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Encyclopedia > House of Nassau

The royal House of Nassau is one of the most prominent dynasties in Europe. It is named after the German town of Nassau, which is located in the Rhineland-Palatinate. The first person to be called Count of Nassau was Heinrich I, who lived in the first half of the 13th century. His sons Walram and Otto split the Nassau possessions. The descendants of Walram became known as the Walram Line, which became important in the Nassau county. The descendants of Otto became known as the Otton Line, which inherited parts of the Nassau county, France and the Netherlands. Nassau may mean the following: Place names: The capital of the Bahamas; see Nassau, Bahamas A duchy in the medieval Holy Roman Empire; see Nassau (state) The Prussian province of Hesse-Nassau formed by annexation of that duchy A town in Rhineland-Palatinate; see Nassau, Germany Baarle-Nassau; is a... The Rhenish Palatinate (Rheinpfalz, sometimes Lower Palatinate or Niederpfalz) occupies rather more than a quarter of the German Bundesland (federal state) of Rhineland-Palatinate (Rheinland-Pfalz) and contains the towns of Ludwigshafen, Kaiserslautern, Neustadt an der Weinstrasse, Pirmasens, Landau and Speyer. ... (12th century - 13th century - 14th century - other centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 13th century was that century which lasted from 1201 to 1300. ... Nassau may mean the following: Place names: The capital of the Bahamas; see Nassau, Bahamas A duchy in the medieval Holy Roman Empire; see Nassau (state) The Prussian province of Hesse-Nassau formed by annexation of that duchy A town in Rhineland-Palatinate; see Nassau, Germany Baarle-Nassau; is a...


Orange-Nassau

The House of Orange-Nassau stem from the Otton Line. The second person was Engelbert I, who offered his services to the Duke of Burgundy, married a Dutch noblewoman and inherited lands in the Netherlands, with the barony of Breda as the core of the Dutch possessions. The House of Orange-Nassau (in Dutch Oranje-Nassau), is a family that has played a central role in the political life of the Netherlands since William I of Orange (also known as William the Silent and Father of the Fatherland) organised the Dutch revolt against Spanish rule, which after... The term duke is a title of nobility which refers to the sovereign male ruler of a Continental European duchy, to a nobleman of the highest grade of the British peerage, or to the highest rank of nobility in various other European countries, including Portugal, Spain and France (in Italy... Coat of arms of the 2nd duchy of Burgundy and later of the French province of Burgundy Burgundy (French: Bourgogne) is a historic region of France, inhabited in turn by Pre-Indo-European people, Celts (Gauls), Romans (Gallo-Romans), and various Germanic peoples, most importantly the Burgundians and the Franks. ... Various rulers or governments of Europe, of Japan bestow or recognise the title of baron. ... Breda is a municipality and a city in the southern part of the Netherlands. ...


The importance of the Nassaus grew throughout the 15th and 16th century. Hendrik III of Nassau-Breda was appointed stadtholder of Holland, Zeeland and Utrecht by Charles of Ghent in the beginning of the 16th century. Henry was succeded by René of Châlon-Orange in 1538, who was, as his full name stated, Prince of Orange. When René died prematurely on the battlefield in 1544 his possessions passed to his nephew, William I of Orange. From then on the family members called themselves "Orange-Nassau." (14th century - 15th century - 16th century - other centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 15th century was that century which lasted from 1401 to 1500. ... (15th century - 16th century - 17th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 16th century was that century which lasted from 1501 to 1600. ... Count Henry III of Nassau-Breda (1483-1538) was a count of the house of Nassau. ... A stadtholder (Dutch: stadhouder meaning representative of state, a literal translation of the French lieutenant or the Latin locum tenans) was the person who ruled an area in the name of the land owner, in the Netherlands (which included present-day Belgium) from the 15th to the 18th century. ... Template:Dablinkffffrffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffff Holland is a region in the central-western part of the Netherlands. ... Location of Zeeland in the Netherlands Zeeland is a province of the Netherlands. ... Utrecht is the smallest province of the Netherlands, and is located in the center of the country. ... Charles V Holy Roman Emperor and King of Spain Charles V (Spanish: Carlos I, Dutch: Karel V, German: Karl V.) (24 February 1500–21 September 1558) is considered (the first) King of Spain though in fact his son was the first to use that title. ... Events Treaty of Nagyvarad. ... // The Principality of Orange The title originally referred to the sovereign principality of Orange in the valley of Rhone in southern France, which was a property of the House of Orange (1544 House of Orange-Nassau). ... Events April 11 - Battle of Ceresole - French forces under the Comte dEnghien defeat Imperial forces under the Marques Del Vasto near Turin. ... William I (William the Silent) William I, Prince of Orange, Count of Nassau (April 24, 1533 – July 10, 1584) was the main leader of the Dutch revolt against the Spanish that set off the Eighty Years War and resulted in the formal independence of the United Provinces in 1648. ...


Nassau-Weilburg

The House of Nassau-Weilburg became rulers of Luxembourg.


Nassau-Siegen


 
 

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