Frederick Louis, Count of Nassau-Ottweiler

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Frederick Louis of Nassau-Ottweiler
Friedrich Ludwig von Nassau-Ottweiler.jpg
Born (1651-11-13)13 November 1651
Died 25 May 1728(1728-05-25) (aged 76)
Noble family House of Nassau
Spouse(s) Christiane of Ahlefeldt
Louise Sophie of Hanau-Lichtenberg
Father John Louis, Count of Nassau-Ottweiler
Mother Countess Palatine Dorothea Catherine of Birkenfeld-Bischweiler

Frederick Louis of Nassau-Ottweiler (13 November 1651 in Ottweiler – 25 May 1728 in Saarbrücken) was a member of the House of Nassau.


He was the son of John Louis, Count of Nassau-Ottweiler and Countess Palatine Dorothea Catherine of Birkenfeld-Bischweiler. He was count of Nassau-Ottweiler from 1680 until his death. From 1721, he was also Count of Nassau-Idstein; from 1723 also Count of Nassau-Saarbrücken. Because he had no male heir, his territories fell to his cousin Charles of Nassau-Usingen after his death in 1728.


Frederick Louis married on 28 July 1680 with Christiane (1659-1695), the daughter of Frederick of Ahlefeldt and Margaret Dorothea of Rantzau. They had eight daughters:

  • Dorothea Frederica (born: 1681)
  • Charlotte Mary (born: 1684)
  • Christiane Charlotte (born: 1685)
  • Louise (born: 1686)
  • Sophia Amalia (born: 1688)
  • Maria (born: 1690)
  • Dorothea (born: 1692)
  • Eleanor (born: 1693)

After Christiane's death, Frederick Louis married on 27 September 1697 Countess Louise Sophie of Hanau-Lichtenberg (11 April 1662 in Bischofsheim am Hohen Steg – 9 April 1751 in Ottweiler), the daughter of Johann Reinhard II of Hanau-Lichtenberg and Countess Palatine Anna Magdalena of Birkenfeld-Bischweiler. This marriage remained childless.


Frederick Louis, Count of Nassau-Ottweiler
Born: 13 November 1651 Died: 25 May 1728
Preceded by
John Louis
Count of Nassau-Ottweiler
Succeeded by
Preceded by
George August
Count of Nassau-Idstein
Preceded by
Charles Louis
Count of Nassau-Saarbrücken

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