Duchy of Nassau

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Nassau was a German state within the Holy Roman Empire and later in the German Confederation. Its ruling dynasty, now extinct in male line, has been the House of Nassau.

Nassau, originally a county, emerged on the lower Lahn river in what is today Rhineland-Palatinate. The town of Nassau was founded in 915. The castle of Nassau was built in 1125, and since 1160 the county was named after the town where the castle was located. In 1255 Nassau was divided for the first time. During the next centuries several states named Nassau emerged. One of those counties was Nassau-Dillenburg, from where the House of Orange-Nassau originated. Another was Nassau-Weilburg, whose reigning house now reigns in Luxembourg.

Through the extinction of most lines, Nassau became a united duchy again in 1806. In 1866 it was annexed by Prussia and incorporated into the Province of Hesse-Nassau. Today, all legitimate Houses of Nassau are extinct in their original male line.

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Nassau may mean the following:

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  • Nassau, Germany: a town in Rhineland-Palatinate founded in 915 AD, after which all the following are named, directly or indirectly:

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Anthem
"Das Lied der Deutschen" (third stanza)
also called "Einigkeit und Recht und Freiheit"
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Holy Roman Empire (Latin: Sacrum Romanum Imperium, German: Heiliges Römisches Reich, Italian: Sacro Romano Impero
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The German Confederation (German: Deutscher Bund) was the association of Central European states created by the Congress of Vienna in 1815 to serve as the successor to the Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation, which had been abolished in 1806.
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The House of Nassau is a diversified dynasty in Europe. It is named after the German lordship associated with the castle of Nassau, which is today located in the Rhineland-Palatinate.
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Origin Sauerland
Mouth Rhine
Basin countries Germany
Length 242 km
Source elevation 628 m

Basin area 5,964 km² The Lahn is a river in Germany, a right tributary of the Rhine.
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Rheinland-Pfalz
Rhineland-Palatinate

Flag Coat of arms

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Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
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Nassau is a city located in the German Land (State) of Rhineland-Palatinate. It lies in the Lahn river valley between the cities of Bad Ems and Limburg an der Lahn. Nassau is the seat of the Verbandsgemeinde ("collective municipality") Nassau.
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The ruins of Burg Nassau (en: Nassau Castle) are a typical example of a summit-castle, rising near the town of the same name Nassau on a rock cone 120 meters over the Lahn river in the German Land (State) of Rhineland-Palatinate.
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A county is generally a sub-unit of regional self-government within a sovereign jurisdiction. Originally, in continental Europe, a county was the land under the jurisdiction of a count.
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1255 in other calendars
Gregorian calendar 1255
MCCLV
Ab urbe condita 2008
Armenian calendar 704
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Bah' calendar -589 – -588
Buddhist calendar 1799
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Dillenburg

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The House of Orange-Nassau (in Dutch: Huis van Oranje-Nassau), a branch of the German House of Nassau, has played a central role in the political life of the Netherlands — and at times in Europe — since William I of Orange (also known as "William the
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Motto
"Mir wëlle bleiwe wat mir sinn"   (Luxembourgish)
"We want to remain what we are"
Anthem
Ons Hémécht
"Our Homeland"
Royal anthem
De Wilhelmus  1
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Prussia (German: [1]; Latin: Borussia, Prutenia; Latvian: Prūsija
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Hesse-Nassau (Hessen-Nassau in German) was a province of the Kingdom of Prussia from 1868 to 1918, then a province of the Free State of Prussia until 1944. It was created as a consequence of the Austro-Prussian War of 1866 by combining the previously independent
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This is a list of rulers (counts, princes, dukes etc) of Nassau and its subdivisions.

Nassau-Siegen

Nassau-Siegen
  • 1606-1611 John I
  • 1611-1623 Henry
  • 1623-1638 John II
  • 1638-1674 George Frederick
  • 1674-1679 John Maurice
  • 1679-1691 William Maurice

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The House of Nassau is a diversified dynasty in Europe. It is named after the German lordship associated with the castle of Nassau, which is today located in the Rhineland-Palatinate.
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The House of Orange-Nassau (in Dutch: Huis van Oranje-Nassau), a branch of the German House of Nassau, has played a central role in the political life of the Netherlands — and at times in Europe — since William I of Orange (also known as "William the
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The House of Nassau-Weilburg ruled a division of Nassau, which was a state in current Germany, a state that existed from 1344 to 1816. The sovereigns of this house afterwards governed the Duchy of Nassau until 1866, and since 1890 they have governed the nation of Luxembourg.
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The House of Nassau-Siegen was a collateral line of the House of Nassau, ruled in Siegen. The first Count of Nassau in Siegen was Count Henry of Nassau-Siegen (d. 1343), the elder son of Count Otto I of Nassau. His son Count Otto II of Nassau ruled also in Dillenburg.
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The Nassau Family Pact (German: Nassauischer Erbverein) was a mutual pact of inheritance and succession made in 1783 by princes of the old German noble and sovereign family of Nassau.
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The Confederation of the Rhine or Rhine Confederation (German: Rheinbund; French: États confédérés du Rhin [officially] Confédération du Rhin [in practice]
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