BURIAL CHURCHES OF SOVEREIGNS OF NASSAU FROM A TO Z

 

KIRCHHEIMBOLANDEN (GERMANY)

BURIED IN THE CASTLE CHURCH OF ST PAUL

(Kirchheimbolanden, Pauluskirche/Schlosskirche, Husarenhof):

 

Prince CHARLES CHRISTIAN (+1788)

Buried in the crypt under the church.

 

 

KIRCHHEIMBOLANDEN (GERMANY)

BURIED IN ST PETER'S CHURCH (Kirchheimbolanden, Peterskirche, Mozartstr.):

 

Princess CAROLINE OF ORANGE-NASSAU (+1787), consort of Prince Charles Christian

Buried in the crypt under the church.

 

 

WEILBURG AN DER LAHN (GERMANY)

BURIED IN THE CASTLE CHURCH (Weilburg an der Lahn, Schlosskirche, Marktplatz):

 

1. Prince CHARLES AUGUSTUS (+1753)

 

2. Princess AUGUSTA FREDERICA (+1750), consort of Prince Charles Augustus

 

3. Duke FREDERICK WILLIAM (+1816)

 

4. Duchess LOUISE (+1827), consort of Duke Frederick William

 

5. Duke WILLIAM (+1839)

 

6. Duchess LOUISE OF SAXE-HILDBURGHAUSEN (+1825), consort of Duke William

 

7. Duke ADOLPHUS (+1905)

 

8. Duchess ADELAIDE MARIE OF ANHALT-DESSAU (+1916), consort of Duke Adolphus

 

 

WIESBADEN (GERMANY)

BURIED IN THE GREEK CHAPEL (Wiesbaden, Griechische Kapelle auf dem Neroberg, Christian Spielmann Weg):

 

Duchess ELIZABETH OF RUSSIA (+1845), consort of Duke Adolphus

 

LIST OF SOVEREIGNS OF NASSAU 1719-1866

 

COUNTY OF NASSAU UNTIL 1737:

HOUSE OF NASSAU

1719-1737: CHARLES AUGUSTUS (Carl August; Prince from 1737)

 

PRINCIPALITY OF NASSAU 1737-1806:

HOUSE OF NASSAU

1737-1753: CHARLES AUGUSTUS (Carl August)

Born in 1685 in Weilburg.

Father: Count John Ernest of Nassau-Weilburg. Mother: Countess Maria Polyxenia of Leiningen-Dagsburg.

Married in 1723 in Wiesbaden Princess AUGUSTA FREDERICA of Nassau-Wiesbaden (*1699 Idstein,+1750 Kirchheim).

His issue who reigned:

-Louise (*1733,+1764; Princess of Lippe),

-CHARLES CHRISTIAN (*1735,+1788).

Died in 1753 in Weilburg.

Buried with his consort Princess Augusta Frederica in the Castle Church in Weilburg.

 

 

1753-1788: CHARLES CHRISTIAN (Carl Christian)

Born in 1735 in Weilburg.

Father: Prince Charles Augustus of Nassau-Weilburg. Mother: Princess Augusta Frederica of Nassau-Wiesbaden.

Married in 1760 in The Hague Princess CAROLINE of Orange-Nassau (*1743 Leeuwarden,+1787 Kirchheim).

His issue who reigned:

-Louise (*1765,+1837; Princess of Reuss-Greiz),

-FREDERICK WILLIAM (*1768,+1816).

Died in 1788 in Münster-Dreisen.

Buried in the Castle Church in Kirchheim (no tomb). His consort Princess Caroline was buried in St Peter's Church in Kirchheim (now Kirchheimbolanden; no tomb).

 

 

1788-1806: FREDERICK WILLIAM (Friedrich Wilhelm; Duke from 1806)

 

DUCHY OF NASSAU 1806-1866:

HOUSE OF NASSAU

1806-1816: FREDERICK WILLIAM (Friedrich Wilhelm)

Born in 1768 in The Hague.

Father: Prince Charles Christian of Nassau-Weilburg. Mother: Princess Caroline of Orange-Nassau.

Married in 1788 in Hachenburg Countess LOUISE von Kirchberg (*1772 Hachenburg,+1827 Vienna).

His issue who reigned: WILLIAM (*1792,+1839).

Died in 1816 at Weilburg.

Buried with his consort Duchess Louise in the Castle Church in Weilburg an der Lahn.

 

 

1816-1839: WILLIAM (Wilhelm)

Born in 1792 in Kirchheim.

Father: Duke Frederick William of Nassau. Mother: Duchess Louise von Kirchberg.

Married firstly in 1813 in Hildburghausen Princess LOUISE of Saxe-Hildburghausen (*1794 Hildburghausen,+1825 Biebrich).

Married secondly in 1829 in Stuttgart Princess PAULINE of Württemberg (*1810 Stuttgart,+1856 Wiesbaden).

His issue who reigned:

-ADOLPHUS (*1817,+1905; son of Louise),

-Helene (*1831,+1888; Princess of Waldeck; daughter of Pauline),

-Sophia (*1836,+1913; Queen of Sweden; daughter of Pauline).

Died in 1839 at Kissingen.

Buried with his first consort Duchess Louise in the Castle Church in Weilburg an der Lahn.

His second consort Duchess Pauline of Württemberg was buried in the mausoleum in the Old Cemetery in Wiesbaden.

 

 

1839-1866: ADOLPHUS (Adolf; from 1890 Grand Duke of Luxembourg)

Born in 1817 in Biebrich.

Father: Duke William of Nassau. Mother: Duchess Louise of Saxe-Hildburghausen.

Married firstly in 1844 in St Petersburg Grand Duchess ELIZABETH of Russia (*1826 Moscow,+1845 Wiesbaden).

Married secondly in 1851 in Dessau Princess ADELAIDE MARIE of Anhalt-Dessau (*1833 Dessau,+1916 Castle Königstein, Taunus).

His issue who reigned:

-William IV (*1852,+1912; Grand Duke of Luxembourg; son of Adelaide Marie),

-Hilda (*1864,+1952; Grand Duchess of Baden; daughter of Adelaide Marie).

Deposed in 1866 by the Prussians, in 1890 became Grand Duke of Luxembourg.

Died in 1905 at Castle Hohenburg, Bavaria.

Buried with his second consort Duchess Adelaide Marie of Anhalt-Dessau at the Castle Church in Weilburg an der Lahn. His first consort Duchess Elizabeth of Russia was buried in the Greek Chapel in Wiesbaden.

 

 

 

1866: NASSAU OCCUPIED AND ANNEXED BY PRUSSIA

 

 

The tomb of Duchess PAULINE OF WÜRTTEMBERG, consort of Duke William, in the mausoleum in the Old Cemetery in Wiesbaden (Germany)

 

 

The tomb of Duchess ELIZABETH OF RUSSIA, consort of Duke Adolphus, in the Greek Chapel in Wiesbaden (Germany)

 

 

WIESBADEN (GERMANY)

BURIED IN THE MAUSOLEUM ON THE OLD CEMETERY (Wiesbaden, Einzelmausoleum auf dem Alten Friedhof, Platterstr.):

 

Duchess PAULINE OF WÜRTTEMBERG (+1856), consort of Duke William

 

FOREIGN ROYAL BURIALS IN NASSAU (except burials of rulers from other German states):

 

WEILBURG

William IV, Grand Duke of Luxembourg

 

Select Bibliography

Burke's Royal Families of the World, vol. I: Europe and Latin America, London 1977

 

Even P.: Das Haus Nassau bis zu den Grössherzögen von Luxemburg, Werl 2009