Anna of Hesse

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Anna of Hesse
Anna, 1529-1591, prinsessa av Hessen-Kassel, pfalzgrevinna av Zweibrücken - Nationalmuseum - 15765.tif
Born (1529-10-26)26 October 1529
Kassel
Died 10 July 1591(1591-07-10) (aged 61)
Meisenheim
Noble family House of Hesse
Spouse(s) Wolfgang, Count Palatine of Zweibrücken
Issue
Countess Palatine Christine
Philipp Ludwig of Pfalz-Neuburg
John I, Count Palatine of Zweibrücken
Countess Palatine Dorothea Agnes
Countess Palatine Elisabeth
Countess Palatine Anna
Countess Palatine Elisabeth
Otto Henry, Count Palatine of Sulzbach
Frederick, Count Palatine of Zweibrücken-Vohenstrauss-Parkstein
Barbara, Countess of Oettingen-Oettingen
Charles I, Count Palatine of Zweibrücken-Birkenfeld
Maria Elisabeth, Countess of Leiningen-Dagsburg-Hardenburg
Countess Palatine Susanna
Father Philip I, Landgrave of Hesse
Mother Christine of Saxony

Anna of Hesse (26 October 1529, Kassel – 10 July 1591, Meisenheim) was a princess of Hesse by birth and marriage Countess Palatine of Zweibrücken.

Life

Anna was a daughter of Landgrave Philip I of Hesse (1501–1567) from his marriage to Christine (1505–1549), a daughter of Duke George of Saxony.

She married on 24 February 1544 with Count Palatine Wolfgang of Zweibrücken (1526–1569). After the death of her husband, Anna and her brother William and Elector Palatine Louis VI jointly acted as guardians for her children. William was also the executor of Wolfgang's testament.

Around 1590, Anna founded the St. Anne's churchyard in Heidelberg. In 1596, a stone monument in her honor was erected in this churchyard. When the churchyard was closed in 1845, the monument was moved to the Bergfriedhof churchyard.

Anna died in 1591 and was buried in the Lutheran Church of Meisenheim Castle.

Issue

From her marriage, Anna had the following children:

married in 1574 princess Anna of Cleves (1552–1632)
married in 1579 princess Magdalene of Jülich-Cleves-Berg (1553–1633)
  • Dorothy Agnes (1551–1552)
  • Elizabeth (1553–1554)
  • Anna (1554–1576)
  • Elizabeth (1555–1625)
  • Otto Henry (1556–1604), Count Palatine of Palatinate-Sulzbach
married in 1582 duchess Marie Dorothea of Württemberg (1559-1639)
  • Frederick (1557–1597), Count Palatine of Palatinate-Zweibrücken-Vohenstrauss-Parkstein
married in 1587 duchess Catherine Sophie of Legnica (1561-1608)
married in 1591 Count Gottfried of Oettingen-Oettingen (1554-1622)
married in 1586 duchess Maria Dorothea of Brunswick-Lüneburg (1570-1649)
  • Maria Elisabeth (1561–1629)
married in 1585 Count Emich XII of Leiningen-Dagsburg-Hardenburg (1562-1607)
  • Susanna (1564–1565)

Ancestors

References

  • Friedrich Rehm: Handbuch der Geschichte beider Hessen p. 82
  • Christoph von Rommel: Geschichte von Hessen p. 609 ff

External links

Retrieved from "https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Anna_of_Hesse&oldid=842621220"
This content was retrieved from Wikipedia : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anna_of_Hesse
This page is based on the copyrighted Wikipedia article "Anna of Hesse"; it is used under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License (CC-BY-SA). You may redistribute it, verbatim or modified, providing that you comply with the terms of the CC-BY-SA