Karl Christian, Prince o Nassau-Weilburg

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Karl Christian
Prince o Nassau-Weilburg
Karl-Christian von Nassau-Weilburg, painted by Wilhelm Böttner, ca.1780.jpg
Karl Christian painted bi Wilhelm Böttner, ca.1780
Born16 Januar 1735(1735-01-16)
Weilburg
Dee'd28 November 1788(1788-11-28) (aged 53)
Münster-Dreissen, near Kirchheim
SpousePrincess Carolina o Orange-Nassau
Barbara Giessen von Kirchheim
HooseNassau-Weilburg
FaitherCharles August, Prince o Nassau-Weilburg
MitherAuguste Friederike o Nassau-Idstein

Karl Christian, Prince o Nassau-Weilburg (16 Januar 1735 – 28 November 1788), till 1753 Coont o Nassau-Weilburg, wis the first ruler o the Principality o Nassau-Weilburg atween 1753 an 1788. He wis the son o Karl August, Prince o Nassau-Weilburg an Princess Auguste Friederike o Nassau-Idstein. He succeedit his faither in 1753 an unitit his territories in 1783 with Nassau-Saarbrücken, Nassau-Usingen an Nassau-Dietz.

Mairiage[eedit | eedit soorce]

He mairit on 5 Mairch 1760 in The Hague Princess Carolina o Orange-Nassau (1743–1787), dochter o William IV, Prince o Orange an Anne, Princess Ryal.

He became a general in the Dutch infantry, governor o Bergen op Zoom an governor o Maastricht (1773–1784). He negotiated in vain with the Patriots in 1787.

Efer the daith o his wife, he concluded a morganatic mairiage with Barbara Giessen von Kirchheim. He died in 1788 an wis succeedit bi his auldest surviving son Frederick William.

Issue[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Georg Wilhelm, Hereditary Prince o Nassau-Weilburg (18 December 1760 – 27 Mey 1762)
  2. Wilhelm Ludwig, Hereditary Prince o Nassau-Weilburg (12 December 1761 – 16 April/26 April 1770)
  3. Princess Maria o Nassau-Weilburg (5 Februar 1764 – 25 Januar 1802). A nun in Quedlinburg an Herford.
  4. Princess Luise o Nassau-Weilburg, then o Nassau (28 September 1765 – 10 October 1837), mairit Heinrich XIII Prince Reuss o Greiz (16 Februar 1747 – 29 Januar 1817), an haed issue.
  5. Frederick William, Prince o Nassau-Weilburg (25 October 1768 – 9 Januar 1816).
  6. Princess Karoline Luise Friederike o Nassau-Weilburg, then o Nassau (14 Februar 1770 – 8 Julie 1828), mairit Karl Ludwig Prince o Wied (9 September 1763 – 9 March 1824) nae issue.
  7. Prince Karl Ludwig o Nassau-Weilburg (19 Julie 1772 – 27 Julie 1772)
  8. Karl Wilhelm Friedrich o Nassau-Weilburg, then o Nassau (1 Mey 1775 – 11 Mey 1807) niver mairit.
  9. Princess Amalie o Nassau-Weilburg, then o Nassau (7 August 1776 – 19 Februar 1841), mairit (1) Weilburg Victor II, Prince o Anhalt-Bernburg-Schaumburg-Hoym, an haed issue, an mairit (2) Friedrich Freiherr von Stein-Liebenstein zu Barchfeld (14 Februar 1777 – 4 December 1849), an haed issue
  10. Henriette o Nassau-Weilburg, then o Nassau (22 April 1780 – 2 Januar 1857) mairit Duke Louis o Württemberg, son Friedrich II Eugen, Duke o Württemberg.
  11. Prince Karl o Nassau-Weilburg (1784)
  12. Fower nameless stillborn bairn (1767, 1778, 1779, 1785)