Today in History / On This Day - April 10th. 1487 - William I "The Rich", Count of Nassau-Dillenburg

William  (in Dutch: Willem) I, Count of Nassau-Dillenburg was born on
April 10th. 1487 in Dillenburg (Germany).



Parents

His parents were John V of Nassau-Dillenburg and Landgravine
Elisabeth of Hesse-Marburg.

Love & Marriage

On October 29th. 1506 William married Countess Walburga of Egmont.
They would have two daughters. His first wife died in 1529.

On September 20th. 1531 William married Countess Juliana of Stolberg-
Wernigerode. They would have 12 children!

Through his children he is a descendant of Princes Beatrix of The Netherlands
and King Willem-Alexander.

Nickname

William I "The Rich", Count of Nassau came from his huge number of
children.

Death

William I, Count of Nassau-Dillenburg died on October 6th. 1559.

Source picture: Wikipedia