Wilhelm V "the Rich", Duke of Jülich, Cleves & Berg

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Wilhelm V «der Reiche» von Jülich-Kleve-Berg, Herzog von Jülich, von Kleve & von Berg

Lithuanian: Vilhelmas iš Julicho-Klėvės-Bergo, Hercogas, German: Wilhelm von Jülich-Kleve-Berg, Hercog
Also Known As: "William the Rich", "Wilhelm der Reiche", "Anne of Cleves Brother"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Death: Died in Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Place of Burial: Düsseldorf, Jülich-Kleve-Berg, Deutschland(HRR)
Immediate Family:

Son of Johann III "the Peaceful", Duke of Cleves and Maria, Duchess of Jülich-Berg
Husband of Maria Archduchess of Austria Julich & Cleves Berg; Jeanne III d'Albret, titular Reina de Navarra and Maria of Habsburg-Österreich, Archduchess, Duchess of Jülich-Cleves-Berg
Father of Johann Wilhelm, count of Jülich & Cleves; Anna Wilhelm; Maria Wilhelms von Gülich; Marie Eleonore von Jülich-Kleve-Berg, Prinzessin von Preußen; Anna Palatinate-Zwiebruken-Neuburg von Jülich-Cleves-Berg, Pfalzgräfin zu Pfalz-Zweibrücken and 3 others
Brother of Sybille von Jülich-Kleve-Berg, Kurfürstin zu Sachsen; Anne of Cleves, Queen consort of England and Amalia of Cleves

Occupation: Duke of Jülich, Cleves and Berg, Count of Mark, Ravensberg and Mörss, Herr von Ravenstein, Herzog von JÜLICH KLEVE und BERG (1539 - 1592)
Managed by: Flemming Allan Funch
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About Wilhelm V "the Rich", Duke of Jülich, Cleves & Berg

Wilhelm der Reiche

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  • Duke of the United Duchies of Jülich-Cleves-Berg Reign 6. February 1539 – 5. January 1592

Predecessor: John III Successor: John William

Presumably the father of Maria Wilhelms von Gülich. Extensive research has been made and it seems very likely. As a short summary, we know he had illegitimate children, and that she wore his name and lived in his castle Hambach.

Sources: (selection)

Staatsbibliotek, Jülich (1592). Heirat von Hertzog Johan III in Düsseldorf gesteliste

Brenner, Ljungfors, Otto, Wilhelm (1956). Släkten Gülich - von Gülich under 400 år: (1956). [Arkiv f. sv. släktforskn.]. Libris 1778997

Ystads, Tingsrätt (1632). Domstolsprotokoll

Über Wilhelm von Jülich-Kleve-Berg, Hercog (Deutsch)

War von 1539 bis Zu seinem Tod Herzog von Jülich-Kleve-Berg sowie Graf von Mark und Ravensberg.

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Wilhelm V "the Rich", Duke of Jülich, Cleves & Berg's Timeline

1516
July 28, 1516
Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
1538
1538
- 1543
Age 21
1539
1539
- 1592
Age 22
1539
- 1592
Age 22
1550
June 16, 1550
Age 33
Kleve, Jülich-Kleve-Berg, Deutschland(HRR)
1552
March 1, 1552
Age 35
Cleve, Jülich-Cleves-Berg, Deutschland(HRR)
1553
November 2, 1553
Age 37
Kleve, Kleve, Deutschland(HRR)
1556
June 29, 1556
Age 39
Kleve, Rheinland, Preussen, Germany