Category: Nassau

Categories: German History | Confederation of the Rhine

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This category contains categories and profiles of individuals of the Duchy of Nassau

The Duchy of Nassau (German: Herzogtum Nassau), was a German state within the Confederation of the Rhine and later in the German Confederation. The male line of its ruling dynasty, now extinct, was the House of Nassau.

On 17 July 1806, the remaining counties of Nassau-Usingen and Nassau-Weilburg joined the Confederation of the Rhine. Under pressure from Napoleon I both counties merged to form the Duchy of Nassau on 30 August 1806, under the joint rule of Frederick Augustus, and his younger cousin Frederick William. As Frederick August had no heirs, he agreed that Frederick William should become sole ruler after his death. However Frederick William died from a fall on the stairs at Weilburg Castle on 9 January 1816, and it was his son William who became Duke of Nassau.

At the Congress of Vienna, the Principality of Orange-Nassau was incorporated into the Duchy of Nassau and subsequently the unified Duchy joined the German Confederation with Wiesbaden as its new capital. Through the extinction of most lines, the Nassau-Usingen branch of the Nassau-Weilburg line under Duke William became the reigning house of Nassau until the Austro-Prussian War in 1866, when it was annexed by the Kingdom of Prussia and incorporated as the Wiesbaden Region into the Province of Hesse-Nassau. William's son Adolphe, the last Duke of Nassau, received Luxembourg after the male line of Nassau-Dillenburg became extinct in 1890.

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bef 13 Mar 1809 Lorch, Rüdesheim, Nassau, Rheinbund - 07 Jul 1875
19 Apr 1846 Nassau, Florida, United States - 16 Mar 1935 photo
21 Jul 1914 Nassau, Florida, United States - 21 Aug 2007
18 Feb 1822 Lorch, Rüdesheim, Nassau, Deutscher Bund - 07 Dec 1878
06 Nov 1834 Flörsheim, Wiesbaden, Hesse-Nassau, Prussia, Germany - 14 Jul 1892 photo
abt 27 Jul 1808 Lorch, Rüdesheim, Nassau, Rheinbund - 05 May 1875
23 Mar 1817 Lorch, Rüdesheim, Nassau, Deutscher Bund - 12 Mar 1891
27 Feb 1787 Lorch, Rüdesheim, Mainz, Heiliges Römisches Reich - 03 Dec 1853
28 Dec 1843 Nassau, New Providence, Bahamas - 18 Jan 1922 photo
16 Jan 1793 Lorch, Rüdesheim, Mainz, Heiliges Römisches Reich - 15 Jan 1875




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