Philipp I "der äldere" von Katzenelnbogen, Graf von Katzenelnbogen (1402 - 1479) MP

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Birthplace: Probably Katzenelnbogen, Grafschaft Katzenelnbogen, Landgrafschaft Hessen, Heiliges Römisches Reich (Present Germany)
Death: Died in Sankt Goar, Grafschaft Katzenelnbogen, Landgrafschaft Hessen, Heiliges Römisches Reich (Present Germany)
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About Philipp I "der äldere" von Katzenelnbogen, Graf von Katzenelnbogen

From the English Wikipedia page on Philip I, Count of Katzenelnbogen:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philip_I,_Count_of_Katzenelnbogen

Philip I of Katzenelnbogen (1402—1479), also known "Philip the Elder" was Count of Katzenelnbogen from 1444 to 1479 and was the last male descendant of the Counts of Katzenelnbogen (his two sons died before him). His parents were John IV, Count of Katzenelnbogen (younger line) and Anne of Katzenelnbogen (older line), who merged the two lines of the family back together in 1402.

Marriage and issue

Philip married on 24 February 1422 in Darmstadt with Anna of Württemberg (1408–1471), daughter of Eberhard IV "the Younger" of Württemberg. In 1456, he obtained from the Pope a divorce from bed-and-board. In 1474 Philip married Anna of Nassau-Dillenburg.

Philip had three children with his first wife:

  • 1. Philip the Younger (* 1427; † 27 February 1453), married in 1450 Ottilie of Nassau. In 1453 they had a daughter Ottilie of Katzenelnbogen.
  • 2. Eberhard († 1456), canon of Cologne, was stabbed in Bruges (Flanders).
  • 3. Anna (* 5 September 1443; † 16 February 1494), married in 1458 margrave Henry III of Hesse (15 October 1441 — 13 January 1483). In 1471, they had a son William III, who was the last male descendant of this line of the House of Hesse.

Legacy

In 1444 Philip initiated a major renovation of the collegiate church of Sankt Goar.

In 1449 he bought off the rights on St. Goar held by abbot John of the Abbey at Prüm.

In 1470 he handed Upper Katzenelnbogen and its seat Darmstadt to his son-in-law Henry III of Hesse.

Philip's sons Eberhard and Philip the younger died before his death, so when Philip died in 1479, the Katzenelnbogen died out in the male line. The County of Katzenelnbogen fell to the Landgraviate of Hesse, which was ruled at the time by Philip's son-in-law Henry III of Hesse in Marburg.

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Philipp I der Ältere, Graf von Katzenelnbogen's Timeline

1402
1402
Probably Katzenelnbogen, Grafschaft Katzenelnbogen, Landgrafschaft Hessen, Heiliges Römisches Reich (Present Germany)
1422
February 24, 1422
Age 20
Waiblingen, Herzogtum Württemberg, (Present Baden-Württemberg), Heiliges Römisches Reich (Present Germany)
1424
1424
Age 22
Of,Katzenelnbogen,Hessen-Nassau,Prussia
1427
1427
Age 25
Katzenelnbogen, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
1427
Age 25
Hessen-Nassau, Deutschland(HRR)
1443
September 5, 1443
Age 41
Katzenelnbogen, Hessen-Nassau, Prussia
1474
January 24, 1474
Age 72
1479
July 28, 1479
Age 77
Sankt Goar, Grafschaft Katzenelnbogen, Landgrafschaft Hessen, Heiliges Römisches Reich (Present Germany)