Ottonian Line

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The Ottonian Line

  • Otto I of Nassau, (ca. 1247–1290),Count of Dillenburg, Hadamar, Siegen, Herborn and Beilstein from 1255.
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Counts of Nassau

Counts of Nassau-Siegen
(1303–1341)
Counts of Nassau-Hadamar
(1303–1394)
Counts of Nassau-Dillenburg
(1303–1328)

  • Heinrich III, ( 1270- 1343), Count of Nassau-Siegen in Siegen, Ginsberg, Haiger and in Westerwald since 1303, in Dillenburg, Herborn and Beilstein in 1328-43.
  • Emicho I, (d. 1334), Count of Nassau in Driedrof, Estenau, and Hadamar.
  • Johann, (d.1328), Count of Nassau-Dillenburg in Beilstein and Herborn, and (from 1320) in Katzenelnbogen.


Counts of Nassau-Dillenburg
(1341–1606)
Counts of Nassau-Beilstein
(1341–1561)

  • Otto II, (1300/1305-1350), Count of Nassau-Dillenburg.
  • Heinrich I. (1307-1378), Count of Nassau-Beilstein
  • Heinrich II, (1414 - 1451), Count of Nassau-Dillenburg, Vianden and Dietz from 1442.
  • Engelbert II. (1475–1504), Count of Nassau-Dillenburg -Breda, Knight of the Golden Fleece.
  • Johann V, (1455-1516),Count of Nassau-Dillenburg and Dietz from 1504.


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Count of Nassau-Dillenburg- Dietz

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Count of Nassau-Dillenburg-Vianden from 1417

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Count of Nassau-Dillenburg-Vianden from 1444

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Count of Nassau-Dillenburg-Vianden from 1481

Counts of Nassau-Breda
Princes of Orange
(1483-1544)

  • Henry III, (1483- 1538),Count of Nassau-Dillenburg-Dietz, Lord (from 1530 Baron) of Breda, Lord of the Lek, of Diest. Stadtholder of Holland and Zeeland (1515–1521).Son of Johann V. Knight of the Golden Fleece.
  • René of Châlon,(1519-1544), Prince of Orange from 1530, Baron of Breda from1538, Stadtholder of Holland, Zeeland and Utrecht from 1540 and Stadtholder of Guelders from 1543,Knight of the Golden Fleece.

Line extinct.

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Henry III, (1483-1538)

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René of Châlon,(1519-1544), Prince of Orange

Counts of Nassau-Dillenburg
(1341–1606)
Princes of Orange-Nassau
(1545-1702)

  • William I, (1487- 1559), Count of Nassau-Dillenburg from 1516, known as William the Rich.

Sons of William the Rich:

  • William I, (1533-1584), Prince of Orange from 1544, known as William the Silent, Stadtholder of and Zeeland 1559–1567 and 1572–1584, Stadtholder of Utrecht 1559–1567 and 1572–1584, Republican Stadtholder of Friesland 1580–1584. Knight of the Golden Fleece.
  • John VI, (1535-1606), Count of Nassau-Dillenburg from 1559, Stadtholder of Guelders 1578-1581. Ancestor of all the later House of Nassau. See below.
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William I, (1533-1584), Prince of Orange

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John VI, (1535-1606), Count of Nassau-Dillenburg

Sons of William the Silent:

  • Philip William, (1554- 1618), Prince of Orange from 1584. Knight of the Golden Fleece.
  • Maurice, (1567- 1625), Prince of Orange from 1618, Stadtholder of Holland and Zeeland 1585–1625, Stadtholder of Utrecht, Guelders and Overijssel 1590–1625, Stadtholder of Groningen 1620–1625. Knight of the Golden Fleece and Knight of the Garter.
  • Frederick Henry, (1584- 1647), Prince of Orange and Stadtholder of Holland, Zeeland, Utrecht, Guelders, and Overijssel from 1625. Knight of the Garter.


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Maurice, ( 1567-1625), Prince of Orange

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Frederick Henry, (1584-1647), Prince of Orange

Son of Frederick Henry:

  • William II, (1626-1650), Prince of Orange and Stadtholder of the United Provinces of the Netherlands from 1647. Knight of the Garter.


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William II, (1626-1650), Prince of Orange

Son of William II:

  • William III, (1650-1702), Prince of Orange from birth, Stadtholder of Holland and Zealand 1672–1702, Stadtholder of Utrecht 1674–1702, of Guelders and Overijssel 1675–1702, King of England, Scotland and Ireland from 1689.


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William III, (1650-1702), as Prince of Orange

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William III, (1650-1702), as King of England

Illegitimate descents of Maurice:

  • Louis of Nassau, (1602-1665).
  • Henry,(1640- 1708),Count of Nassau, Lord of Overkirk.
  • Henry de Nassau, (1673-1754), Lord d'Auverquerque, 1st Earl of Grantham from 1698.

Line extinct.

Illegitimate descents of Frederick Henry:

  • Frederick Nassau de Zuylestein, (1608–1672).
  • William Henry Nassau de Zulestein, (1645–1709), 1st Earl of Rochford from 1695.
  • William Henry Nassau de Zuylestein, (1717-1781), 4th Earl of Rochford, Knight of the Garter.

Line extinct 1830.

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Earl of Grantham

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Earl of Rochford

Counts and Princes of Nassau-Siegen
(1607–1734)

  • John VII of Nassau, (1561- 1623), in Siegen and Freudenberg as John I.
  • John VIII, ( 1583- 1638), Count of Nassau in Siegen and Katzenelnbogen, Marquess of Monte-Caballo. Knight of the Golden Fleece.
  • John Maurice, ( 1604- 1679), Count and Prince of Nassau-Siegen from 1674. Grand Master of the Order of St. John (Bailiwick of Brandenburg) from 1652.
  • Johann Franz Desideratus, (1627-1699), Prince of Nassau-Siegen. Knight of the Golden Fleece.

Line extinct 1734.

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Count of Nassau- Siegen

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Marquess of Monte-Caballo

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Grand Master of the Order of St. John

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Prince of Nassau-Siegen

Counts and Princes of Nassau-Dillenburg
(1607–1739)

  • Georg V, (1562-1623), Count of Nassau-Dillenburg from 1607.
  • Ludwig Heinrich (1594-1662), Prince of Nassau-Dillenburg from 1623.

Line extinct 1739.

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Princes of Nassau-Dillenburg

Counts and Princes of Nassau-Hadamar
(1607–1711)

  • John Louis, (1590- 1653), Prince of Nassau-Hadamar, Knight of the Golden Fleece

Line extinct 1711.

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John Louis, (1590-1653), Prince of Nassau-Hadamar

Counts and Princes of Nassau-Dietz
(1607–1702)of Orange
(1702-1806)
Kings of the Netherlands
1815-1948

  • Ernst Casimir I, (1573-1632), Count of Nassau-Dietz from 1606, Stadtholder of Friesland 1620-1632, Stadtholder of Groningen and Drenthe 1625-1632.
  • Willem Frederik, (1613- 1664), Count of Nassau-Dietz from 1640 and Prince of Nassau-Dietz from 1654, Stadtholder of Friesland, Groningen and Drenthe 1640(1650)-1664.
  • John William Friso,( 1687-1711), Prince of Orange from 1702, Prince of Nassau-Dietz from 1696 and Prince of Orange-Nassau from 1702. Stadtholder of Friesland and Groningen 1696–1711.
  • William IV, (1711-1751), Prince of Orange and Nassau-Dietz from 1711 and General Stadtholder of the United Provinces from 1747. Knight of the Garter.
  • William V Batavus, (1746-1806), Prince of Orange and Nassau-Dietz, last Stadtholder of the Dutch Republic. Knight of the Garter.
  • William I, (1772-1843), Prince of Orange from 1806, Prince of the Netherlands from 1814 to 1815 and the first King of the Netherlands and Grand Duke of Luxembourg from 1815. See Netherlands.