Gräfin Amalia von Neuenahr

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Amalia (van Nieuwenaar-Alphen) von Neuenahr, Vrouw van Brederode, Pfalzgräfin und kurfürstin von der Pfalz

Birthdate: (62)
Death: April 10, 1602 (58-66)
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Gumprecht IV, Graf von Neuenahr and Cordula von Holstein-Schauenburg
Wife of Hendrik van Brederode, 12e heer van Brederode and Friedrich III, Elector Palatine
Half sister of Adolf von Neuenahr, Graf von Limburg und Moers and Magdalena von Neuenahr

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About Gräfin Amalia von Neuenahr

Amalia of Neuenahr (1540 — April 10, 1602) was the daughter of Gumprecht of Neuenahr and Cordula of Holstein Schauenburg.

Her first husband was Hendrik van Brederode, who played an important part in the events leading up to the Eighty Years' War. After he became one of the leaders in the resistance against the Spanish Inquisition and Spanish rule in the Netherlands, she helped him collect funds. After his death in 1568, she married Frederick III, Elector Palatine of the Rhine in 1569. It was in the same year that Emilia, the second daughter of William the Silent and his second wife Anna of Saxony was named after her. This is because she was in charge of Anna's household at the time. Frederick died in 1576.

From 1579 until 1587 she was in charge of Vianen, which she inherited from her first husband. In 1589 she inherited Limburg from Anton, her half-brother. In 1590 she was given the rights of use of Alpen, Helpenstein, Lennep and Erbvogtei of Köln by her half-sister, Magdalena. Alpen was occupied by the Dutch Republic in 1597 and the following year by Spanish forces.

Über Gräfin Amalia von Neuenahr (Deutsch)

Profil Foto: Friedrich lll mit seiner Frauen. Amalia ist zweiter Frau.

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Gräfin Amalia von Neuenahr's Timeline

April 10, 1602
Age 62