Heinrich von Nassau (1550 - 1574)

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Birthplace: Dillenburg, Giessen, Hessen, Germany
Death: Died in Mook, Mook en Middelaar, Limburg, The Netherlands
Cause of death: Died in battle (Slag op Mookerheide)
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About Heinrich von Nassau


Henry of Nassau, count of Nassau-Dillenburg, (Dillenburg 15 October 1550 — Mook 14 April 1574) was the youngest brother of William I of Orange-Nassau.

He was the twelfth and last child of William the Rich and Juliana of Stolberg-Werningerode, and was raised a Lutheran. He studied in Leuven and Strasbourg. He and his brothers William and Louis joined the Huguenot army of Louis I de Bourbon, prince de Condé and took part in the Battle of Moncontour (30 October 1569). Henry fell in the battle of Mookerheyde at the age of 23. His elder brother Louis was also killed in this battle. Their bodies have never been recovered.

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Heinrich, Graf von Nassau's Timeline

October 15, 1550
Dillenburg, Giessen, Hessen, Germany
November 1, 1550
April 14, 1574
Age 23
Mook, Mook en Middelaar, Limburg, The Netherlands