf von Nassau.  Johann Archbishop of Trier recorded that "comes Hermannus de Nassowe et pater eius bone memorie Robertus…et Waleramus cognatus eius" relinquished the Vogtei of Trier to "Conradi Palatini comitis de Rheno" who surrendered it to the archbishopric, by charter dated to [1197/1212] witnessed by "…Folmarus comes de Castelle, Gerardus comes de Disse, Gerlacus de Kouerna, Remboldus et frater eius Bruno de Isemburg, Hartmannus de Budingen…"[16].  Canon at Mainz cathedral.  The necrology of Arnstein an der Lahn records the death 16 Jul of "Hermanni comitis de Nassauwe"[17]

ii)         LUKARDIS (-[31 Aug] before 1222).  The primary source which confirms her first marriage has not yet been identified.   The charter quoted below, dated 27 Feb 1204, suggests that some of the information concerning Lukardis´s supposed first marriage may be incorrect.  "Elysa comitissa dicta de Schowenburg, relicta…Ruperti comitis de Nassowe" sold property to Kloster Johannisberg, with the consent of "Hermanni comitis de Virneburg et Luccardis conthoralis ipsius filie nostre advocatiam et iudicium ville Steinheim", by charter dated 27 Feb 1204[18].  ["Roisemannus nobilis domnus de Kempenich…cum matre nostra Hadewige nobili de Kempenich" confirmed a donation to Kloster Rommersdorf [bei Engers] made by "Fridericus noster consanguineus olim dominus in Virnenburg…cum matertera nostra conjuge sua domna Lukarde" by charter dated 1263[19].  It is possible that "Fridericus" in this document is an error for "Hermannus".  The document appears late to refer to Graf Friedrich who is last recorded in 1187 (see the document LOWER RHINE).  The precise relationship between the Kempenich family and Lukardis, wife of Graf Hermann [III], has not been traced.]  [The necrology of Arnstein an der Lahn records the death 31 Aug of "Lucardis comitisse incluse"[20].]  m firstly ([1200]) GEBHARD [IV] von Querfurt Burggraf von Magdeburg, son of BURCHARD [III] von Querfurt Burggraf von Magdeburg & his wife Mechtild von Gleichen (-[1213]).  m secondly (before 27 Feb 1204) HERMANN [III] Graf von Virneburg, son of --- (-after 1238). 

2.         RUPRECHT [II] (-after 1 Apr 1159).  The Vita Lodewici comitis de Arnstein names "Rubertus frater Arnoldi", although the source appears to confuse Ruprecht [II] with Ruprecht [I], son of Dudo[21]m BEATRIX, daughter of ---.  A manuscript dated to end 13th/early 14th century records "…Beatrix comitissa et filius eius Walleramus comes et uxor eius Cunigundis et pueri eorum…"[22].  The necrology of Arnstein an der Lahn records the death 12 Jul of "Beatricis comitisse de Nassaue"[23].  Ruprecht [II] & his wife had [two] children: 

a)         WALRAM [I] von Laurenburg (-5 Jul 1197, bur Kloster Arnstein).  The Vita Lodewici comitis de Arnstein names "comitis Walerami" as the son of "Rubertus frater Arnoldi"[24].  A manuscript dated to end 13th/early 14th century records "…Beatrix comitissa et filius eius Walleramus comes et uxor eius Cunigundis et pueri eorum…"[25].  Crusader 1189.  Graf von Nassau.  "Comes Walraben de Nassauwe…" subscribed the charter dated 1196 under which Konrad Archbishop of Mainz granted rights to the church of Oberjosbach[26].  Johann Archbishop of Trier recorded that "comes Hermannus de Nassowe et pater eius bone memorie Robertus…et Waleramus cognatus eius" relinquished the Vogtei of Trier to "Conradi Palatini comitis de Rheno" who surrendered it to the archbishopric, by charter dated to [1197/1212] witnessed by "…Folmarus comes de Castelle, Gerardus comes de Disse, Gerlacus de Kouerna, Remboldus et frater eius Bruno de Isemburg, Hartmannus de Budingen…"[27]m KUNIGUNDE, daughter of --- (-8 Nov, 1198 or after).  The Vita Lodewici comitis de Arnstein names "Cunegundis" as mother of "Henricus et Rupertus"[28].  "Cunegundis cometissa de Nassowe" donated revenue from cultivation "in Estenvorst", for the soul of "mariti sui comitis Walerami", by charter dated 1198[29].  "Henricus et Robertus comites de Nassowe et Kunegundis mater eorum" donated their Vogtei of Weitz to Kloster Romersdorf, for the soul of "parentis nostri Walraueni", by charter dated 20 Mar 1198 witnessed by "Bruno de Isenburgh…"[30].  The necrology of Arnstein an der Lahn records the death 8 Nov of "Conegundis comitisse de Nassauwe, que decem marcas dedit"[31].  Graf Walram [I] & his wife had three children: 

i)          HEINRICH [II] "der Reiche" (1180-26 Apr [1147/50]).  The Vita Lodewici comitis de Arnstein names "Henricus et Rupertus nunc comites" as the sons of "comitis Walerami"[32].  He succeeded as Graf von Nassau

-         see below

ii)         RUPRECHT [IV] (-after 1 Jan 1238).  A manuscript dated to end 13th/early 14th century records "…Walleramus comes et uxor eius Cunigundis et pueri eorum Henricus et Rupertus comites et soror eorum Beatrix…"[33].  The Vita Lodewici comitis de Arnstein names "Henricus et Rupertus nunc comites" as the sons of "comitis Walerami"[34].  "Henricus et Robertus comites de Nassowe et Kunegundis mater eorum" donated their Vogtei of Weitz to Kloster Romersdorf, for the soul of "parentis nostri Walraueni", by charter dated 20 Mar 1198 witnessed by "Bruno de Isenburgh…"[35].  From 1214, at Wiesbaden.  "Heinricus et Roppertus comites de Nassovva" bought property from Mainz cathedral, with the consent of "uxorum nostrarum Methildis et Gertrudis", by charter dated 11 Dec 1215[36].  "Heinricus et Rupertus comites de Nassowen" granted rights to "W. pastor in Kuneligelbach" relating to vines in "Holdenrugge" for Kloster Arnstein by charter dated 1224[37]m (before 1229) GERTRUD, daughter of --- (-[1222).  "Heinricus et Roppertus comites de Nassovva" bought property from Mainz cathedral, with the consent of "uxorum nostrarum Methildis et Gertrudis", by charter dated 11 Dec 1215[38]

iii)        BEATRIX .  A manuscript dated to end 13th/early 14th century records "…Walleramus comes et uxor eius Cunigundis et pueri eorum Henricus et Rupertus comites et soror eorum Beatrix…"[39].  Nun at Affolderbach bei Nastätten. 

b)         [HEINRICH [I] (-in Italy from plague Aug 1167).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.   Graf von Nassau 1160.] 

3.         GERHARD von Laurenburg .  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.   1148.

 

 

HEINRICH [II] "der Reiche" von Nassau, son of WALRAM [I] von Laurenburg Graf von Nassau &  his wife Kunigunde --- (1180-26 Apr [1247/50]).  The Vita Lodewici comitis de Arnstein names "Henricus et Rupertus nunc comites" as the sons of "comitis Walerami"[40].  A manuscript dated to end 13th/early 14th century records "…Walleramus comes et uxor eius Cunigundis et pueri eorum Henricus et Rupertus comites et soror eorum Beatrix et filii Henrici comitis…"[41].  He succeeded as Graf von Nassau.  "Henricus et Robertus comites de Nassowe et Kunegundis mater eorum" donated their Vogtei of Weitz to Kloster Romersdorf, for the soul of "parentis nostri Walraueni", by charter dated 20 Mar 1198 witnessed by "Bruno de Isenburgh…"[42].  From 1214, at Wiesbaden.  "Heinricus et Roppertus comites de Nassovva" bought property from Mainz cathedral, with the consent of "uxorum nostrarum Methildis et Gertrudis", by charter dated 11 Dec 1215[43].  "Heinricus et Rupertus comites de Nassowen" granted rights to "W. pastor in Kuneligelbach" relating to vines in "Holdenrugge" for Kloster Arnstein by charter dated 1224[44].  "Heinricus…comes de Nassowe…collateralis nostra…Methildis" confirmed the dependence of "ecclesie in Nepphe" to Kloster Arnstein by charter dated 9 Jun 1239[45].  "Henricus comes de Nassowe et Methildis comitissa uxor eiusdem, Walramus primogenitus, ceterique liberi eorundem" donated tolls from a bridge to Altenburg abbey by charter dated 20 Jul 1245[46].  "Heinricus comes de Nassowe et Mectildis comitissa" donated "ecclesiam in Inferi[ori] Diffenbach" to Kloster Arnstein by charter dated 1247, witnessed by "…filiorum nostrorum Walerami, Ottonis, Henrici, Gerardi, Johannis"[47].  The necrology of Arnstein an der Lahn records the death 26 Apr of "Henrici comitis de Nassauwe, qui contulit nobis ecclesiam in Diffenbach inferiori…"[48]

m (before 1221) MECHTILD van Gelre, daughter of OTTO I Graaf van Gelre en Zütphen & his wife Richardis von Wittelsbach (-after 1247).  "Heinricus et Roppertus comites de Nassovva" bought property from Mainz cathedral, with the consent of "uxorum nostrarum Methildis et Gertrudis", by charter dated 11 Dec 1215[49].  "Heinricus…comes de Nassowe…collateralis nostra…Methildis" confirmed the dependence of "ecclesie in Nepphe" to Kloster Arnstein by charter dated 9 Jun 1239[50].  "Henricus comes de Nassowe et Methildis comitissa uxor eiusdem, Walramus primogenitus, ceterique liberi eorundem" donated tolls from a bridge to Altenburg abbey by charter dated 20 Jul 1245[51].  "Heinricus comes de Nassowe et Mectildis comitissa" donated "ecclesiam in Inferi[ori] Diffenbach" to Kloster Arnstein by charter dated 1247, witnessed by "…filiorum nostrorum Walerami, Ottonis, Henrici, Gerardi, Johannis"[52].  The necrology of Arnstein an der Lahn records the death 28 Oct of "Mecktildis comitisse de Nassauw sororis nostre"[53]

Graf Heinrich [II] & his wife had eleven children: 

1.         RUPRECHT (-19 Sep before 1247).  A manuscript dated to end 13th/early 14th century records "…Walleramus comes et uxor eius Cunigundis et pueri eorum Henricus…et filii Henrici comitis Rupertus et Henricus et Walleramus…"[54].  A charter dated to [1235] records a purchase by Theoderich Archbishop of Trier from "Roberto filio Henrici de Nassouwe"[55].  Knight of the Teutonic Order. 

2.         HEINRICH (-28 May ----).  A manuscript dated to end 13th/early 14th century records "…Walleramus comes et uxor eius Cunigundis et pueri eorum Henricus…et filii Henrici comitis Rupertus et Henricus et Walleramus…"[56].  The necrology of Arnstein an der Lahn records the death 28 May of "Henrici scolaris, filii Henrici comitis de Nassauwe"[57]

3.         WALRAM [II] ([1220]-24 Jan 1276).  A manuscript dated to end 13th/early 14th century records "…Walleramus comes et uxor eius Cunigundis et pueri eorum Henricus…et filii Henrici comitis Rupertus et Henricus et Walleramus…"[58].  "Henricus comes de Nassowe et Methildis comitissa uxor eiusdem, Walramus primogenitus, ceterique liberi eorundem" donated tolls from a bridge to Altenburg abbey by charter dated 20 Jul 1245[59].  "Heinricus comes de Nassowe et Mectildis comitissa" donated "ecclesiam in Inferi[ori] Diffenbach" to Kloster Arnstein by charter dated 1247, witnessed by "…filiorum nostrorum Walerami, Ottonis, Henrici, Gerardi, Johannis"[60].  He succeeded his father [before 1251] as joint Graf von Nassau, jointly with his brother Otto.  In 1255, they divided their lands, Walram taking Weilburg, Idstein and Wiesbaden.  A charter dated 16 Dec 1255 records that "Walleramus et Ottho comites de Nassowe fratres" divided their lands[61]

-        GRAFEN von NASSAU, WALRAMIAN LINE.  

4.         OTTO [I] (-[1289/90]).  "Heinricus comes de Nassowe et Mectildis comitissa" donated "ecclesiam in Inferi[ori] Diffenbach" to Kloster Arnstein by charter dated 1247, witnessed by "…filiorum nostrorum Walerami, Ottonis, Henrici, Gerardi, Johannis"[62].  He succeeded his father [before 1251] as joint Graf von Nassau, jointly with his brother Walram [II].  "Ottho comes de Nassowe" confirmed a donation to Kloster Bleidenstatt by charter dated Mar 1253[63].  In 1255, he and his brother Walram divided their lands, Otto taking Siegen, Dillenburg, Beilstein and Ginsberg.  A charter dated 16 Dec 1255 records that "Walleramus et Ottho comites de Nassowe fratres" divided their lands[64]

-        GRAFEN von NASSAU, OTTONIAN LINE

5.         HEINRICH (-28 May ----).  "Heinricus comes de Nassowe et Mectildis comitissa" donated "ecclesiam in Inferi[ori] Diffenbach" to Kloster Arnstein by charter dated 1247, witnessed by "…filiorum nostrorum Walerami, Ottonis, Henrici, Gerardi, Johannis"[65].  Monk at Arnstein.  1247.  

6.         GERHARD (-1313 before 1 Sep).  "Heinricus comes de Nassowe et Mectildis comitissa" donated "ecclesiam in Inferi[ori] Diffenbach" to Kloster Arnstein by charter dated 1247, witnessed by "…filiorum nostrorum Walerami, Ottonis, Henrici, Gerardi, Johannis"[66].  Archdeacon at Liège 1259/90 and 1301/10.  Provost at Unsere Liebe Frau at Maastricht 1263/75.  Provost of St Pierre at Liège 1278.  Provost of St Marien at Aachen 1297.  Canon of St Martin at Mainz 1301.  Provost at Tiel 1302. 

7.         JOHANN (-Deventer 13 Jul 1309, bur Deventer St Lebuinus).  "Heinricus comes de Nassowe et Mectildis comitissa" donated "ecclesiam in Inferi[ori] Diffenbach" to Kloster Arnstein by charter dated 1247, witnessed by "…filiorum nostrorum Walerami, Ottonis, Henrici, Gerardi, Johannis"[67].  Archdeacon at Liège 1262/1266.  Elected Bishop of Utrecht 1267, resigned 1290.  Provost of the Franciscans at Maastricht 1273.  Johann had [four] illegitimate children by unknown mistresses (the primary sources which confirm this information have not yet been identified): 

a)         JOHANN (-killed in battle Zwolle 4 Jun 1352).  m firstly FRIEDA van Appeldoorn (-4 Jul 1350).  m secondly ERMGARD ter Oy (-after 4 Jun 1352).

b)         JAKOB (-21 Mar before 1350).  m NESTA, daughter of ---.  1350.  Jakob & his wife had one child: 

i)          EBERHARD (-1391).  Canon at Deventer.

c)          [OTTO .  1320.]

d)         [MECHTILD (-Deventer 1350).  m J--- Vrijherte .]

8.         ELISABETH (-after 6 Jan 1295).  The charter dated 16 Dec 1255, which records that "Walleramus et Ottho comites de Nassowe fratres" divided their lands, acknowledged a debt between "dominus Walramus" and "sorori sue domine E. relicte…G. de Eppinsten" and names "patre suo comite Henrico bone memorie"[68]m GERHARD [III] von Eppstein (-1252).

9.         KATHARINA (-1324).  "Ottho comes de Nassawen…cum uxore nostra Agnete nec non Henrico nostro primogenito" confirmed the donation of "bonorum in Hasilbach et Aldindorph" to the church in Aldenburg made by "matrem nostram Methildim comitissam bone mem…cum sorore nostra Katherina ibidem locata" by charter dated 3 May 1289[69].  Abbess of Altenburg.  "Agnes relicta quondam…dni Ottonis…comitis de Nassawe" donated property "in Herberin" to Aldenburg "et…sororie nostre Dne Katerine et filie nostre Gertrudis", with the consent of "nostrorum filiorum…Henrici, Emiconis militum, Ottonis et Iohannis clericorum", by charter dated Dec 1299[70]

10.      JUTTA (-1313).  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.   m ([1260]) JAN [I] Heer van Cuyck (-13 Jul 1308).  

11.      IRMGARD (-1 Aug 1297).  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified.   Abbess of Val-Benoît. 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 2.    GRAFEN von NASSAU, WALRAMIAN LINE

 

 

 

A.      GRAFEN von NASSAU in WIESBADEN, later in IDSTEIN

 

 

WALRAM [II] von Nassau, son of HEINRICH [II] "der Reiche" Graf von Nassau & his wife Mechtild van Gelre ([1220]-24 Jan 1276).  A manuscript dated to end 13th/early 14th century records "…filii Henrici comitis…Walleramus, Methildis comitissa et filius eius Adolfus rex, Otto et uxor eius Agnes…"[71].  "Henricus comes de Nassowe et Methildis comitissa uxor eiusdem, Walramus primogenitus, ceterique liberi eorundem" donated tolls from a bridge to Altenburg abbey by charter dated 20 Jul 1245[72].  "Heinricus comes de Nassowe et Mectildis comitissa" donated "ecclesiam in Inferi[ori] Diffenbach" to Kloster Arnstein by charter dated 1247, witnessed by "…filiorum nostrorum Walerami, Ottonis, Henrici, Gerardi, Johannis"[73].  He succeeded his father [before 1251] as joint Graf von Nassau, jointly with his brother Otto.  In 1255, they divided the lands, Walram taking Weilburg, Idstein and Wiesbaden.  A charter dated 16 Dec 1255 records that "Walleramus et Ottho comites de Nassowe fratres" divided their lands[74].  "Waleramus et Otto comites de Nassowe" confirmed a donation made by "Anshelmus de Deninghoven, noster ministerialis" to Kloster Arnstein by charter dated to [1266][75]

m (before 1250) ADELHEID [Mechtild] von Katzenelnbogen, daughter of DIETHER IV Graf von Katzenelnbogen & his wife Hildegunde --- (-Mainz 22 Feb 1288, bur Mainz Klarissen-Kloster).  A manuscript dated to end 13th/early 14th century records "…filii Henrici comitis…Walleramus, Methildis comitissa et filius eius Adolfus rex, Otto et uxor eius Agnes…"[76].  Her parentage and marriage are indicated by the charter dated 5 Nov 1292 under which Adolf King of Germany settled the dispute between "Margaretam uxorem…Dietheri comitis de Katzenellenbogen avunculi nostri…neptem nostram" and "Dietherum ac Wilhelmum ipsius filios"[77]

Walram II & his wife had [five] children: 

1.         DIETHER (-Trier 23 Nov 1307, bur Trier Dominikanerkirche).  Archbishop of Trier 1300. 

2.         ADOLF von Nassau ([1255]-killed in battle near Göllheim 2 Jul 1298).  A manuscript dated to end 13th/early 14th century records "…filii Henrici comitis…Walleramus, Methildis comitissa et filius eius Adolfus rex, Otto et uxor eius Agnes…"[78].  He succeeded his father in 1276 as Graf von Nassau at Wiesbaden.  "Adolphus comes de Nassowe et Ymagina nostra collateralis" exchanged property with the church of Weilburg by charter dated 27 Feb 1284[79].  He was elected ADOLF King of Germany at Frankfurt am Main 5 May 1292, crowned at Aachen 24 Jun 1292.  King Adolf provoked the open hostility of his electors because of his neutrality towards England, his opposition to France and his efforts to consolidate his family's position in Germany.  He was charged with offences which included desecration of churches, breaches of oath and failure to keep the peace, tried in his absence and deposed 23 Jun 1298 in Mainz Cathedral by the electors.  A new conflict with the papacy followed as the Pope had not been consulted[80].  King Adolf refused to accept the ruling and was killed in battle by Albrecht I Duke of Austria who had been elected to succeed as King of Germany.  The Notæ Altahenses record that "Adolfus rex Romanorum" was killed in battle "1298 5 Non Iul"[81].  The necrology of Arnstein an der Lahn records the death 2 Jul 1198 of "Adolphus…Romanorum rex"[82]m ([1271]) IMAGINA von Isenburg-Limburg, daughter of GERLACH [I] von Isenburg in Limburg an der Lahn & his wife Imagina von Blieskastel (-29 Aug, after 1317, bur Klarenthal).  "Adolphus comes de Nassowe et Ymagina nostra collateralis" exchanged property with the church of Weilburg by charter dated 27 Feb 1284[83].  Adolf & his wife had eight children: 

a)         HEINRICH (-young).  

b)         RUPRECHT (-2 Dec 1304, bur Prague).  The Annales Colmarienses record that "dominus de Rinperch" freed "filium regis Adolfi" from captivity in 1299[84]

c)         MECHTILD (before 1280-Heidelberg 19 Jun 1323, bur Klarenthal).  The Notæ Fuerstenfeldenses record the marriage of "filiam Romanorum regis Adolfi…Mechtildim" and Duke Rudolf within a few days of his father's death[85].  The Chronicon Elwacense records the marriage "in Nurnberg 4 Non Sep 1294" of "Rudolfo duci Bavariæ" and "Adolfus rex Romanorum filiam suam"[86]m (Nürnberg 1 Sep 1294) RUDOLF I Duke of Upper Bavaria Pfalzgraf bei Rhein, son of LUDWIG II "der Strenge" Duke of Bavaria, Pfalzgraf bei Rhein & his third wife Mechtild von Habsburg (4 Oct 1274-[11/13] Aug 1319).

d)         ADELHEID (-1338).  Abbess of Klarenthal.

e)         IMAGINA (-young).

f)          GERLACH [I] (-1 Jan 1371, bur Kloster Liebenau).  Canon at Liège.  He succeeded in 1305 as Graf von Nassau in Wiesbaden, Idstein and Weilburg. 

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g)         ADOLF (1292-1294).  

h)         WALRAM [III] (1294-after 22 Dec 1324).  He succeeded in 1312/16 as Graf von Nassau in Wiesbaden, Idstein und Weilnau.   

3.         RICHARDIS (-1311).  Nun of St Klara at Mainz, later at Klarenthal.

4.         MECHTILD (-young).

5.         [GERHARD .  Archdeacon of St Lambert at Liège 1318.  Provost of Unsere Liebe Frau at Maastricht.] 

 

 

GERLACH [I] von Nassau, son of ADOLF Graf von Nassau King of Germany & his wife Imagina von Isenburg-Limburg (-1 Jan 1371, bur Kloster Liebenau).  Canon at Liège.  He succeeded in 1305 as Graf von Nassau in Wiesbaden, Idstein and Weilburg.  From 1326 in ½ Weilnau.  "Gerlach grebe von Nassowe" settled a dispute between Kloster Arnstein and "her Heinrich von Aldendorf ritter" by charter dated 7 Mar 1333[87].  Abdicated 1344. 

m firstly ([12 Jan/13 May] 1307) AGNES von Hessen, daughter of HEINRICH "dem Jüngeren" Landgraf Herr von Hessen & his wife Agnes of Bavaria (-13 Jan 1332, bur Klarenthal). 

m secondly (before 4 Jan 1337) as her second husband, IRMENGARD von Hohenlohe, widow of KONRAD III Burggraf von Nürnberg, daughter of KRAFT [II] von Hohenlohe & his wife Adelheid von Württemberg (-11 May 1372). 

Gerlach [I] & his first wife had seven children:

1.         ADOLF [I] (1307-Idstein 17 Jan 1370, bur Klarenthal).  He succeeded in 1346 as Graf von Nassau in Wiesbaden und Idstein.   

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2.         JOHANN [I] (1309-Weilburg 20 Sep 1371).  Canon at Mainz cathedral 1328.  He succeeded in 1355 as Graf von Nassau in Weilburg.   

-        GRAFEN von NASSAU in WEILBURG und SAARBRÜCKEN

3.         ADELHEID (-8 Aug 1344, bur Kloster Arnsburg)m ([16 May 1326]) ULRICH [III] Herr zu Hanau (-[31 Aug 1369/2 Jan 1370]).

4.         AGNES .  Nun at Klarenthal 1355.

5.         ELISABETH (-after 1370)m (before 16 Aug 1326) LUDWIG von Hohenlohe zu Uffenheim, son of ALBRECHT [II] von Hohenlohe zu Uffenheim & his wife Adelheid von Berg-Schelklingen (-[18 Feb/15 Aug] 1356).

6.         GERLACH (1322-Aschaffenburg 12 Feb 1371, bur Kloster Eberbach).  Canon at Mainz cathedral 1336.  Canon at Trier cathedral 1343.  Provost of St Marien at Erfurt 1344.  Dominican 1345.  Elect of Mainz 1346.  Archbishop-Elector of Mainz 1354.

7.         MARIE (-before 1366).  m (before 1336) KONRAD [VI] von Weinsberg gt von Breuberg (-1366).

Gerlach I & his second wife had two children:

8.         KRAFT (-1 Oct after 1361).  Graf von Nassau in Sonnenberg.  Canon at Strasbourg cathedral 1343. 

9.         RUPRECHT (-4 Sep 1390)Graf von Nassau in Sonnenberg 1355.  Amtmann of the Bishop-Elector of Mainz at Amöneburg 1380.  Imperial Landvogt der Wetterau 1381.  m (before 8 Nov 1362). as her first husband, ANNA von Nassau-Hadamar, daughter of JOHANN Graf von Nassau in Hadamar & his wife Elisabeth von Waldeck (-21 Jan 1404, bur Eberbach).  She married secondly (before 11 Jan 1391) as his second wife, Diether [VIII] Graf von Katzenelnbogen (-17 Feb 1402, bur Kloster Eberbach). 

 

 

ADOLF [I] von Nassau, son of GERLACH [I] Graf von Nassau in Wiesbaden, Idstein and Weilburg & his first wife Agnes von Hessen (1307-Idstein 17 Jan 1370, bur Klarenthal).  He succeeded in 1346 as Graf von Nassau in Wiesbaden und Idstein. 

m (Dispensation 13 Sep 1327, contract Munich 23 Feb 1330, 1332) MARGARETA von Nürnberg, daughter of FRIEDRICH IV Burggraf von Nürnberg & his wife Margareta von Görz (-after 13 Nov 1382, bur Klarenthal). 

Adolf [I] & his wife had sixteen children: 

1.         GERLACH [II] ([1333]-after 1386).  He succeeded his father in 1370 as joint Graf von Nassau-Wiesbaden-Idstein, jointly with his brother Walram.  m (before 1360) as her first husband, AGNES von Veldenz, daughter of HEINRICH II Graf von Veldenz[-Geroldseck] & his wife ---.  1360/98.  She married secondly Otto Wildgraf in Dhronecken (-1409 before 31 May).

2.         FRIEDRICH (-1371).  Canon at Mainz cathedral 1358.  

3.         AGNES (-1376).  m firstly WERNER [IV] Graf von Wittgenstein (-before 1359).  m secondly (before 1361) EBERHARD [I] Herr von Eppstein (-[28 May/16 Oct] 1391).

4.         JOHANN (-young).  

5.         MARGARETA .  Abbess in Klarenthal.

6.         ELISABETH (-1 Feb 1389).  m (18 Jun 1361) as his first wife, DIETHER [VIII] Graf von Katzenelnbogen (-17 Feb 1402, bur Eberbach).

7.         ADOLF (1345/6-Heiligenstadt 6 Feb 1390, bur Kloster Eberbach).  Canon at Köln cathedral 1362.  Canon of St Florin at Koblenz 1364/71.  Canon at Bingen and Wetzlar 1366.  Elekt of Mainz and Provost of St Georg at Limburg 1371.  Archbishop-Elector of Mainz 1381.

8.         JOHANN ([1353]-7 Aug 1420).  Statthalter in Eichsfeld (for the Archbishopric-Electorate of Mainz).  Vogt at Jechsburg 1412. 

9.         ANNA (-28 Oct ----).  Abbess in Klarenthal

10.      WALRAM [II] (1354-7 Nov 1393, bur Idstein).  He succeeded his father in 1370 as Joint Graf von Nassau-Wiesbaden-Idstein, jointly with his brother Gerlach.  m (1374) BERTA von Westerburg, daughter of JOHANN Herr von Westerburg & his wife --- (-24 Mar 1418).  Walram II & his wife had two children: 

a)         ADOLF [II] (1386-26 Jul 1426, bur Idstein).  He succeeded his father in 1393 as Graf von Nassau-Wiesbaden-Idstein.   

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b)         MARGARETA (-after 1432).  m ([27 Aug 1398]) HEINRICH [VII] Graf von Waldeck (-after 30 Apr 1442).

11.      JOHANN ([1360]-Aschaffenburg 1419).  Elector-Archbishop of Mainz 1397.  Johann had one illegitimate child by an unknown mistress: 

a)         JOHANN von Nassau .  From (1417 at Bingen.  1443.  m ([30 May 1400]) IDECHIN von Heinsberg, daughter of GERHARD von Heinsberg Münzmeister at Bingen & his wife ---.  1443.

12.      KATHARINA (-after 1403).  m (10 Jun 1373) REINHARD [II] Herr von Westerburg (-1421).

13.      FRIEDRICH (-young).

14.      WALRAM (-young).

15.      JOHANNA (-young).

16.      RODERETA .

Adolf I had one illegitimate child by an unknown mistress:  

17.       JOHANN ADOLF von Nassau (-4 Aug 1420).  Scholasticus of St Marien at Bingen 1401/02 and 1413.  Vogt of Jechaburg 1412.  Provost at Jechaburg 1412/18.  Provisor at Erfurt 1413.  Legitimated 1417/19.  From (1418 zu Gieboldehausen.  Provost of St Marien at Erfurt 1419/20.  Custos of St Viktor at Mainz. 

 

 

ADOLF [II] von Nassau, son of WALRAM II Graf von Nassau-Wiesbaden-Idstein & his wife Berta von Westerburg (1386-26 Jul 1426, bur Idstein).  He succeeded his father in 1393 as Graf von Nassau-Wiesbaden-Idstein.  Statthalter in Hessen (for the Archbishopric-Electorate of Mainz). 

m (contract Worms 17 Mar 1412, Mar 1418) MARGARETA von Baden, daughter of BERNHARD I Markgraf von Baden & his second wife Anna von Oettingen (25 Jan 1404-7 Nov 1442, bur Idstein). 

Adolf II & his wife had five children: 

1.         JOHANN (1419-9 May 1480).  He succeeded his father in 1426 as Graf von Nassau-Wiesbaden-Idstein.  m (Breda 17 Jun 1437) MARIE von Nassau-Dillenburg, daughter of ENGELBERT I Graf von Nassau-Dillenburg & his wife --- (2 Feb 1418-11 Oct 1472).  Johann & his wife had nine children: 

a)         MARIA (1438-14 Jan 1480).  m (25 May 1455) LUDWIG [II] Graf von Isenburg-Büdingen ([1422]-Büdingen 4 Jun 1511).

b)         MARGARETA (-27 Jun 1486).  Abbess of Klarenthal.

c)         ADOLF [III] (10 Nov 1443-Wiesbaden 6 Jul 1511, bur Wiesbaden).  He succeeded his father in 1480 as Graf von Nassau-Wiesbaden

-        GRAFEN von NASSAU-WIESBADEN

d)         JOHANN ([1445]-27 Feb 1482).  Canon at Mainz cathedral 1453.  Provost of St Georg at Limburg 1470/82.  Canon of St Lambert at Liège [1470].  Canon of St Mariengreden at Mainz 1479.

e)         ANNA ([1442]-1 Mar 1480, bur Hungen).  m (Mainz 1 Jan 1464) OTTO [II] Graf zu Solms-Braunfels (22 Nov 1426-29 Jun 1504, bur Kloster Altenburg bei Wetzlar).  

f)          BERTA (-12 Apr ----).  Abbess of Klarenthal.  1446

g)         ENGELBERT (1448-Mainz 7 Apr 1508).  Canon at Köln cathedral 1456.  Provost of St Bartholomäus at Frankfurt 1475/81.  Canon of St Gereon at Köln 1479.  Canon at Mainz cathedral 1483/1508.  Provost of St Marien at Erfurt.  Imperial Chancellor 1476.

h)         PHILIPP (1450-16 Jun 1509, bur Idstein).  He succeeded his father in 1480 as Graf von Nassau-Idsteinm (1470) MARGARETA Pfalzgräfin von Zweibrücken, daughter of LUDWIG I Pfalzgraf von Zweibrücken und Veldenz & his wife --- (1456-7 Sep 1527, bur Idstein).  

i)          ANNA (-2 Jun ----).  Nun at Klarenthal.

2.         ANNA (1421-1465).  m ([1438]) EBERHARD [III] von Eppstein (-[17 Nov/24 Dec] 1466).

3.         ADOLF ([1423]-Eltville 6 Sep 1475, bur Eberbach).  Canon at Mainz cathedral 1438.  Canon at Trier cathedral 1439.  Canon at Köln cathedral 1444.  Canon at Speyer cathedral 1447/51.  Provost of St Peter at Mainz 1451/59.  Provost of St Marien at Erfurt 1456/61.  Elected Archbishop-Elector of Mainz, installed 1466.

4.         WALRAM .  1426.

5.         AGNES (-13 Jun 1485, bur Aschaffenburg).  m (before 6 Mar 1451) KONRAD [VII] von Bickenbach (-10 Jan 1483).

Adolf II had one illegitimate child by an unknown mistress: 

6.          ADOLF .  1444/72.

 

 

 

 

Chapter 3.    GRAFEN von NASSAU, OTTONIAN LINE

 

 

 

A.      GRAFEN von NASSAU in SIEGEN und DILLENBURG

 

 

OTTO [I] von Nassau, son of HEINRICH [II] "der Reiche" Graf von Nassau & his wife Mechtild van Gelre (-[1289/90]).  A manuscript dated to end 13th/early 14th century records "…Otto et uxor eius Agnes…"[88].  "Heinricus comes de Nassowe et Mectildis comitissa" donated "ecclesiam in Inferi[ori] Diffenbach" to Kloster Arnstein by charter dated 1247, witnessed by "…filiorum nostrorum Walerami, Ottonis, Henrici, Gerardi, Johannis"[89].  He succeeded his father [before 1251] as joint Graf von Nassau, jointly with his brother Walram [II].  "Ottho comes de Nassowe" confirmed a donation to Kloster Bleidenstatt by charter dated Mar 1253[90].  In 1255, they divided the lands, Otto taking Siegen, Dillenburg, Beilstein and Ginsberg.  A charter dated 16 Dec 1255 records that "Walleramus et Ottho comites de Nassowe fratres" divided their lands[91].  "Waleramus et Otto comites de Nassowe" confirmed a donation made by "Anshelmus de Deninghoven, noster ministerialis" to Kloster Arnstein by charter dated to [1266][92].  "…Otto de Nassouwen…" was among those who declared war against Sifrid Archbishop of Köln by charter dated 8 Apr 1277[93].  "Ottho comes de Nassawen…cum uxore nostra Agnete nec non Henrico nostro primogenito" confirmed the donation of "bonorum in Hasilbach et Aldindorph" to the church in Aldenburg made by "matrem nostram Methildim comitissam bone mem…cum sorore nostra Katherina ibidem locata" by charter dated 3 May 1289[94]

m AGNES von Leiningen, daughter of EMICH [IV] Graf von Leiningen in Landeck am Pfalz & his first wife Elisabeth --- (-[Dec 1299/1303]).  A manuscript dated to end 13th/early 14th century records "…Otto et uxor eius Agnes…"[95].  "Emecho comes de Liningen, Catharina uxor sua, Otto comes de Nassauwe, Agnes uxor sua, Johannes comes de Spanheim, Alheidis uxor sua, Henricus dominus de Blanckenberg et Cunigundis uxor sua, sororii et sorores mei Emechonis comitis" confirmed the sale of property "in villa Liestorff" to Kloster Wadegoz made by "felicis recordationis dominus Emecho quondam comes de Liningen" by charter dated Jan 1288[96].  "Ottho comes de Nassawen…cum uxore nostra Agnete nec non Henrico nostro primogenito" confirmed the donation of "bonorum in Hasilbach et Aldindorph" to the church in Aldenburg made by "matrem nostram Methildim comitissam bone mem…cum sorore nostra Katherina ibidem locata" by charter dated 3 May 1289[97].  "Agnes relicta quondam…dni Ottonis…comitis de Nassawe" donated property "in Herberin" to Aldenburg "et…sororie nostre Dne Katerine et filie nostre Gertrudis", with the consent of "nostrorum filiorum…Henrici, Emiconis militum, Ottonis et Iohannis clericorum", by charter dated Dec 1299[98].  

Otto [I] & his wife had six children: 

1.         HEINRICH von Nassau (-1343).  "Ottho comes de Nassawen…cum uxore nostra Agnete nec non Henrico nostro primogenito" confirmed the donation of "bonorum in Hasilbach et Aldindorph" to the church in Aldenburg made by "matrem nostram Methildim comitissam bone mem…cum sorore nostra Katherina ibidem locata" by charter dated 3 May 1289[99]Graf von Nassau in Siegen Ginsberg Haiger und dem Westerwald 1303 in Dillenburg Herborn und Beilstein 1328.  "Agnes relicta quondam…dni Ottonis…comitis de Nassawe" donated property "in Herberin" to Aldenburg "et…sororie nostre Dne Katerine et filie nostre Gertrudis", with the consent of "nostrorum filiorum…Henrici, Emiconis militum, Ottonis et Iohannis clericorum", by charter dated Dec 1299[100]m (before 1302) ADELHEID von Heinsberg, daughter of DIETRICH [I] Herr von Heinsberg und Blankenburg & his wife Jeanne de Louvain (-after 21 May 1343).  "Aleydis uxor…Henrici comitis de Nassouwia" renounced the inheritance from "felicis recordationis…Walrami domini quondam de Blanckenberch fratris nostri" in favour of "nostrum consanguineum…Theodericum dominum de Heymsbergh et de Blamckenberch militem filium quondam domini Godefridi fratris nostri", with the consent of "domini Henrici nostri mariti comitis prelibati nec non Ottonis militis primogeniti ac Henrici prepositi Spirensis nostrorum filiorum", by charter dated 8 Feb 1333[101].  Heinrich & his wife had five children: 

a)         AGNES (-[29 Oct 1316/1318], bur Limburg Stadtkirche)m ([1314]) GERLACH [II] Herr von Isenburg-Limburg (-2 Apr 1355). 

b)         KATHARINA (-29 Apr 1334).  Abbess of Altenberg.  

c)         GERTRUD .  Abbess of Altenberg.  1329/53. 

d)         OTTO [II] von Nassau ([1305]-killed in battle [Dec 1350/Jan 1351]).  "Aleydis uxor…Henrici comitis de Nassouwia" renounced the inheritance from "felicis recordationis…Walrami domini quondam de Blanckenberch fratris nostri" in favour of "nostrum consanguineum…Theodericum dominum de Heymsbergh et de Blamckenberch militem filium quondam domini Godefridi fratris nostri", with the consent of "domini Henrici nostri mariti comitis prelibati nec non Ottonis militis primogeniti ac Henrici prepositi Spirensis nostrorum filiorum", by charter dated 8 Feb 1333[102]Graf von Nassau in Siegen und Dillenburg.  "Otto greue van Nassowe ind Aleyd van Vianden syn…husfrowe" sold half of the town of Gensberg to Walram Archbishop of Köln by charter dated 13 Feb 1345[103]m (contract 23 Dec 1331) ADELHEID von Vianden, daughter of PHILIPP [II] Graf von Vianden & his wife Adelheid von Arnsberg (-30 Sep 1376).  "Otto greue van Nassowe ind Aleyd van Vianden syn…husfrowe" sold half of the town of Gensberg to Walram Archbishop of Köln by charter dated 13 Feb 1345[104].  "Wilhelm…marcgreue zu Guilge" reached agreement with "unser niechten vrauwe Aleyde greuinnen van Nassauwe, yren kynden ind yren eruen, heren Frederiche heirren zu Cronenberch ind heren Goedarde heirren zu Wyltz […unserm niechten]" to divide the half share of "Wilhelme greuen zu Namen" in the inheritance of the late "unsme neiuen greue Lodewiche van Vyanden" by charter dated 23 May 1356[105].  This document was incorrectly interpreted by Walther Möller, who assumed that Friedrich Herr zu Kronenberg was one of the "kynden ind…eruen" of countess Adelheid, and therefore that she had married firstly his father Johann von Dollendorf Herr zu Kronenberg[106].  The document should more correctly be read as referring to countess Adelheid and her unnamed children.  Adelheid is called "niechte" of Wilhelm Markgraf von Jülich in the document, which indicates her maternal ancestry, Petronella von Jülich being her maternal grandmother[107].  Otto [II] & his wife had four children: 

i)          ADELHEID .  Nun at Keppel 1376, abbess 1378/1381. 

ii)         JOHANN [I] von Nassau (-Herborn 4 Sep 1416, bur Kloster Keppel)Graf von Nassau-Dillenburg in Siegen und Dillenburg.  m (contract 14 Aug 1343, 20 Nov 1357) MARGARETA von der Mark, daughter of ADOLF [II] Graf von der Mark & his wife Margareta von Kleve (-1409).  "Alf graue van der Mark unde Margret sin…husfrouwe" agreed with "Otten grauen van Nassauwe und frouwen Aleyde" that "eine dochter van unseren dochteren" would marry "einem sone van soenen…Otten grauen van Nassauwe und frouwen Alheyd vorgenant" by charter dated 14 Aug 1343[108].  "Johan greue tho Nassouwe der jungste" acknowledge receipt from "unse…suager Engelbracht greue van der Marke" of the dowry for his marriage "mit syuer suster Margareten van der Marke unser…huysvrouwen" by charter dated 23 Sep 1369[109]

-         GRAFEN von NASSAU-DILLENBURG

iii)        HEINRICH "der Haudegen" (-Kassel 5 Sep 1402).  Canon at Köln Cathedral 1356/1356.  Heinrich had one illegitimate child by an unknown mistress: 

(a)        HEINRICH (-1440).  zu Dudeldorf 1429.  m GUTGEN von Morsdorf, daughter of --- (-after 12 Jan 1442). 

iv)       OTTO (-1384).  Canon and provost of St Moritz at Mainz 1357.  Canon at Köln and Mainz Cathedrals 1380.  

e)         HEINRICH [I] von Nassau (-before 1380).  "Aleydis uxor…Henrici comitis de Nassouwia" renounced the inheritance from "felicis recordationis…Walrami domini quondam de Blanckenberch fratris nostri" in favour of "nostrum consanguineum…Theodericum dominum de Heymsbergh et de Blamckenberch militem filium quondam domini Godefridi fratris nostri", with the consent of "domini Henrici nostri mariti comitis prelibati nec non Ottonis militis primogeniti ac Henrici prepositi Spirensis nostrorum filiorum", by charter dated 8 Feb 1333[110]Graf von Nassau-Beilstein.  Canon at Köln Cathedral and at St Florin, Koblenz 1326.  Provost at Speyer Cathedral 1329/1334.  1343 at Beilstein, Mengerskirchen, Eigenberg und dem Westerwald.   

-        GRAFEN von NASSAU-BEILSTEIN

2.         MECHTILD (-before 28 Oct 1319)m ([1289]) GERHARD von Schönecken (-1317). 

3.         EMICHO [I] von Nassau (-7 Jun 1334)Graf von Nassau in Driedrof, Estenau und Hadamar.  Canon at Worms Cathedral 1295.  "Agnes relicta quondam…dni Ottonis…comitis de Nassawe" donated property "in Herberin" to Aldenburg "et…sororie nostre Dne Katerine et filie nostre Gertrudis", with the consent of "nostrorum filiorum…Henrici, Emiconis militum, Ottonis et Iohannis clericorum", by charter dated Dec 1299[111].  The necrology of Arnstein an der Lahn records the death 7 Jun 1334 of "Emichonis comitis de Nassawe" and records his donation[112]m (contract Kadolzburg 28 Aug 1295, before 3 Jan 1297) ANNA von Nürnberg, daughter of FRIEDRICH III Burggraf von Nürnberg [Zollern] & his second wife Helene von Sachsen [Askanier] (-[10 Oct 1355/1357]).  "Fridericus Burgravius de Nureberch" freed "villam Wibelsheim", belonging to Kloster Ahusen, from obligations, with the consent of "nostrorum liberorum…Johannis et Friderici", by charter dated 3 Jan 1297, witnessed by "Domine Elene, Burgravie Domine Alheidis Palatine de Creiburch, Domine Anne de Nassawe"[113].  The testament of "Helena…Burggravin ze Nuerenberk", dated 28 May 1299, names "unser…Tohter Anne von Nassau…"[114].  "Rudolfus…Comes palatinus Reni Dux Bawarie" consented to the grant "in castro Kamerstein, Swapach, Altorf, Heroltsperc" by Albrecht King of Germany "avunculum nostrum" to "domine Anne sorori…Johannis Burgravii de Nurenberg ac…Emichonis comitis Nassowie uxori" by charter dated 13 Aug 1299[115].  Emicho [I] & his wife had seven children: 

a)         FRIEDRICH (-Mainz 6 Apr ----, bur Mainz).  Priest in Nassau 1307.  Canon at Mainz Cathedral 1328. 

b)         ANNA (-before 1329, bur Lich Kirche)m (before 1312) KUNO [II] Herr von Falkenstein (-14 May 1334, bur Lich Kirche).

c)         JUTTA (-before 10 Nov 1359)m GERHARD [IV] Graf von Diez (-killed in battle 17 Oct 1343). 

d)         JOHANN von Nassau-Hadamar (-[24 Jun 1364/20 Jan 1365])m (before 1331) ELISABETH von Waldeck, daughter of HEINRICH IV Graf von Waldeck & his wife --- (-before 22 Jun 1385).  Johann & his wife had [eleven] children: 

i)          EMICHO (1331-8 Jun 1343). 

ii)         EMICHO (-24 Feb 1358).  [Canon at Mainz Cathedral 1357.] 

iii)        HELENA (-1344). 

iv)       EMICHO [III] (-after 21 Jun 1394). 

v)        HEINRICH von Nassau-Hadamar (-before 1369). 

vi)       ANNA (-21 Jan 1404, bur Kloster Eberbach)m firstly (before 8 Nov 1362) RUPRECHT Graf von Nassau in Sonnenburg, son of GERLACH [I] Graf von Nassau in Wiesbaden & his second wife Irmengard von Hohenlohe (-4 Sep 1390).  m secondly (before 11 Jan 1391) as his wife, DIETHER [VIII] Graf von Katzenelnbogen (-17 Feb 1402).

vii)      ELISABETH (-18 Dec 1413).  Abbess of Essen 1370. 

viii)     ELIGIN [Adelheid] (-before 1416)m FRIEDRICH [V] Graf von Castell (-before 16 Mar 1379). 

ix)       ADELHEID (-after 1 Nov 1390)m WILHELM [I] Graf zu Castell (-11 May 1399). 

x)        JOHANN .  Monk at Ebrach 1391. 

xi)       [MARGARETA .  Nun of St Klara at Nürnberg 1367.] 

e)         AGNES .  Nun at Altenberg 1328. 

f)          MARGARETA (-Rottenburg 30 Jan 1370)m RUDOLF II Graf von Hohenberg, son of RUDOLF I Graf von Hohenberg [Zollern] & his first wife Agnes von Werdenberg (-26 Feb 1335, bur Ehingen). 

g)         EMICHO [II] von Nassau-Hadamar (-1 Mar 1359)Graf von Nassau-HadamarCanon at Mainz Cathedral 1328/1357.  Canon at Köln Cathedral 1329.  Canon at Worms Cathedral 1332, kustos 1334.  Provost of St Johann at Mainz 1334/1342.  m as her second husband, ANNA von Diez, widow of SIEGFRIED [VI] von Runkel, daughter of GOTTFRIED Graf von Runkel & his wife ---.  1342. 

4.         OTTO (-after Dec 1299).  "Agnes relicta quondam…dni Ottonis…comitis de Nassawe" donated property "in Herberin" to Aldenburg "et…sororie nostre Dne Katerine et filie nostre Gertrudis", with the consent of "nostrorum filiorum…Henrici, Emiconis militum, Ottonis et Iohannis clericorum", by charter dated Dec 1299[116]

5.         JOHANN von Nassau-Dillenburg (-killed in battle Wetzlar [10 Aug] 1328).  "Agnes relicta quondam…dni Ottonis…comitis de Nassawe" donated property "in Herberin" to Aldenburg "et…sororie nostre Dne Katerine et filie nostre Gertrudis", with the consent of "nostrorum filiorum…Henrici, Emiconis militum, Ottonis et Iohannis clericorum", by charter dated Dec 1299[117]Graf von Nassau-Dillenburg in Beilstein und Herborn 1303.  Provost of St Florian at Koblenz 1307.  in Katzenelnbogen 1320.  Canon at Worms Cathedral 1325.  Canon at Köln Cathedral before 1326.  Canon at Würzburg Cathedral 1326/1327.  Canon at Trier Cathedral 1326/1328.  Elected Bishop of Bamberg 1328. 

6.         GERTRUD (-19 Sep 1359).  "Agnes relicta quondam…dni Ottonis…comitis de Nassawe" donated property "in Herberin" to Aldenburg "et…sororie nostre Dne Katerine et filie nostre Gertrudis", with the consent of "nostrorum filiorum…Henrici, Emiconis militum, Ottonis et Iohannis clericorum", by charter dated Dec 1299[118].  Abbess of Altenberg 1324. 

Otto I had one illegitimate child by an unknown mistress: 

7.          HEINRICH .  Monk at Arnstein before 1273.  Priest at Nassau 1273/1275.  Knight of the Teutonic Order [1275]. 

 

 



[1] Vita Lodewici comitis de Arnstein, Fontes rerum Germanicarum III, p. 327. 

[2] Menzel, K. & Sauer, W. (eds.) (1885) Codex diplomaticus Nassoicus, Band I, Part 1 (Wiesbaden), 176, p. 104. 

[3] Codex diplomaticus Nassoicus, Band I, Part 1, 187, p. 127. 

[4] Lacomblet, T. J. (ed.) (1840) Urkundenbuch für die Geschichte des Niederrheins, Band I (Düsseldorf) ("Niederrheins Urkundenbuch"), 349, p. 237. 

[5] Schannat, J. F. (1734) Historiæ Episcopatus Wormatiensis, Tome II, Codex Probationem (Frankfurt) ("Worms Codex (1734) Tome II"), LXXXV, p. 78. 

[6] Ernst, S. P. (1847) Histoire de Limbourg, Tome VI (Liège), LIV, p. 142. 

[7] Ernst (1847), Tome VI, LIV, p. 142. 

[8] Stumpf, K. F. (ed.) (1863) Urkunden zur Geschichte des Erzbisthums Mainz im zwölften Jahrhundert (Acta Maguntina Seculi XII) (Innsbruck) ("Mainz Urkunden 12th Century"), 39, p. 43. 

[9] Vita Lodewici comitis de Arnstein, Fontes rerum Germanicarum III, p. 327. 

[10] Becker, W. (ed.) (1881) Das Necrologium der vormaligen Prämonstratenser-Abtei Arnstein an der Lahn, Annalen des Vereins Nassauische Alterthumskunde und Geschichtsforschung, Band XVI (Wiesbaden) ("Arnstein an der Lahn Necrologium"), Abschnitt IV, folio 3, p. 13. 

[11] Codex diplomaticus Nassoicus, Band I, Part 1, 259, p. 189. 

[12] Arnstein an der Lahn Necrologium, Abschnitt IV, folio 3, p. 13. 

[13] Codex diplomaticus Nassoicus, Band I, Part 1, 308, p. 225. 

[14] Arnstein an der Lahn Necrologium, p. 129. 

[15] Arnstein an der Lahn Necrologium, Abschnitt IV, folio 3, p. 13. 

[16] Günther, W. (ed.) (1822) Codex diplomaticus Rheno-Mosellanus (Coblenz), Theil I, 247, p. 500. 

[17] Arnstein an der Lahn Necrologium, p. 139. 

[18] Codex diplomaticus Nassoicus, Band I, Part 1, 308, p. 225. 

[19] Günther, W. (1823) Codex Diplomaticus Rheno-Mosellanus (Coblenz) Theil II, 202, p. 319. 

[20] Arnstein an der Lahn Necrologium, p. 159. 

[21] Vita Lodewici comitis de Arnstein, Fontes rerum Germanicarum III, p. 327. 

[22] Arnstein an der Lahn Necrologium, Abschnitt IV, folio 3, pp. 13-4. 

[23] Arnstein an der Lahn Necrologium, p. 136. 

[24] Vita Lodewici comitis de Arnstein, Fontes rerum Germanicarum III, p. 327. 

[25] Arnstein an der Lahn Necrologium, Abschnitt IV, folio 3, pp. 13-4. 

[26] Codex diplomaticus Nassoicus, Band I, Part 1, 301, p. 219. 

[27] Codex diplomaticus Rheno-Mosellanus, Theil I, 247, p. 500. 

[28] Vita Lodewici comitis de Arnstein, Fontes rerum Germanicarum III, p. 327. 

[29] Herquet, K. (ed.) (1883) Urkundenbuch des Prämonstratenserklosters Arnstein an der Lahn (Wiesbaden) ("Arnstein an der Lahn"), 9, p. 15. 

[30] Codex diplomaticus Rheno-Mosellanus, Theil I, 243, p. 493. 

[31] Arnstein an der Lahn Necrologium, p. 191. 

[32] Vita Lodewici comitis de Arnstein, Fontes rerum Germanicarum III, p. 327. 

[33] Arnstein an der Lahn Necrologium, Abschnitt IV, folio 3, pp. 13-4. 

[34] Vita Lodewici comitis de Arnstein, Fontes rerum Germanicarum III, p. 327. 

[35] Codex diplomaticus Rheno-Mosellanus, Theil I, 243, p. 493. 

[36] Codex diplomaticus Nassoicus, Band I, Part 1, 377, p. 265. 

[37] Arnstein an der Lahn, 13, p. 17. 

[38] Codex diplomaticus Nassoicus, Band I, Part 1, 377, p. 265. 

[39] Arnstein an der Lahn Necrologium, Abschnitt IV, folio 3, pp. 13-4. 

[40] Vita Lodewici comitis de Arnstein, Fontes rerum Germanicarum III, p. 327. 

[41] Arnstein an der Lahn Necrologium, Abschnitt IV, folio 3, pp. 13-4. 

[42] Codex diplomaticus Rheno-Mosellanus, Theil I, 243, p. 493. 

[43] Codex diplomaticus Nassoicus, Band I, Part 1, 377, p. 265. 

[44] Arnstein an der Lahn, 13, p. 17. 

[45] Arnstein an der Lahn, 19, p. 22. 

[46] Lacomblet, T. J. (ed.) (1846) Urkundenbuch für die Geschichte des Niederrheins, Band II (Düsseldorf) ("Niederrheins Urkundenbuch"), 294, p. 153. 

[47] Arnstein an der Lahn, 22, p. 24. 

[48] Arnstein an der Lahn Necrologium, p. 100. 

[49] Codex diplomaticus Nassoicus, Band I, Part 1, 377, p. 265. 

[50] Arnstein an der Lahn, 19, p. 22. 

[51] Niederrheins Urkundenbuch, Band II, 294, p. 153. 

[52] Arnstein an der Lahn, 22, p. 24. 

[53] Arnstein an der Lahn Necrologium, p. 186. 

[54] Arnstein an der Lahn Necrologium, Abschnitt IV, folio 3, pp. 13-4. 

[55] Codex diplomaticus Nassoicus, Band I, Part 1, 460, p. 307. 

[56] Arnstein an der Lahn Necrologium, Abschnitt IV, folio 3, pp. 13-4. 

[57] Arnstein an der Lahn Necrologium, p. 116. 

[58] Arnstein an der Lahn Necrologium, Abschnitt IV, folio 3, pp. 13-4. 

[59] Niederrheins Urkundenbuch, Band II, 294, p. 153. 

[60] Arnstein an der Lahn, 22, p. 24. 

[61] Codex diplomaticus Nassoicus, Band I, Part 1, 639, p. 389. 

[62] Arnstein an der Lahn, 22, p. 24. 

[63] Codex diplomaticus Nassoicus, Band I, Part 1, 586, p. 365. 

[64] Codex diplomaticus Nassoicus, Band I, Part 1, 639, p. 389. 

[65] Arnstein an der Lahn, 22, p. 24. 

[66] Arnstein an der Lahn, 22, p. 24. 

[67] Arnstein an der Lahn, 22, p. 24. 

[68] Codex diplomaticus Nassoicus, Band I, Part 1, 639, p. 389. 

[69] Gudenus, V. F. de (1747) Codex Diplomaticus sive Anecdotorum, res moguntinas, francicas, trevirenses, colonienses, finitimarumque regionum (Goettingen), Tome II, CCX, p. 261. 

[70] Gudenus, Tome II, CCXXXIX, p. 291. 

[71] Arnstein an der Lahn Necrologium, Abschnitt IV, folio 3, p. 14. 

[72] Niederrheins Urkundenbuch, Band II, 294, p. 153. 

[73] Arnstein an der Lahn, 22, p. 24. 

[74] Codex diplomaticus Nassoicus, Band I, Part 1, 639, p. 389. 

[75] Arnstein an der Lahn, 43, p. 41. 

[76] Arnstein an der Lahn Necrologium, Abschnitt IV, folio 3, p. 14. 

[77] Wenck, H. B. (1783) Hessische Landesgeschichte mit einem Urkundenbuch, Band I Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch (Darmstadt) ("Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch"), LXXXIII, p. 57. 

[78] Arnstein an der Lahn Necrologium, Abschnitt IV, folio 3, p. 14. 

[79] Arnstein an der Lahn, 49, p. 45. 

[80] Leuschner, J. (1980) Germany in the Late Middle Ages (North Holland Publishing Company), p. 99. 

[81] Notæ Altahenses 1298, MGH SS XVII, p. 423. 

[82] Arnstein an der Lahn Necrologium, p. 133. 

[83] Arnstein an der Lahn, 49, p. 45. 

[84] Annales Colmarienses Maiores 1299, MGH SS XVII, p. 225, footnote 55 naming the son "Rutpertus". 

[85] Notæ Fuerstenfeldenses de Ducibus Bavariæ, MGH SS XXIV, p. 75. 

[86] Chronicon Elwacense 1294, MGH SS X, p. 38.  

[87] Arnstein an der Lahn, 76, p. 69. 

[88] Arnstein an der Lahn Necrologium, Abschnitt IV, folio 3, p. 14. 

[89] Arnstein an der Lahn, 22, p. 24. 

[90] Codex diplomaticus Nassoicus, Band I, Part 1, 586, p. 365. 

[91] Codex diplomaticus Nassoicus, Band I, Part 1, 639, p. 389. 

[92] Arnstein an der Lahn, 43, p. 41. 

[93] Kremer, C. J. (1781) Academische Beiträge zur Jülch- und Bergischen Geschichte, Band III Geschichte der Grafen von Gülch, Urkunden zur Gülch- und Bergischen Geschichte (Mannheim) ("Kremer (1781), Band III, Urkunden Jülich"), CXXXIII, p. 150. 

[94] Gudenus, Tome II, CCX, p. 261. 

[95] Arnstein an der Lahn Necrologium, Abschnitt IV, folio 3, p. 14. 

[96] Kremer, J. M. (1785) Genealogische Geschichte des altern ardennischen Geschlechts, Codex Diplomaticus (Frankfurt) ("Ardennisches Geschlecht Codex") VI, Documenta Liningensia, VII, p. 252. 

[97] Gudenus, Tome II, CCX, p. 261. 

[98] Gudenus, Tome II, CCXXXIX, p. 291. 

[99] Gudenus, Tome II, CCX, p. 261. 

[100] Gudenus, Tome II, CCXXXIX, p. 291. 

[101] Kremer, C. J. (1769) Academische Beiträge zur Jülch- und Bergischen Geschichte, Band I Urkunden zur Geschichte der Herren von Heinsberg (Mannheim) ("Kremer (1769) Band I, Urkunden Heinsberg"), XIX, p. 27. 

[102] Kremer (1769), Band I, Urkunden Heinsberg, XIX, p. 27. 

[103] Lacomblet, T. J. (ed.) (1853) Urkundenbuch für die Geschichte des Niederrheins, Band III (Düsseldorf) ("Niederrheins Urkundenbuch"), 419, p. 330. 

[104] Niederrheins Urkundenbuch, Band III, 419, p. 330. 

[105] Niederrheins Urkundenbuch, Band III, 554, p. 465. 

[106] Möller, W. ´Ein Beitrag zur Genealogie der Grafen von Vianden und zur Vererbung con der Neuerburg´, Annuaire de la Société héraldique luxembourgeoise (1950).  (information provided by Bert M. Kamp in a private email to the author dated 16 May 2010).  

[107] Berg, A. ´Wer war der Gemahl der Erbtochter Lucie von der Neuerburg´, Genealogie (1980), pp. 180-81, and Kamp, B. M. ´De moeder van Adelheid van Vianden´, De Nederlandsche Leeuw (1998), cols. 266-77 (information supplied by Bert M. Kamp, in a private email to the author dated 16 May 2010). 

[108] Niederrheins Urkundenbuch, Band III, 396, p. 314. 

[109] Niederrheins Urkundenbuch, Band III, 707, p. 605. 

[110] Kremer (1769), Band I, Urkunden Heinsberg, XIX, p. 27. 

[111] Gudenus, Tome II, CCXXXIX, p. 291. 

[112] Arnstein an der Lahn Necrologium, p. 121. 

[113] Stillfried, R. M. von (1843) Monumenta Zollerana, Quellensammlung zur Geschichte des erlauchten Hauses der Grafen von Zollern und Burggrafen von Nürnberg, Erster Theil (Halle) ("Monumenta Zollerana (1843))", CLXIV, p. 200. 

[114] Monumenta Zollerana (1843), CLXIX, p. 205. 

[115] Monumenta Zollerana (1843), CLXXI, p. 209. 

[116] Gudenus, Tome II, CCXXXIX, p. 291. 

[117] Gudenus, Tome II, CCXXXIX, p. 291. 

[118] Gudenus, Tome II, CCXXXIX, p. 291.