Heinrich von Nassau-Siegen, I (c.1266 - c.1343) MP

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Nicknames: "Henry"
Birthplace: Probably Dillenburg Castle, Dillenburg, Grafschaft Nassau-Dillenburg (Present Lahn-Dill-Kreis), (Present Hessen), Heiliges Römisches Reich (Present Germany)
Death: Died in Siegen, Grafschaft Nassau-Siegen (Present Kreis Siegen-Wittgenstein), (Present Nordrhein-Westfalen), Heiliges Römisches Reich (Present Germany)
Cause of death: born between 1366-1270, died 1314-8/1343
Occupation: geestelijke in Arnstein en Nassau
Managed by: Justin Swanström
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About Heinrich von Nassau-Siegen, I

From the Foundation for Medieval Genealogy page on Nassau (covering both birth and marriage families):

http://fmg.ac/Projects/MedLands/NASSAU.htm#OttoIIdied13501351

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:

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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: Adelheid, Abbess at Keppel; Johann I von Nassau, Graf von Nassau-Dillenburg in Siegen und Dillenburg (d. 4 Sept. 1416, m. Margareta von der Mark); Heinrich "der Haudegen", Canon at Koln (d. in Kassel 5 Sept. 1402); and Otto, Canon at Mainz and Koln, Provost at Mainz (d. 1384)

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.

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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].
  • micho [I] & his wife had seven children: Friedrich, Canon at Mainz Cathedral (d. at Mainz); Anna (d. before 1329, m. Kuno II, Herr von Falkenstein); Jutta (d. before 10 Nov. 1359, m. Gerhard IV, Graf von Diez); Johann von Nassau-Hadamar (d. between 24 June 1364 and 20 Jan. 1365, m. Elisabeth von Waldeck); Agnes, Nun at Altenberg; Margareta (d. 30 Jan 1370, m. Rudolf II, Graf von Hohenberg); Emicho II von Nassau-Hadamar, Graf von Nassau-Hadamar, Canon at Koln and Worms, Provost at Mainz (d. 1 March 1359, m. Anna von Diez)

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].

References:

  • [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.

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From Darryl Lundy's Peerage page on Heinrich I Graf von Nassau-Siegen:

http://thepeerage.com/p11501.htm#i115005

Heinrich I Graf von Nassau-Siegen [1]

  • M, #115005,
  • d. 1343
  • Last Edited=15 Sep 2008

Heinrich I Graf von Nassau-Siegen died in 1343.[1]

He was the son of Otto I Graf von Nassau-Dillenburg.[1]

He gained the title of Graf von Nassau-Siegen.[1]

Children of Heinrich I Graf von Nassau-Siegen

  • 1. Otto II Graf von Nassau-Dillenburg+1 d. 1351
  • 2. Heinrich Graf von Nassau-Beilstein1 d. 1378

Citations

  • 1. [S16] Jirí Louda and Michael MacLagan, Lines of Succession: Heraldry of the Royal Families of Europe, 2nd edition (London, U.K.: Little, Brown and Company, 1999), table 33. Hereinafter cited as Lines of Succession.

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From the German Wikipedia page on Heinrich III. von Nassau:

http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heinrich_III._(Nassau-Siegen)

Heinrich III. von Nassau (* ca. 1270; † Sommer 1343) aus dem Haus Nassau war als Heinrich I. Graf von Nassau-Siegen.

Heinrich war der älteste Sohn von Otto I., dem Begründer der ottonischen Linie des Hauses Nassau. Als dieser 1290 starb, kam es unter den Söhnen zu Bruderkämpfen um das Erbe, die erst 1303 dadurch geklärt wurden, dass Heinrich die Grafschaft Nassau-Siegen mit der Ginsburg und der Herrschaft zum Westerwald erhielt, Emich die Grafschaft Nassau-Hadamar, und Johann die erste und nur aus ihm selbsr bestehende Linie Nassau-Dillenburg begründete.

Heinrich spielte eine nicht unbedeutende Rolle in der Reichspolitik als Vetter des Königs Adolf von Nassau, dessen Erhebung zum König 1292 er unterstützte, wofür dieser ihn 1296 als Statthalter in der Mark Meißen-Thüringen einsetzte, eine Hausmachtpolitik allerdings, die den erbitterten Widerstand insbesondere der ostdeutschen Fürsten herausforderte. 1298 kämpfte Heinrich an der Seite des Königs bei Göllheim, in der Adolf fiel; Heinrich wurde inhaftiert und hielt in der Folge zu den Habsburgern, was den langwierigen Gegensatz zur anti-habsburgischen walramischen Linie der Nassauer begründete.

Nach dem Machtantritt Ludwigs des Bayern konnte er sich auch dessen Gunst sichern und war so in einer idealen Position, den örtlichen Adel in seiner nassauischen Heimat (die Herren von Hain, von Molsberg, Kolbe von Wilnsdorf) in Schach zu halten und seinen eigenen Besitz zu erweitern. 1328 erbte er Dillenburg von seinem bei Wetzlar gefallenen Bruder Johann, als hessisches Lehen erhielt er nach dem Ende der Dernbacher Fehde die Herborner Mark, schließlich auch Mengerskirchen, die Haigerer Mark, Eibelskirchen, Ebersbach und die Vogtei Krumbach. Vom Kaiser erhielt er zudem das Bergregal im Siegerland, sodass er den Erzabbau zu seinem Vorteil ausbauen konnte.

Ehe und Nachkommen

Heinrich heiratete Adelheid von Heinsberg und Blankenberg (1280-1347). Mit ihr hatte er drei Kinder:

  • 1. Agnes, ∞ um 1312 Gerlach II. von Limburg
  • 2. Heinrich I., Graf von Nassau-Beilstein (1307-1378)
  • 3. Otto II., Graf von Nassau-Dillenburg (1305-1350)

Literatur

Ernst Joachim: Heinrich, Graf von Nassau-Siegen. In: Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie (ADB). Band 11, Duncker & Humblot, Leipzig 1880, S. 548 f.

Fritz Trautz: Heinrich I., Graf von Nassau-Dillenburg. In: Neue Deutsche Biographie (NDB). Band 8, Duncker & Humblot, Berlin 1969, S. 374. -------------------- Otto's onwettige zoon / Otto's illigitemate son. Hij was geestelijke in Arnstein en Nassau

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Heinrich I von Nassau-Siegen's Timeline

1266
1266
Dillenburg, Grafschaft Nassau-Dillenburg (Present Lahn-Dill-Kreis), (Present Hessen), Heiliges Römisches Reich (Present Germany)
1298
1298
Age 32
Siegen, Siegen-Wittgenstein, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
1300
1300
Age 34
1302
1302
Age 36
1305
1305
Age 39
Siegen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
1307
1307
Age 41
Siegen, Siegen-Wittgenstein, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
1343
August 1343
Age 77
Siegen, Grafschaft Nassau-Siegen (Present Kreis Siegen-Wittgenstein), (Present Nordrhein-Westfalen), Heiliges Römisches Reich (Present Germany)