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Johann VI. von Nassau-Dillenburg, Count of Nassau-Dillenburg, Stadtholder of Gelderland, was born 22 November 1535 in Wiesbaden to Wilhelm von Nassau-Dillenburg (1487-1559) and Juliana zu Stolberg (1506-1580) and died 8 October 1606 in Dillenburg of unspecified causes. He married Elisabeth von Leuchtenberg (1537-1579) 1 June 1559 JL in Dillenburg. He married Kunigunde Jakobäa von Pfalz (1556-1586) 1 September 1580 JL in Dillenburg. He married Johannetta von Sayn-Wittgenstein (1561-1622) 1 June 1586 in Bad Berleburg. Notable ancestors include Henry II of England (1133-1189), William I of England (1027-1087), Charlemagne (747-814), Hugh Capet (c940-996), Alfred the Great (849-899), Rurik (c832-879). Ancestors are from Germany, the Netherlands, France, the United Kingdom, Belgium, Belarus, Russia, Ukraine, Spain, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland, Turkey, Lithuania.

Johann was the principal author of the Union of Utrecht. His properties were divided among his five surviving sons, but as Wilhelm Ludwig died childless, Nassau-Dillenburg and Nassau-Beilstein were re-united under Georg.



Children


Offspring of Johann von Nassau-Dillenburg and Elisabeth von Leuchtenberg (1537-1579)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Wilhelm Ludwig von Nassau-Dillenburg (1560-1620) 13 May 1560 Dillenburg 13 July 1620 Leeuwarden Anna van Nassau (1563-1588)

Johann VII. von Nassau-Siegen (1561-1623) 7 June 1561 Dillenburg 27 September 1623 Siegen Magdalena von Waldeck (1558-1599)
Margarethe von Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Plön (1583-1658)

Georg von Nassau-Dillenburg (1562-1623) 1 September 1562 Dillenburg 9 August 1623 Dillenburg Anna Amalie von Nassau-Weilburg (1565-1605)
Amalie zu Sayn-Wittgenstein (1585-1633)

Elisabeth von Nassau (1564-1611) 24 January 1564 Dillenburg 5 May 1611 Frankfurt Philipp IV. von Nassau-Saarbrücken (1542-1602)
Wolfgang Ernst I. von Isenburg-Büdingen (1560-1633)

Juliana von Nassau (1565-1606)
Filips von Nassau-Dillenburg (1566-1595)
Marie von Nassau-Dillenburg (1568-1625) 12 November 1568 Dillenburg 30 April 1625 Detmold Johann Ludwig I. von Nassau-Wiesbaden-Idstein (c1567-1596)

Anna Sibylla von Nassau (1569-1576)
Mathilde von Nassau (1570-1625) 27 December 1570 Dillenburg 10 May 1625 Wilhelm V. von Mansfeld-Arnstein (1555-1615)

Albert von Nassau-Dillenburg (1572-1572)
Ernst Casimir van Nassau-Dietz (1573-1632) 22 December 1573 Dillenburg, Hesse, Germany 2 June 1632 Roermond, Limburg, Netherlands Sophie Hedwig von Braunschweig-Wolfenbüttel (1592-1642)

Lodewijk Gunther (1575-1604)
NN van Nassau-Dietz (1579-1579)

Offspring of Johann von Nassau-Dillenburg and Kunigunde Jakobäa von Pfalz (1556-1586)
Name Birth Death Joined with
NN von Nassau-Dillenburg (1581-1581)
Maria Amalia von Nassau-Dillenburg (1582-1635) 27 July 1582 Dillenburg, Germany 31 October 1635 Greifenstein, Germany Wilhelm I. zu Solms-Braunfels (1570-1635)

Cunigonda von Nassau (1583-1584)
NN von Nassau-Dillenburg (1585-1585)

Offspring of Johann von Nassau-Dillenburg and Johannetta von Sayn-Wittgenstein (1561-1622)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Georg Ludwig von Nassau-Dillenburg (1588-1588)
Johann Ludwig von Nassau-Hadamar (1590-1653) 6 August 1590 Dillenburg, Hesse, Germany 10 March 1653 Hadamar, Hesse, Germany Ursula zur Lippe (1598-1638)

Johanetta Elisabeth von Nassau (1593-1654)
Anna von Nassau (1594-1654)
Magdalena von Nassau-Dillenburg (1595-1633) 13 November 1595 Dillenburg, Germany 31 July 1633 Michelstadt, Germany Georg Albrecht I. von Erbach-Erbach (1597-1647)

Anna Amalia von Nassau-Dillenburg (1599-1667) 19 July 1599 4 May 1667 Birstein, Hesse, Germany Wilhelm Otto von Isenburg-Birstein (1597-1667)

Juliana von Nassau (1602-1602)

Namesakes of Johann VI. von Nassau-Dillenburg (1535-1606)

 Birth placeDeath placeFatherMotherJoined with
Johann I von Nassau-Dillenburg (c1339-1416)HerbornOtto II. von Nassau-Dillenburg (c1302-c1351)Adelheid von Vianden (c1316-1376)Margarete von der Mark (-c1405)
Johann VI. von Nassau-Dillenburg (1535-1606)WiesbadenDillenburgWilhelm von Nassau-Dillenburg (1487-1559)Juliana zu Stolberg (1506-1580)Elisabeth von Leuchtenberg (1537-1579)+Kunigunde Jakobäa von Pfalz (1556-1586)+Johannetta von Sayn-Wittgenstein (1561-1622)
Johann von Nassau-Dillenburg (1455-1516)Breda, NetherlandsDillenburg, Hesse, GermanyJohann von Nassau-Dillenburg (1410-1475)Maria von Loon-Heinsberg (1426-1502)Elisabeth von Hessen (1466-1523)
Johann von Nassau-Dillenburg (1410-1475)Dillenburg, GermanyDillenburg, GermanyEngelbert I. von Nassau-Dillenburg (1375-1442)Johanna van Polanen (1392-1445)Maria von Loon-Heinsberg (1426-1502)



Common ancestors of Johann VI. von Nassau-Dillenburg (1535-1606) and Elisabeth von Leuchtenberg (1537-1579)

  1. Friedrich I. von Sachsen (1370-1428)
  2. Heinrich XXIV. von Schwarzburg-Blankenburg (c1388-1444)
  3. Katharina von Braunschweig-Gifforn (c1388-bef1439)
  4. Katharina von Braunschweig-Lüneburg (c1389-1442)
    Common ancestors of Johann VI. von Nassau-Dillenburg (1535-1606) and Kunigunde Jakobäa von Pfalz (1556-1586)
  1. Anna von Württemberg (1408-1471)
  2. Philipp von Katzenelnbogen (1402-1479)
    Common ancestors of Johann VI. von Nassau-Dillenburg (1535-1606) and Johannetta von Sayn-Wittgenstein (1561-1622)
  1. Eberhard II. von der Mark-Arenberg (c1375-1440)

Noteworthy descendants include

  1. Johan Willem Friso van Nassau-Dietz (1687-1711)


Footnotes (including sources)

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