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Frederick William of Nassau-Weilburg

Template:Infobox nobility Frederick William, Prince of Nassau-Weilburg (Friedrich Wilhelm; 25 October 1768, The Hague – 9 January 1816, Weilburg) was a ruler of Nassau-Weilburg. In 1806 he was given the title of Prince of Nassau, while his cousin, Prince Frederick Augustus of Nassau-Usingen, became the Duke of Nassau. Frederick William died in January 1816, only two months before his cousin. Both men were succeeded by Frederick William's son, William.

Family

Frederick William was the eldest surviving son of Karl Christian of Nassau-Weilburg and Princess Wilhelmine Carolina of Orange-Nassau.

Wilhelmine Carolina was a daughter of William IV, Prince of Orange and Anne, Princess Royal and Princess of Orange. Anne was in turn the eldest daughter of George II of Great Britain and Caroline of Ansbach.

Marriage and children

On 31 July 1788 in Hachenburg, Frederick William married Burgravine Louise Isabelle of Kirchberg (Hachenburg, 19 April 1772 - Vienna, 6 January 1827). The groom was almost twenty years old and the bride only sixteen. At the time he was still the heir to the principality. His father died on 28 November of the same year and Frederick William succeeded him.

Frederick William and Louise Isabelle had four children:

Ancestry

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
John Ernst, Prince Nassau-Weilburg
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Charles August, Prince of Nassau-Weilburg
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Maria Polyxena of Leiningen-Hartenburg
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Karl Christian, Prince of Nassau-Weilburg
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
George August, Count of Nassau-Idstein
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Princess Auguste Friederike of Nassau-Idstein
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Henriette Dorothea of Öttingen-Öttingen
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Frederick William, Prince of Nassau-Weilburg
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
John William Friso, Prince of Orange
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
William IV, Prince of Orange
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Marie Louise of Hesse-Kassel
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Carolina of Orange-Nassau
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
George II of Great Britain
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Anne, Princess Royal and Princess of Orange
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Caroline of Brandenburg-Ansbach
 
 
 
 
 
 
Frederick William, Prince of Nassau-Weilburg
Cadet branch of the House of Nassau
Born: 25 October 1768 Died: 9 January 1816
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Karl Christian
Prince of Nassau-Weilburg
1788 - 1816
Succeeded by
Wilhelm

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