Anna Sibylle of Hanau-Lichtenberg

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Anna Sibylle of Hanau-Lichtenberg
Born 16 May 1542
Lichtenberg
Died 5 January 1580(1580-01-05) (aged 37)
Noble family House of Hanau
Spouse(s) Louis of Fleckenstein-Dagstuhl
Father Philipp IV, Count of Hanau-Lichtenberg
Mother Eleonore of Fürstenberg

Countess Anna Sibylle of Hanau-Lichtenberg (16 May 1542 in Lichtenberg – 5 January 1580[1]) was the eldest surviving daughter of Count Philipp IV (20 May 1512 – 19 February 1590) and his wife, Countess Eleonore of Fürstenberg (11 October 1523 – 26 April 1544).

Marriage and issue

Anna Sibylle married on 12 October 1562 [2] to Louis of Fleckenstein-Dagstuhl (1542-1577). They had a son: Philipp Wolfgang of Fleckenstein-Dagstuhl (d. 1618).

Anna Sibylle of Hanau-Lichtenberg
∞ Louis of Fleckenstein-Dagstuhl

Philip Wolfgang of Fleckenstein-Dagstuhl (d. 1618)
∞ 1 Alexandra of Rappoltstein (15 March 1565 – 9 April 1610)
Georg II of Fleckenstein-Dagstuhl (1588-1644), regent of Hanau, last of the Fleckenstein-Dagstuhl line
∞ 2 Maria Magdalena of Hohensachsen (d. after 1628)

Legacy

This marriage proved to be important to the history of the House of Hanau and the counties of Hanau-Münzenberg and Hanau-Lichtenberg, because her grandson Georg II of Fleckenstein-Dagstuhl played a major role during the final phase of the Thirty Years' War. He acted as regent for the underage count Friedrich Casimir, Count of Hanau-Lichtenberg, Hanau-Lichtenberg from 1641 to 1647 and in Hanau-Münzneberg from 1642 to 1647. Georg II achieved the reunification of the two parts of Hanau, despite resistance of the Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel, who was the liege lord of Hanau-Münzenberg.

Ancestors

References

  • Reinhard Dietrich: Die Landesverfassung in dem Hanauischen, in the series Hanauer Geschichtsblätter, vol. 34, Hanau, 1996, ISBN 3-9801933-6-5
  • Wilhelm Morhardt: Hanau alt's - in Ehren b'halt's — Die Grafen von Hanau-Lichtenberg in Geschichte und Geschichten, in the series Babenhausen einst und jetzt, vol. 10, Babenhausen, 1984
  • Detlev Schwennicke: Europäische Stammtafeln: Stammtafeln zur Geschichte der Europäischen Staaten, new series, vol. VII, table 26
  • Reinhard Suchier: Genealogie des Hanauer Grafenhauses, in: Festschrift des Hanauer Geschichtsvereins zu seiner fünfzigjährigen Jubelfeier am 27. August 1894, Hanau, 1894
  • Ernst J. Zimmermann: Hanau Stadt und Land, 3rd ed., Hanau, 1919, reprinted 1978

Footnotes

  1. ^ This is according to Freitag von Loringhoven, vol. 3, table 85: Hanau-Lichtenberg; Morhardt says she died on 23 March 1612, without naming his source
  2. ^ Hesse State Archive in Marburg, file 81: Government Hanau, item 12.6f


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